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Monday, 29 February 2016

The Mystery of How God Chooses A Wife For His Man

Hosea 1:2-3
When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, take to yourself an adulterous wife and children of unfaithfulness, because the land is guilty of the vilest adultery in departing from the Lord.” So he married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son.

Hosea 3:1-3
The Lord said to me, “Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another and is an adulteress. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes.”
So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and about a homer and a lethek of barley. Then I told her, “You are to live with me for many days; you must not be a prostitute or be intimate with any man, and I will live with you.”

Like the title of the post says, it is sometimes a mystery how God chooses a wife for His men, but in truth all that God does is perfect and faultless. So we are going to pick some very useful lessons from these scriptures above and by the special grace of God, when we apply the lessons we are about to learn in our marriages we will beguaranteed of God’s perfect and faultless result.
The first lesson here is the fact that God asked Hosea who was a prophet of God to take for himself an adulterous wife. True, God gave him reasons why He asked Hosea to do that, but God could have found a better way to make His illustration of Israel’s adulterous nature. But because what He asked Hosea to do was what He sure knew He could work with and perfect, the Lord chose the option of the adulterous wife.  
In our world today many men have found themselves in assumed faulty marriages and concluded that they made a wrong choice of marriage, but in truth, the Lord could have and in fact would have prevented that marriage union from holding if He could not make perfect that which is assumed faulty and wrong. The problem we as humans have with marital challenges and all other challenges we face is that we try to solve our problem with our limited ability. No man knows it all but God. You will always merry-go-round on your challenges if you have just employed your limited understanding in solving the problem.
So many times I have read comments whereby people say God told them to run out of their troubled marriage or get a divorce and when they obeyed they began to have peace of mind. And this has posed many questions in my mind about the authenticity of the God that spoke to them. God said in Malachi 2:16 that He hates divorce, Jesus reinstated God’s stand on divorce in Matthew 19:4-9 when He said that what God has joined together let no man separate. But He gave marital unfaithfulness as the only reason why a man can divorce his wife. Paul finished off on the subject when He said in 1 Corinthian 7:10 a wife must not separate from her husband and a husband must not divorce his wife, but in the event that they do, they are to remain unmarried or be reconciled back to one another.
If all of these are clearly stated in the Bible then the question is, why would God who has clearly put His word forward on the subject and He is not man that should tell a lie or the son of man that should repent of His ways then tell a man or woman in our generation that to separate or divorce is the only solution to the problem of their marriage. So I ask, "is it really God speaking to them or are they speaking to themselves." When a person who is yet to accept Jesus as Lord an Saviour gets a divorce he/she is assumed excused because he/she has no relationship with God nor does he/she have knowledge of the ways of God. But if someone who claims to know God well tells the people around him/her that God asked him to divorce his wife or her husband then such a person makes mockery of God because God is not an author of confusion. He never goes back on His words. Rather than God tell a man or woman to divorce, He will take the offending spouse away in death and free the guiltless spouse of the bond of the covenant of marriage so that he/she can remarry.
But in the theme scripture of this blog post we see God doing what He is known to do even in troubled marriages; the Lord asked Hosea to go and reconcile with his adulterous wife even though she is loved by another (Hosea 3:1-2). From all indications in that scripture Hosea’s wife had left him to be with another man. She had left him alone with the three children she had for him to be with another man, yet the Lord instructed Hosea to go and show love to his adulterous wife and be reconciled to her. That is the pattern of God that I am familiar with. That is the pattern of God that has been repeated countless times in the Bible. God will never instruct a man to go maltreat his wife because she has many faults, God will not ask a man to abandon his wife because she is troublesome, God will not ask a man to divorce his wife because she has become unruly, God says it over and over again that His pattern of mending issues in marriage is by love and nothing more.
As a woman we tend to mix up respect for our husbands with submission. Though a woman who submits to her husband willingly will surely respect him because the respect will be embedded in the submission she gives to him. But you can respect your husband without submitting to him. What God has asked us as women is to submit to our husband and not just to respect them. Submission requires that a woman places herself under the authority of her husband. A practical way of doing that is by obeying fully the instructions of your husband. If he asks you to sit, then sit; if he says stand, then stand irrespective of whether he is right or wrong or you feel he is right or wrong. You need to put your own knowledge on hold and just obey and let God finish off the rest. 
If what he has asked you to do is out-rightly evil like committing abortion or bowing down to an idol, don't argue with him or fight him, play with time and pray for God to intervene and correct the matter matter for you. He will come to you aid just at the nick of time. Do this, then add plenty of prayers to it and watch God work His miracle in your marriage.
And so I conclude like this: if the God that is speaking to you is saying that you should divorce your spouse you need to put your emotions on hold and check the authenticity of the voice that is speaking to you; is that really God speaking or your emotions? God will not instruct you to do what is contrary to what His word says. God and His words are one and the same. Marriage was not designed for a divorce at the beginning and also your marriage is not designed for a divorce. May the Lord bless our homes in Jesus Name.  


