The king was so distraught that he went into the village below, tore his royal garments and put on a peasant's robe, and dusted his face with ash and soot. As he wandered the lands,he ended up in a deep, dark valley where he met up with some heathens and for a short season, he fell into their sinful ways while in his despair. But coming to his godly senses, he went off into a graveyard and repented of his sin of residuals of "the old man". There in the graveyard, he buried "the old man" for good, he wiped his tears, and he took up companionship with the Spirit of God. He returned to wandering the land in search of his once cherished treasure. After many long days and nights in his search, he came to the edge of a great blackened wall of the Forbidden Kingdom. As he looked upward, his eyes met a radiant, brilliant light coming from a window high above in the forbidden castle. There, polished to perfection was the king's lost treasure. When the King reported to the authorities that he had found his long lost treasure, the THIEF, The Evil Knight, lied and surrounded himself with those who would join him in his lies and he convinced the authorities that he had legally purchased this treasure and it now belonged to him. With no sense of remorse, the Evil Knight took the treasure into his black cloak, walked back into his dark castle and gleefully took his place behind a locked door.
The king was devastated, escorted away by guards and set outside of the forbidden kingdom. The king fell to his knees and went to His Heavenly Father in prayer and God assured the king that He (God) would one day soon bring the truth to light. The King humbled himself, placed his trust in his Heavenly Father's ownership of vengeance, justice and truth, and the King returned to his castle where he went forward in the business of being the best King he could possibly be for the kingdom God had blessed and ordained him to rule and reign in for the rest of his life..
You may be asking what is the moral of the allegoric story and it is simply this-- I have used this story as an allegory or illustration of what happens when a man steals another man's wife in an adulterous situation. The characters are pretty obvious I believe: The King (the husband), the "Treasure" (the Queen), and the "Dark knight", the adulterer (thief). What I need to emphasis, that may not have been made clear in the aforementioned scenario is the "treasure" (The Queen) in all of her "treatment of her King as the "prize possession and God's Gift to the King" was nurtured to near perfection and she radiated and beamed with the ability to seduce another man who was seeking another man's treasure. The Dark Knight was a thief and the "treasure" willingly embraced him as they sped off into the black of night into a forbidden kingdom. Their adulterous affair not only left the King devastated in losing his gift from God, but it also served as a blatant sin against God and what His Word (The Bible) says about the issue of adultery.
I can relate to this aforementioned allegory in a personal way...I will just say I have someone very near to me who has experienced a similar situation. The person's wife was seduced by an unsuspecting leader in a church and she and the leader began to have an affair. This reality devastated the man to the point that he did wander off and fall into a sinful scenario, but later repented, and God restored him and placed him in the ministry where he began to flourish. His wife later married the seducing leader and they went on to have a family. The woman was a very wise, beautiful and spiritual woman of God and her new husband was successful, in his own right, with a ministry and together they believe they are flourishing with the blessing of God. They truly believe God has united them together and they claim to be very happy.
Perhaps in a different situation or scenario case I would be happy for their happiness, but there still is the issue of adultery. What folks don't realize is an adulterous affair doesn't always begin with an exchange of sexual encounters. An "emotional" affair is equally as dangerous and eventually can (and often does) lead to sexual infidelity. My close friend has since been able to move forward with his life-- he has forgiven the offense, has refused to live with any bitterness and resentment. In doing so, God continues to bless him in his life. But not all stories like this one has an happy ending for the man who lost his "God-given treasure". Adultery can be destructive and even though those involved in this sin seem to be moving forward and they seem fine in their daily lives, there still remains the need for true repentance. My friend has understood their sin is truly between them and God. He continues to pray for God's best in this situation. He has expressed, however, "Let not my ability to forgive the offense be mistaken as someone who is passive-aggressive. If I did not know Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior as I do, I would allow my flesh to seek vindication. But praise God, I refuse to go there because I know that ultimately "Vengeance (and judgment) belongs to God alone. May God have mercy on them for the rest of their lives". My dear friend has demonstrated what it is to walk in forgiveness and the Love of Christ. I could only wish that I could be half the man of God my friend is.
I don't claim to be any kind of expert concerning the issue of divorce as a result of an adulterous affair, but I do know the Bible does address the issue. In Mark 19:9 says, "And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery. God has much to say concerning the issues of divorce and adultery. These two issues are an epidemic in the Body of Christ (The Church) today and God loves His people too much to allow these sins to continue amongst His Children. I have said it before and I will BOLDLY say it again, "There is a revival coming to America in these last days but it WILL NOT BE A HOLY GHOST...GOOSEBUMP....HAND CLAPPING...DANCING Revival. It is going to be a REVIVAL OF REPENTANCE. We, as Christians, need to realize that judgment will begin with God's people first. We need to be hitting our knees and repenting folks. Humility and prayers of repentance must come forth-- and if we do, God says He wlll hear from heaven and He WILL heal our land. (2 Chronicles 7:14) GOD HAVE MERCY ON AMERICA TODAY! SELAH!" 1. [Hudson. J :2015]
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1. Hudson. J. [ Midnight Cry Ministries. https://www.facebook.com/jay.hudson 20/03/15]
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