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Would you believe I 🇯🇲 dated Dennise 🇸🇻 for a decade? When we would fight, I remember we would throw the "break-up" word around when we got mad enough at each other. After a decade of marriage, we work through our problems differently. Death 💀 is the only thing that could break-up the marriage bond.
Eve was created from a rib that was taken from Adams side. This had a lot of symbolism. They were made to be side-by-side. They are of the same flesh. While we are all adults here, even The way he "knew" his wife is symbolic of the oneness that they were to share. Only death separated them.
Marriage is a big deal to God, he calls the church His bride 👰. We were meant to be together forever. In the verse below you will notice marriage language throughout.
The law is a permanent thing, it does not change. Only death can undo your obligation to the law. You would have to 1️⃣ "die to the law."
Therefore, my brethren, you also were made to 1️⃣die to the Law through the body of Christ, so that you might be 2️⃣joined to another, to Him who was raised from the dead, in order that we might 3️⃣bear fruit for God.”
Look at the phrase underlined in the verse above 2️⃣"joined to another." It is marriage language. Notice the end of the verse, 3️⃣"bear fruit 🍉" that's baby 👶🏼 birthing language.
We are married to the law.
What kind of fruit 🍎 babies 👶🏼 do we bear when we are married to the law? The answer is none, nothing but stillborn miscarriages. Because of sin, no matter how hard we try, by our own power we always break the law in someway. It is a broken marriage.
Christ died to sin, Christ died to self, Christ died to death. By doing this as a human being, we can join with the new Adam.
If we choose to be joined to Christ we will get what he gets. We will die like he died and rise like He rose.
These benefits of salvation are not some distant pay out that we can claim someday. We can I have this freedom now.
All of this can be ours by faith, salvation begins today.
Are you tired of your marriage to the law? Always trying to make sure you were good enough, that you are following the rules well enough that one day hopefully you're good deeds outweigh your bad deeds and you will have a slice of that pie in the sky?
If you choose to join with Christ right now, he will do the work inside of you. He will start to change your heart and mind. Bad habits will begin to disappear, and as you see that it is Christ living inside of you that accomplishes these things, you will be thankful. Thankful like I am today.