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Thursday, 25 February 2016

My Greatest Frustration In Life Is My Wife

I have really missed sharing a word from God on this blog, as I had given a word at the beginning of this year that for every day, there shall be a word from God here. Still had to take some days off for some urgent assignment. But not to worry, the word of God will still be shared on a very high frequency on this blog to the glory of God alone. And I am convinced that the word of God though this blog is touching lives and healing homes and I will just beg you not to keep it to yourself, share the blessing with friends and loved ones and those you know who need to hear it. Jesus said the harvest is full but the labourers are few, so let’s join hands and be a formidable workforce for Jesus. We will be blessed in doing so in Jesus Name.
In today’s post I want to share a story, it’s a true life incidence and as a matter of fact the pastor of the church this couple attend is still trusting God on a lasting solution to the matter. I believe by God’s grace it will end in praise. I want us all to read and learn from it. May the Lord bless our homes.

Issue
I am having serious issues with my wife and I am really frustrated by her stubbornness. She just will not change. When I married her she was not educated to the tertiary level, and her level of exposure was and still is really on the low. Initially I didn’t mind because I thought that by the time I moved her from the village to the city and she would see the way things are done there and will learn and improve on herself. But I was and still am very wrong on that assumption. She does not know how to keep the home, she is dirty and always untidy. Her personal hygiene is very low and she just does not know how to make herself look good or make the home look presentable. I tried to teach her and even bought her some cosmetics, but still no improvement. I got her a home tutor to help me put her through on how to be a presentable woman but that also has not worked. She is a bad cook. As a matter of fact out of frustration I have resorted to beating her like a child, I don’t know what else to do to make my wife into the kind of wife that I can show and display to the world. I travel abroad a lot, I see my friends’ wives, and see other women look good and presentable and I just wonder why my own wife has just refused to learn and measure up to the standard of these women I see. I am contemplating divorce, but just mindful of our six children. I don’t want to leave her, but just wish she would change.

