You are welcome to another glorious month in this our year of Heaven on Earth. That which the Lord has already started doing in your family and home, shall abide until the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
This month, I will be teaching on Tips For An Exciting Marriage. This week, I want to share on The Power of Agreement.
To enjoy an exciting marriage and all-round family dominion, it is important for husband and wife to always be in agreement, as it is the key that unlocks the door to family dominion. Disagreement between husband and wife shuts the door to family dominion. God’s Word says: How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up? (Deuteronomy 32:30).
Any man who is alone can easily be overcome. That is why in marriage, husband and wife become one being. They are able to exercise dominion over all situations of life. By the marriage union, they enter into the strongest human agreement, and are able to accomplish whatever they desire. God’s Word says: Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven (Matthew 18:19).
Agreement between the man and his wife is the mystery behind dominion in the family. It is the point where you agree as touching anything on earth and it is done for you by your Father in heaven. The root of dominion is found in marriage; therefore, couples who know how to operate the covenant of marriage enjoy dominion. God’s Word says: …Have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth (Genesis 1:28).
The family was established to have dominion; that is, to have and exercise control. It was established to be in control of, and not under the control of circumstances and situations of life. Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says: Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up.
The struggles and ultimate failure experienced in many families today is traceable to lack of agreement in the home. The devil takes special delight in destroying agreement in the home, because he knows that once disagreement has crept in between a couple, their dominion is at stake.
Look at this testimony:
“I married my husband by proxy, so living together became very strenuous. Somehow, God kept me there but I was not comfortable, as I suffered various hurts. During the convention/dedication in December 1995, I attended the seminar session on marital bliss, where the Bishop’s wife ministered. When it was time for prayers, she joined the prayers at my side. She prayed that everyone who had experienced hurts in their marriages should receive their healings. Tears welled up in my eyes.
The second day, I met her at the corridor and she put her hand on my shoulder like an old friend. I saw the act as ‘strange’ because I was not in ‘close circuit’ with her. From that very moment, I found myself thinking about my husband and feeling relaxed. I could then call him ‘my husband’ without any inhibitions or second thoughts. Strangely, he too changed. He started telling me that my food was delicious and whenever he came home, he bought something for me. This he had not done for over 15 to 16 years. Whenever I wanted to manage the soup, he would say ‘No!’ and provide money for another one.” – Ajanaku, A. O.
Marriage is meant for agreement, not disagreement. Until husband and wife are in agreement, family dominion will be impossible. The grace to agree with your spouse can only be encountered when you agree with God, by surrendering your life to Him (Amos 3:3). If you are not born again, you cannot enjoy the fulfilment in marriage that God has preserved for those who love Him. But as you confess your sins and accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour now, you will experience a great change in your life and marriage. Please say this simple prayer in faith if you want to be born again: “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. I believe You died and rose on the third day for my sins. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).