BY PASTOR PAUL RIKA
(Int'l Director Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide)
MONDAY OCTOBER 7, 2019
TEXT: Genesis 2:18-25
Key verse: James 5:16 “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
This is the original plan of God for marriage – for the couples to live pleasurable, peaceful, enjoyable family life, where two of them will spend their time naked before one another without shame. That is being opened to one another without secret. This is oneness indeed.
This is why God set the solitary in families, Psalms 68:6a, so they can have true companionship together. The ideal situation is the husband working very hard to satisfy the wife in everything and the wife striving to please the husband and help him in every area. A life of harmony, without quarrel, secrecy, bickering, hatred, malice, bitterness etc.
The family of Adam and Eve progressed blissfully and joyfully before the devil intruded subtly. After the fall of Adam and Eve, however the story changed. Things fell apart, accusation, self-defense, shifting blame on one another etc. This is the case of marriages in the world. But God expects the marriage of the redeemed to be different as their life is supposed to return to the original state- the image of God.
Today, we see marriages of the believers where the couples instead of enjoying their marriage, are enduring in such marriage, one of the couples may have backslidden and living a carnal life that is hurting
the partner. Such couples should not live and die in silence, that is why this topic is being treated to point out to couples that God has provided able men and materials for healing their marriages in order to make it to heaven. Such marriages must be healed.
Your marriage can be the gate to heaven or hell. Do not think that maintaining a happy and holy marital life is optional, because going to heaven for you depends on it. So work hard to sustain a harmonious pleasurable marriage by prayer, studying and meditating on the scriptures, regular fellowship with brethren, consulting able men in counselling when your marriage is hurting you beyond your power and equipping yourself with relevant, holy materials.
Thought for the day:
Your marriage can be the gate to heaven or hell
Song for the day:
Dwelling together, how happy we shall be....
Bible reading for the day:
PASTOR PAUL RIKA