Thursday, April 28, 2011

Marriage in Ages to Come

What is Jesus referring to when he states that there will be no marriage in the resurrection?

When the Lord Jesus Christ refers to "the resurrection," he is not talking about the resurrection (rapture) of the church, the body of Christ, (which is a mystery resurrection given to Paul alone), but he is talking about the first resurrection of God's prophetic program with Israel and the old testament saints. In this resurrection the prophetic program believers are resurrected into his eternal kingdom on the earth!

Matthew 22:30
For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

His response is an answer to those unbelieving Sadducees who did not believe in a physical, bodily resurrection of the dead. As they tempted him with a hypothetical situation of one woman with many husbands, the Lord cuts through their deceit by showing them from the scriptures that in the resurrection of the old testament dead, even though she had many husbands, she will not have any husbands once the kingdom comes. Only those who are still alive when he brings the kingdom, and who walk into the earthly kingdom alive in their human flesh, will still be married and continue to be throughout the kingdom (if they live through the tribulation). They will also continue to have babies, etc.

Ezekiel 37:25-26
And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children's children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever. Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.

Isaiah 9:7
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Hopefully this helps 

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