christian marriage

CHOOSING FOR YOURSELF?

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    By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “So he fed them according to the integrity of his heart; and guided them by the skilfulness of his hands” ( Psalm 78:72)

Read: Genesis 2:21-22

psalm78In Genesis 24:1-6, not only was Abraham concerned about Isaac’s bride, he ensured his chief servant was put under oath to pick from his home town. For many years, Abraham sojourned in Canaan – the promised land yet when it came to choosing a wife for his son Isaac, he went home. A time to marry is a time to return home – to the Body of Christ.

Every believer has his or her spouse waiting in the Body of Christ, not necessarily in the same denomination. Are you single and trusting God for a husband or wife? Go back to the Body of Christ. Once you have accepted God’s verdict that unbelievers are completely out of it – no matter how intelligent, rich, understanding or compatible the fellow may be, the next thing is to decide whether you want to choose by yourself, through some assistance by men, or you want God to choose for you.

You are free to choose a fellow believer as a marriage partner but there are high risks involved in this. It is possible the fellow you see as very zealous, up and doing and an ideal spouse could be putting up an act, or may be a spiritual weight. Many believers have fallen prey to such actors in the past and are today full of regrets.

A promising young brother got involved with a sister who joined the church. She went through the young converts class and was water-baptized. Before the pastor knew it, they were seeing each other and eventually fell into fornication. After the brother was disciplined, he went ahead to marry the lady. Years later, the initial fire in the brother refused to ignite.

He continued to serve God peripherally. When he was being considered for a ministerial training, his wife was the excuse. Her presence in his life had quenched the Pentecostal fire in him. Younger believers have come and over taken the brother, yet his eyes have not opened to his persistent lukewarm state. Another reason not to choose by yourself is that whatever you use as criteria for your choice may not stand the test of time.

If you are choosing him because he is rich or choosing her because she is very pretty, what happens when that wealth or beauty disappears tomorrow? You can be sure that will become a big problem. Also, human beings are generally limited in their ability to make right choices. You may be choosing that fellow because of what you can see today instead of looking at his tomorrow. Let God choose for you!

Some pastors manipulate their members to marry only from their local parish contrary to the will of God. Never play God in the lives of those under you!

POLYGAMY NOT ALLOWED

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   By Pastor Enoch Adeboye
Memorise: “Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband” (1 Corinthians 7:2)

Read: 1 Corinthians 7:1-2

polygamy“And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery” (Matthew 19:9).

A Christian who is married but goes ahead to take a second wife, or keeps a mistress outside, or divorces and remarries is an adulterer. In the Old Testament, polygamy was allowed but not without its negative effects on family life. However, in the New Testament, the Lord Jesus brought us back to how it was from the beginning.

Certain practices such as polygamy and divorce were permitted then because of the hardness of their hearts. Having seen the negative effects of such on families, He came to put things right with His grace to support. Anyone who is married but still looks out for sexual gratification from any other woman is an adulterer and is heading for hell.

In Matthew 19:4-6, an equation is given: Two – a man and his wife shall be one flesh. Two, not three or four. This talks about a divine blend into oneness. No polygamous home is one before God because they have failed to meet with Heaven’s equation. It is when two become one that it becomes difficult to separate them. This is why most polygamous homes are faced with division and strife, and break faster than true two-some homes.

If you look at the early church, you will notice that polygamy was out of fashion, but the few who stuck with it were not given any meaningful spiritual assignment (1 Timothy 3:2). God did not make a man to be the husband of two or more wives. That is utter confusion! If your pastor or leader is the husband of more than one wife, run out of that assembly. If your pastor or prophet is married, but still keeps a mistress or freely sleeps with other women, he is a false prophet.

Run away from that assembly before he takes you to hell. A polygamist leader will look for various ways, including scriptures to justify his sin. Abraham was a polygamist but he made restitution concerning Hagar. Were you a polygamist before you got saved? Go to your pastor for counselling.

Lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life are the root causes of polygamy. Ask God to break their hold over you.

I want to marry now prayers

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1.Genesis 49 vs 1 to 3
2. Pray like this, at least 30 minutes at  midnight for 7nights
You curse of ‘I shall not marry’ break in Jesus name.
You curse of ‘I shall not be a mother/father’ break in Jesus name
You curse of ‘I shall remain barren’ break in Jesus name
You curse of ‘I shall not have a successful marriage’ break in Jesus name
You curse of ‘ I shall not excel in marriage’ break in Jesus name
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Bible scriptures on honeymoon

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Deuteronomy 24 vs. 5 – When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.

  1. God wants you to enjoy the wife of your youth
  2. Newly married should live together
  3. Newly weds should not take up jobs that will separate them.

 

 

 

 

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Bible scriptures on wedding honeymoon

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Deut 24 vs 5 – When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.

 

  1. God wants you to enjoy the wife of your youth

 

 

 

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How to choose a right marriage partner

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How to choose a wife from a Godly family background

 

Proverbs 24:3-4: Through wisdom is a house builded; and by understanding it is established: And by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.

 

The place of wisdom, understanding and knowledge in building godly biblical homes is stated in the texts above.