Response
First I will tell you well-done for still hanging on to the marriage despite all odds, and your will to open up on the issue is an indication that you have not given up yet and are welcomed to whatever can be done to improve your marital challenge without having to go for the divorce option. I pray and believe that the Lord who originated marriage will breathe live back into every dead area is your marriage in Jesus Name.
First I want to let you know and understand that you got it all wrong from the beginning, and my reason for saying that is: If she didn’t fit the standard of your social status from the beginning it would have been wise you didn’t marry her, and you did not mention that you prayed and heard from the Lord before going ahead to marry her. To assume that you can change her once you relocate her to the city was a wrong assumption too. First, humans are irrational beings and so you cannot predict with any level of certainty what the behavioural outcome of a any set of behavioural input can yield. But if the Lord permitted that marriage to hold without any problem, then its because He is able to fix it when the challenges surface. You cannot change your wife through force and so I’ll point out to you that beating your wife is wrong before God and man, you need to repent of this very uncultured habit and seek forgiveness from your wife and from God.
I have mentioned a lot of what cannot and should not happen in your narration so I think we need to consider a realistic solution to your wife’s problems. First consider praying for her, like I mentioned to the last man who had issues with his wife, it is God who created your wife and Proverbs 21:1 says “The kings heart is in the hands of the Lord, he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases,” and this includes your wife’s heart. So whatever changes you want seen in your wife, just pray about it and trust God to make it happen. When you have a situation that is beyond you, you naturally seek help from someone who is beyond you to help you solve that problem, so let that someone be God. Commit you wife to God and everything about her that you want changed and it is just a matter of time for you to see God do in the life of your wife what you cannot do in her life. Remember He molded her in her mother’s womb and He calls her by name, so there is nothing about your wife that God cannot handle and fix if you commit it to Him.
Then have you considered showing more affection to your wife rather than complain to her about what she is not? Do you take her out on dates to those luxury places you go to and see those fashion conscious lady you want your wife to emulate? Or are you afraid that she might disgrace you when you do so? If you are not taking her out sir, you are not doing enough to help her. Let her go on a trip with you to one of those countries you visit and you will be amazed at the transformation. Take her on a shopping date and you would be pleased at what the outcome will be. If you desire good harvest from your wife, try sowing good seed into her and you will be amazed at the harvest she will bring forth for you.

Spend a year without complaining but simply just loving her irrespective of what she is or is not and it is just a matter of time for her to be all that you want her to be and more. Remember that all that God demands of you for your wife is unconditional love in the manner in which Christ loved the church and died for her (Ephesians 5:25-29), anything else is unacceptable. Do this and give God something to work with in making your wife all that you desire her to be and more. Your marriage is blessed in Jesus Name.   


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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Does Submission to the Husband Include the Submission of the Wife's Income?

I am blessing God for another opportunity to share His word, and I am so grateful and humbled to be a vessel in the hands of God. And I am so positive that today’s blog post will bless many lives to the glory and praise of the living God.
In today’s post I am trusting God to help put clarity on a topic that has raised a lot of objection from married women, and that is “As a God fearing wife, is it compulsory that I submit my hard earned income to my husband?” Also included in the discussion is always the “I don’t have” attitude that wives put up when their husbands request for financial assistance from them. So I want us to objectively look into this issue based solely on the truth of the Bible and not on what should be or as related to the attitude of the husbands. 

Ephesians 5:23-24

For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church his body, of which he is the Saviour. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also the wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 

