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Marriage is...Friendship

Friend

ריע   

rêya‛

friend, companion, fellow, another person, intimate, fellow-citizen, another person in a weaker sense, confidential friend

 

For the married couple, the spouse becomes the most intimate of friends.

This person is the keeper of intimate secrets. This person is given power over an individual, like no other before them, which requires extraordinary wisdom and responsibility to uphold the trust given to them.

 

 Friendships are complex and powerful. All people require the clarity and truth of the Word to navigate the tumultuous and treacherous seas of the human heart. The ultimate book of compiled wisdom, Proverbs, is an essential study in order to avert snares and pitfalls. This knowledge becomes ultimately precious to those who desire to guard and protect the heart of their best friend, their spouse.

 

 

Some "friends" pretend to be friends, but a true friend sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 18:24

 

He who loves the pure-hearted and is gracious in speech will have the king as his friend

Proverbs 22:11

 

A person who is full loathes a honeycomb; but to the hungry, any bitter thing is sweet. Like a bird that strays from its nest is a man who strays from his home.   Don't abandon a friend who is also a friend of your father. Don't enter your brother's house on the day of your calamity — better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away. My son, become wise, and gladden my heart, so that I can answer my critics.  The clever see trouble coming and hide; the thoughtless go on and pay the penalty.

Proverbs 27:7-12

 

 

My son, if you have put up security for your friend, if you committed yourself on behalf of another; you have been snared by the words of your mouth, caught by the words of your own mouth. Do this now, my son, and extricate yourself, since you put yourself in your friend's power: go, humble yourself, and pester your friend; give your eyes no sleep, give your eyelids no rest; break free, like a gazelle from the [hunter's] trap, like a bird from the grip of the fowler.

Proverbs 6:1-5

 

 

סוד 

sôd

a session of persons in close deliberation;  intimacy, consultation

 a secret assembly, counsel, inward, secret counsel

 

For the married couple, the relationship needs to grow into a strong alliance.

Each conversation and each decision needs to include the participation and counsel of Adonai. The husband, the wife, and Adonai need to be members of each session in close deliberation and secret counsel.

The individuals have a responsibility to have a trusting relationship with each other and with the Lord. The scriptures are clear that there is no neutral ground that is safe to travel. There is, in fact, grave danger and error in trying to straddle two spiritual territories or camps. In the end, one or both sides will be betrayed.

 

Friendship with Adonai has clear benefits and promises that pour out abundantly through us to bless all those around us.

 

And Job again took up his discourse and said, "O that I were as in months gone by, As in the days when God watched over me When His lamp shone over my head, And by His light I walked through darkness; As I was in the prime of my days,

When the friendship of God was over my tent; When the Almighty was yet with me, And my children were around me; When my steps were bathed in butter, And the rock poured out for me streams of oil!"When I went out to the gate of the city, When I took my seat in the square,

The young men saw me and hid themselves, And the old men arose and stood. "The princes stopped talking And put their hands on their mouths; The voice of the nobles was hushed, And their tongue stuck to their palate.  "For when the ear heard,

it called me blessed, And when the eye saw, it gave witness of me, 

Because I delivered the poor who cried for help, And the orphan who had no helper.

Job 29:1-12

 

Friendship, according to the scriptures, involves having access to one another and knowing when and how to offer or extend that open hand. 

 

The secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him, And He will make them know His covenant. Psalm 25:14

 

For the devious are an abomination to the LORD; But He is intimate with the upright.

Proverbs 3:32

 

Surely the Lord GOD does nothing Unless He reveals His secret counsel To His servants the prophets.

Amos 3:7

Another essential aspect of friendship in Adonai is the concept of the covering as a protection or a hiding place. The married couple must take the time and the effort to model this protection for each other. Their home must be a place of safety from the world and from distraction.

 

For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.

Psalm 27 :5

 

Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.  For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, is revealed, then you also will be revealed with Him in glory.

Colossians 3:2-4

QUESTIONS

• Class 23: Friendship: Part 2
• True friendship is rare, beautiful, and very powerful. The adversary understands this. He has made great efforts over the centuries to perfect his attacks and his destruction of friends. This is because true friends are capable of defending themselves against the enemy and they can defeat him.
o Some of those strategies used by Satan
Flattery & compliments
Claims of “secret knowledge”
Showering gifts and “helping”
o Explain ,in your own words, why each of these strategies is so effective for the enemy.
o Use examples of Scriptures to support your answers

 

 

 

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Always remember Yeshua the Messiah is the same Yesterday, Today and Forever.

He was never a Catholic, Baptist, Evangelical, Pentecostal or any of the other 1,500 denominations of Christianity

He is, and always will be a Jew. And all the Talmidim (Disciples) were Messianic Jews

 

Why the name Beth Goyim?

Isa 56:7  I will bring them to my holy mountain and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples."

Mar 11:17 And He began to teach and say to them, "Is it not written, 'MY HOUSE SHALL BE CALLED A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL THE NATIONS'

House = Beth in Hebrew  People or nations =all peoples Hebrew & Gentiles

hence the name of the congregation...Beth Goyim

Messianic = meaning we believe and follow Yeshua the foretold Messiah of Israel

Congregation = group of people with a similar thought process.

 

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