 

A knowledge and understanding of the role of genealogical hereditary and nativity factors/ background of ones spouse will provide the wisdom and understanding in handling the negative issues that arise in the course of attempting to build Christian godly marital and home relationships in this end-time generation of ours. Read the rest of this entry »

Marriage in the Bible

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Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh- Genesis 2 vs. 24

 

This popular scripture teaches several lessons. Read the rest of this entry »

Prayers for family children

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Genesis 49 vs. 3-4 – Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.

  1. Bless your children. Don’t curse them no matter their offences
  2. My children shall become mighty in Jesus name
  3. My children shall become strongmen in Jesus name
  4. My children shall become men of dignity in Jesus name
  5. My children shall have excellent spirit in Jesus name
  6. My children shall become men of power, fame and valour in Jesus name

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Prayers for marriage- Let God intervene and restore my marriage

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By

Bishop T.D. Jakes 

Lord, can there be revival in our marriage? How can something that started out so fresh now seem so stale? I am torn between all the wear. Our intimacy has lost its spontaneity and our love feels canned and uncreative. I need you to break through the veil of politeness that hides our hushed frustration.

            Give me the grace to forgive the things that seem insensitive  in my husband. Give me strength and creativity, patience and humility. Make my heart race with the passion and affection that once came so freely. Please, father teaches me how to be a good wife. Bind us together.

  I must realize that I will always love an imperfect person, and so will he. Maybe I am learning how you really love me as I reach out to this man who doesn’t always seem in touch with where I am. I see that you love me when I am out of touch with you.

             Most of all, Lord, make me like you. Hover over us.  Fashion me fro my husband and him for me. Breathe fresh like into our love and allow us to be friends again, to laugh and play again. I miss the way it’s used to be. Take us back, dear Lord. Take us back. Than you for knowing what to do with our hearts. I believe there will be change because of you.

Christian sermon on faith healing

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Memorize: “Jesus said unto her, I am the

resurrection and the life: he that beliveth in me,

though he were dead ye shall he live” (John 11:25)

 

Read Genesis 18:9-14

 

 When the Lord told Sarah that she would have a son, she was about 90 years while her husband was 100 years old. It was a long time since she last had her menses.

 

She read the news according to their aging and retiring bodies and sang a dirge. But God asked her a question: “is anything too hard for the Lord” He is the God who is never too late. Anytime He arrives is the right time even if man’s reasoning is contrary.

 

In John 11:21-23, when the Lord showed up to Mary and Martha, they felt if He had come a few days earlier, he could have prevented Lazarus from dying. Now that he was dead, it was too late. He deliberately delayed so that He could maximize the glory that would be given to His Father.

 

Is God appearing late in your situation? Does He seem not to hear your cries? Are you thinking of throwing in the towel? Don’t, He will intervene in your situation at the right time. His time is the best. God is always on time. He is never too early or too late.

 

  What can God restore? Like the story of Lazarus, God can restore life. In the Name that is above all names, every good thing that is dying or is dead in your life, business or ministry shall live again. God can restore your health totally. In John5:2-9, a man sick for 38 years became history instantly. What is that sickness or disease in your body? This season, the Lord will heal you and restore your health completely.

           

In Genesis 2:21-23, when the First and Original Surgeon performed the first major operation, not a drop of blood was spilled. And no scar was left. Whatever earthly doctors are discovering today, the Great physician had known from the beginning. He still performs operations today.

 

A man was shot during the civil war of the late 60’s. he died but in God’s mercy was forgiven and sends back to earth. On returning to his body, he felt the pain from where he was shot. From that moment, he was carried from hospital to hospital but he got thinner and worse.

 

One day, he was carried into a church. He was a scary as a scarecrow. He looked like a broom stick. When the pastor and members saw them bringing him in, they jumped out though the window. He was abandoned there for long but one day, a doctor and some nurses came and performed and operation on him. He watched everything live. His decayed intestines were removed and replaced with brand new ones. Then he was covered up. No blood or scar. Before leaving He introduced Himself as Dr. Jesus. He will perform your needed operation this season.

 

Source: Pastor Adeboye

 

Prayer life of a christian home

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 DELIVERANCE FROM THE GRIP OF HOME DESTROYERS

Rev. 3:10

Those who experience mysterious misunderstanding borne out of naïve and pretty differences should be aware that they are under the grip of home destroyers. Thereof if your home falls into this category, seek to lose the grip through constant bombardment with prayers.

Ecclesiastes. 4: 9-12: “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone! And if one prevails against him, two shall withstand him, and a threefold cord is not quickly broken.”

 Two are better than one. There is more power when people pray in unity. That is why the Bibles says, “one shall chase a thousand and two ten thousand” (Deuteronomy32:30). One of the symbols of marriage is a triangle. You have God at the top, the husband and the wife at the bottom. This signifies that God is the one holding the marriage together.

 There is a line joining the woman to God and a line joining the man to God. These lines signify their relationship with God. There is also a line joining the man and the woman. The threefold cord is not quickly broken. If we can maintain this relationship, the home destroyers will not succeed.

 When the couples do not neglect the family altar, the enemy cannot penetrate. The family that prays together stay together.

 

Source: Mountain of fire and Miracles