This is the passage that answers the big question that we wives always don’t want answered including my very self as I write this piece to you. Yes we all might not have big issues submitting ourselves to our husbands in all other areas of our marital lives, but when it comes to our hard earned income, you bet I won’t just let go that easily. In reality, every woman would need frequent consultations with God and several making up of mind to be a second place controller of the money they worked hard to get.
The important issue in this matter is that it’s not how I feel or how you feel about the subject that matters now, but it is the instruction of God on your life that should be first priority. When you make obeying God’s word a priority over your emotions, you will surely receive a reward from the Almighty God whom you have chosen to obey above your emotions.   
So God expects that you should submit to your husband in the manner in which the church submits to God. So if you are not reluctant to put your money in God’s hands, then you should not be reluctant in submitting everything to your husband, even your hard earned income. Because in doing this you are obeying the instruction of God in your life and trusting God to make right every wrong that tramples on your obedience.
Yes, some men are of the habit of holding back their own resources when they know their wives are financially capable to making things happen in the home. And the thought of the wife would be "why is he asking me to spend my money when he has the money to spend and it’s his responsibility to take care of things." Well you are correct in your thought but I will say that obedience is better than sacrifice, if the Lord has asked you to submit in everything, then I will say you should submit in everything and trust God to handle the rest.
When Peter was addressing the men on marriage issues in 1 Peter 3:7, he instructed the men to love and treat their wives with respect so that nothing will hinder their prayers, and Paul said in 1 Timothy 5:8 that a man who does not provide for his family, especially his immediate family (which includes wife and children) has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. So if your husband is not wise enough to place you and your children in his spending priority list he is smiling at the wrath of God. The Bible says he stands the risk of his prayers not been answered by God and he is worse than an unbeliever.
So it is important that as wives we don’t take laws into our own hands and fight our battles ourselves. If God says submit in everything, then, you should submit in everything. He who has asked you to submit to your husband in everything has also instructed that your husband must provide for you and your children and that he must love and treat you with respect or he stands the risk of his prayers being turned down. So it’s important that as a wife you obey your own side of the instruction and leave your husband to obey his. Remember it is the Lord who has instructed you to do so, that has also taught your hands to make wealth. The wealth you are holding back comes from God who is asking you to let go. He will only give you the permission to let go because He know He can double and triple that which you are letting go of.
What a lot of men don’t understand is that the secret to continuous increase is when you continually empty yourself for God to refill. When a man empties himself in accordance to the will of God, he will surely be refilled by God before whom he has emptied himself. I have noticed that men who take the time to make the needs of their wives and children a priority in their spending do not always go deadly broke. When such a man is saying he’s broke, he definitely still has a bit of a reserve fund laying somewhere. Men who take care of their families always prosper. This is a secret I am sharing with the men who read this blog.
In closing I want to share my own experience on this issue. In my early days of marriage, I was earning way more than my husband; I was more or less the breadwinner of my family. At that time I learnt to submit to my husband even my income. My husband had control over me and everything about me, even my money. In truth I didn’t agree with a lot of his spending activities but submitted anyway and prayed.
After a time, I lost my job and started off managing the home with was left of my accrued salary backlog and since nothing additional was coming in, soon what was left finished. I didn’t know and could not understand what my husband was using his own pay package for and it hurt very bad then, but I tried my best and I prayed.
Soon my husband got a new job and with it a better salary. To cut the long story short, he now earns over ten times what I was earning then and he is now fully taking care of the financial needs of the family. Looking back I realized that if I had not been obedient to the word of God and submitted to my husband even with my income, now that he is the one bringing in the money, he might visit on me the same cruel deeds if that was the attitude I put forward when I was the one bringing in the money and he would be justified doing so.
This experience is humbling for me, because a lot of my prayers with regards to money has been answered through my husband. So as a wife, I would say again in everything the word of God says submit. Holding back one aspect of you from being submitted makes your submission partial submission, but what God is asking of you is total submission and be sure that God who has asked you to submit will reward your act of obedience. May the Lord bless our homes. 


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Friday, 12 February 2016

More Reasons To Show Gratitude To God



Genesis 8:18-22
So Noah came out, together with his sons and his wife and his sons’ wives. All the animals and all creatures that move along the ground and all the birds – everything that moves on the earth – came out of the ark, one kind after the other.
Then Noah built an altar to the Lord and taking some of the clean animals and clean birds, he sacrificed burnt offerings on it. The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in his heart: “Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures as I have done.
“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”

Genesis 9:1-3
Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth. The fear and dread of you will fall upon all the beast of the earth and all the birds of the air, upon every creature that moves along the ground, and upon all the fish of the sea; they are given into your hands. Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything.

Genesis 19:16-22
When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the Lord was merciful to them. As soon as they had brought them out, one of them said, “Flee for your lives! Don’t look back and don’t stop anywhere in the plain! Flee to the mountains or you will be swept away!”
But Lot said to them, “No, my lords, please! Your servant has found favour in your eyes, and you have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can’t flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I’ll die. Look, here is a town near enough to run to, and it is small. Let me flee to it – it is very small, isn’t it? Then my life will be spared.”
He said to him, “Very well, I will grant this request too; I will not overthrow the town you speak of. But flee there quickly, because I cannot do anything until you reach it.”

