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The third and final witness given in the Church-age is Christan marriage.

Wednesday, February 4, 2004

Whenever a believer begins to have any form of success in the spiritual realm, there will be an attack made against that believer to try to stop that believer’s momentum in the plan of God.

Whenever a ministry or a group of individuals begin to have any form of success in the spiritual realm, there will be an attack made against that organization to try to sow discord and divide that organization up.

Relationships – between friends, fellow believers, members of the congregation, husbands and wives, or right man and right woman, if not married yet.

Musterion = mystery.
Paul took this noun away from its reference to the secrets of ancient mystery cults, and used it in technical, theological language to indicate that the Church-age doctrine was totally unknown in O. T. times.

Musterion – plural = a number of doctrines not known in the O.T.; originally used of ancient fraternities during the seventh through fourth centuries throughout Ancient Greece, and their secret doctrines and secret manner of living.

ROM 16:25-26 – the mystery which has been kept secret for long ages past, but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets,

1CO 2:7 – God’s wisdom in a mystery, the hidden wisdom, which God predestined before the ages to our glory;
1CO 4:1 Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

EPH 3:9 – to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God, who created all things;
COL 1:26 – the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations; but has now been manifested to His saints,

It cannot be the institution of marriage, because marriage has always existed since the beginning of the human race and has its precedence from the garden of Eden.

It cannot be the Lord as the bridegroom and the church as the bride, because we have that same analogy in the Old Testament where Israel is said to be the bride and the Lord is said to be her husband.

ISA 54:5 For your husband is your Maker, Whose name is the Lord of hosts; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, Who is called the God of all the earth.

The mystery goes back to the Garden of Eden, and what the first Adam lost in the Garden at the fall and what the last Adam, TLJC, restored, and how it relates to the angelic conflict.

The three phases of the trial in the angelic conflict – the trial, the rebuttal, and the summary.

Our Lord not only restored all that Adam lost in the Garden of Eden, but He modified and improved it even more.

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The original design of marriage that the first Adam lost, can now be experienced in the spiritual realm for two believers in the C.A. and becomes analogous to the eternal marriage between TLJC and His bride for all of eternity, REV 21:9.

DEU 19:15 A single witness shall not rise up against a man on account of any iniquity or any sin which he has committed; on the evidence of two or three witnesses a matter shall be confirmed.

MAT 18:16 But if he does not listen {to you,} take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed.

2CO 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. Every fact is to be confirmed by the testimony of two or three witnesses.

The witnesses, two or more, must be interrogated separately and their testimony must agree, under separate interrogation.

TLJC was interrogated separately, MAT 4:1-11, LUK 4:1-13.

MAT 4:1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

The invisible heroes of the Church-age will be interrogated separately, PHI 1:29, 2TI 3:12.

PHI 1:29 Because to you it has been graciously given with reference concerning Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer on behalf of Him,
2TI 3:12 And indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

In correlation with Jewish Jurisprudence, in the angelic conflict there are three witnesses in the C.A., TLJC, the invisible hero (individual believer) and the third and final witness given but not necessarily needed, Christian marriage.

The invisible hero of the Church-age is the second most important witness in the appeal trial of Satan, not Christian marriage.

PHI 4:7 In fact, that spiritual peace and prosperity from the source of the God, which surpasses or rises above and beyond all comprehension, shall garrison your hearts [right lobes] also your motivation minds in Christ Jesus.

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