Evenly yolked is godly love: Him, him, and her, the only way to find your rib. There’s no negotiating this truth. Any other union, in marriage does not have the Him, that makes this true, “he and she become one flesh.” Two strands of just him, and her that aren’t rooted in Him individually. God will never ever allow us, to become one flesh, with another human in a marriage, if we are not anchored to Him. Because that marriage, will become your god. It’s all over the bible, how God shows us, what He does when man has a self made god.
Especially, shown in Daniel 3, involving Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These three men refused to worship, a man made god. They were willing to die for our one true God, our Alpha and Omega. Outside of these three men, everyone around them were caught up in the worldly whirlwind of going ahead of God. Did God know this? Of course, He did. He’s God. And was God able to stop King Nebuchadnezzar? Absolutely, Abba is a jealous, and possessive God, but He’s also a deliberate genius, with unlimited amount of grace for us.
When he is lead by He, he can be the appropriate head, of the household, as the book of Esther, hints in her undertones; of the man being the head of their wife. And how this biblical truth, is found in Esphesians 5. That blueprint, specifically breakdowns what our godly husbands need, to be the man He needs, and what we as their wife need to do. A rib is more than the protector, of their husbands heart; they are the chief encouraging officer, that keeps their partner in Christ chasing Him. As they co-run His purpose together as one flesh.
This preparation for both the man and the woman, starts before being lead to your godly marriage. A Lady in Waiting. It doesn’t start after that blessing happens. At least that’s not what God designed. For instance, when He created Adam and Eve, He specifically designed for us to be in unison, and fellowship as one accord. After Eve, ate the forbidden fruit, Adam was there the whole time. Silent. Passive. Operating as a thermometer, when God made Adam to be the thermostat. Setting the thermometer, instead of Adam falling for the worldly whirlwind, and getting swept up in the deceit of the highs and lows.
When the aftermath, of man going ahead of Him happened, after chapter 3 of Genesis, God asked where was Adam, and there was no mention of Eve. God is God, He knew where Adam was. That question wasn’t asked, based off of the literal sense. God was asking where was Adam spiritually. Adam was sleepwalking. Had Adam been alert, and spiritually sound, He would have been able to follow God’s lead, in covering Eve. The same way God, covered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in Daniel 3.
Dad, is always giving us examples, in love all throughout the bible, of how to walk like Him. How the sons of God through the sacrifice of the Son of Man, should be walking in their true purpose. Not caught up in distractions, because that’s what the enemy wants: the flesh in control, so that His purpose isn’t fulfilled. It’s interesting how we easily forget that God controls the enemy as well.
He gave us so much grace, throughout our disobedient moments of the past, and continues to give us grace, through any current season that is not abiding in Him. That’s why the bible is just so amazing! That’s why He is so amazing!
But when he is lead by one’s flesh then he leads himself in a direction without Him, like a marriage. That self-lead union doesn’t have the covering of God. Jesus said, what God puts together let no man separate, found in Matthew 19:6. What God ordains is sanctified, and armored with an unbreakable shield. God has to put a man and a woman together to receive that unbreakable strand. And God is very clear. Very very very clear. Plus God makes no mistakes. We make the mistakes.
Specifically, when we go ahead of Him. Like Jonah did. We’ve all done it. I lost count, how many times I did this. Just because God, didn’t stop us, in those moments, from being swallowed up, like a Jonah season, there’s a reason, for the alliance of disobedience. It doesn’t mean He approved, of our deliberate disobedience. God allows us to walk, into our self-made pits, if it means that our heart, gets broken enough for wholehearted surrender. Ultimately, God allows all that ends up glorifying Him. Like allowing King Nebuchadnezzar, to worship an idol. God allowed that. Because He, was glorified in the end. King Nebuchadnezzar, became a believer, through the unwavering faith, of those three men. For when two or three gather together…. Matthew 18:20.
Only then will the burden break us enough, and evolve us from being deliberately disobedient to absurdly obedient to His spirit. You’ll know you’re at this place when you see that mans words, must be aligned with His voice. If it isn’t, then we must boldly dismiss man. Imagine if Abraham, the father of faith didn’t trust how God spoke to Him, where would we all be? Or what if Noah, and Moses ignored how He spoke to them, just because it went against everything and everyone around them? Those men kept themselves boldly HIGH in His vein, no matter what they saw or heard. No one understood these men or their callings. But they still trusted His voice, and followed Him.
He talks to all of us, once you trust and accept how He speaks to you, then and only then you’ll be ready and unstoppable. Until then, it’s breaking time, because your heart is not broken enough. But when we go ahead of God, we aren’t covered by Him, just walking in our flesh, covered in those scales of lies, and confusion, that’s well disguised, and well orchestrated, on this pit stop called Earth.
Just like God enters anyone, the enemy can as well. We must combat that worldly seduction, by denying our flesh by any means necessary. We must be boldly high in His vein. Our flesh that feels so good is the most catastrophic navigator. And that feel good execution of flesh has an expiration date. “Doing you,” in your flesh has an expiration date.
God must be the third strand in your marriage. That is the only way that union will be unbreakable. But Abba, must also be the third strand in our friendships as well. Otherwise they’re not godly, or fruitful. Our flesh produces barren fruits, and barren fruits must be removed. Because they’re not of Him. All of our relationships must have a purpose that magnifies Him. For He only bears fruitful fruits. The Holy Spirit is a spirit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23. Outside of the Holy Spirit we can do nothing of Him, or nothing without Him.
Prayer: May your children always walk in your discerning truth Dad. May they see their weakness as your opportunities to show how strong You are. As You will always go ahead of us as our protective shield, and as You did with those three absurdly obedient men in Daniel 3; when You appeared as the 4th man in the fire. May we always be challenged in our trails, to look at only You. May we always find our way back to You, when we stumble. And may You always make our mercies new every morning. We praise You Highest King, love always, Your Chosen. Amen.