God's Two Wives: The truth about adultery, fornication and divorce:
Herein is the truly Scriptural understanding of why God does give allowance for divorce for believers if the irreconcilable differences are caused by adultery of the heart which always manifests itself through physical fornication. This study is intended to demonstrate what God truly means when He addresses marriage, divorce and remarriage:
It will demonstrate the wider Scriptural view and not an isolated view from out of context passages of Scripture so often repeated ignorantly by the weeds in pulpits throughout the world: This study opens with the question: Is not God Himself divorced and remarried? So there is no contradiction between His Teachings in the Gospels and His Teachings in the Epistles which all are supported by History concerning the Old Testament nation of Israel.
God divorced His first wife-Israel because of their adulteries which were manifested by spiritual fornication. That would certainly clear up why He gave us the caveat of fornication while discussing human divorce. In these contexts fornication is the outward show of adultery in the heart. Keep in mind that He provided no other caveat however. God didn't get "tired" of Israel; Israel rejected Him and turned to "others".
After He divorced Israel He took a new Bride (the church) in case you were pondering remarriage. And yes, His remarriage was "in the Lord".
Pastor qualifications are all written in the "present" tense and not in the past tense. Which makes sense since no one could meet those qualifications since birth or any other randomly selected point in between "births".
Consider that this issue could settled as simply as that and this study explains in overall Scripture specifically what God truly means. But, that depends only on if you want it to be settled and/or have no other agenda in regards to it. Which unfortunately is most often the case.
God – Jehovah created Israel to be His Wife and HIS BODY and she became His wife. However, because of her rejection of His Word and Will, Israel was abandoned as an adulterous wife. In the last days she will become Jehovah’s restored wife being brought back into His Body with the church.
The New Testament church is HIS NEW BRIDE and spotless before Him being washed by His Blood and clothed in the fine white linen of His Righteousness. Without adultery because adultery against God is impossible for the reborn and Spirit Indwelt believer, just as backsliding is.
This article will show you from His Word and not the traditions of religious men how God repeatedly referred to Israel as His wife and always correlated that relationship to human marriage as a symbol of it. Just as He does with His new bride, the Church, throughout the New Testament.
Jeremiah 3: 1 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.
2 Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.
3 Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.
4 Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My father, thou art the guide of my youth?
5 Will he reserve his anger for ever? will he keep it to the end? Behold, thou hast spoken and done evil things as thou couldest.
6 The LORD said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot.
7 And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.
8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
9 And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.
10 And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the LORD.
11 And the LORD said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.
12 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger forever.
13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the LORD.
14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:
15 And I will give you pastors according to mine heart (reference to the 144,000 of Revelation), which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
16 And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.
17 At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the LORD; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the LORD, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.
18 In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.
19 But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.
20 Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the LORD.
21 A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the LORD their God.
22 Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the LORD our God.
23 Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the LORD our God is the salvation of Israel.
24 For shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.
25 We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the LORD our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the LORD our God.
During the last 3.5 years of the Tribulation Period, the 144,000 male virgins from each tribe -12,000 each will preach RETURN TO THE GOD OF THY YOUTH, And God will restore Israel ONCE AGAIN.
Isaiah 54: 4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
5 For thy Maker is thine husband; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The God of the whole earth shall he be called.
6 For the LORD hath called thee as a woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, and a wife of youth, when thou wast refused, saith thy God.
7 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee.
8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee.
10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy stones with fair colours, and lay thy foundations with sapphires.
12 And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones.
13 And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.
14 In righteousness shalt thou be established: thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear: and from terror; for it shall not come near thee.
Israel is the wife of God’s youth…..He divorced Israel as a nation and people and took the RECEIVERS of His Christ as His NEW Bride both gentile and believing jew…..those who would not commit adultery against Him ever again due to the indwelling, sealing Holy Spirit. A study of the following Scriptures declares that God cast Israel off as a wife, and that it is impossible for Him to marry her again as a “virgin” until she comes as a nation to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ: Ezekiel & Hosea
Adultery against God:
God hates divorce but HATES adultery far more. Adultery in God's Word is always defined as a "turning away" of the heart manifesting itself outwardly with fornication. Israel throughout the Old Testament would turn away their hearts from the True and Living God and manifest this adultery with idols of gold, silver, wood, brass, etc. Embracing the ridiculous made-up gods of the heathen nations surrounding them. In other words - spiritual fornication. Both the prophets and priests of deluded Israel began to serve mammon only making merchandise of God following the way of Cain and Balaam for earthly reward.
Because of Israel’s repeated adulteries against God, HE HAS DIVORCED THEM and REMARRIED the church, HIS new BRIDE and the BRIDE AT THE marriage supper of the Lamb whom shall be the only residents of NEW JERUSALEM.
Malachi 2: But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, (The unbelieving, racial jews since Christ have been cursed of God and abandoned by Him) according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law. Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god. The LORD will cut off the man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts. Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. (THE CHURCH) Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.
Adultery is not about fornication, but fornication is a symptom OR SYMBOL of ADULTERY. Hence our Lord’s reference to Israel’s whoredoms and harlotry.
Adultery has EVERYTHING TO DO with the heart. You see my friends, GOD IS A JEALOUS GOD and He made us in His Image, after His Likeness. He declares that JEALOUSY IS THE RAGE OF A MAN. Just as He did with Israel, so DOES HE ALLOW WITH US, divorce due to adultery while on this temporary earth.
