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March 14, 2021 1:00 am
Will there be marriage in Heaven? Stu & Robby continue exploring Luke 20: 27-40...and find out!
Hey this is Mike Swick from if not for God podcast our show stories of hopelessness turned in a hope your chosen Truth Network podcast is starting in just seconds. Enjoy it, share it, but most of all, thank you for listening and for choosing The Truth Podcast Network. This is the Truth Network will there be marriage in heaven, will you recognize your life. Whatever you're divorced, who is getting married to boy. The Sadducees were after Jesus and Nate.
They laid on him some tough questions in Jesus Christ rose to the occasion.
Just like he rose from the dead, and he answers those questions today and experience through them Stu Epperson and with me. I just aren't having back this week is Robert Gilmore, a.k.a. the Christian car guy easier, Robbie, this is some heavy stuff. As a result of marriage that you talked about last time that we didn't even touch on but that's really why there's not much a marriage in heaven because we are the bride of who we are and bride of Christ.
Yeah and so best. What a brilliant picture that is. And so, but Jesus takes the Sadducees were trying to knit and pick and really like the Colts they've twisted this resurrection on the elite of elite of Israel. They deny the resurrection, and they are trying to trip Jesus up with this complicated scenario that you're about to read about just take us to read a passage in Robbie it will do the latter half of these questions as we dealt with the first part of this last week I lived 2027 through 40. Some of the Sadducees or deny that there is a resurrection came to him and ask him saying teacher, Moses wrote to us that if a man's brother dies having a wife and he dies about children, his brother should take his wife and raise up offspring for his brother. Now there were seven brothers and the first took a wife, and died without children in the second took her as a wife and he died died childless than the third took her in like manner, the seven also and they left no children, and died last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection whose wife does she become, for all seven hatters wife Jesus and Jesus answered and said to them, the sons of this age Marion are given in marriage, but those who are counted worthy to attain that age and the resurrection from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to angels and are sons of God being sons of the resurrection. But even Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the dead are raised, when he called the Lord, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, Isaac and the God of Jacob, for he is not the God of the dead, that the God of the living and for all to live to him than some of the scribes answered and said teacher you spoken well but I have to the heat dared not ask him any more questions, so this is really it was fasting is the Sadducees a great passion for everything to read that the Sadducees were the elite. They were the erudite, they made up the Sanhedrin, which would've been the Jewish equivalent of our Supreme Court, they would've run the whole temple. They were run whole judiciary system that branch critical branch they would've been the most hit hard in the pocketbook by Christ turning over the tables of the money changers in the sacrificial note. When he came in storm the Temple inch Luke 19 was he studied not too long ago.
So the Sadducees were there, so there really late on anything. We got in order to create a scenario of a man all these brothers. The remarries wife to keep the Dick to stay true the Deuteronomy 523 during 725 the Lavera right law which required the next of kin to marry the widow to take care of the widow, and so on so forth and so they create is crazy.
Scenario. But this is really a good question here, Robbie. Let's just try to tackle he/we would start without one, and this will get us into kind of how Jesus answered and submits and put the meat on the bones are. How does their question demonstrate a perversion of the Scriptures. Just like cults and false beliefs.
Yeah so so here they generated you but look at this questionnaire and how directors write back to the essence. Why does Jesus and answered go back to Moses. What's significant about being the God of the living got in a lot of times Robbie. I will go to when I'm talking to someone as a member of a cold or false religion or aura of particular denomination. It doesn't leave in grace.
I will open the Bible and I will go to a clear passage on grace. I will grow to a you know my Joe's with his friends. I go to Hebrews 1 there dictate their Scriptures which perverts the New Testament is called the New World translation of the scholars are listed because none of her scholars and they take out every they tried to get every passage that that would in Oak sound Trinitarian Lycan John wanted twisted to say the beginning was the word the word was with God the Word was a God little parsable and there is not in the original Greek seed because they believe Jesus got a believe he's a God when many guys. They believe he's created that sort of thing which is not true.
So they forgot to change Hebrews chapter 1, so I'll go to Hebrews one was with them and also look how do you explain this you know that he is the image of God he is very God of God, the Lord said to my Lord, to the buyer had explained, they can't see and so you so so Jesus says will one of these Pharisees were 40 Sadducees not Pharisees what you Sadducees. We will they do believe in the penitent. So what is used to. He goes right to the books of Moses right there and he appeals to axis XXXVI. In Exodus 3 chapter 3 verse six the books of Moses, the burning bush encounters what he references and effectively Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the dead are raised, when he called the Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. God stood before Moses. Moses, who I tell semi-he did say, tell them the I was right. Nine.
