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Will there be marriages in Heaven?


You been married ten, twenty, maybe even 40yrs and your spouse dies. You look forward to the day you reunite in heaven so you can continue the marriage forever. If you are married, or have been married at one time or another, and suffered the loss of a spouse, those thoughts may have crossed your mind from time to time. Here’s another question. You were happily married, and your spouse dies, so after a while you marry again, and God blesses you to have another happy marriage. Eventually you both die at a good old age. Whose wife, or whose husband will that person be in heaven?  Beloveth,. people from the beginning of time have wondered about these types of questions and people have formed their own opinion about the answers to these kinds of questions.

When God came into this world in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ that question was asked of Him by some of the religious leaders in His day called the Sadducees, who were seeking to discredit Him. Imagine that for a minute. Here is God in human flesh, the one who created us all individually and man gave us a limited capacity to know certain things, trying to discredit the very God that created him by asking Him the type of questions about marriage that we all at one time or another, have wondered about. Look at it in,…(Matthew 22:23-33)

The same day the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Him and asked Him, saying: “Teacher, Moses said that if a man dies, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife and raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were with us seven brothers. The first died after he had married,.. and having no offspring,. left his wife to his brother. Likewise the second also.., and the third, even to the seventh.  Last of all,. the woman died also.  Therefore, in the resurrection,.. whose wife of the seven will she be?.. For they all had her.”

 29 Jesus answered and said to them,.. “You are mistaken,.. not knowing the Scriptures,.. nor the power of God..”  ..  For in the resurrection they neither marry,.. nor are given in marriage,.. but are like angels of God in heaven. 31 But concerning the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”  And when the multitudes heard this, they were astonished at His teaching..…(Matthew 22:23-33)

The Sadducees, did not believe in the coming resurrection of the dead, like many people today don’t, and so in their mind, this whole ideal of a resurrection was ridiculous to them because if there is one, then who’s wife would this woman be who’s been married seven times if there’s a resurrection? The Lord Jesus Christ answer’s the gross error in their thinking by pointing out two very important points.  Look again at how the Lord answers them in the passage we just looked at,. in (Mathew  22:29),   where Jesus tells them this… “Jesus answered and said to them,.. “You are mistaken”,..and then He tells them two reasons why they are mistaken. He says, 1)..“you do not know the Scriptures,..and  2)… nor the power of God..”

Beloveth, whenever you and I get what we believe about God and about heaven from some place other than the Scriptures there’s a very high probability that we are going to be wrong, no matter how much we feel what you believe is right. The only thing that matters is this, “did God say that”  in the Scriptures?  In correcting the two major errors in their thinking, Jesus begins saying this,

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

Jesus said,. in heaven there will be no marriage. They neither marry or are given in marriage.

The Sadducees’ question therefore was, in the resurrection, whose wife will she be of the seven, since all of them were married to her? The Sadducees,. like a great many people today implied that heaven was simply an extension of things on earth men most enjoy, such as marital relationships… (Matthew 22:23)

Heaven,.. Jesus said, is not simply an extension of the pleasures people enjoy on earth. In fact in the eternal state marriage won’t  be necessary. Once individuals have received glorified bodies no longer subject to death, the need for procreation, one of the basic purposes for marriage, will no longer exist. Believers in glorified bodies will be like the angels in that regard, for angels do not reproduce themselves. (He did not say people will become angels.)..He said, they will be as the angels….Look at it again in… (Matthew 22:29)

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

So, then whose wife will she be in the resurrection? According to Jesus Christ,.. nobody’s. That might disappoint some people because they are trying to compare this temporal joy here on earth with the eternal joy that all in heaven will have. There is no comparison because you and I cannot conceive in your mind what God has prepared for those who love Him and come to Him through Jesus Christ our Lord. This is what the Scriptures have said,…

But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,..Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”…(1 Corinthians 2:9)

Beloveth, this temporal world at it’s very best, will never be better than the eternal world in heaven that God has prepared for those who love Him. In (John 14:1-3) Jesus says this,

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you… I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also…. (John 14:1-3)

Think about this for a moment. If God created marriage, wouldn’t you think He could create something far better and much more satisfying to the glorified body than marriage, if He chose to? That is what God has prepared for those who love Him. If man a creation of God can create the beautiful homes and buildings and cities we see in this world, you and I can’t even fathom in our minds on our best day, how awesome of a place God can create for those who believe in Him.

Then the second major error Jesus corrects in the thinking of these religious leaders concerns the resurrection, which they didn’t believe in. Today, even in our generation, there are people who don’t believe they are going to be resurrected one day. They actually think they are going to just cease to exist. This major error in their thinking Jesus said, also came from the fact that,..”they did not know the Scriptures,.. nor the power of God”….(Mathew 22:29)

If they had read and understood the Old Testament Scriptures,.. they would have clearly seen there is a future life and that when a person dies he continues to exist. To the Sadducees the resurrection was ridiculous because they believed death ended man’s existence. But Jesus quoted a statement God had made directly to Moses at the burning bush: “ I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob in.. (Exodus 3:6). Jesus quotes that verse in (Matthew 22:32)..where God said this,..

I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living(Matthew 22:32)

Beloveth, when God spoke these words to Moses at the burning bush,.. Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had been dead hundreds of years ago.  If the Sadducees were correct and Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob died and no longer existed anywhere, the words “I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob” should have been “I was ”the God of Abraham, I was the God of Isaac, and I was the God of Jacob.  The use of the words, “I am,” implied that God is still the God of these patriarchs, because they are alive with God and will be in the resurrection of the righteous…… (Matthew 22:29)

So, then no beloveth, there won’t be marriages in heaven, but there will be something far beyond our imagination better.  We can believe that,. because God said that.

But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,..Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared,.. for those who love Hi
m.”…(1 Corinthians 2:9)

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