Main Scriptures: Mal.2:13-14
More Scriptures: Matt.19:5, Matt.6:15, Ezk.27:31
Have you ever been ambushed before in your life as a husband? Well, if you have not, let me share with you some characteristics of ambush. The first is that in ambush, you are unaware that you are being ambushed. Your attacker will not give you advance notice. Secondly, you are caught off guard. You are not prepared for it. Thirdly, the attack comes from the least unsuspecting moment.
Now, this is what the Person of the Holy Spirit wants you and I to know as husbands and heads of our sheep and sheepfold. Satan is laying ambush for us daily. He sets landmines on our ways without us even knowing. Sadly, many husbands have been ambushed by satan, sin and the world. 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 (1Pet.5:8). In Jn.10:10, Jesus says, satan came to steal, kill and destroy. The devil’s ultimate aim when he ambushes any husband is to destroy him. So, the question you and I must answer is this. What kind of landmines does satan set for husband? The first landmine satan sets for us is the trap of divorce. He whispers to you that your wife is not good for you anymore. He tells you that your wife is not attractive. He puts you under pressure to believe that you cannot forgive your wife and children. He tells you that your sheep cannot be corrected. He tells you that you cannot reconcile with your wife and children. He gives you reasons why you should take those ungodly steps because he has a hidden plan-to kill, to steal and to destroy your life, sheep and sheepfold.
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 (Mal.2:14). 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 (Matt.19:5).
Satan is a liar; he is a thief and a murderer. Do not let him ambush you with divorce. God wants you to love your wife and children. God wants you to run and sustain your family government in peace, prosperity, and progress despite the inadequacies of your wife and children.
- Father, by the power in the blood of Jesus Christ, deliver me from the ambush of divorce.
- Father, by the power in the blood of Jesus Christ, make me overcome the landmine of bitterness, hatred and unforgiveness.
- Father, by the power in the blood of Jesus Christ, empower me to reconcile with my wife and children.
I overcome the landmine of divorce, bitterness, hatred and unforgiveness and live peaceably and joyfully with my wife and children because it is the will of God for me as a good and godly shepherd in Jesus name. Amen.