Marriage ordained by God – Part 2
God’s purpose for marriage is to create help that is suitable, adaptable and complementary, not just any kind of help but a helpmeet for all areas of life. Marriage is meant to improve one’s life, for the husband and the wife to sharpen each other spiritually, emotionally, materially and otherwise.
The word of God says in Proverbs 27:7 “iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” This is not to say that Christians who are not married are necessarily weaklings. But when a man is united with God’s choice for him, they become sources of inspiration to each other. Marriage is not supposed to make you less spiritual. Some Christians go cold the moment they get married and it shouldn’s be so, while there are other Christians whose strength has more than doubled, as a result of their being married. Marriage is not supposed to pull you down spiritually, but to bring spiritual uplifting. And this is the case of the marriage between Bishop Dr. Author and Patricia Nwachukwu that produced three great men of God, Anene Nwachukwu (Rhema Lagos) Chidozie Nwachukwu (Rhema Abuja) and Ejike Nwachukwu (Rhema Nnewi). They’ve been married for 50 years now and still full of zeal for the things of God.
God designed marriage to fulfil some important functions and when we understand them we will honour marriage.
It didn’t take long before Adam realised that a dog isn’t a best friend. He had everything in the garden, but one thing was missing—one to share with. Ecclesiastes 4:9 “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour.
God’s first commandment in the scripture is this: “Be fruitful (bear fruit and multiply) increase and replenish (fill) the earth. Genesis 1:28.
A husband is to protect his wife by laying down his life for her. Ephesians 5:25. A wife is to protect her husband’s interests. Titus 2: 4-5. Parents are to protect their children, to raise up Godly seeds.
• Marriage protects individual from sexual immorality. 1Cor 7:2. The world we live in is full of sexual images and temptation. Even if a person doesn’t pursue sexual sin, it pursues him or her, and it is very hard to escape it. So, marriage provides a healthy place to express sexuality.
God designed Eve to complete that, which was lacking in Adam’s life. Genesis 2:23 “And Adam said… She shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.”
We say a big congratulation to our Bishop Dr. Arthur and Patricia Nwachukwu on their 50th wedding anniversary.
We pray for greater years ahead in good health and wealth.
Happy Golden Anniversary!
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In Rhema no shaking!
• Prophet (Dr.) Anene Nwachukwu (Oracle of God), Rhema Deliverance Mission Int’l. Inc. Rhema International Prophetic Centre Lasu-Igando Road, Church Pole Bus Stop, Beside Iba Police Station, Iba, Lagos.