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True Love Waits part two

True Love Waits

part two

By Laura McDonald Once the covenant is complete the two parties have become bound to one another and a powerful exchange takes place. Example of two tribes in Africa. Tribe “A” is good at growing crops but not good at fighting. Tribe “B” is good at fighting but not good at growing crops. The two tribes decide to come together and make a covenant. The two chiefs come together, and decide the rules of the covenant. An incision is made in the flesh of each chief and their blood is mingled together and they each drink it – they have cut the covenant. From that day on the tribes are no longer separate, a powerful exchange has taken place and the two tribes have become one. Whatever one tribe has now belongs to the other and vice a versa. Tribe “A” will grow food and give to tribe “B” and if any enemies come against tribe “A” then tribe “B” will fight them. God set up marriage to be a covenant. God designed marriage to be a formal binding agreement between a man and a woman. Genesis 2:24 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” They are to come together and make a covenant with one another They are write down the “rules” of the covenant – we call this the marriage vows (you vow to love in sickness and in health, until death do us part, etc. Then the couple is to cut the covenant with the shedding of blood. How do they do this? By having sex for the first time. On the inside of every woman is a small membrane that is broken the first time she has sex. When that membrane is broken a tiny amount of blood is shed. There is no scientific or medical reason for that membrane to be there. God put it there so that a man and a woman could “cut the covenant” on their wedding night. Once the covenant is “cut” the man and woman are bound to one another forever. A powerful exchange has taken place: whatever belongs to the man now also belongs to the woman, and whatever belongs to the woman now also belongs to the man. They are no longer two people, but they have become one.