God honors us when our hearts are towards Him. When we repent and receive Him, He doesn’t hold our past against us. He makes us new and places us on a path of righteousness. It is our job to follow that path. Even when we stay on the right path, they enemy will come to accuse. He will try to attack our character. He comes to kill, steal and destroy. He wants to devour us. Most times he uses people to do this. Too often it is the closest ones that stir up the mess. Thank God that Jesus came to give us life!
10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
The enemy hates marriage. He hates covenant and doesn’t want to see God’s people blessed, multiplying and prospering. In my dream, I immediately shut the enemy up by sharing the truth of God’s grace. God released His glory and the people were humbled.
29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.
We must stay in unity with our spouse. We can’t jump to conclusions from accusations by bound, jealous, or unsaved people. The quickest way to shut the enemy down is to expose him with the truth. Most times we know the past of our spouse and what God has delivered them from. Just as God has forgiven us, He has forgiven them also. We can’t entertain the words of the enemy by allowing him to speak accusations against our spouse, causing dishonor. When someone speaks badly about them, they are also speaking badly of us. We are one. Our relationship with our spouse represents our relationship with God. Are we going to allow people to dishonor our God? Maybe that is the problem. We have become too passive and politically correct to stand up for our beliefs.
I encourage you today to be careful whose words you entertain. Don’t engage in conversations that will bring dishonor to your marriage. Your tongue is a powerful weapon that can bless or curse.
21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Be intentional about speaking blessing over your marriage. Quickly expose lies with the truth. Don’t let anyone divide what God has put together!
6 So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”
Father, we thank You that You are a God of covenant. Thank You for joining us together with our spouse. Forgive us for entertaining thoughts or conversations that come from the enemy to cause division and confusion in our marriage. Forgive us for allowing others to dishonor our spouse. Forgive us for allowing others to dishonor You. Give us boldness and courage to expose evil with Your truth. We will not be moved by accusations from the past or plans that want to divide our marriage. We place honor on our spouse and rebuke all that would come to dishonor. Help us to use our tongues to bless and not curse. Let our marriage give You glory. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!