Posted by: biblestudyseattle | January 7, 2013

Heavenly sex

Most things in this life are shadows of heaven.  For example, among trees, evergreens foreshadow eternal life as they never lose their leaves.  Deciduous trees represent mortality as they lose their leaves every year.  Stars represent those in heaven, while the moon represents the bride of Christ.  The Sun represents the Son.  And on and on…

On the positive side of life, we can expect everything in heaven to be better.  Happiness in heaven will be better, food will be better, the weather will be better, etc.  And also sex. What?? That sounds scandalous, given that most (all?) people have some association of sex as ‘dirty’.  All people have some measure of Adam & Eve’s sexual shame (stemming from the fall) passed on to them.

But did not Mary conceive by the Holy Spirit?  Granted, she was not aware of it, but here you have the mating of God and man, no?  The church is called the bride of Christ many places.  When Jesus marries the church, are they not to have children?  Would this not be a mountaintop experience for him & her?  Could this be part of the “Joy set before him”?

“…looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”  Hebrews 12:2

No doubt this joy encompasses many things, but why not sex?  Jesus is a pure virgin who has saved himself for his bride.  This is great news for Christians with a disappointing or nonexistent sex life.

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