Genesis 19:30-32
Lot and his two daughters left Zoar and settled in the mountains, for he was afraid to stay in Zoar. He and his two daughters lived in a cave. One day the older daughter said to the younger, “Our father is old, and there is no man around here to lie with us, as is the custom all over the earth. Let us get our father to drink with wine and then lie with him and preserve our family line through our father. 

I bless God again and again for another opportunity to share His word with His special people and I pray that His word will make a great impact in our lives and homes in Jesus Name.
I want us to take a second look at the issue of showing gratitude to God as a secret to receiving divine increase from Him for our lives such that in the midst of lack we the children of God will enjoy divine abundance. So we will consider the after effect of a life that has expressed gratitude to God and compare with a life that has not.
In Genesis 8:18-22, we read that after Noah came out of the ark, he selected some clean animals and birds and sacrificed an offering to the Lord on the altar he had built. The Bible then went further to tell us that God smelt the pleasing aroma of Noah’s sacrifice and said in His heart that never again will He curse the ground because of man despite the evil in the heart of man. He went on to declare that as long as the earth endures everything He has created will follow it’s due course as it should be.
But the beauty of it all is that God didn’t stop at making up His mind on certain issues in the life of man, He went further to bless Noah and his sons. He made a covenant of increase with Noah and his sons and every man on earth, and that covenant was a covenant of blessing. It was a covenant of increase and a covenant of divine provision of all that man would need. It was a covenant of protection as the Lord declared that He will cause the fear and dread of Noah and man in general to fall upon every beast that moves on the ground and on every bird that flies in the sky. Then the Lord said that all that moves and lives has been given to man as food. God held back nothing from man as He declared that He has given man everything.
Now this covenant came into existence because of Noah’s sacrifice. Noah was not asked to sacrifice as that was not included in the instruction God gave him when He told him to build an ark. But Noah sacrificed to God to show appreciation and as a form of gratitude to God for sparing his life and that of his household from the destruction that swept the earth and the benefit of that sacrifice is still being enjoyed till this generation. Yes, we still see the rainbow up in the sky in this generation as a reminder to God of the covenant He made with Noah and all man. God has not changed His mind nor has He gone back on the words He spoke to Noah in Genesis 9:1-3, neither has He destroyed the earth as He did in the times and days of Noah even though greater evil than then is seen in the world today.
The second scripture speaks of the man called Lot, whom the Lord showed mercy to and spared from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot just like Noah was delivered from a great destruction, but unlike Noah, Lot totally forgot to show gratitude to God. And there ended the mention of the name of Lot in the Bible. Rather than for Lot to appreciate God for showing him mercy, Lot ran to the cave and lived there in fear. He so lived in fear and became old and all that was said of Lot was that he fathered the children of his daughters in the course of getting drunk with wine. Yet Lot like Noah found favour with God and was spared.
So we see the difference between a life of gratitude and a life that forgot to show gratitude to God. As we truly desire an increase from God in our financial life and in fact in all areas of our lives, it is very important that we cultivate an attitude of gratitude. We need to imbibe a lifestyle of appreciating God for His gifts in our lives, both the little gifts and the big ones. Then we will flourish like the tree planted by the streams of waters bringing forth our fruits in season and in all that we do, we will prosper.
As we begin to crave for the abundance of God in our homes, it is time to start to building altars to the Lord and start to offer sacrifices on our altars that will be a pleasing aroma for Him to smell. When we do that He will pour out blessings on us that we do not have room enough to contain. Proverbs 3:9 says, "Honour the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine." 



