Marriages Formed to Conspire Against God

Acts 5:1-11

  • Marriages Established to Partner Against God.
  • Marriages Prosper Materially in Schemes Against God.
  • Marriages Conspiring Against the Holy Spirit.

Marriages Established to Partner Against God.
Marriages based on a lifetime commitment to a conspiracy is not the type of marriage that God intends for a man and wife. This is a marriage where the husband and wife agree that Jesus Christ is not for them, they make it their business to grieve the Holy Spirit, and they slander God. That would definitely include same-sex marriages. Their prosperity comes by making war against God, which describes those who live for the beast through the mark of the beast.

“It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander His name
and His dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 
It was given power to wage war against God’s Holy people and to conquer them.
And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation.”
Revelation 13:6-7

Ananias and his wife Sapphira were conspiring against God to enrich themselves with money.

“Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. 
With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself
but brought the rest and put it at the Apostles’ feet.”
Acts 5:1-2

Marriages Prosper Materially in Schemes Against God.
The husband and wife that conspires against God for personal enrichment also want to come across as a charitable and Godly couple. It’s like selling a luxury car for $80,000 and the partners promise the Church to give all the proceeds to the Church. Instead, they keep $50,000 and present the $30,000 as if they did an enormous good deed. Nothing they do makes any sense because the car is theirs, the money from selling it is theirs, and there was no sense in lying about only selling the car for $30,000. It only makes sense if a person knows that they are making war against the Holy Spirit. Their marriage is based on not allowing any good fruit in the Spirit of Jesus Christ to blossom. Giving $80,000 would have been an honorable and decent thing to do to please God. Even giving just $30,000 would have been a decent thing to do if they would have just said, “I want to give you part of our benefit.” Therefore, they do the thing that grieves God and is not honorable or decent at all. The mark of the beast is what their marriage union is based on.

Ananias is the man who sold the car for $80,000, except instead of a car it was a piece of land. Peter made it clear that it wasn’t about the money, it’s the fact that Ananias lied to the Holy Spirit. There is no forgiveness for lying against the Holy Spirit because it kills a person to God. If the Holy Spirit is lied to, then it makes a lie of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “Therefore, I say to you, any sin and blasphemy will be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.” Matthew 12:31 Peter, being filled with the Holy Spirit, saw right through the false spirit of charity and saw the conniving wolf. With the fiery tongue of the Holy Spirit, Peter boldly reveals to Ananias that he knows what he and his wife are doing. Ananias fell down dead.

“Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that Satan has so filled your heart that you have lied to the Holy Spirit and have kept for yourself some of the money you received for the land? 
Didn’t it belong to you before it was sold?
And after it was sold, wasn’t the money at your disposal? 
What made you think of doing such a thing? You have not lied just to human beings but to God.” When Ananias heard this, he fell down and died. 
And great fear seized all who heard what had happened. 
Then some young men came forward, wrapped up his body, and carried him out and buried him.”
Acts 5:3-6

Marriages Conspiring Against the Holy Spirit.
The wife does exactly the same thing as the husband, their marriage was based on not allowing God to be pleased. They both came against the charitable attitude of human decency that blooms in the presence of the Holy Spirit. That is what living for the mark of the beast does. Sitting in the privacy of their home, they were conspiring against the Holy Spirit, discussing the scam that they would run. They were prospering in all of their falsehoods while making war with God. I imagine they decided on the right size of the donation to make the receiver accept a “bribe” against the Holy Spirit. Peter didn’t believe them and refused to accept any part of a donation that offended the Spirit of Christ. Lying to the Holy Spirit causes death to God, and when Peter revealed the scam, she literally fell down dead.

The thing that has power over physiology does not want anything to be done that gives an inch to Jesus Christ, God, or the Holy Spirit. It forms emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that it expects everyone to live by. It is the mark of the beast. It might be OK to give $20.00 to one person but not to another. Everything has to be done to please it. For example, because Peter was a man full of the Holy Spirit, Ananias and his wife would be led by the mark of the beast to hold back from being honest with Peter. Ananias would be able to keep the ill-gotten money as his reward. Making war against the Holy Spirit is a pathway to eternal torment.

“About three hours later his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 
Peter asked her, “Tell me, is this the price you and Ananias got for the land?”
“Yes,” she said, “that is the price.”
Peter said to her, “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord? Listen!
The feet of the men who buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out also.”
At that moment she fell down at his feet and died. 
Then the young men came in and, finding her dead,
carried her out and buried her beside her husband.”
“Great fear seized the whole church and all who heard about these events.”
Acts 5:7-11

“….to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets,“
‘I will not impose any other burden on you, except to hold on to what you have until I come.’”
“I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”
Revelation 2:24-25, 3:11

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