Clear Principles for a Blissful Marriage (Part 2) By Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Topic: Clear Principles for a Blissful Marriage (Part 2)
Welcome to another segment on family success. Today, I want to go a step further and look at the things you must avoid to truly enjoy the honour that is in marriage.
You must ensure that you keep the marriage bed pure to enjoy the honour in marriage. The Word of God says, Marriage is honourable in all and the bed undefiled… (Hebrews 13:4). The word ‘undefiled’ there simply means kept pure. If this was impossible, God won’t tell you to do it. Romans 12:1 says, I beseech you therefore brethren by the mercies of God that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service. In order words the presentation of your body unto the Almighty God, as a living sacrifice is your reasonable service unto God. Any service done unto God without your body being a living sacrifice is not acceptable. It does not matter what you do and the volume of money you give in church every day, if your body is not kept pure, that service is not acceptable unto God.
Whether single or married, illicit sexual affairs render your service to God unrewardable and will deprive you of enjoying the honour He has destined for you in marriage. God is much more interested in your person than your money or what you can do. When your person is acceptable unto God then your service will become acceptable.
Marriage is honourable in all when the bed is undefiled. Single men and ladies, if you must enjoy honour in your family life, when you get into marriage, you must lay a good foundation for it by keeping yourselves pure. God’s Word tells us in 1 Timothy 4:12, Let no man despise thy youth… Refuse to submit yourself to the deception of the devil.
Many people get emotionally distorted when they defile the marriage bed to the extent that it affects their marital life. You can save your marriage from torments by keeping your life pure. If you are fond of jumping from one man to another as a single lady, today, I decree that the fire of the Lord falls on you and consumes that dirty habit in Jesus’ name.
When you defile the marriage bed, you are behaving like a beast and whatever happens to a beast can happen to you anytime. Therefore, you must make a change in the right direction in the name of Jesus Christ. The later part of our anchor scripture says, …but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. The word ‘whore’ simply means harlot. Give no room to the devil if your soul is actually precious to you. When you get into defiling the marriage bed, whether you are single or married, it is because your soul is not precious to you. Refuse to fall a victim if you truly have value for yourself. Don’t say you want to earn yourself a living by prostituting because God will judge those who do that. Stop it! Don’t wait for the fire of God to come upon you, plead for His mercy and call upon Him now that He is ready to hear you.
If your family has been scattered by adulterers or whoremongers, it shall be restored in the name of Jesus.
The kingdom of God suffereth violence and the violent take it by force (Matthew 11:12). Take the honour in marriage that is your heritage in Christ by force, by stopping every harlotry in your life. Receive grace to practice the Word of God, so that you can truly enjoy the honour destined for you in marriage in Jesus’ name.
EXTRA MARITAL AFFAIRS
Let no man or woman lure you into having affairs with whosoever is not your husband or wife. Don’t say everybody is doing it and the world now has really advanced. The world cannot be more advanced than the Word of God. Indecency and indiscipline have put so many young people into trouble today.
Marital affairs are meant exclusively to be between husband and wife. Without holiness, the struggle continues. Sexual immorality is the reason many married and singles are struggling in life. The marital relationship is a seal of the covenant and it is sacred. The Word of God says, Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge (Hebrews 13:4).
It is not your pastor that will judge, but God Himself is the judge. Remember that it is a fearful thing to fall under the judgement of God. Adultery is very cancerous and it kills respect between couples. Instead of enjoying the honour of marriage, such actions bring shame.
All manner of venereal diseases is on the streets today and adultery and fornication are one of the distribution channels for it.
If you are not born again and you want to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, then say this prayer: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. I accept You as my Lord and personal Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for delivering me from sin and satan to serve the living God and thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.
Congratulations! If you prayed this simple prayer of faith with me, you are now born again and a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write to share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org, 07026385437 OR 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).
Pastor Faith Oyedepo is the wife of Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide a.k.a. Winners’ Chapel, and Senior Pastor of Faith Tabernacle, Canaanland, Ota, Nigeria.