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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

A Grateful Heart Is A Heart that is Ready For An Increase

1 Thessalonians 5:18
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

2 Samuel 6:12
Now King David was told, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God.” So David went down and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the city of David with rejoicing. When those who were carrying the ark of God had taken six steps, he sacrificed a bull and a fattened calf. David, wearing a linen ehpod, danced before the Lord with all his might, while he and the entire house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouts and the sound of trumpets.

Its another beautiful opportunity to share the word of God with God's wonderful people. People who are fearfully and wonderfully made by the Most High God in His glorious image. I am so positively sure that we will have a good year this 2016.
So we continue on the series of secrets to God’s divine increase in our financial life as a means to combat some pressing challenges in our marriages. And I will like to tag today’s post as “A grateful heart is a heart ready for increase.” I pray and hope that we are able to apply some of these knowledge in our lives and test God in His word for a divine visitation of His abundance. I am so very positive that God will not fail if we don’t fault in our obedience.
David was a man declared as a man after God’s heart. The Lord loved and favoured him and everyone knows about King David. But one secret I have found in David’s life is the secret of gratitude. David was a man who used every means within his reach to show gratitude to God. His words, his life, his singing, his dancing, his money, his everything was spent expressing his praise to God and giving Him all the glory.
It was David who confronted Goliath and said he was coming against him (Goliath) in the name of the Lord God of the army of Israel (1 Samuel 17:45-47). It appeared that of all the soldiers in the army formation of Israel including David’s elder brothers and King Saul, only this little boy David understood that the secret to their success in battle was to acknowledge the Lord. And because David acknowledged God, the Lord came through for him.
It was David who said he could not offer a sacrifice to God that cost him nothing (1 Chronicles 21:24). Irrespective of what David did to warrant him offering a sacrifice to God, he realized that what he was going to give to God must not come cheap. Now note this: at the time that David made this statement, Jesus had not come, He had not died for our sins, so you can then imagine that the sacrifice that God gave on our behalf which is the blood of His only son as a price for our sins did not come cheap. So if we say we love God and expect His love in return, then like David we cannot afford to offer cheap sacrifices to God.
David was a man who knew how to be grateful to God in songs and hymns. The book of Psalms says a whole lot about that. He sang joyfully to the Lord and appreciated Him for all the goodness He had received from God. Even when he sinned, he prayed and praised his way to receiving forgiveness from God. So knowing David for who he was and the place he gave to God in his life, will you blame God for blessing such a man and making his name great among all nations? Or will you blame God for declaring David a man after His heart? But God is not a partial God, if you and I can replicate David’s deed and even take it a little further, then we will receive the same blessings as David and even much more.
Another secret about David’s life was that he knew the God he served, in 1 Samuel 17:37, he revealed God had once delivered him from the paw of the lion and the bear, so he knew God could deliver and was convinced that God would deliver and so he trusted God and boasted in the ability of God. 
In the theme scripture of this post, we see David dancing and making sacrifices to God as the ark of covenant was brought up into the city of David. As a wise king that David was, he knew that the presence of God signified by the ark of God carried a blessing with it. The Bible said the Lord had blessed the whole house of Obed-Edom and everything he had because of the ark of God that was in his house. So wise David ran quickly to get the ark and brought it to the city of David. Now will you fault David for dancing and sacrificing when he had seen a sample of what happened to Obed-Edom and understands the huge blessing entering into his city as a result of the coming in of the ark of God? 
We do not have the ark of God anymore but we have the presence of God in our lives in the form of the Holy Spirit and only the wise like David will offer up sacrifices of praise and worship to God just because of the gift of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Just like the house of Obed-Edom was blessed so much that people could see and talk about, so is our lives destined to be so blessed that people can see and talk about just as a result of the presence of the Holy-Spirit in our lives. Joseph prospered everywhere he went because the Lord was with him (Genesis 39:2-6), so while as a slave, he prospered and his prosperity was so great that it extended to his master and so Potiphar was blessed by God just because of the blessing in the life of Joseph.
So in this year 2016, we the children of God will enjoy unlimited blessings as we learn to reverence the Spirit of God in our lives. Just like David we will learn to give our all to God as we begin to praise and worship Him in the little blessings and watch Him elevate us to greater blessings. Jesus said once we are faithful in little things then we prove ourselves ready for greater blessings (Luke 16:10-12).

