EXPRESS IMAGE GLORY MINISTRIES
THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 5, No. 21 – Sunday, 31st May, 2020
(1 Sam.10:1, 11:14-15, 16:1, 12-13, 2 Sam.2:4, 2 Sam.5:1-5, Ezekiel 16:4)
THE MYSTERY OF UNENDING JOY IN MARRIAGE
A careful look through the above verses will reveal a common sequence of events. It is none other than the commonality of anointing and reanointing, coronation and recorronation. In every event of life, there are always three stages: the start, the midway and the end. No matter how good any start may be, it is expected that the midway should be an improvement of the start. Certainly, the end must always be the perfection of them all.
For the sequences of stratum of improvements to continue, there must be preconditions and attendant conditions. All of the above Scriptures point in the direction of anointing and reanointing for the purpose of kingship. None of them are referrals to the issue of marriage.
But if kingship requires anointing and reanointing, how about marriage which is of more paramount importance? Marriage is so important to such extent that it was never an institution founded by man but by the Almighty. As far as biblical account is concerned, the matter of kingship arose because of rebellion (1 Sam.8:4-22). It is thus an institution formulated and formed by Man.
Notice the incomparable importance of marriage in that before Christ’s earthly ministry began, before the first miracle He performed any where and before his first message, marriage took prominence and foremost priority. Notice also that even Christ’s first miracle was performed at the wedding in Cana of Galilee. So then, the pivotal importance of marriage is such that cannot be overemphasized.
Marriage is for pleasure. Marriage is for partnership. Marriage is meant for the purpose of procreation—the continuity of the human race. Marriage is ultimately meant for the fulfillment of divine purpose of the involved couple (that is, the destiny of the husband and the wife). But it appears that marriage in most instances especially in Christian homes seem to have lost its meaning and purpose. Two hallmark questions are: how is your marriage life today? Is your marriage fulfilling its divine mandate?
Some have argued that the joy and the love in marriage only lasts for seven years. Such statement is nothing else but a spiritual fallacy. Is such statement importing the notion that after the seventh year of marriage, we should get engaged in divorce and move on?
Such a statement is absolutely unscrupulous, nonsensical and abstruse. But really and truly, if your marriage today is not as sweet as your courtship was, then something is wrong and something has to be done and done quickly. What this means is that the wine of joy and love has run out in your marriage.
When you see your spouse approach you from a distance, how do you feel? Do you begin to walk towards him/her? Do you begin to smile towards him/her? If your answers are no, then your marriage needs a reanointing. Do you feel bored when your spouse is around? How is your sex life? Just normal? If the answers again are in the affirmative, you need an immediate attention in marriage. And this is by no other way but by the way of reanointing.
At the point of reanointing, the spiritual problem of every marriage is always duly tackled. The question is how does a reanointing take place regarding Christian marriages? Couples must decide to seek the face of the Lord and agree that at so so time of their marriage (say every three or every five or every seven years), there will be a reanointing of their union.
Marriage and reunion are entirely spiritual, and their antidote when trouble comes must equally be spiritual. Reanointing is done with a minister in attendance having had a prior time of diligently seeking the face of God through prayer and fasting excluding any time of sexual mating between the couple.
Before the arrival of the attending minister, the couple shall have taken a thorough washing of themselves with salted warm water. On arrival, the minister in attendance will not only bless the union afresh but will equally anoint them physically at the end of all things.
After sessions of prayers, the attending minister shall begin by administering the holy communion to the couple. As Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, the attending minister shall attend the reunion with wine purchased with his own money. He shall set table of meal before the couple, bless the meal, open and bless the wine and serve the couple with the wine himself.
The attending minister shall equally anoint the house wherein the couple are resident. Such attending minister of sacred reunion shall not be a woman. It is strictly a male minister’s assignment. On his departure, such attending minister shall not be accompanied that the blessings he has pronounced shall remain within the four walls of the couple’s residence.
