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Main Scriptures: Psalms 133:1-3

More Scriptures: Ps. 122:3, Ecc.4:9, Mk.3:27

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. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat, but how can one be warm alone (Ecc.4:9-11)

There is so much to gain with your wife as your partner than when you are alone. Staying together with your wife offers much more than what money can buy. This readily reminds me of a statement attributed to the richest black man on earth. He is Aliko Dangote. Despite all his wealth, reports have it that he longs to have a wife. What this means is that there is a blessing that your wife brings to your life that money cannot. The Word of God says that he that finds a wife has found a good thing and has obtained favour from the Lord. If you read our Scriptural passage in Ecc.4 and verses 9-11, you appreciate why God hates seeing you and your wife living as though you are singles (Mal.2:14). God wants you to keep the bond of unity with your wife intact. He wants you to fight for your home. God wants you to fight for your wife and children because He has ordained you as a priest, prophet and pastor. He gave you a wife and blessed you with children. So, you are a steward. Therefore, it is your honour to keep your sheepfold intact.

Staying away from your wife and children is not the will of God for you as the head of your sheepfold. God wants you to live with your wife joyfully. He doesn’t want you to manage your wife and children. God desires a united family for you. Anything that wants to destroy the bond you have with your wife and children is of the devil. For the devil came but to steal, kill and destroy but I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly (Jn.10:10). So, if your wife tells you that she is no longer interested in the marriage, know that satan wants to steal your unity. And if you are the person threatening to leave the union, then understand quickly that you are being tricked by the devil. So also, when your children seem to be going the wrong way, understand that satan your adversary wants to steal them from you.. You must resist it steadfastly.

But for you to sustain the bond of love between you and your sheep, you must first learn to deal with the spirit of unforgiveness, bitterness and malice. This is what the Bible calls the filthiness of the Spirit (2Cor.7:1). Secondly, you must daily renew your mind with the word of God by meditating on it (Jos.1:8). And as you strive to dwell together with your sheep in unity, you provoke the blessings of God upon your life and family.

SPIRITUAL EXERCISE

·         Father, in the Name of Jesus, destroy the roots of bitterness, malice and hatred in my life against my sheep.

·         Father in the Name of Jesus, saturate my heart with Your love and let it subdue the filthiness of the flesh.

·         Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me with wisdom, faith and hope and by it make me to secure my sheepfold. 

FAITH CONFESSION

I am filled with the fullness of the power of Christ and by it secure my wife and children in love and pleasantness because that is what enhances my position as the good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.


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