I greet and welcome you to KHC couples’ devotional this morning. It feels great to share with you wisdom gleaned from God’s word for our marriage. This morning, let’s jointly consider the beneath scriptures:
Luk 8:1-2 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils.
One of the major things we can apply from the above scriptures is that the same individual marked out for use in the divine plan of God is the same individual that the devil wants to use to implement his plans. The devil does not have any original work. What he does is to look at God’s establishment, creation, and expression, then craftily lures himself into the driving seat of such establishment with the aim of taking control.
Having highlighted the above, I will like us to consider the concept of marriage as the coming together of two individuals, set and helped to fulfill God’s purpose(s).
Marriage is a replica of what God initiated at creation (the power that lies in unison) “let us”. Remember he said it is not good for man to be alone. It was no other person’s intention but God’s intention.
Let this be a reference point, to invalidate one of the lies of the devil sliding into the church in the form of “spiritual feminism”. There is nothing like it. Those quoting “there is neither male nor female but we all one in Christ Jesus” will not give you the complete rendition of the scriptures.
Apostle Paul was talking about our inheritance in Christ Jesus and not our hierarchical placement. These same set of people are eager to dismiss the scriptures that says “the head of every man is Christ while the head of the woman is the man”.
Summarily, let not any mis/uninformed feminists push you out of place. We are of them that agree that we are created to complement each other but we still understand our divine positioning.
Your marriage is a powerful tool in the hand of God and it can also be a wrecking tool in the hand of the devil. Just like the scriptures that we have above, the same women that were divinely positioned to partner with the ministry of Jesus were the same afflicted with infirmities and filled with demons. wow!
I declare this morning that every demonic in-filling in your marriage be dispelled in the name of Jesus.
We have to be on the look-out as individuals and as couples. We cannot allow willing or unwilling submission of control of our lives and our homes to the devil. This can however happen when “you find yourself at loggerheads with your spouse most times”. In such cases, you need no word of knowledge to discern that the devil is trying to use either your ignorance or his tricks on you and ultimately on your marriage.
You keep finding yourself in compromising situations as a man or woman outside the borders of your marriage. Sir/ma, the devil is trying to hurl you off the driving seat of purpose and you have to resist him. Our coming together in marriage as children of God is and should always be an advantage and never a disadvantage and this should not be undermined and underutilized at any time.
Let us note that what God has designed to be an advantage can be a gross disadvantage if we are not careful or mindful. We have to horn our marital sobriety and watchful skills in the place of prayers (always), studying, and learning to live the best.
Our homes remain blessed!
CONFESSION FOR TODAY
My Marriage will glorify God
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Let every wrong content in my marriage be dispelled in the name of Jesus
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
Marriage is a replica of what God initiated at creation.
ACTION PLAN FOR TODAY
Take note of trouble/delicate spot in your marriage and present them before God