In that world they neither marry nor are given in marriage (Lk.20:35,36)
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Let’s talk about the families of the future. Many people are confused about these words of Jesus Christ: «But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world ,and the resurrection from the dead , neither marry,nor are given in marriage…» (Lk.20:35,36).
Because, first of all, many people can’t imagine their lives without having kids and families. Not everyone in this world was able to find their soul mate, have kids, or raise them happily.
Secondly, many are taught that all people will become angels and will live in Heaven. And since angels are spirits they do not need families. Or maybe we shouldn’t take seriously Jesus’ words because he was answering to Sadducees who did not believe in the resurrection. And this becomes even more confusing .
But is it so ?
What did Jesus mean, when He said «they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world ,and the resurrection from the dead , neither marry,nor are given in marriage» ? (Lk 20:35,36). What does «that world» and «the resurrection from the dead» mean ? And whose wife in the resurrection will be the woman that had seven husbands ?Lets learn from the Bible.
1) What does «that world» mean ?
The Bible says that during the 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ people will build houses, plant vineyards, and bear children for happiness ,not for distress as it is in this world (Isa.38:8; 65:21-23). It is also known that even a 100-year old will look young. The aging process will stop.
That means that «that world» is NOT the 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ: During the Millennium all inhabitants of the Earth will be marrying and being given in marriage ,but in a different way.
Accidental marriages will not be there. Everyone will be able to ask God to give him exactly his own pair, according to his correspondence, and not to create family with the first passerby (Gen.2:18,20-23).
Ultimately, all mankind that filled the Earth according to God’ purpose, by the end of the 1000 years , will have been divided into happy pairs ,as it was originally purposed . Husband and wife will form the foundation of the righteous society of the Earth –in Jehovah’s eternity. (Gen.2:27,28; Rev.21:3,4; 22:1,2).
2) What does it mean to be accounted worthy to obtain that world ,and the resurrection from the dead ?
Jesus Himself answered to this question : God’s children should be understood as those brought back to life, who are EQUAL TO THE ANGELS –ARE NOT SUBJECT TO DEATH ANY LONGER. For they are God’s children by being CHILDREN OF THE RESURRECTION (Lk.20:35,36).
Jesus didnt say that all people will become angels. However, he did say that those who become God’s children and obtain “that world” will be EQUAL to the angels in regard to EVERLASTING LIFE . For «God’s children of “that world» death will be no more. But when death will be no more for all living on Earth ? That will be «that world».
It is known from the Bible that in the 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ (Millennium) second death will be no more only for 144000 living in Heaven. All others brought back to life in new bodies on Earth will still be subject to death. That is why even if a 100 years old «child» sins in the Millenium he will die.(Isa.65:20).
And after one thousand years in a final test some will fall under Satan’s wicked influence and will die of Jehovah’s fire that will come down out of heaven and devour them.(Rev.20:7-10).
That means that death will be no more for all living on Earth AFTER Millennium: All integrity-keepers will step into eternity.(Rev.20:14,15;21:3,4).
Those stepped into eternity will become «children of the resurrection»: God’s children ,achieved total victory over sin for 1000 years and THEREFORE — true resurrection from the dead .
The sting of death — sin — won’t be able to harm them because it will not be forever. Jehovah Himself will accept them as His children (1Cor.15:56; Rev.2:7-11; 20:12-14; 21:7).
It is important to understand : Coming back to life itself in new bodies on Earth by Jesus’ voice in the Millenium , does not make anyone «God’s son» automatically. That is why all those brought back to life in new bodies and lived to be 100 years old «boys» still can die for their sins.(Isa.65:20).
But if new body does not make people God’s children , then what does ?
Only holiness and integrity of spiritual perfection can make people Jehovah’s children and children of the resurrection. To this people will go on Earth for 1000 years .
After 1000 years Jehovah Himself on the Heavenly throne will welcome a great crowd of His holy ones , when Jesus hands them over to his God Jehovah (Rev.20:11;7:9,10;1Cor.15:24;25,28).
Now lets put all the pieces from Jesus’ words into one picture :
«…but they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world ,and the resurrection from the dead , neither marry,nor are given in marriage… (Lk 20:35,36)
«That world»— is a «day everlasting«. It will start AFTER the Christ’s thousand year reign (2Pe.3:18).
Resurrection from the dead — is not just coming back to life in the Millennium by Jesus’ voice (Joh.5:28,29) It is total victory over sin and achievement of spiritual perfection(holiness) by the end of the Millennium.
The final test will show who achieved holiness, and who is Devil’s companion and deserves the eternal destruction.(Rev.20:7-10).
And those on Earth who step into eternity AFTER one thousand years –are the ones who will be EQUAL to the angels — because they will never die . Everyone who is faithful to Jehovah in the final test on Earth will be granted to eat of the tree of life , as previously (before the Millennium) It was granted to the first 144000 who achieved victory over sin (Rev.2:7,20:6;21:3,4;22:1,2).
The only question left is : In the resurrection whose wife will become the woman that had seven husbands ?
After we all pay death for our sins of this world (Hb.9:27)- all marriages of this world (of that woman too) will be annuled . In the Millenium all people who are in «God’s book of life» will come back to life (Mal.3:16;Rev.17:8;Joh.5:28,29).
To all people that are brought back to life (to that woman too,if she will be resurrected) will be given the second chance to create a happy family and produce children. Everyone will be able to ask God to give him exactly HIS own pair, according to his correspondence, so a wife ,according to Jehovah’s purpose, will harmoniously settle into the place of the missing rib of her husband, not anybody else’s man (Gen.2:18,20-24;Isa.65:21-25).
Those who have found their soul mate in this world will be able to continue their union in the Millennium: God will also give them to each other as he gave Rebekah to Isaac, and Rachel to Jacob. In the Millennium, no one will deceive Jacob and impose on him unloved Leah. And the woman from Luke 20:33 will have her husband, and not the fact that he will certainly be one of the seven.
Children, as those brought back to life in the Millennium, and those born — all will grow up in God’s upbringing, and they will also find their own pair.
All mankind by the end of the 1000 years will have been divided into pairs. Those who die — will die in pairs according to the example of Adam and Eve, because husband and wife of the Millennium will be the essence of one- If one is tempted, then the other will be tempted also. Only loyal pairs to Jehovah will remain- holy ones.
So, this is how Jesus’ words will be fulfilled. They which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world , and the resurrection from the dead , neither marry,nor are given in marriage:
For all married couples, admitted to the tree of life and to Jehovah’s eternity, there will be no need to marry anymore .
And they will be equal to the angels — live forever, everyone with his soul mate.
All holy society that has filled the Earth will be ready for the perception of new, next horizons of Jehovah’s intentions. For eye has not seen and ear has not heard,neither have there been conceived in the heart of man the things that God has prepared for those who love Him. (1Cor.2:9)
That is what we ourselves expect and believe in.
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