WHEN INNOCENTS SUFFER BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER CHRISTIAN MARRIAGE
astor K. couldn't understand why his wife of 10 years was still barren. As the Word of Life says in Luke 4:23: "Physician, heal thyself." He prays for others and sees instant answers, including those couples going through what he's suffering, yet why is the Lord not answering his own prayer for his wife's fruit of the womb? His wife then called us few years back, since it's becoming an embarrassment among fellow brethren. "We know that the Lord's time is the best Sir," she told me on the phone. "At the appropriate time, He'll answer us for the fruit of the womb." So I replied her; "Why not wait upon the Lord for His time then as you've said and He'll answer you at His time?" She didn't understand what I wanted her to understand. "We called you sir to find out if there is any way we've missed it while waiting upon the Lord," she explained. This is one of the most abused and misplaced sayings among Christians; "God's time is the best." Every time is God's time and its scripturally wrong to continue to pray for the same thing once the Will of the Lord is known on a particular matter. You see, the Holy Spirit will not reveal to you what He has already conveyed expressly in His Word; the Holy Bible. The True Lord God Almighty will never do for us what He has told us to do for ourselves in His Word; the Holy Bible. Here in our sister's case; the fruit of the womb. Does the Lord God Almighty promise us His redeemed children the fruit of the womb as part of His blessings? Yes, in numerous places but these two instances will suffice; "God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it" (Gen. 1:28a). In Exodus 23:25-26, the True Lord God Almighty promised thus; "Worship the LORD your God and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you,… There shall be no one miscarrying or barren in your land;…" So I asked Mrs. K when did the Lord God Almighty make those promises? She answered over 5,000 years ago. So, can God lie? The Lord God had done His part; it's now up to you to find out why that blessing of fruit of the womb isn't working in your life. To say we're waiting for God's time for the fruit of the womb which He had done over 5,000 years ago is a misapplication of God's promise. Read your Holy Bible!
I told Mrs. K that she and her husband should look for a way to make it here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center, TX. They came. We prayed and the spiritual revelation was direct and discernment was obvious. I called Mrs. K aside during our second prayer session and asked her: "Were you raped years ago while you're a young girl ever before you met your husband?" She looked at me bemused. "Yes, Dr but that was years ago," she replied rather dryly and enervated. "I went through deliverance when I gave my life to the Lord Jesus Christ and thought it was done." I told her that was the demon responsible for the barrenness. The demon left during the deliverance session she allegedly did but hung around waiting for an opening and found one and thus returned through Mr. K. when both had pre-marital sex before marriage over the previous decade. "When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order…" (Matthew 12:43-44). Mr. K was oblivious of his wife's past and he too didn't divulge the extra-marital affairs he had once with a sister after marriage. Their prayers couldn't reach the roofs, because Satan and his demons know the rule of the game. As the True Lord God Almighty promised in His Words; "Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear." Do you read that? If there is any blessing of the True Lord God Almighty already disclosed and conveyed to us in His Words which is the Holy Bible and somehow, you have prayed your heart out and yet that promise isn't manifesting in your life, desist from taking refuge in that ignorant excuse; "God's time is the best; He will do it when it is His time."
Friend, every time is God's time, period! Seek knowledge! The True Lord God Almighty of the Holy Bible is not a problem-solver as we humans erroneously regard Him; He wants to have intimate relationship with us in such a deep and personal level that we know His Will and enjoy His blessings rather than waiting for His miracles. The blessings of the Lord are permanent and are already done; while His miracles are ad-hoc and fire brigade approach to solving human problems. The Lord isn't delighted in the latter; He loves us to know Him for His blessings rather than His miracles.
