There is no such thing as ‘ending the marriage vow’ on earth until Jesus Christ comes back.
This is because at the time of Noah God said to him, “Then the LORD said to Noah, “Come into the ark, you and all your household, because I have seen that you are righteous before Me in this generation”. Gen 7:1.
The same scenario is now being played out. People are marrying and getting married, yet, wickedness is increasing every day.
At the time that God looked upon the earth and regretted all that He had made – He vowed to destroy all creatures from the face of the earth except Noah’s family.
It is a good thing to marry or be married.
People are still wicked in this generation
“For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark”. Matt 24:38.
One striking revelation in this Bible passage is that there were also married couples who were not given the warning messages of entering the ark with Noah because of their corruption: they died in the overwhelming flood as a result of that.
In the world, today, there have been series of all sorts of wickedness committed by people of various status. It does not exclude the poor or the rich, young or adult, males and females; many individuals are corrupt and wicked before God (to their fellow beings).
Let’s show you what will happen to those wicked ones soon
“Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book. He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is holy, let him be holy still. And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.” Rev 22:7, 11-12.
The wicked will be judged and tried in the lake of fire. Those who had married and given birth (still living in wickedness) will be part of it and except their children had accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour and continue with Him they will be part of it too.
Will all know that satan is the father of those who do wickedly. He is responsible for taking the wicked ones captive, and he was described as a wicked one himself.
J. Dwight Pentecost describes satan:
Our Lord affirms that, when the Word of God, the good seed, falls upon a heart that has been prepared by the Spirit of God to receive that Word, there must be fruit. Since the Word of God is living, and dynamic or powerful, it will reproduce itself. Satan is fully conscious of that fact; and, whenever he anticipates that the Word of God will be preached, he is present to do his work of snatching the seed away. Satan, of course, would rather not have to do this work of taking away the seed that has been sown. He would rather so control the one who is doing the preaching that something other than the good seed of the Word of God is proclaimed.
Think of the work that Satan has to accomplish when the Word is preached: if there are 500 people present when the true Word of God is planted in 500 hearts, he has to have 500 demons to get into 500 different lives to take out that which has been sown. What an economy of operation it is if he can have those people who think they will be taught the Word of God hear some lie of the devil. He has had to work with only one individual instead of 500. But knowing that the Word of God will be proclaimed and that the truth of God will be declared, Satan has prepared to prevent the good seed of the Word from falling into the good ground so that it can bring forth fruit.
In the third verse of Matthew 13 our Lord has declared that a sower went forth to sow, and He explains that He Himself is the sower (Matthew 13:37). “He that soweth the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom.” Through men whom Christ has redeemed, He now proclaims the Word of God, the good seed.
It should clarified that no one can be controlled by the devil if that person had not surrendered to the devil himself. However, there is a chance now that you are alive: retrace your steps, confess your sins, and embrace salvation.
Marriage is good, but the wickedness of this world makes its sweetness complacent. In your marriage, you can make it a responsibility to engage people (from all walks of life) in the gospel of salvation.
Accept Jesus Christ now (if you are not born again) before it is too late. Please, say this prayer:
Lord Jesus I confess my sinfulness; I cannot save myself – come into my life. Let the Holy Spirit overshadow me: give me the grace to live for you, and to fulfill my purpose for your glory. In Jesus name I prayed, amen.
- Join a church and become a worker.
- Serve effectively in the ministry/department of ministry in which you may find yourself.
- Pray daily, preach the gospel often, and rely on the Holy Spirit.
God bless you.
 Pentecost, J. Dwight: Your Adversary, the Devil.