Saturday, February 12th
Topic: *Marital Breakthrough*
Text: Luke 13:10-17
Focus: John 8:36
*_”If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed”_*
The believer is the delivered; not only from the bondage of sin or from the bondage of sickness, he is also free from any marital bondage, for whom Jesus set free is free indeed.
Marital bondage can be in different forms such as delay at the state of getting engaged or continuous rejection of proposal, it may be delay in engagement or wedding such that you got the right partner early enough but circumstances or parents will not just agree to the relationship and that is a big problem. The devil even go as far as stirring up financial difficulty at the point of wedding which causes disgrace and embarrassment. To some, the wedding is successful but then there is delay in child bearing or the family is faced with poverty, the husband loses his job and the wife is becoming aggressive because she is struggling to keep up with the thoughts of so many bills. All these situations for a believer that is born of God is not normal!
Therefore, there is a need for change. Let’s quickly check some causes of marital challenges.
1. *Worry and fear:* many times what the devil proposed to us is what we accept which is the cause of many problems. The devil comes with a false situation and paint it real to you, that is fear. He tells you that no man wants you as a wife, no lady will respect you as her husband, you can’t go beyond a single room, self-contained or flat. You won’t have the child of your own, every lady in your family does not have a proper wedding and all that.
You must know today that fear is a liar! Fear comes from the devil and the devil is the author or lies and deception. When you were younger, did you fear a thing so much that you thought you won’t see the next day? But you are alive today. It shows that fear is a lie. It is not real. If you can overcome fear of whatever the marital delay is, then you are 80% free. Never accept the proposal of the devil (fear painting a wrong picture) it is not true. Believe God’s report about you because you are who God says you are.
2. *Mental bondage:* this talk about believers whose mentality has not changed to being free. You accepted Christ but you don’t know what you came into, even though the chains are no more in your hands and legs, you still sit and act as if you are in bondage. African Magic movies have done more harm than good in orientating a believer. Stop thinking your great grandmother is the one in charge of your problem. No! You are free and free indeed that’s what the word of God says! As a man thinks, so he is! (Proverbs 23:7). Don’t lose guard with your thinking… No one has the power to undo what Christ has done for you except you.
May the Communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen
*Further Study:* Book- Mocking the Devil by Ife Adetona. Contact Sarah via 08169185301to get a copy.
*PYP:* I am free indeed.
*SADOZ IS OURS:* Decree the Spirit of wisdom upon the SPs and all the chapter executives. James 3:13
*READ THE BIBLE IN A YEAR:* Exodus 36-38, John 16