He said I am the great I am right. He's the God of the living Jesus uses a simple verb, the I am God to demonstrate to make his point and this is the very nature God, in fact, the Jews would even say that out loud because it's the name of got the proper name of God, they never say that out loud. They would visit with the scribes right they would stop in the verbal part and they would just write in a good hushed because this is the name of God. The patriarchs guess where they are there still alive is Gaza God living all souls who have physically died are still living so God is on the God that he's the guy living and all live to him. So what Jesus does. He silences these guys with his brilliant appeal to Moses and the very nature of God and this idea of all live to him is a beautiful statement Robbie because it speaks to God's cohesive power flowing from creation to salvation, and in the resurrection and into eternity. His power to save his power to raise his power in creation is power in new creation. It says and segues size of the of your Christ. You are a new creation and that really tees up this last question your power life in heaven be different from life on this earth. What a great question man we'd asked that question a lot when we talk would have a lot Robbie was last time your goals are not having for my kids, they are quite often to John Elder speaks on all the time. Is it really frustrated that you know the people are losing hope because none have a real picture of how cool I mean this is really going to be and when all things are made new in oh we get this picture of heaven like it someplace you know that really is almost untouchable.
But it's it's a new heaven and a new earth and you know all things are to be made new. It's really a beautiful beautiful prickly request. Robbie is mighty works have a go to Myrtle Beach and nothing technically. I know you if that is the real question is what we see we see her vacantly we get Moreno think about stuff you look forward to get excited about fishing. Yeah, let's write it and see it is not bad to look for things to get excited about things, but fundamentally, God built us for his kingdom to be his bridegroom right to be his bride.
He's the groom, and yet we settle for this earth and we just live as though even as believers we live. This is all here. We would never agree with the statement he dies, the most marbles lensing and go get all you can eat dream very but we act like that, what, when our days not going well or we lose something we act all my or someone how how dare they, or heaven forbid, encroaches on our rights or takes our stuff. We get all defensive and angry when, in fact, when you become our stuff, and when we win or how do we become so earthly minded. There were no heavenly good and so here this it brings us up in the resurrection sticks right up in the middle of it.
This brilliant doctrine of life with Christ lets us these final questions as we wrap up really high. How does the resurrection of Jesus change everything in what ways is his reaction. Resurrection power working in and through me, and how does the resurrection. Give me hope yeah and going back to this earlier question is. The Sadducees were hung up on the marriage there hung up on these early contracts and things like that fundamentally Jesus Christ basically there's when he says there's no marriage in heaven. It doesn't mean you'll recognize your spouse and we don't know how that all looks right but heaven will only enhance and perfect all human relationships without Indy without anger without frustration without fighting. There's no death in heaven will that's why there is no need for marriage because there is no need for procreation and when he says that Rick resurrection, believers are equally angels he saying that were not angels but were equal to them in the act, and that all believers are physically perfect and holy, set on serving and enjoying God. God will just like the angels fully worship God willfully working willfully be complete. We always want to be completed right in Europe.
By the way your spouse averages out yet but let's give your really quick wake-up call for all of you pre-marrieds out there. Your year engaged your wife cannot complete you the greatest line history is when in that couple in that movie at the drive-in they're looking at each other's eyes right overlooking the cane. The stars are out and the wife looks at the husband says all you complete me hogwash why he's not God. He can satisfy your soul. Sure you're compatible right sure you is inherently large and that is right. Only Jesus Christ can complete you and that that the ultimate consummation that happens at the resurrection will we see him that we have a marriage.
The other marriage.
Marriage supper Lambright right. That's when we actually get completed and and and and the excitement of that, I mean the actual like all my gosh you know God created an adventurous, wonderful, exciting, and others that this is not good be buffering myth beyond adventurous, think about what God's heart is like your heart well. This is why the saints Robbie that are persecuted in China all over the world. You know in these countries Malaysia where they were.
They literally will kill Christians in the Middle East will cut their heads off and this is the date they have the same spirit that St. Thomas and in the you know, Paul, and these these early things they long for that. There like you your to kill me. Then I would be consummated only be resurrected only face-to-face with my Savior. No doubt my faith is gonna become site there is a joy there, a deep down joy that long for being united with Christ and I just pray that we'll have that. I pray that will infect others with that. I pray that that our funerals will be celebrations and not so dagger morbid. Read the final question we got ago I thought I didn't needed. How does the resurrection. Give me pit and a and will leave it with Willie with that man you have hope in the resurrection, you know you know the resurrected Lord Jesus you know why he came out of a grave he think about a grave she can live illusory rest your life and in go be religious.
He came out. I grave the Concord at the break the curse so you can live. He dies she could live he took your hell and death in your place on the cross so you could live the abundant life you could walk with him and you can walk right with him through the death on this earth into life eternal.
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