A Christian sister introduced a Caucasian man to us as her fiancée with a glee as if she has won a lottery. She's black. They had already concluded on their own that they're meant for each other. The sister was giggling that, at last as he had found her soul mate. I wanted to tell her what the Holy Spirit revealed about the relationship, but my wife winked that I shouldn't unless she asked because I would be labeled a racist. Nothing is in the future of that relationship, but the black sister took solace in the fact both met at a church gathering and hit it off at their first encounter or as they normally say: "Its love at first sight." It's extremely difficult to fall in love at first sight as erroneously asserted in secular Phileo life and social relationship. Even our love for the Almighty the Creator cannot be at first sight, that is why the Holy Bible says in 1 Peter 2:2-3: "Like newborn infants, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good." No one suddenly falls in love with our Lord Jesus Christ the very days you gave your life to Him, but as you begin to grow in His Grace and Power, your love for and of Him grows. Similarly, genuine love towards a man or woman cannot be at first sight unless it is consigned to the realm of feel, touch, smell, taste and vision. These are mere ephemerals, unless you have prayed before hand and it has been revealed to you that the encounter is providential just like the love relationship between Isaac and Rebekah put together by the Lord God Almighty through Eliezer, Abraham's chief servant (Genesis 24: 1-66). Anyone who says his/her love to another which leads to marriage was serendipitous is ignorant of the Agape Love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Marriage is a blessing from the Lord and to live harmoniously with the opposite sex toward fulfilling the plan and will of the Almighty God on the earth is one of His promised blessings on earth, but it's erroneous to conclude that it's His time when He has already promised it. It is also off the mark spiritually to surmise singleness is a blessing. As we pointed out in this column on Friday February 24, 2017: Here is how the Lord God Almighty operates on earth; He will not and never do for us what He has commanded us to do for ourselves, simple. If you can tell me which areas of your life you are having challenges and problems: bachelorhood, single life and inability to settle down to a husband or wife; poverty, lack of progress, marital crisis, sickness/illness, stagnation, unemployment etc-I can tell you one or more laws and commandments of God you are violating" See the link: https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/022417.html It is possible to violate the law of God ignorantly, and it is possible for the innocent to suffer. As we normally say in secular life; "ignorance of the law is not an excuse to break the law."
You need spiritual knowledge to appropriate the many blessings of the Lord God Almighty as revealed in His Word; the Holy Bible. You need the Holy Spirit in addition to navigate the appropriation of these manifold blessings including settling down to marital bliss. Furthermore, you need those with higher anointing to help and assist you to appropriate that particular blessing which they too have appropriated just as it is in secular human affairs. You won't go to a person who is overweight and hire such a person as your aerobics instructor. You won't go to a person who has declared bankrupt and is penniless to be your financial advisor and so it will be unfruitful to go to a person who is a divorcee and or single for marriage counseling. The Holy Bible says it aptly in Proverbs 11:14: "For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers." The New American Standard Bible renders it thus: "Where there is no guidance the people fall but in abundance of counselors there is victory." This was why the Jehovah Yahweh commanded the Israelites not treat the marriage institution as a matter between a man and a woman; rather, the unification of two families. The Africans imbibed this Godly principle and made it a culture to involve all family members in marriage; just as the bringing up of an African child was the collective responsibility of the whole village; hence the popular adage borrowed from Africa by Mrs. Hillary Clinton:" It takes a village to raise a child." The West is paying a heavy price today for neglecting this Godly principle as we stretch our atomistic lifestyle to the limit and its heavy toll on the family is starring us all in the face. As the family goes, so the rest society or in the words of Confucius, the Chinese sage; the integrity of a nation is derived from the integrity of the home. We are wringing our hands, shaking our heads and lamenting the senseless culture of school shootings in America wondering what is going on? Those with the Holy Spirit will tell you it is the result of our dysfunctional family system. And the root of it all is the marriage institution. Seek help, consult the Giver of Life before you consort with another life and seek the Face of the Almighty God before you go into that marriage, at least for the sake of your unborn children. Who you marry can either make or mar your life forever. It's true!
THERE GOES HOME ONE OF THE SAINTS-BILLY GRAHAM
*Billy Graham, he made it to the finished line and has gone home a cough away from his 100th birthday.
Life is a journey and we're all passing by. This dimension is not our home and anyone who deceives you that you'll hang around here permanently is doing you a great disservice. If you believe the sophistry yourself, you're the most to be pitied. Death is inevitable, the Grim Reaper is coming for you and me one day; thus, it's not that we'll check out one day, but when is that day? Do you know that we who have given our lives to the Lord Jesus Christ and have taken Him as our Savior are strangers in this place? No one is truly successful as opposed to the human definition of success until you can say with humble confidence through the Power of the Holy Spirit that you are going home, which is our permanent home in heaven. One man who has just gone home to be with the Lord is the iconic Man of God, Rev. Billy Graham. He came, saw, fought, and made it to the finish line at the full age of 99. That is my goal and I know the One Whom I have believed and have committed my eternal life into His Hands will make it happen. May I die the death of the righteous! May I be able to say just as Apostle Paul wrote this evergreen epitaph: "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have kept the faith. From now on the crown of righteousness is laid up for me, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day-and not only to me, but to all who crave His appearing"(2 Timothy 4:7-8).
