Do You Have To Marry To Prove A Point? (4)
Jesus is Rock behind every successful marriage
(…continues from part 3…)
4) Ahab, king of the Northern kingdom of Israel, had a covenant with Jehovah. By marrying a princess of heathenism, he desecrated his house, God’s home, by the reason of the covenant Israel has with the LORD, their God. You cannot marry to prove a mundane point, no matter how important the issue. Did the wisest Solomon not marry foreign princesses for the promotion of interstate relationship and trade? With all the phenomenality of his sagacity, Solomon could not manage the ungodly conjugality. Marriage is strictly God’s business; it is run according to His precepts. Do not go into marriage to please: the lady, the man, your friends, your parents or your spiritual leader.
Let me shed the light of marital truthfulness. If you cannot find the woman to handle your spiritual requirements, or, as pertaining to the woman, if you have not found the man whose requirements fit your capability, forget about marriage until further notice. With fervency of prayers, the solution to your marital problem comes to put “Hallelujah!” in your mouth. In the Book of Genesis chapter 24, verse 15 it reads: “And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder.” The LORD God of Abraham heard the prayer of Abraham’s servant, probably Eliezer, who sought for a good companion for Isaac. Let us look at another concept.
Unnecessary attachment ends in divorce
There is this Levite concept concerning marriage, as explained by the scriptural erudition of Reverend Chris Okotie. The Levite is a priest, the origin of his sobriquet comes from Genesis 29:34 “And she conceived again, and bare a son; and said, Now this time will my husband be joined unto me, because I have born him three sons: therefore was his name called Levi.” The Hebraic Lêvı̂y (lay-vee’) means: ‘joined to’; it comes from its root lâvâh (law-vaw’): ‘attached’. Some hunters of marital settlements will look for those they can get themselves attached to. For the fact that spiritual incompatibility destroys marriages on account of the fact that the Devil will do everything to ensure noncompliance of God’s instructions, the attachment becomes what happens to artificial hair attachment; it begins to cause a most repugnant itch.
Not being able to stand it, the attachment has to be detached from the natural hair for peace actuation. This is why divorce is on the increase. Terms and conditions of marital bliss stand on two poles of: “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church;” and the correlative, “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands.” You do not need a Levite (a spurious attachment) of a spouse. “The Levite, if you remember,” Pastor Okotie taught, “did nothing to help the injured victim of the parable on the Good Samaritan. He passed by.” He will only love the collection of money and goodies of marriage. At the sight of trouble, the Levite of a spouse detaches from the business. Only the couple who shares genuine interests from the hearts of Christianity must venture into marriage to the satisfaction of the Most High.
Marriages must be plugged into God’s Word.
You, as the husband, are the high priest; you are involved in God’s matters as far as the marriage is concerned. The high priest needs a true aid for the actualization of the spiritual role of involvement. The wife’s submission goes a long way to establish the marriage on the Rock of Ages. It is the additional praying tongue that translates to what mathematics cannot explain all because it is the LORD’s doing, culminating in marvelous spectacle. What am I saying? When the man of the house says a thing, that is the voice of one praying; when the woman of the man of the house says, “Yes,” to the man’s instruction, she becomes the second person of spiritual contribution that yields more than the expected times two, found in Deuteronomy 32:30 “How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?” Israel had gone the disappointing route of apostasy and the oracular afflatus wondered how one uncircumcised Roman soldier would chase a thousand army of Israel whose Rock is the true God.
Getting born again is a conscious effort on the part of an individual. Get born again. Say this sinner’s prayer.
“Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I confess with my mouth that Jesus is Lord and I receive Him now as my Lord and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen!”
(…to be continued…)
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