“This God will send his angel ahead of you to get a wife for my son” (Gen 24:7). The Covenant started with God as the dominant one. So Isaac found his “perfect match”! And this covenant resulted in the birth of the Lord’s promise to Abraham “And I’ll make sure that your children flourish—like stars in the sky! Like sand on the beaches! And your descendants will defeat their enemies. All nations on Earth will find themselves blessed through your descendants because you obeyed me.” (Gen 22:17-18)
“Your God is my god” was Ruth’s reply to Naomi and this made way for her journey to meet Boaz.
“Every year this man went from his hometown up to Shiloh to worship and offer a sacrifice to God-of-the-Angel-Armies” (1 Samuel 1:3). Because of Elkanah’s decision to go to the presence of God with his wife Hannah, he stood by Hannah through her distressing time, encouraging her, giving her hope and not knowing that their journey to the presence of God was creating a promise in her womb which was about to be birthed.
The Three-Cord Marriage
Marriage is where two different people come together to be one. So obviously there will be arguments, discomforts, and other emotions rising up. It is in marriage that you start to discover the new emotions and unseen characters in you.
Marriage is a relationship which God created and it is indeed beautiful. It is in this marriage that you discover GOD in a different realm.
It is a wrong notion that marriage is a two way relationship. It is never a two way nor ever was it! It is a three way relationship! It is a 3-cord relationship. It is God +husband+wife. This is what many of us do not realize.
This is a covenant in which you enter not knowing what is coming next. This is scary. Why? Because you are entering into a covenant with another human of whom you have no idea. Especially when it’s a 2-chord marriage according to you! And this is why most of the marriages come to a divorce/separation. This is why most covenants are broken.
Yes we are entering into a covenant in which we have no idea what is coming next. But this is exciting more than being scary. Why? Because when it’s a 3-chord marriage according to you, you know that the marriage is being directed by a superior one and that’s JESUS!
When we enter into this 3-cord marriage, everything is based on the dominating one among the 3 and that is Jesus. So every discussion, arguments, talks, reactions, desires, thoughts, memories, characters gets defined by the dominating One. So what happens?!… The way the wife treats the husband will be exactly how the church loves the Lord. And the way the husband treats the wife will be exactly how Jesus loves the church!
So in this covenant of 3 we are becoming better individuals rather than being in a covenant of 2. How does it happen? When there is bitterness/unforgiveness or anger or jealous or insecurity rising within us, the Holy Spirit in us immediately shows the love of Jesus to us. He starts reminding us about how His Love surpasses all the negatives. Because all that’s needed is the love of Jesus to change someone.
Every time you go through a negative emotion, consciously start imagining how Jesus would react to this situation. It is WWJD (What Would Jesus DO)! And beloved this works! And when your partner sees this unconditional love in you, they start realizing and changing automatically.
Ecclesiastes 4:12 “…A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped” So with Jesus as the dominant one, it is impossible for a 3-chord to break!
So I encourage all your readers to build your relation with Jesus as your base. Because a firm foundation CANNOT be broken. Even when rain poured down, the river flooded, a tornado hit- nothing moved that house because it was fixed to the rock (Mathew 7:25).