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God says,

“Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.  And Jesus answering said unto them, the children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:”

Luke 20:33-35

Many interpret these scriptures to mean that physical relationships between men and women will be done away with in heaven.  Perhaps this notion stems from some who hold the concept that intimate expression is fundamentally sinful.  However, I wish to present another possible interpretation of these verses for your consideration.

The old things pass away

As I prayed about these scriptures, the Lord spoke to my heart saying “men and women are neither married nor given in marriage simply because in “that World” earthly marriage no longer applies”.

However, the commandment to procreate is eternal.  In fact, before mankind partook of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil the first commandment God gave to them was to be fruitful and multiply.  This means that before sin tainted anything, God’s original plan was for men and women to have children through physical union.  Therefore, in the restoration of all things, God restores the commandment to be fruitful and multiply too.

Different place, different customs

In this creation we marry and are given in marriage according to what seems best to us.  In some cultures we wed for love and in other cultures we submit to arranged marriages.  Marriages are earthly contracts.  Christ states that in heaven the pharisees logical paradox does not apply, because there is no marriage.

This may seem academic to many, but I assure you there are very real consequences for Tabernacle Christians.  Few realize that the next creation, through a foretaste of the Holy Spirit, is currently overlapping this present creation. That is, what is normal for the New Heavens and New Earth, is becoming normal for Tabernacle saints in this creation.

Tasting of the powers of the world to come

As people allow God to completely overtake them, dominating their every thought and action, they also taste of the powers of the world to come.  In fact, those who are fully possessed of His Spirit, begin to act as though they are living in the New Creation.  Therefore, abilities and experiences,  which are common place in God’s new creation, manifest in the here and now. The supernatural laws that exist in the New Heavens and New Earth operate through us, by faith.

This is why the gifts of the Spirit, all of which are impossible according to the laws of physics, work in this present age.  God’s gifts function now through a small advance of what we receive in full as we are born again into the world to come.  In that place, God’s eternal kingdom, His Holy Spirit permeates everything.  There, by faith, nothing is impossible. Christians perform supernatural acts in this world,  because they are no  longer bound by this creations natural laws.   God’s Bride manifests the laws of another universe through the earnest of our inheritance.

Where miracles are normal

As Christians walk in the Spirit we experience a foretaste of the supernatural laws of the New Creation. Therefore, whereas it is impossible to walk on water in this world it is possible to do so in the next.  Even though normal people cannot lay hands the sick and speak healing into their bodies, we can do so now in Jesus name.  This is why Philip could translate after baptizing the Ethiopian Eunuch.  This is the reason why Jesus walked through walls.  Everything people view as supernatural in this world is simply “the way things are” in God’s everlasting Kingdom.

God joined Adam and Eve

Shame prevents us from understanding intimacy and what it means to love each other as God intended.  Perfection, like infinity, is a concept that our natural minds can’t grasp.  Divine love, as God intended it to be, faded from the human memory. From friendship to procreation, we enjoy but a fraction of what God said was very good. However, common people glimpsed what true love is meant to be as Christ walked the Earth.  God is love, therefore Christ is love, therefore Christ’s body becomes love.

The first love of Eden

As people move into The Final Feast, they experience the first love of Eden once again.  Yielding totally to His Spirit, we love according to social norms of another world.  Here is a truth,

“God neither marries or gives people in marriage in the New Heavens and New Earth.  This is so because marriage was never created by God in the first place.”

Earthly marriage is an old wine skin which must be replaced by something new that can contain “joy unspeakable”.  I don’t know what the expression of such love will be, but earthly love does not begin to describe it.  We continue to love each other, but the Holy Spirit resets the rules to Eden’s first love. How this will actually play out in our present world is anyone’s guess.  The first century church began stepping into The Tabernacle Experience during love feasts.

The things of this earth become strangely dim

As Tabernacle Christians, social conventions fade, replaced by Spirit led interactions.  Earthly contracts diminish as spiritual unions form and take precedence. Tabernacle saints break with present conventions while assuming customs of the world to come.

In conclusion, Spirit led liberty is the norm of the New Heavens and New Earth.  There, we live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.  We judge nothing according to our natural minds but simply, by faith, obey what our Father says.  Tabernacle Christians may seem out-of-order, but only to those who are opposed to God.  As we walk in heavenly places, those who are led by the Spirit become the express image of God.