Main Scriptures: Mal.2:13-14
More Scriptures: Matt.19:5, Matt.6:15, Ezk.27:31
In the next few days, I want us to explore the concept of ambush and see how the understanding will assist you and I to be alert to the tricks of the devil and deal with him triumphantly. So, I encourage you to give focused attention to the teachings. And I pray that the Holy Spirit will expand His word in your heart and make you escape the devices of the devil in Jesus Name. Amen.
Have you ever been ambushed before in your life as a husband? Well, if you have not, let me share with you some characteristics associated with ambush. The first is that in ambush, you are unaware of the attack. Your attacker doesn’t give you advance notice. Secondly, you are not prepared for the attack. Thirdly, the attack comes at the least unsuspecting moment. The Holy Spirit wants us to know that as husbands, satan is laying ambush for us daily. He sets landmines on our ways without us even knowing. And many husbands have been ambushed and have never remained the same. The Scripture tells us something very striking about our abductor, satan. It says, satan is walking around like a roaring lion looking for whom he will devour. And Jn.10:10, Jesus speaking said, satan came to steal, kill and destroy. The devil’s ultimate aim when he ambushes any husband is to destroy him. So, the question is what kind of landmines does satan set for husbands? First, he sets the trap of divorce. He tells you your wife is not good for you anymore. He tells you that your wife cannot be forgiven. He tells you that your wife cannot be corrected. He tells you that you cannot reconcile with your wife. He gives you good reasons why divorcing your wife is the best option. But hear what the One who instituted the office of the husbandhood said in Malachi chapter 2 and verse 14 and Matthew chapter 19:5. Yet ye say, wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth against whom thou hast dealt treacherously, yet she is thy COMPANION and the WIFE of thy youth…. For the Lord, the God of Israel saith that he HATETH PUTTING AWAY for one COVERETH VIOLENCE WITH HIS GARMENT saith the Lord of hosts, therefore TAKE HEED to YOUR SPIRIT that ye deal not treacherously. And the Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him and saying unto him, is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And he said, for this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall cleave to his wife and the two shall become one flesh. Wherefore, they are no more twain but one flesh. What therefore GOD HATH JOINED TOGETHER, LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER. Satan is a liar. Don’t let him ambush you with divorce. God wants you to love your wife. God wants you to run your family government as He runs the world, despite its inadequacies.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from the ambush of divorce.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, make me overcome the landmine of divorce.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to reconcile every irreconcilable differences between my wife and I.
I overcome the landmine of divorce and live peaceably and joyfully with my wife because it is the will of God for me as the good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.