With great joy and happiness, I bring God’s Word your way again this month. By the help of the Holy Spirit, I will be sharing with you on a topic titled, Winning Your Unbelieving Spouse to Christ.
To win your spouse to Christ, there is a price to pay. Don’t give up on your spouse yet! I am sure this month’s teaching will show you the right moves to make that will help you out of this challenge. I want you to know that there are quite a number of people today, who were not Christians when they got married. Many found and accepted Jesus Christ alone and later found their spouse or loved ones who became a big burden to them. They do not want to hear anything about church, being born-again and most times, they try to frustrate your efforts to serve God. It is also very important for you to know that when it comes to salvation, a person’s will is involved in accepting or rejecting Christ Jesus. But then, there are certain things you can do to get such people saved. I shall be discussing one of those things with you today.
Even though there are no established rules in soul-winning that will work for everyone, your spouse’s will in accepting salvation is of utmost importance and it is still possible for your spouse to make heaven. Genesis 7:7 says: And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. If it was possible for Noah, then it is possible for you too! Noah went into the ark of safety. The ark which Noah went into, in his own days, is the ark of our salvation, today. Salvation is our own ark and yet in the days of Noah, the Bible says, “Noah went in”, but he did not go alone. Thank God for Noah, who was not selfish about his testimony of salvation. When it comes to the issue of salvation, don’t just rejoice at the fact that you are born again; believe God also for the salvation of your spouse who is an unbeliever. Noah believed God for his spouse and loved ones, and they were able to enter into the ark of safety with him. There are several things you can do to help get your spouse saved and these things are far from complaint, nagging, forcing, bribing, threatening or tricks.
One of the ways you can help in winning your loved one to Christ is by PRAYER. Prayer changes things. It changes the earthly world around you from the spiritual realm. No prayer is too small for God to answer. If you can ask Him for all other things, why don’t you ask for the soul of your spouse? Philippians 4:6 says: Be careful for nothing; but IN EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. God, Himself, is the Creator of every man including your spouse. He sees his or her heart and can stir it to Himself as HE likes when you ask Him to.
Your spouse, as an unbeliever, has not seen the light and cannot be blamed much if he or she does not see things the way you do. He or she has been blinded by the devil. This is why God’s Word in 2 Corinthians 4:4 says: …The god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” Through prayer, you can decree that God should remove your spouse’s spiritual blindfold and open his or her eyes like He did with Saul at Damascus (Acts 9:1-22).
Your prayer must be done in faith and based on the Word of God, without doubts in your heart. You must also learn to be patient and not to be anxious, especially if your unbelieving spouse is the husband. You could also pray and ask the Lord to send external influence like friends, other relations, colleagues or acquaintances who will positively influence him or her to accept Jesus Christ. There should be somebody who can talk to your spouse, the way you may not be able to!
Your prayer does not stop you from carrying out your normal duties as a wife or a husband. It does not exempt you from obeying the commandments of God concerning marriage. You must continue to fulfil your own part, even if your spouse is not fulfilling his or hers. Don’t ever pray for tragedies on your spouse just to get him or her born again! As you pray in faith, with your prayers based on God’s Word, the Spirit of conviction will come on him or her and salvation becomes easy. Here is a testimony from a sister that can further help build your faith:
“My husband does not come to church. I could not say exactly what was wrong, but I put it in prayers. At a church service, God’s servant told us to write a list of what we don’t want to see again in our lives and one of the things I wrote was that my husband must come back and give his life fully to Christ. He used to attend services before, but suddenly, he stopped participating even in the prayers we hold at home. I knew I am more than conqueror. I said, ‘You this devil, you must get out of this home, there is no room for you here.’ I believed God to grant my desires, and the following day, my husband came to church, it was a Sunday. Since then, he’s the one that wakes us up for prayers!”
I see God do the same for your spouse and loved ones who are still unbelievers in Jesus’ name. God will give you full joy in seeing your loved ones make heaven too in Jesus’ name. Don’t give up! If you are the one this teaching is talking about, then you can accept Jesus Christ now and become born again, as you say this prayer: “Dear Lord Jesus, I come to You today as a sinner. Forgive me 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! 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, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).