NOW OUT AT LAST! THE MUCH AWAITED MARRIAGE TOOL FOR 1,000 CHRISTIAN BRIDES AND BRIDEGROOMS 2018
The much-awaited book: "How To Get Your God-Given Husband The Bible Way in 12 Months: 12 Prayer Points and What To Do Each Month From First to Twelfth Month: (ISBN: 978-1-63492-931-8, Published February 2018) is out. It is now available through our Florida-based publishers in retail outlets across the world, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and reputable bookstores where good books are sold. The cover price is $29.99 excluding Shipping and Handling and other associated fees such as sales tax etc. From our own end here and exclusively for our readers, we're offering this book for only $26.99 flat rate including S & H no sales tax.
For those precious souls that have already pre-paid, please look forward to receiving your paid copy in the mail in the next few days. For those desirous of laying their hands on this book, either for your own edification, for your daughter/son, a friend or neighbor or any person you love or for personal knowledge, you can purchase directly from us. This Holy Spirit-filled book is not meant only for single Christians; Christian couples who are having issues, unexplained and perplexing seesaws in their marriages can also benefit from reading this book and what they can do spiritually to calm the matrimonial tempest. Send checque/check, money order or pay by credit/debit card for only $26.99 to:- The Jesus Christ Solution Center, Jesus Christ House, 410 W. 4th Street, Cameron, TX 76520. Write: Offer Feb, 2018 on your check /money order etc for this book title. You can also call 1-254-605-4035 or Text: Offer Feb, 2018 to: 1- 254-563-3856 or email: [email protected]
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To all those that have applied to the scholarship opportunities we published here at the beginning of this year, we wish to give you guys an update. First, we do not have any affiliation with the awarding and funding institutions but only used this platform as the disseminating channel to assist precious souls interested in furthering their careers in the West.
Awarding and Funding institutions only respond to those with First Class Honors Degrees in STEM-Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. If you do not hear from them, it means they have picked other most qualified applicants. I wish you success. Thanks and remain blessed in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
LETTERS THIS WEEK
Dear Sir, Greetings to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am an ardent reader of your articles on nigeriaworld.com website but am prompted to send you an email because I believe in the gift of the Lord God Almighty upon your life. I pray that God will use you for me. My name is A.A. (name omitted for privacy). I have been living in the EU for the past 13years (2005) but my concerns at the moment are I have been out of job for 6 years and every effort is not yielding any result. Likewise, I find it difficult to pass my professional exam (ACCA) with two papers left whenever I am expecting a good result it turns out otherwise. It seems to me nothing is working and missing something which I cannot comprehend. I have received various prophecies but at this moment I don't know what direction to take.
Lastly, there are some marital issues confronting me some based on revelation in my dream but am confused. I believe the Lord God Almighty can use you to divinely direct me. Please I need spiritual direction. Thank you and looking forward to hear from you. Regards from Mr. W.A. from UK/EU via email.
Good morning sir, Trust you and your family are doing great. My name is Mrs. R.A (name omitted for privacy), a married mother of 3 from Ibadan, Oyo state. I got your mail address from an article you wrote in a Nigerian newspaper. Please sir; I have an issue I'll require prayers on. My husband and I got married some 25 years ago without much, but with different promises and prophecies that my husband will be great. In fact, we got so many prophecies that my husband's destiny was not in Nigeria, and so we were taking many steps to get him to travel, all these have yielded in negative results consistently over time. As it is now, we live from hand to mouth, and this has been the case throughout our married life.
Now to the main issue, it's been 3 years since my firstborn graduated from the university and he has been unable to secure a job. He has even relocated to Lagos for a job search, but all efforts proved abortive. My main fear is that he doesn't turn out the way my husband did, because as at now, we have been receiving countless prophecies about him that his destiny is not in this country. I have been praying so much that history will not repeat itself in my son's life.
Please sir, help me with prayers. I would appreciate it if you can give me your contact, or call me on …..Thank you for taking out time to read this. Regards---Mrs. R.A, Ibadan, Oyo state, western Nigeria..