MFM Mountain Top Life Daily Devotional 24 January 2019 By Dr. D.K Olukoya – Not God’s Idea (I)
TOPIC: Not God’s Idea (I) (Mountain Of Fire and Miracle Ministries, MFM Daily Devotional 24 January 2019)
FIRE SCRIPTURE: Genesis 2:21-25
Bible In One Year: Exodus 9-11; Matthew 15:21-39
MEMORY VERSE: “A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach.” – 1 Timothy 3:2
Christian marriage originated from God, it is God’s idea and the foundation of social structure called family. Man is redefining so many things God has created and made beautiful from the beginning. Sometimes, people attribute it to modernisation; some attribute it to lack of contentment and inquisitiveness on the part of man. Christian marriage is one of the institution man is erroneously redefining. God is the originator and founder of the institution of marriage. It is solely His idea. He has plan, purpose and blueprint on how it should be constituted, those who are supposed to come together in the conjugal union, the roles of each party in the covenant partnership, the benefits of partners fulfilling their parts of the covenant and the consequences of not doing so.
Not all marriages are Godly. They are not Godly because they are not following the blueprint and divine manual enshrined in God’s word (the Bible). Today, divorce and separation rates have reached an alarming height. Couples run their marriages based on human ideas and wisdom rather than God’s idea. Some are even using the devil’s idea and methods to run their marriages, neglecting the word of God. Beloved, this is the main reason the world records thousands of cases of failed marriages on a daily basis.
Marriages that are established on ungodly and sinful foundations are bound to fail and collapse. What are these kinds of marriages that we find in the world today? First, it is not God’s idea that a man should get married to another man or a woman to another woman. God’s standard and idea is marriage between a man and a woman (Genesis 2:21-25).
Second, it is not God’s idea that a man or woman should get married to his blood relation (brother, sister, cousin, nephew, niece, step brother, step sister, step mother and step father, etc.) as is the practice in some parts of the world today. Incest is a great sin in the sight of the Lord (Leviticus 18:1-18; Deuteronomy 20:11-21).
In addition, it is not God’s idea that a Christian get married to an unconverted pagan. Abraham stressed this point to Eliazar, his servant, when he sent Eliazar to go and get a wife for Isaac (Genesis 24). The patriarch knew the implication of a circumcised person getting married to an uncircumcised person. Besides, God Himself acknowledged that Abraham would obey Him and ensure that his household does so too. Conversely, the Bible records that Solomon did not end as well as he started with God (1 Kings 11:1-8). Beloved, to obey is better than sacrifice. Be wise!
A GODLY MARRIAGE PRODUCES GODLY CHILDREN WHO ARE ASSETS TO THE SOCIETY AT LARGE.
Your marriages shall experience the peace of God.
- I remove my marriage from the dominion of the powers of darkness, in the name of Jesus.
- I reject every spirit of financial embarrassment in my marriage, in the name of Jesus.
- I kick out every spirit of error in my marriage, in the name of Jesus.
- O God my Father, give me the power to do Your will in my marriage, in the name of Jesus.
- I cancel every evil vow affecting me negatively, in the name of Jesus.
- I destroy the time table of the enemy for my life, in the name of Jesus.
- I remove my name and my family’s name from the register of untimely death, in the name of Jesus.
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MOUNTAIN TOP LIFE is a daily devotional by Dr. D.K Olukoya (General Overseer, Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries, Worldwide)
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