~ Rejoice and Be Thou Ravished ~Written by Dot McGinnis
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According to this verse, a husband is to let his wife be affectionate, loving, wild, and playful towards him. The end of verse 19 says, “Let her breasts” in Hebrew, dad, which is seat of love, “satisfy thee at all times.” Satisfy, raw-vaw’ means to slake thirst; this is talking about appetites, make drunk, to take fill of; to satiate; (abundantly) to satisfy fully. The last part of verse says, “and be thou ravished” (shaw-gaw’- enraptured; intoxicated), in drunkenness, “always” (taw-meed’- constantly, daily, continually) “with her love”. Husbands are to find complete, continual, satisfaction in their wives alone. It is to be with her love that they are to intoxicate themselves. Many have been raised to believe that sexual act is something that is to be “endured” and should only be engaged in with thoughts of propagating human race. God, however (in light of these verses), appears to have thought differently on this subject. While sexual intercourse is, indeed, means He has given us for bringing forth life, life is not only reason for which it was given. According to verses we’ve just studied, we see that sexual act is meant to be a joyous, thrilling, satisfying, experience within a marriage. It is also meant to be enjoyed by both husbands and wives, with or without propagation in mind.
"Rejoice with wife of thy youth ... and be thou ravished always with her love."
© by Dot McGinnis
Dot is a poet and a published author from Pennsylvania who has served as assistant editor for the Christian newspaper Majesty. She is retired yet continues serving the Lord via the Heavenly Inspirations Ministries.
Which of you convinceth me of sin? Written by Rev.Anthony Smith
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John 8:42-49 Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me. Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word. Ye are of your father devil, and lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from beginning, and abode not in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and father of it. And because I tell you truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God’s words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then answered Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. How many today dishonor their Pastor, their Minister? How many Churches have you seen break up because people become offended by word being preached? Jesus asked same question;”Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say truth, why do ye not believe me?” Why is Truth so hard to believe, is it because of traditions of your fathers, fathers? Is it because you were taught by your parents or aunts or uncles that there is something wrong with what Bible says? Have many been taught wrong for so long that they now believe it to be truth? What is so wrong with saying that Hell is real, what’s wrong with saying that fire will never be extinguished and a person will suffer in extreme heat for ever, having only smell of fire and brimstone and burning flesh to awaite them, a flesh that will never be consumed, because of their rejection of truth? What is wrong with quoateing scripture as it was delivered from God? And what about “Falling Away,” that Jesus spoke of ? 2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, son of perdition; Is this a falling away from church, will people stop going to church building, is this what Jesus ment? No. Its a falling away from truth, a falling away from commandments, its a falling away from ordanices of God. Its man worshiping creature more than creator. The churches will be full of religious people, a people that will be rejected by Christ at His return, not haveing Spirit but of a carnal mind. “Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say truth, why do ye not believe me?”