Adultery of the Soul
Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the
world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world
is the enemy of God.
And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to
put away his wife? tempting him. And he answered and said unto them,
What did Moses command you? And they said,
Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.
And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness
of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the
creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave
his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; And they twain shall be
one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore
God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. And in the house
his disciples asked him again of the same matter. And he saith unto
them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry
another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away
her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery.
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If
any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that
is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes,
and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the
world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of
God abideth for ever.
(1 John 2:15-17)
Dear brother or sister in Christ Jesus; to many of you, the above Scriptures
are well known, but because circumstances have not brought them to life
for you, they may not be fully understood.
In the passage in Mark we see that it was because of the hardness of their
hearts that Moses allowed change. In other words the men (their souls)
were prepared to "bend" the Scriptures to commit willing bodily sin. It
was only because they had no compunction about breaking God's will, of
keeping covenant with their spouses, that this could happen.
There are other teachings in this series that deal with covenants (marriage
or otherwise), but the purpose of this one is to understand the reality
of the unseen soul and the spiritual road to its ultimate destination.
¶ As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil
pursueth it to his own death. ¶ They that are of a froward
heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright
in their way are his delight. ¶ Though hand join
in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous
shall be delivered.
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth:
I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance
against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter
in law against her mother in law. And a man's foes shall be they
of his own household. He that loveth father or mother more than me is not
worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy
of me. And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is
not worthy of me.
Should your spouse - your other half - professing Christian or not, commit
willing sin against you by stabbing you in the back or inadvertantly asking
you to choose between them and your Lord by their actions, and you react
in anger, hurt pride or even in sadness that such unfaithfulness was done
by someone whom you trusted, please work through the following, learning
the truth of the matter until you have forgiven your spouse of the
There is no marriage relationship in heaven except between Christ and His
The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no
resurrection, and asked him, Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die,
having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed
unto his brother. Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first,
when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife
unto his brother: Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
And last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose
wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. Jesus answered and
said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures,
nor the power of God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are
given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage
of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was
granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for
the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.
Because you are a true child of God, the sin that was done to you was actually
done to your heavenly Father. This means that the soul of your worldly
spouse shall answer to the Ultimate Judge for all unforgiven sins. It is
out of your hands because your covenant with your spouse ends up in front
of the Spiritual Person with whom you have made the Ultimate Covenant.
Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare
it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every
man's work of what sort it is.
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and
the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is
You should therefore follow Christ's example because you want to please
For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God
endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when
ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when
ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is
acceptable with God. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also
suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was
reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed
himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our
sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live
unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep
going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your
souls. Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands;
that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by
the conversation of the wives; While they behold your chaste conversation
coupled with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning
of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;
But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not
corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which
is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old
time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being
in subjection unto their own husbands: Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling
him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid
with any amazement. Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according
to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and
as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not
hindered. Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one
of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not
rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing;
knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue
from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil,
and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord
are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their
prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
(1 Peter 2:19 - 1 Peter 3:12)
As a result of this you shall be blessed by the presence and comfort of
the Holy Spirit in your lives and the evidence of His providential power.
And when he had called the people unto him with his
disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will
come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow