THE MESSAGE NOW
Vol. 5, No. 5 – Sunday, 2nd February, 2020
MENDING THE BROKEN WALLS OF OUR MARRIAGE
Text: Ephesians 5:20-33
A Christian home is supposed to be the sweetest place on earth, a love nest where godly children are raised. It is a place where family love radiates as father, mother and children care for one another, pray and fellowship together and share life’s experiences together.
But in many homes, this ideal family set-up is not fully realised. Soon, the walls of marriage begin to crack! Love begins to wane, giving room to communication gap; quarrels, murmuring and suspicion becomes frequent while caring for one another diminishes. When these happen, the peace of God, joy and happiness leaves, fellowship with God and victorious Christian living becomes difficult and demonic oppressions afflict the family.
Absence of Christ from the home is the cause of the cracks in the walls of marriage. At such a time, the motives and actions of marriage partners are neither controlled nor influenced by the Holy Spirit nor are utterances regulated by the word of God.
What do we do at such a time? The Lordship of Christ over the family must be restored. Peter and the other Fishermen (disciples) employed all their boat-peddling experiences when a great tempest wanted to sink their boat but they could not control the situation until they called upon the Lord Jesus Christ who rebuked the wind and it calmed down immediately. The Christian home is like a sailing boat.
Acknowledgement of the Lordship of Christ in the home will involve repentance from sin and faith in Christ. Moreover, prayerfulness, obedience and love that overlooks other’s faults are essential ingredients for mending the cracks in the broken walls of marriage.
In The End: Peace abides in the home where every member perpetually lives a Christian life.
QUESTION AND ANSWER
QUESTION: Who was the first person to speak mouth to mouth with satan.
ANSWER: Eve in the garden of Eden.
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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 give us Christian homes
1. Say father let my entire life be dependent on you.
2. Dear father I want to be selfless in my family, I need grace and help from you.
3. I shall never give room for discussions with satan.
4. Father, let your love reign in my heart so that I can be a bonding cord to my family.
5. Father Express Image is your family, take care of it In Jesus Name.
Israel Ade-Raymond Ebo