Delivered By
Dr. R.E. Banks Sr.
Delivered On
July 11, 2021 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
Genesis 2:24
“How It All Got Started”, Msg. 9

Due to living in an ever-changing, fast paced world, relationships are under attack. Good and evil are at war. Mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, brothers and sisters, and husbands and wives are finding it difficult to stay unified and get along. There was a time when phrases like, “two peas in a pod”, “glued to the hip”, or “inseparable” were commonplace to describe many couples. The definition of inseparable is being incapable of being separated or disjoined. Always together. Very intimate.

There are evil forces attempting to get those who are partners to flip on each other to change loyalty to one another. When Adam awakened from his deep sleep, after God removed his side. Adam was introduced to his new wife. It was a covenant relationship; like when you take God’s hand. Adam joyfully declared, “This is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.”

“Therefore, shall a man leave his father and his mother...”
Adam knew nothing about leaving his father’s house for the sake of a wife. God made sure this was to set the understanding for marriage into motion; the wants of Adam after observing the relationships of the creatures with which God had entrusted him. Yet he had no success of finding a mate; his feminine self.

Amongst the animals there was no suitable partner for man. God personally brought Adam his counterpart, his feminine self. When a man or woman marries, they leave the dependence, comfort, and security of their parents’ authority. The couple breaks apart from the parent-child relationship. They separate from siblings and other family. They are not cutting ties but developing a new relationship with each other. Your spouse now becomes your chief priority; and you adjust and prioritize your friendships. Leave behind your previous single lifestyle. “…and shall cleave unto his wife.”

God said the Sabbath and marriage were the two ordinances instituted in innocence. The former was for the preservation of the church and the latter was for the preservation of mankind. When we cleave, both spouses need to be less dedicated to self and more to the union. Bond to your mate. Your marriage is the most important relationship, next to God, and needs to be placed on the front burner. To have a God-ordained marriage, you must work at it. Do things together. Talk things out, pray things through, admit when you are wrong, and seek God’s counsel on a regular basis. Do not quit. Cleave. We must be in one flesh. A spiritual oneness. A communion of heart and body. We become one from two.

God separates His image into two: male and female. Then He brings the female to the male to become one flesh. God separates them only to combine them again because His mission is to build the human race and to multiply mankind. How glued is glued? One flesh. Two halves equaling one whole in the Lord. I believe that God took Adam’s right side designating where Eve should stand by him.

After God stitched the couple up (the divine hook-up) no one should be able to separate them. What God has joined together, let no man put asunder. In the words of Natalie Cole’s song, “…Just you and me. It’s so wonderful to know you’ll always be around.”

In Romans 8:38-39, the apostle Paul said, “…nothing shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus…” The key is that we must be anchored in our marriages and in the Lord.