The Way Of A Man With A Maid
How Earthly Intimacy Mirrors Heavenly Love
Our Father is a God of design, He says,
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”
“For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:”
“I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”
When you look around yourself, heavenly design is everywhere. From the stars in the sky to the ants on the earth, all that God made speaks of who He is and what He values.
God is also a God of romance. Solomon dedicated a whole book in the Bible to this notion. Solomon says,
“There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.”
Furthermore, Paul states,
“For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.”
Loving intimacy is the greatest expression of heaven on earth
The greatest type, or picture, that God created of heavenly love is sex. His desire for our love is pictured by the intimate relationship between a man and woman. From romance to intercourse, we see the heart of God and His nature illuminated by how a man is with a maid. Our Father made us wonderfully so that we could be living, breathing representations of the love relationship He desires. Our Creator designed climax to demonstrate a little bit of heaven on earth.
Satan perverts the act of marriage and turns it into something people call “doing the nasty.” Men are taught it is macho to conquer rather than to love. Fem Fatale’s use their charms to manipulate and subdue men rather than love them. In short, the devil works overtime to make something very good seem very evil and disgusting. My question to you is, “why?”
Bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh
The act of a man covering a woman portrays the depth of oneness that God desires with each one of us. Body, soul, and spirit unite in that moment of surrender as each person gives in to their passion and desire. At that moment of bliss, saved and unsaved alike often exclaim “oh God, oh GOD!” as if to thank Him for the gift that is sex.
God’s design for this universe and everything in it to centers on procreation. Everything in our lives revolve around finding our mate. From childhood girls thrill to Cinderella and young boys want to be knights in shining armor. The dynamic of love never leaves us even as we grow old. Despite what the media blares men and women still hope to find their one true to this very day.
The Bride of Christ should not be frigid towards God
It in view of What God wants His bride to be, it is little wonder religion is so sexually repressive. Far from being comfortable with our role as Christ’s bride to be, believers often feel that true purity amounts to being sexless. Some people believe that being a nun is the purest form of loving God. In fact, most Christians just assume that in heaven there will be no sex at all. To be sure, the bride of Christ has only one love, but within that heavenly marriage bed her passion should be unbridled.
Why is it important to talk about sex in this context? That is a fair question. The reason that God wants to discuss intimacy with His people is that He wants to love us through His Body (the Body of Christ). God cannot love us in the way if we are so prudish He can’t even hug us through one another.
We are a home, not a hospital
Church practices, at present, constitute a surface Christianity that is so antiseptic it bears more relationship to a hospital ward than to a family home. We are regimented, collated, systematized and repressed by people hell bent at making us look holy at all costs. The true cost this man-made, outward holiness, though, is that many can’t even relate to people of the highways and byways of this world anymore. We don’t live where they live and our concepts of purity, like the person who side stepped the bleeding man on the road to Jericho, keeps us from having much to do with them.
Sex is intimate
Sex is intimate. God created it to be so. Spiritual intimacy with God is total surrender too. Christians believe that surrendering their spirits and perhaps their hearts is all that God requires. Some sit beside other believers in church, that need to be held and comforted, fearing to reach out and hold them because church rules do not allow such intimacy. All this “decent and in order” poppycock is literally killing us by preventing true discernment of Christ’s body.
Sex is a partnership
Sex is a partnership between and man and woman on earth. For lovers to enjoy each other fully each has to please the other and in so doing magic happens. So too with the Body of Christ; we must move to please our Lord and only when we yield fully to His pleasure are we both satisfied.
Love without lust is so foreign to our earthly mindsets. The world constantly bombards us with acts of intimacy devoid of any shred of love relationship worthy of such intimate expression. However, Godly intimacy is a sacred experience in which people actually care more about the other person than themselves. In this space, people do not cross lines that would hurt or compromise the one they love.
Sex requires profound trust
When you think of it, a woman in love opens up and welcomes her lover entering her most sensitive and secret places. Relationship engenders trust which allows the man who loves her access to her body. She covers and holds him like she did as one of Adam’s ribs so long ago. He enters her and makes her whole and together they become one flesh again.
Likewise, when we feel God’s love we naturally open up and allow Him to enter our most vulnerable spaces too. Our relationship with Jesus engenders total trust which gives Him access to dwell in our bodies. As the Holy Spirit fills us we cover Him, holding Him deep inside our bodies where our spirits unite. We become vessels for His love. As God enters us we feel whole once again. Here is a truth,
Understanding why God made sex is a key to
understanding the mystery of the Bride of Christ
This is just a little of what the mystery of the church is all about. The reason sex is such a big component of false worship because they know that intimacy on earth opens our spirits to the spiritual realm. Really good sex is not just earthly pleasure but also a spiritual experience. For most people, they only ever experience the spirit as they orgasm with their partner. As their bodies unite their spirits intermingle too and that, along with physical release, brings a sense of total satisfaction to their relationship.
While pagans do not worship the one true God they have found out that humans are made to function in certain ways. God created women with concentrated of nerve endings to give her pleasure. Likewise, we are made with spiritual nerve endings to interact with the spiritual realm in certain ways too. Just like we feel our way during sex we also feel our way during spiritual experiences. People that discount emotions in Christianity deny the way God created us. Our experiences give us spiritual pleasure so that we will “feel” to open up, allowing God to have His way with us.
Don’t forsake intimacy just because some misuse it
Don’t allow the Devil to keep you from the full expression of your love for Jesus just because others, who do not know Him, misuse it. Intimacy with members of the Body of Christ, as you are led of the Spirit, is part and parcel with becoming one with God.
Presently, we stop what God is doing spiritually due to our natural minded rules and regulations. Remember, your body is not your own because you are bought with a price. If God wants you to hug or kiss someone, even if they are not your spouse, who are you to gain say or resist His Spirit?
The perfection of the saints
In conclusion, natural minded people worry about natural minded things because they do not walk in the Spirit. Had Lucifer not shown up in Eden it would have been impossible for Adam (or Eve for that matter) to sin. Perfect people do not do imperfect things. As believers come back into alignment with the Spirit of God we will also find it harder and harder to sin until we find it impossible to do so. This is the perfection of the saints.
Finally, allow God to be with you in more than an ethereal and existential way. The Body of Christ is literally dying because we do not discern it. Let yourself be moved by His Spirit to do whatever God wants without judgement or self-consciousness. God knows what He is doing and you don’t have to worry. Amen.