We have come to the last teaching in this series, which I believe, must have been a blessing to you. Having a successful home is God’s will for you. So, whether you are married or intending to get married soon, knowing God’s purpose for marriage will help you a great deal to work towards a successful home.
Last time, I discussed the following purposes of God for instituting marriage: Help, Reinforcement and Companionship. Here, I will teach on prayer power, security and Godly seed.
Marriage offers you unity on a three-dimensional basis; spirit, soul and body. Only couples enjoy this level of unity and it enhances the success of their prayer lives. The Bible 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). A couple is more readily united on issues than any two friends are. So, whatever they desire in the home, marriage or children, when they pray in faith, God is compelled to grant their request. I believe strongly that the reason the devil brings disagreements and bitterness between couples is so that he can hinder their prayer lives and ensure that they remain stagnant (1 Peter 3:7).
No where else does the power of agreement work better than in marriage. It is a special privilege God has given couples to enable them overcome obstacles and meet the demands of marriage, and running a home.
The home setting provides social security for a couple and their children. That is why victims of broken homes are often the most insecure people in the society. God’s purpose for marriage is to provide an environment where each person is concerned for the good of the other.
Ecclesiastes 4:10 says: 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.
Couples are meant to complement one another. When one is weak, the other lifts him up. When one is straying or fainting in the things of God, the other strengthens and prayerfully restores him/her. When the children also are brought up based on Godly principles, they are protected and guarded against the evil ways of the world. The man who is the head of the home, protects his wife and children from all harm, and ensures that they are shielded emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically from all the strategies of the devil.
In Genesis 1:28, the Bible says: And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and 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.
Marriage is for procreation. God purposed it to be a means of multiplication and sustenance for the human race.
Psalm 127:3 says: Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. One of the rewards of marriage is the fruit of the womb. Every couple looks forward to having children that is why when they don’t, sometimes grief and frustration sets in, which may lead to ungodly situations like divorce and keeping of concubines. The love a couple have for one another is strengthened when they see themselves reproduced in their children. It is however, clear from Scriptures that barrenness was never part of God’s original plan for man. It came as a result of sin. So, it is a curse (Deuteronomy 28:18). But God sent Jesus to redeem mankind from the curse of the law (Galatians 4:45). If you are born again, you are exempted from the curse of barrenness. Therefore, see your frustrations ending now. Begin to believe God for your own children because you are entitled to fruitfulness and multiplication.
However, I would like to sound a very strong warning here to the singles. Having children without the intention of being married is unscriptural, no matter how acceptable it is to the society. God never intended children to be born outside of wedlock. In fact, in Malachi 2:15 He said: And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth. In the sight of God, a husband and wife are one, so that they can bring forth Godly seeds.
If you are preparing to get married soon, there is need to begin to plan ahead for the number of children you can comfortably cater for. That is one of the things you and your fiancé or fiancée should discuss and agree on. And if you are married with a child or children, see them as godly seeds and bring them up as such.
Now that you know God’s purpose for instituting marriage, you are sure not to misuse it as you use these principles to build a strong foundation for your marriage and home. Your home shall be successful, in Jesus’ Name.
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 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: “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 email@example.com; 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, Single with a Difference, A Living Witness and Make Your Life Count.