Paper vs. Paradise
Eden was paradise. The place where the first couple, the first marriage, the first family was formed. The pattern that ultimately we all would follow. God joined them. No magistrate, no man of the cloth or man of God performed a ceremony. God himself joined them. Note, God is a spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in TRUTH. Paradise, not paper, is Spirit joining spirit to spirit. You can’t separate spirit to spirit(paradise) from Spirit(God). Because that which God(Spirit) has joined(spirit to spirit) together let no man/woman(mortals) put asunder. Meaning no one can break it up because it has been divinely arranged. Things that are seen (paper) are temporal. Things that are not seen (paradise/happy/love) are eternal. And anything that is eternal in nature is everlasting, is irrevocable and has no boundaries. Which means that there should be growth in your marriage; dimensions, depths. You should be husband and wife before you get to the wedding. For the ceremony is but a confirmation in the earth of what God has ordained in the Spirit. The earth gives witnesses to, and/or manifests those things that are done in heaven/Spirit.
Paper has its purpose in society. Insurance, property, children, etc. you know, business stuff. But that’s all its for, convenience. Hence, a marriage of "convenience". There were free black men during slavery. But because all had not been emancipated it was necessary for them to carry their papers(freedom papers) on their person at all times to distinguish them from slaved men. So in the event they were pulled over, as it were, they could present their papers to show that they were not runaways. Yes, paper has purpose but not precedence. Keep it in perspective.
🔑 To change your life, you have to change your mind. Your perspective will determine how you see the things/circumstances in your life. You’re not stuck, you just need a new perspective. How you see it is how you say it. But you have to speak the TRUTH about what you see. Otherwise you deceive yourself. And self deception is the worst deception. For you give life and/or death to a thing based on what you call it or speak over it. The power of life and death are in your tongue. What you call it is what it’s gon' be. And ye shall know the truth, and the TRUTH shall set you free.
Genesis 2:21-25; John 4:24; Matthew 19:6; 2 Corinthians 4:18; Matthew 6:10
Romans 12:1,2; Proverbs 18:21; John 8:32