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Marriage, Vocations And Divorce by ochibuogwu5: 3:15pm On Sep 13, 2019
Marriage, Vocations and Divorce:
Matthew 5:31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 5:32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving(except) for the cause of *fornication*, causeth her to commit *adultery*: and whosoever shall marry her that is *divorced committeth adultery*."
It is very important to note that *salvation in Christ Jesus by grace through faith* is *available for every human being* and it is the most important *choice/decision* every human being is *destined to make in this earth/world*
"John 3:16 For God so loved the world(every human being), that he gave his only begotten Son, that *whosoever(any human being at any point in time or any geographical location)* believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. 3:17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 3:18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

However *marriage/vocation* is not for every human being
"Matthew 19:12 For there are some eunuchs(human beings who cannot marry), which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it."

"1 Corinthians 7:6 But I speak this *by permission*, and *not of commandment*. 7:7 For I would that all men were even as I myself(Eunuch; unmarried-person). But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that."

It is therefore important to note that marriage or any other vocation (celibacy/eunuch whether lay-person, priest, pastor, ordained, religious-professed-brothers/sisters/monks/nuns e.t.c) is the *sole choice/decision* of the *New-Life of Jesus Christ Crucified* now *residing inside the mortal-body* of a *genuine Christian/born-again/believer/disciple of Jesus Christ* because Jesus Christ is God Our Creator who created us and formed us inside our mothers womb with a plan he had already prepared for us before the foundation of the world (Jeremiah 1:5, Jeremiah 29:11)

It is also possible that *the grace of God* can lead an unbeliever into a marriage or vocation with the *person or vocation* designed by *God's will from creation* for such a person without *receiving salvation first* because *God's grace is unmerited (it provides good things for every human being both the wicked and the righteous)*
"Matthew 5:45 That ye may be the children of your *Father which is in heaven*: for *he* maketh *his sun to rise on the evil and on the good*, and *sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust*."
"Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of *the Highest(God)*: for *he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil*."

Hence those who entered into marriage or vocations before *genuine Gospel of Jesus Christ Crucified* came to them *should not just split; flee from their vocations or separate from there marriage partner* rather allow *the New-Life of Jesus Christ Crucified now living inside them to lead them into his decision*
Which could be to *bless their marriage towards continuity on a Christian altar according to Jesus Christ teaching about marriage between one man and one woman* then other previous men/women can go ahead and get their own spouse or choose to remain unmarried while the children from those previous relationship will be *nurtured/supported adequately by the man and woman whose relationship brought them into the world (without having any sexual relationship again)* where *children came forth from such previous relationship*.

Those called towards vocations but were married by coercion/choice in there *old-self/flesh* before they received the sound Gospel of Jesus Christ Crucified, He(Jesus Christ now dwelling inside your mortal-body) will lead to His choice of vocation through separation(physical separation or death) just like St. Rita of Cascia likewise for those designed to be married by God's-will but entered into vocations either by coercion/choice before they encountered the sound Gospel of Jesus Christ Crucified, He will lead to the marriage He planned for them before the foundation of the world whether they are *officially separated/laicised from the oath/vows* they took with their *old-self/flesh* or not. The person who took the oath/vow under coercion or choice is dead(2 Cor.5:17) and new-being *Christ Jesus* is now living through their mortal-bodies (John 3:6 "what is born of the flesh is under the vows/oath of the flesh while what is born of the Spirit (Christ Jesus Crucified) is under the oath/vow of the Spirit {Freedom in Christ Jesus; John 8:36, Romans.8:1, Gal.5:1}). The best thing to do is *believe the sound Gospel of Jesus Christ Crucified before entering into any marriage or vocations to avoid putting yourself and other people into stress* even though *without believing the gospel first*, God's grace can lead you into the marriage or vocation that agrees with *God's-will(original plan for your life in this world)*

Looking at Matthew 5:31-32; you will discover *a critical issue* treated by Jesus Christ.
A man or woman who is married but engages in sexual sins is *literally called an adulterer*
While any man or woman who engages in sexual sins without being married is *literally called a fornicator*
However Jesus said *a man or woman can 'put-away' his/her official spouse(with regards to those who believe in him or will believe in his gospel in the future)* because he was teaching the general crowd *following him* within the context of *his sermon on the mount*
It therefore means that Jesus Christ teaching here is referring to all those whether joined on the Christian altar or joined by themselves but they engage in sexual activities but they were not *approved by God's-will* as *fornicators because in the eyes of God they are not recognised as couple*.
This is also applicable for those in vocations and different endeavours of life on this earth.
You can only discover and enter into God's-will for any endeavour, vocation or marriage after you have believed the sound gospel of Jesus Christ Crucified.
However after receiving the sound gospel of Jesus Christ Crucified and you discover that you married the person God's-will has designed for you and you send him/her away then re-marry or the person re-marries such is what Jesus Christ tagged *adultery/Divorce*. This can only be *possible for an unbeliever* because if any man/woman hears the sound gospel and *believes*; the new life of Christ Jesus will manifest *reconciliation* without struggles.
This is same for those who are designed by God's-will towards vocations; if they run-away from their vocations with or without being laicised gets into marriage or any other endeavours by coercion, ambitiousness or choice; it is the same thing as *committing adultery/divorce* as defined by Jesus Christ however if they hear the sound gospel of Jesus Christ Crucified and *believe*; the new-life of Jesus Christ now dwelling inside their mortal-bodies will lead them back to their vocations while breaking every protocol.
It is only those who are *objective in thinking(free minded thinker)* and those who have *believed the sound gospel of Jesus Christ Crucified* that can be able to discern those who are in there *destined vocations, marriages and endeavours*.

This clarifies the truth that *some of those* we tag divorcee are not and *some of those* we tag they are under *curse for quitting a particular vocation are actually free not cursed* while *some of the people we extol/praise for being in the right marriage or vocation or endeavours* are actually in the *wrong-place* according to *God's will and original purpose*.

This calls for *eagerness, urgency, sincerity and committment* towards sharing, believing and allowing the LIFE OF THE SOUND GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST CRUCIFIED in this generation by every human being both in our private and public engagements.

We pray that the sound gospel of Jesus Christ Crucified will reach out to those who are in the wrong endeavours, marriages and vocations of life as well as for the grace *that they may believe* as the New-Life of Jesus Christ leads them into His Divine-Will in Jesus Name. Amen.

We pray for grace upon those who will be separated from their loved ones in response to the sound gospel of Jesus Christ Crucified as the Holy Spirit comforts them in Jesus Name. Amen.
Great Grace Brethren!!!!

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