Before his departure, the couple shall give him offerings as much as they can. Note, the attending minister shall not have eaten any food since the previous day. Remember that whatever is not of faith is sin. Therefore, all of these spiritual exercise must be done with faith firmly affixed to Him who is the institutor of marriage.
Finally, tell it to them MY people that the accessibility of money to men triggers and turns on the ego in men. The inaccessibility of money to men gives men the sense of being a weakling and triggers a reactive mode and mood in men.
Tell it to them that poverty is a curse. Tell them that by all righteous means men in marriage and before marriage must pursue financial prosperity as they equally pursue growth in righteousness. Tell it to them that I said a marriage without money or financial prosperity is a marriage with fake peace and soon heading for the rocks.
Tell it to them that no stingy husband will find the mercy and favour of the Lord. Tell them that the wife is the foremost priority in the marriages in which I, the Lord is pleased. Tell them that a disobedient and haughty wife will not be safe in childbearing. And, if she escapes, her eternal rest in the end cannot be with ME.
The wife that honours her husband shall be exalted above her equals. The one that loves less and dishonours shall struggle in many things. Tell them that MY problem is not the problem of giving MY children their own spouse, MY problem is that many of MY children are struggling with ME in MY bid to remould them.
Tell them that it is not God’s will that God’s people should lack and suffer losses especially in Christian homes. Tell them that the Lord is present in marriages that are full of happiness. Tell them that suffering marriages are a great pain to MY heart says the Lord.
Tell them that a happy Christian home glorifies ME and in glorifying ME I, the Lord is well fed and strengthened to fight their battles. For ‘is not the joy of the Lord your strength?’ Tell them Christian homes which fail to pray together and praise ME in unison succeed in leaving ME out of their life and destiny’s equation.
Tell them that I, the Lord, am alive. I am still on the throne. I will not change. And, I, the Lord, am good and will remain good to MY children that seek ME.
IN THE END, WORDS OF REMINDERS ARE CALLS TO REAWAKENING BOTH TO THE EARS AND THE MIND ON PHYSICAL MATTERS. REANOINTING ON THE OTHER HAND CALLS FOR REVIVAL AND RESUCITATION TO THE SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS, GIFTS AND MATTERS THAT ARE DEAD OR SUCH THAT ARE ABOUT TO DIE AWAY.
Question and Answer Section
Question: The great questions again! When was the last time that you preached to any soul? Do you serve God with joyful heart or with reluctance? How much hurt is in your soul against that fellow? Won’t rather forgive them and forget their mischief so that you can rightly serve your loving Father? When was the last time you smiled genuinely and truly from your heart about yourself bearing in mind the bright days to come? when was the last time you heard a force praying within your belly without your consciousness? When was the last time you gave some thing to support God’s work apart from your tithes and offerings? When was the last time you supported any man to fulfill a divine or a personal agenda? When was the last time you put smile on the face of someone?
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Backslidden – living in sin – needing fresh recommitment (say):
Christ Jesus, You are the Anointed One of the Most High. I come to you today as I am. In your mercy, help me out of my situation. Heal my soul, my spirit, my body, my life and my destiny. I acknowledge you as the only true lover of my soul. Please, deliver me on every side and save me through and through. I promise from the depth of my soul to be yours from henceforth, in Jesus name. Help me now O God. Be my Lord, my Saviour and my all in all from this day. Thank you Lord (read Ps.54 in closing and pray more).
HYMN: God Bless Christian Homes
1. Lord, my marriage is a union of three personalities: me, my spouse and the Holy Spirit, I therefore sack by destroying fire and destroying wind from the Lord any other personality.
2. Forces managing my marriage other than the Blessed Holy Trinity, I sack you forever.
3. Anger, self-will and lack in my life and in my marriage, I uproot you now.
4. I blind forever all evil eyes monitoring my home.
5. Anything outside God controlling my spouse I detach and dethrone you today.
6. What force or thing is holding my spouse back from coming to marry me, I sever you today, and I liberate my spouse.
7. Who is carrying about the fruit of my womb, O angels of fire from God, pursue them and recover my children for me with haste.
Present your personal petitions.