In conclusion I have learnt the secret of success to be a grateful heart. When I learn to appreciate God for the little gifts I get, then I know that it’s just a matter of time for the big ones to come in. In Jesus Name our homes will receive a refreshing from God and we will receive our breakthroughs this year 2016 to the glory of God alone.  

Friday, 5 February 2016

Seeking God's Redress to the Financial Crisis In Marriages

So we continue in the series of seeking the face of God for His abundance in our homes. Like I said in my last post, once the challenges arising in marriage as a result of money are reduced to the very minimum if not totally eliminated, then we are working our way into a glorious marital experience. So today's post is in second in the series of tackling the financial problems of our homes and marriages.
There are a lot of books with various techniques and methods to apply in wealth acquisition and various seminar and programs have been put in place to teach people on wealth empowerment, but what I am trying to put across through the next series of blog post is totally different from what obtains in most of these seminars and books. This is going to be mainly the application of the word of God to test its efficacy and power to perform in our financial lives.
In this series of post I will be learning just as much as I am sharing on how to hold on to God and trust Him for the fulfillment of His word is my financial life as He has done in my marital life. What I desire is to have a repetition of the experience of Isaac is Genesis 26:1-14 in my life in this generation. I desire to have abundance in the midst of famine, and I do not want to gather wealth in an illegitimate manner or through a means whereby I am ashamed to tell the whole world the source of my increase. So I believe and I am convinced that if the Lord can come through for me in my marital life where He revealed to me the rules of a successful marriage and also helped to abide by these rules and now I have a very wonderful marriage that gives me great joy and gladness of heart, I know He will do the same in my financial life. So we will take time to search the word of God for the secret to divine increase in the area of finances and apply the rules of success in this area to our lives and I know with all certainty that divine financial increase will be ours for keeps this year in Jesus Name. Where there is famine in the land, we will plant and reap in hundred folds and grow rich steadily until we have grown very rich. 

Deuteronomy 7:11-15
Therefore, take care to follow the commands, decrees and laws I give you today. If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the Lord your God will keep his covenant of love with you, as he swore to your forefathers. He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb, the crops of your land – your grain, new wine and oil – the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks in the land that he swore to you forefathers to give you. You will be blessed more than any other people; none of your men or women will be childless, nor any of your livestock without young.

Deuteronomy 15:4
However, there should be no poor among you, for in the land the Lord your God is giving you to possess as your inheritance, he will richly bless you, if only you fully obey the Lord your God and are careful to follow all the commands I am giving you today. For the Lord your God will bless you as he has promised, and you will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. You will rule over many nations but none will rule over you.

