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Jun | 15 | True Paranymphonia and the prophets of darkness


True Paranymphonia and the prophets of darkness

John 3:28-30E
You yourselves bear me witness, that I said, 'I am not the Christ,' but, 'I have been sent before Him.' He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom's voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease. NKJV

At the date of my writing, 2014, ‘Forced Marriage’ in England and Wales has now become a punishable crime. There is however, a great deal of difference between an arranged marriage and a forced marriage and certainly in the ancient near east, and therefore in the Bible, it was the duty of the Father to arrange a marriage for his son, yes, it was the duty and the privilege of the King to arrange a marriage, to procure a bride for His Prince. “The kingdom of heaven” says Jesus, “is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son,” Matthew 22:2 NKJV

Such an arranged marriage would have had a couple of Paranymphs floating around, one for the bride and one for the bridegroom, who would both be there to ensure the encouragement, safety, and smooth running of all things related to the bride and the groom of the wedding. The lately demised Western marriage ceremony once, even be it ever so poorly, reflected this in the presence of the Best man and his groomsmen, and the Maid of honor, or the Matron of honor, that Chief bridesmaid and her bridesmaids. That once majestic emblem of the union of Christ and His church has now received its final death blow and for now, the present manifestation of marriage now presents us with the stained white of a vomitarian monstrosity. The present offers us no true picture of that symbolic union, no, for these truer wedding pictures of a real mystical union, we now have to look to the past and look to the future.

The Scriptures consistently present the Church as the Bride of Christ, a chosen people betrothed to the Son of God. This is a great simplicity which has now become so corrupted, that we are, on the back of this corruption, and from the source of a very different spirit, now being presented with what is in effect another Christ and another Gospel. ( 2 Corinthians 11;1-4)

True ministers of the Gospel cannot make a marriage out of monstrosity. Let the devil have as many midnight ceremonies as he might, but the true ministers of light cannot get involved in this, and all who do, show themselves to be nothing but the blinded ministers of darkness, heretics, wolves in sheep’s clothing, emissaries of Satan, even though they tote a Bible and once called themselves Evangelical. True Christians must separate themselves from such dangerous compromiser's, from such prophets of darkness, from those repenter’s from the light, from those embracer's and therefore promoters of corrupting darkness. Come out from among them and be separate.

The promotion of unbiblical gender roles within the home and the local church, the acceptance of homosexuality as a legitimate lifestyle and along with it, the attempted forcing of the acceptance of same sex marriage has now finally split the church and separated the true believer from the charlatan. I say again then, let the devil have as many ceremonies as he will, but let the church be sanctified, let the church be holy, let the church be separate from any and all maligning of this so heavenly ‘type’, this marriage of one man to one woman, in enduring respect and sacrificial love.

John felt honored to be the friend of the groom. He was happy to be so. When you stand for Biblical marriage, know too that you are honored for being a friend of the groom. Rejoice in this. I say again, rejoice! All monstrous marriages, both taint and decrease the depicted glory of Christ which should enfold such a holy union. Decide today whether you shall increase spreading darkness or increase the light of Christ.

Listen:- Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. Revelation 21:2 NKJV

Pray: -  Father, we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers and the rulers of the darkness of this age and of spiritual wickedness in high places. So then O Lord, be true to Your heart and to Your word, and bring them down our God, yes, bring them down to the pit, even to everlasting chains where they shall wait for the judgment of the great day. Amen and let it be so.

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