GOD IS A JEALOUS GOD as He declares repeatedly below:
The portion in Revelation 19:7-10 describing the marriage scene in which the Bridegroom makes His Bride, His wife. A woman, of course, only becomes a wife on the completion of her marriage to the man to whom she has been engaged or espoused. In this age of Grace, the church is the engaged to Christ. At the marriage of the Lamb, she becomes His wedded wife (Ephesians 5:22, 23; 2 Corinthians 11:2).
In the Gospels, God's Divorce of the Nation of Israel and its harlots actually occurred as foretold in the Old Testament Prophets we discussed earlier.
The church is His Virgin Bride whom WILL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY AGAINST HIM unlike the harlots of Israel.
Remember how many times God describes HIMSELF as JEALOUS, He simply will not tolerate adultery against Him. Pouring out His Spirit over all flesh ensuring adultery will not be committed by His New Bride.
Those lead by the traditions of men whom possess no eyes to see God’s Truth in this matter confuse human adultery, fornication and divorce not knowing the Word of God OR the Nature of God. They see the Scriptures presented above and below but cannot connect the dots trusting “tradition” instead of our Lord's Word.
As the true bridegroom, Christ has not only prepared himself for the marriage but also has cleansed and prepared the bride for the glorious ceremony.
Understand that there has arisen false teachers who set aside 100’s of clear passages of God’s Word to embrace this one verse to claim that the Bride of Christ is somehow the city of New Jerusalem. The City IS NOT THE BRIDE and could not be arrayed in fine linen which signifies the washing of Christ's Blood (the righteousness of saints or us). The City's dimensions, materials and appearance are then given in complete detail and contradict these foolish, cult-ish misinterpretations of this passage. The new Jerusalem is the Place our Lord told us He was going to prepare for us so that where He is as the Bridegroom, we shall be as His Bride and His Body (the two: Christ and His Church = ONE FLESH) Living together. The Bride of Christ already occupying New Jerusalem at the vision's future time and certainly NOT the City's foundations & walls & mansions & streets. Flee the un-regenerate false teachers in these last days my friends. They lack the Spirit of God and possess only the spirit of man's tradition.
Our Lord compares Himself and the church age believers with husbands and wives in Ephesians 5:
 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
She (New Testament believers) will be presented to Him as His SPIRITUALLY - Virgin Bride who OVERCAME the world:
 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. Just like one body Jesus mentions above, we are all the BODY OF CHRIST.
 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
God hates the “putting away” of wives because He hated doing it Himself with the whoring Nation of Israel.
The “putting away” of Israel has caused Israel to continue in her adulteries just as when man puts away his wife, it causes her to continue in adulteries.
Israel continues to this day in her adulteries by embracing the Laws their traditions created and not Grace by Jesus Christ.
We believers have married Christ and divorced ourselves from the LAW BECAUSE THE LAW IS NOW DEAD BY CHRIST:
The Bride of Christ is a virgin in that we have never, nor ever can, commit adultery against Him as Israel did repeatedly resulting in their putting away by God.
Titus 2:  Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
The believers (church) has to be made ready for this Marriage to the Lamb. Now the earthly part of her is not ready. The church on earth is not without spot or blemish. But the Judgment Seat of Christ will bring about all necessary readiness, for there all adjustments and rectifications will be executed. Then she can don her beautiful wedding garments, described by John in no uncertain terms—fine linen, bright and pure.
This adornment is described as “being given unto her”. As described and symbolized in: Revelation
and in Luke.
Christ is accounted “The Lord our Righteousness” to each believing one, the robe being made white in the blood of the Lamb. The righteousness of the saint is not inherent but “imputed.”
Imputed definition: Attributed vicariously. In the legal sense, the term imputed is used to describe an action, fact, or quality, (in this case God’s Righteousness) that is charged TO an individual based upon the actions of another (in this case- Christ’s Sacrifice for us) rather than on the individual's own acts or omissions.
Rom.4:11 And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;
AS MENTIONED EARLIER, at the end of the tribulation period, GOD will re-espouse the nation of Israel and will include them back into His Bride along with us, the church. Only when they repent of their rejection of the True Messiah, Jesus Christ can they be "grafted" or brought back into the husband/wife relationship with God again.
AS Part of His Body or His Bride AND ALSO THE BODY IS COMPARED AND LIKENED TO A TREE – THE TREE OF LIFE
During the last 3.5 years of the Tribulation Period, the 144,000 male virgins from each tribe 12K each will preach RETURN TO THE GOD OF THY YOUTH, And God will restore Israel ONCE AGAIN and He will accept them back.
Our Lord grafts them back into the Olive Tree a symbol of the TREE of Life:
Romans 11: 1 I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.
2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession to God against Israel, saying,
3 Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 144000 male virgins
7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.
16 For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. BODY IS SYMBOLIZED BY A TREE: TREE OF LIFE IN THE GARDEN AND IN HEAVEN
17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;
20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
27 For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.
28 As concerning the gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes.
29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief:
We who have accepted and trusted our Lord Jesus Christ by faith WITHOUT SIGHT shall reign over the earth with Christ, while the wife of God's youth - ISRAEL shall be restored to Him and become His earthly bride.
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