Its no gainsaying that in the middle of severe lack and very bad economic outlook some people will be enjoying divine abundance because in truth that is the portion of true sons of God. David said in Psalms 37:25 that once he was young and then he is old yet he has never seen the righteous man forsaken or their children begging bread. And Psalms 34:10 says “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” So if we believe that the Bible is true and not one of the words contained in the Bible will prove false, then even in this very harsh economic times the true sons of God should not lack anything good. In fact Moses said that there should be no poor in the land, because those going to occupy the land are those God has chosen for Himself, they were a special people from all the other people on the face of the earth. They were God’s own people, and they should not be poor or live in lack.
So the very first lesson that I am learning and willing to share is that if I am to enjoy legitimate divine wealth in this very harsh times and I have so far enjoy the hand of God on my marriage so I know His words to be true, then I must belong to the category of God’s special people who have the seal of God’s ownership on their lives. These are the category of people that can enjoy legitimate non-shameful wealth at this time of economic hardship. For these people when everyone else is saying there is a casting down they are saying there is a lifting up.
God through Moses declared a huge word of blessings in the book of Deuteronomy, there are several portion of that book in the Bible where God spoken and reinstated His intention to bless His people and just as if that was not enough, in every book of the Bible, there is a word from God declaring His intention and will to bless His people, but there is a condition to meet. There are prerequisite to these blessings that are not longer God dependent, but on the ability of those to be blessed by God to meet and comply with. And these prerequisite condition is "to Love the Lord our God with all your heart and with all your soul and to obey all of His commandments and decrees." If this prerequisite condition is met then having abundance of riches in the midst of lack is your portion.
So the declaration of blessings from God is for those who belong to Him; the people He has chosen for Himself, who love the Lord with all their hearts and souls and who obey the laws and commandments of God. So the next thing to know as we desire to enjoy the abundance of God is how to belong to him. And in answer to this John 1:12-13 says “Yet to all who receive Him, to those who believe in His name, He gave the right to become children of God – children born not out of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but of God.” And Ephesians 1:13-14 reads, “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession – to the praise of His glory.” Here is what we need to do in order to belong to God, we need to receive Jesus into our lives and believe in His name. This is suppose to come from a truly yielded heart. When we accept Jesus into our lives and receive Him as our Lord and Savior, God puts a seal of ownership on our lives and that is the Holy Spirit. Then we become legitimate sons and daughters of God.
When we truly surrender our lives to Jesus, we become one of those who belong to God and can lay claims to His blessings. When we belong to God, and love God with all our hearts and soul and start to obey His commands and laws, then the blessings of God as we have seen in scriptures above begins to take effect in our lives.
I am learning and I believe the Lord that you are learning too as we seek the face of God for a life of abundance in the midst of lack. I believe that one major problem of marriage will be solved in this series of post as we learn to lean on God for a life of abundance in the midst of lack. Lesson one is that we truly give our lives to Jesus as Lord and Savior and love the Lord with all our hearts and soul and obey the laws and commands of the Lord.
There are more to learn and know when it comes to enjoying abundance in the midst of lack so I hope and pray you follow this series and share with a friend.  



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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

How Big Is Your Faith?

In as much as there are still very big issues in marriages today, I believe also that there are big issues in the financial lives of many Christians. The economic situation the world over is not so interesting. A large number of marital challenges originate from the very challenging economic situation of the family. Its either the husband is getting frustrated from the financial pressure he is made to bear alone and thus taking his frustration out on his wife (such as the story I heard yesterday), or that the father and mother now have to work long hours in order to make ends meet thereby leaving the children to grow up by themselves with little supervision. As we all know this has its negative after effect on the society.
But surprisingly, as bad as things are getting economically, some very few people are getting richer by the day. They don’t have to do anything illegal to make wealth but when others are complaining about the times being hard, these very few are having a good time, with their bans full and enjoying their wealth. They are eating, drinking and enjoying the good things of life. Yet they are not ritualist, or corrupt personalities. They are engaged in legitimate work, and they are enjoying increase.

Genesis 26:1, 12-14
Now there was a famine in the land – besides the earlier famine of Abraham’s time – and Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines in Gerar.

 Isaac planted crops in that land and the same year reaped a hundredfold, because the Lord blessed him. The man became rich, and his wealth continued to grow until he became very wealthy. He had so many flocks and herds and servants that the Philistines envied him.  

This was the experience of Isaac. It was in the midst of famine that Isaac’s prosperity began to spring up. His elevation story started when there was famine. So that tells me that the economic downturn is not a limiting factor for those who God has earmarked for a blessing. So I am trusting God to open up to me and also to you as you visit this blog regularly the secrets of enjoying great wealth in the midst of famine.

I am positive these messages will require a series of blog post, so as we have enjoyed the series on marriages in the Bible last year, we will enjoy much more this year and all the glory will always belong to God. 



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