2 Thessalonians 3:10 KJV
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work , neither should he eat .
I so want to work and set up a business I work with my Dad and I work at the christian bookshop voluntarily. I also do evangelism and want enough money to get married. I apply for work left right and centre and there is nothing. Work can be so varied somedays there can be a few days work and then some none. My work supports my evangelism and getting to church. I have read alot of the christian books concerning marriage and relationships and it just makes my heart break.
It does not cover the world we live in or some bygone era when people had regular jobs and kept there jobs and where more females are working and that more girls are passing into university. I find nothing wrong with university. With university fees at non payable rates and the chances of getting a job, Small at the end of it.
Then we have a world in which is going more and more against Christians in every workplace whether you are a nurse or teacher or any employment.
Then we have the ravages of Hollywood which has affected teenagers and adults way of looking at Love. Which is rampant. When Marriage based on feeling rather than a covenant and people are disposable as rubbish tins or cans of coke.
When independence has become the prime for women who want to live an independent life. We live in a society affected by the ravages of Margret sangar according to statistics it is women and a women's career has become the main goal for women.
When guys can so want a family and see the ravages of Islam and Abortion and Homosexuality destroying marriage and when Islam will be the main religion of many countries including America if it does not wake up. As the decisions of a past generations have concequences to the limit.
When reading we read passages like Corinthians 13 and not grasp Corinth as the main capital of love during the century where Venus and Aphrodite where veneered. A passage that is quickly read and not grasped in Weddings. Paul is writing to a church that was steeped in love but not a love that is based in God. As C S lewis said if Love becomes a Demon it becomes a God. In the wedding ceremony we put the two word ish and isha the words for man and women together and if you take the words that are not included you get yah and if you take God out of relationships you just get fire.
1 Corinthians 13
1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned , and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. 4 Charity suffereth long , and is kind ; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself , is not puffed up , 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly , seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked , thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Charity never faileth : but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail ; whether there be tongues, they shall cease ; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away . 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come , then that which is in part shall be done away . 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly ; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known . 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
I find so much I have to face the Ideology of the time. We all invasion the American dream of a family. What happens if we have are women taken by the Muslims and there is no men to stand up for them as happens in Pakistan. What if men cannot get jobs simply because we live in a demonic world where the world has raised the procreation of children and forced abortions as all Christians in china have forced abortions as they do not want christian
What if you could not afford to have a car and you could not own your property because the government decided to take it and you had to live in a cave or somewhere to hide from the government. How do you raise a family not during good times but persecuted times.
Men and Women both want stable households to raise families. What I find distressing we are so materialistic and not heavenly minded concerning marriage.
Most of the christian books on marriage are written in the best set of circumstances. I know I have read lots of them because I work in the christian bookshop. Lots of men scream inside they so want a family and a spouse.
We do not realize that we are living in a time of Judgement. We live a society that is in utter rebellion financially against God.
Isaiah 3:12 KJV
As for my people, children are their oppressors , and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err , and destroy the way of thy paths.
We have a society that has chucked God out of everything including the churches.
One thing I find is that we have fogotten what true love is do people know what love in God presence is a love higher than the love found in intimacy in marriage. How many Women know that Love? How many Men know the Love of God in there prayer closet?
We have a devil that is firing at every aspect of marriage because he knows it represents himself from finances, argument, pornography, rent and work and it is going to get worse.
We have love songs not about are saviour but raises romance and feelings to a high level and places your mate on the same level as a saviour. Women expect men to be there saviour and not know that they are sinners and likewise men.
What I find so sad is that people do not know the full extent of the world and most people are happy with it and do not know they are living for a future world yet to come.
We are fighting a war and we have asleep troops.
It is right to provide for your family, but is it also right to fight for the world that your child is loosing the christian heritage less and less.
The average child will think that Homosexuality is normal, Abortion is normal, probably would have never heard the Gospel or could not explain the Gospel to his friends. Where Witchcraft and other satanic things in film are presented as the norm.
How long have we got till we lose complete freedom in countries in America and the UK? and other nations?
Where are the books on Marriage and relationships that deal with a climate that is not christian friendly?
I cry because will my children have to live in an underground cave or bunker? I cry because I do not have a regular income? I cry over the lost, I cry because the presence of God is not in our churches we are happy without it! I cry because we spend more time making decisions not based on prayer without God?
I have such a heart for marriage as God does in scripture are we prepared to fight to provide for our spouse.