Marriage to your spouse can be like the relationship of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This does not happen overnight but comes with work and dedication to accomplishing Father’s will within your marriage. Let’s take a look at a statement found in Genesis 1:26 ~ And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: What is often misunderstood is that there is a conversation between persons taking place with this statement and not just a thought of God to himself. The Word “God” when used here is translated in the Hebrew language as Elohym and the definition of Elohym is the plural of Eloahh or deity. When we study our Bible, we learn that there are three persons in positions of deity; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is confirmed on several occasions within the Bible. Let’s look at one in particular.
Mathew 3:16-17 ~ And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
What we witness here is the Son of God being baptized, the Spirit of God descending from heaven, and the Father’s recognition and affirmation of his Son from heaven. In this passage we read about the three persons of Elohym in operation together as one. When we reflect back to the small part of a greater conversation revealed to us in Genesis 1:26 ~ “ Let us make man in our image, after our likeness”, we may go so far as to state that this was Jesus speaking to Father and Holy Spirit. You might think that I am being a little presumptuous but I think you would agree with me when you look at John 1:1-3 ~ ” In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.” Note how the word “God” is used to depict deities as persons and those persons in unity.
Now let’s take a look at something that we as married men and women often miss. I thank Father for having Holy Spirit reveal this to me so that I can share it with you. It’s a phrase that consists of three words and yet they are very enlightening, “after our likeness.” Have you ever considered what the relationship of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is truly like, and if so, does your relationship with your spouse reflect the image of Elohym in operation as one on this earth? Jesus tells us that, “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” ~ John 3:16 Jesus also gave each of us a charge or commandment when he said, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.” ~ Mark 16:15 From these two verses, the following two questions may be asked of you.
- What are you, as husband and wife, doing to help others get to know of the free gift of grace that leads to salvation through Jesus Christ?
- How is your marriage proclaiming the good news of salvation that leads to eternal life in Christ Jesus?
My wife and I have a love for Christ that compels us as marriage coaches to help you get through your trials so that you can get to your mission from Jesus. No matter how you rate your marriage, if you are not helping others find Christ through your marriage you may be missing the mark of living your marriage in the image of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We can and are willing to help you move into that place where a shift in your marriage is made to become one that forms a deeper relationship with Elohym, but you must contact us so that we know you are ready.
Father we pray that your words cause the readers of this message to seek you and that you place it in their hearts to desire to move their marriage into a place of knowing your purpose for them as husband and wife. We are vessels who are willing to come alongside them as they shift their paradigm to one of placing you first and their spouse second; desiring to make disciples through their marriage by the power of Holy Spirit, in Jesus name.