“MY DEAREST MARRIED COUPLES”
Genesis 2:18, 21-24 NKJV
 And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.”
 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.
 Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.!
 And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.”!
 Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.
When the Lord made man in the Garden of Eden and gave him commissions to tender the garden, and the man had given names to all animals and birds, we read afterwards that the Bible saying: that God said:
“It is not good that man should be alone” So God determined further, “I will make him a helper comparable (similar, looking like or resembling)
Were made to begin to understand the war the devil has been fighting against home and marriage; we saw how he is pulling apart many married couples and how he has been turning off the heat of intimacy beetween married couples.
Do you realize that the major operation of the devil is always to walk in opposite direction of God?
I know you are aware that the devil always wants to do things that contract the wills and the ways of God.
He loves to make man contravene divine orders.
He takes delights in making man disobeys God his Creator.
He works tirelessly to work against the Lord God and makes man stand with him against God.
So in the matter of this very important Institution of God, he has manipulated many children of God to co-operate wih him against God in the matter of godly homes and marriage.
When God says something is not good, it means: He hates the thing.
SO WHEN THE LORD SAYS “IT IS NOT GOOD THAT MAN SHOULD BE ALONE”
It means, He hates the idea of man being alone.
He dislikes it and it is against His will and anything contrary to His will amounts to breaking of His divine laws.
However, that thing the Lord hates, the thing which He declared “Not good”, is what the devil is using to attack many marriages.
When the Lord said it is not His will that man should be alone, it means, it is not His will for the woman too to be alone, but that the two of them should live together, stay together and enjoy companionship and intimate relationship.
THIS IS THE WILL OF GOD which the devil has been working against all the time.
Matthew 19:4-6 NKJV
 And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’
 and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’?
 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Today, carreer is putting couples asunder. Today, business and desire to travel abroad is putting couple asunder.
Today, employment and jobs are creating separations between married couples.
Certain jobs and carreer have endangered the homes and marriages of many married Sisters.
The jobs may be bringing money home and putting food on the table, but removing peace and satisfaction and marital fulfilment from home.
We have come across many loving couples who are living separately because of their jobs.
Some COUPLES are weekend-married couples: the husband or wife only come home every Friday and return to his or her base; SO, DURING THE WEEK, the man cooks in the kitchen and even bath the children and take them to school before going to his work.
Some women’s careers take them away from home as early as 6.00am daily and bring them back home at 10pm every single week day, and even on many occassions, their attentions are needed on Saturdays and Sundays; taking them away almost completely from their children and husbands.
Matthew 19: 6
So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
On the basis of the Word of God, NOTHING IS GOOD ENOUGH TO PUT HUSBAND AND WIFE.
No career is good enough
No job promotion or employment opportunities are good enough reasons to place a married couple in separation.
No Greener Pasture or Green Card or Visa Lotteries are good enough reasons for the husband and wife to live hundreds or thousands of miles away from each other.
On many occassions, my wife and I have come across men and women who are living nations apart from each other.
We once met a woman who travelled to US and had been there for more than fifteen years, living in her brother-in-law’s house.
She had travelled to US briefly in search of job opportunities, with the hope of geting a job and inviting her husband to join her.
She got a job but her husband insisted that she should come back home. She had tried to persuade her husband to come over till her visiting visa got expired and she got stucked there.
Now after almost twenty years, the little girl she left behind had graduated from university and her husband had since married another woman and had children.
The last time we visited the church where we met her, she had eventually gone back to Kenya to a distabilized marriage she left alone untendered and to estranged children she had left behind unloved.
IT IS NEVER IN THE PLAN OF GOD FOR MARRIED COUPLES TO LIVE APART.
FIGHT TO STAY TOGETHER AT ALL COST.
RESIST ANY SEEMINGLY “GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY” PLOTTED BY THE DEVIL TO SEPARATE YOU FROM YOUR HUSBAND OR FROM YOUR WIFE.
The devil is ravaging homes and marriages of christians with subtle separations and divorces, and resulting in distorting the lives of the children.
Do you know that some ministers of God are playing into the devil subtle tricks?
When a minister of God travel out of the house on ministrations and outreaches for weeks, living his wife alone to battle the affairs of the children; sleeping in hotels and guest houses, eating sumptuous meals and being treated as king by many hosts and organizers of programs; jumping from conferences to conventions and from workshops to seminars; taking his breakfast in Abuja Sheraton on Wednesday and his dinner in Portharcourt Protea Hotels, while the wife batttles with what to give the children back at home in this is like drinking the Holy Communion wine with the devil’s glass cup.
GOD NEVER PLANNED MINISTRY THAT WAY.
God never planned that in ministry, your wife will be suffering at home with the children while you, the man of God, will abandon home for such an unacceptable long time.
A schedule of a man of God should be planned in such a way that, the wife and the children will not be left behind for long, before coming back home to be with them and fill the home again as the father to the children and husband to the wife and priest to the home.
When some wives of men of God are complaining that their husbands are living them alone too frequently, some men of God would pick a fight and think the woman is not mature enough in ministry matters. How do you want a woman to feel, who had been left home for five to six weeks, to cater for three or four children alone, while the man comes back home briefly only to carry his bag and his Bible to honor another series of invitations that would last another two to three weeks.
Eventually, the the devil comes home to visit some of these women and plant in their heart seed of bitterness and stubbornness against the husband, resulting in serious attacks against the home and marraige.
GOD NEVER PLANNED THE MINISTRY THIS WAY.
When the Lord said, “…the TWO shall be ONE FLESH”.
It mean, YOUR COMPLETENESS is in your TOGETHERNESS. Remain Blessed.
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