Today, i present a powerful teaching which is long, but please take time and follow the word of God. May it touch,heal and deliver, may it edify you and your marriage, may it show a ray of deliverance to a woman, and may we learn how to submit to God, this is my prayer so that we may have faith with epignosis, Amen. This is a sermon on marriage, i would want God to minister to the married people, those with dying love, those still looking for love. lets us begin by seeing how the spirit teaches us things hidden far in bottomless places. Lets read 1corinthians 2:9-10 2:9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
God has revealed unto man, the spirit searches, explores, to bring to men things hidden beyond ones scrutiny. The spirit of God searches bottomless things and reveals them to man. This is why some people ask why is this man of God so deep
This surprises me because it seems they don’t have the principles the spirit of God teaches.
we need know that Marriage is a revelation; the wife is a revelation of the church, and the husband a revelation of Christ, so wives must submit to their husbands as they submit to Christ, equally the husbands must love their wives just as Christ loved the church, the church of God.
Rev.19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.
The kingdom of God has been many times compared to a marriage so we ought to sanctify it and make it holy, cleanse it as white as wool.
But why has marriage been compared to the kingdom of Heaven? We see in the portion of scripture below, Matt. 22:1-6 22:1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,22:2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,22:3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
22:4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.22:5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
Marriage is compared therefore to the kingdom, and if the kingdom cannot break then marriage must not break. It is not just any kingdom but the kingdom of God. Now why should man beat a woman if he understands that he is married in a revelation, yet Christ doesn’t beat the church to which he is married.
I want women to get with their husbands into the faith and do something beautiful with God or the church of God. Woman we should now know that external fine apparel is useless instead we ought to spend more time finding how you submit to our husband,God. Proverbs 31:30 women should know God in order to submit to their husbands by the spirit of God. For by this spirit the women will gain the strength in submission, note that women are the church and you are married to the church, men this is the right marriage not like the marriage Isaiah likened in his prophesies in Isaiah 4:1 in this the women just wanted the identity and not for full submission. In this prophesy Isaiah showed the reproach women had hence lack of submission is the beginning of reproach. The church sees its beauty after submitting to Christ, the same way a woman will reveal her beauty after submitting to her husband. The mystery here is that most women don’t want to take the place of submission which is the beginning of reproach in the church of God. Proverbs still tell (prov. 5:3-20,2: 17) us that the strange woman meets a young man, and men if we don’t submit to the righteousness of God we shall encounter the strange women, and no one will side with you, no one will give you the right hand of fellowship.
Looking at the prodigal son, the son saw trouble after rebelling against the father, after rebelling against his authority but when he returns he was given all he wanted, we saw a fattened bull fallen for him when he allowed to submit under the authority of his father. Well then avoid be a vagouborne just submit to your husbands as the prodigal son and you will be happy all through your marriage life. We walk by faith and not by things seen so let us believe that the beauty of a woman is in the power of submission to her husband.
When a woman begins to submit he begins to achieve and earn something from her, 1peter 3:1-5 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;3:2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear.3:3 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel;3:4 But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.3:5 For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands:3:6 Even as Sara obeyed Abraham, calling him lord: whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
Men ought to love the wife as Christ loved the church, as Christ still loves the church, he has the role to cleanse his wife just as Christ cleanses the church daily.
Man has the ability to form the kind of woman he is interested in, God will never give you a great woman but it is up to you a man to make the woman whom you want, it is a principle set by God.
Equally within a woman lies the ability to accept and attract a man to her, but she ought to learn the principle of being a submissive woman to her husband just as she submits to God. This is a simple principle women have to learn to make their marriages prosperous, women should learn never to adorn their physical bodies, but adorn to the spirit in them.
1Tim. 2:9-16 In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array;2:10 But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works.2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection.2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.2:13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.
Here Peter shows us how a woman can live a nice life in her marriage, how a woman can adorn to the spirit in her. Below are a few things that must be addressed according to the spirit of God. This sermon is for the woman that of the man will come later, let us that are married try these principles for a week, God will bless us,
1. Language. The language a woman uses should be pleasing to her husband, remember even if a woman is married to a non believer she has the power to sanctify him and the whole family. She has all the power to win over her husband.
1cor 7:13-14 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.7:14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.
A woman should therefore understand the place of submission to her husband, as every husband will be searching for a woman that submits to him. This is a principle that we cannot over ride for it is set by God.
2. Respect. Digging deep here were Sarah the wife of Abraham honoured her husband to the point of calling him lord. Woman address him sweetly this stirs the love in him and so never address your husband carelessly in public for that love will fade quickly and disappear. All the external apparel, the lipstick you put on will have no meaning, they will not matter as long as you don’t respect your husband. When you mock your husband, you will live in mockery forever.
14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. Well this means should a woman have wisdom then her house will stand for good, and forever. This wisdom and epignosis is acquired by listening to the word, and word of God.
Respect is not easy so a woman needs knowledge and wisdom to respect a mere man. Love never fails, love is not war, love is love not a war therein. I walk in in Christ by my husband, this should be the mentality in all women, for if she wants peace then must start episodes of respect and love remember that this will outweigh your beauty. For beauty fades all away but love must not. Beauty is like a flower in a sunny field it is soon gone and useless.
3. When a woman honours her husband, hidden beauty shines out and she attracts the value she carries where there is disrespect a woman attracts tragedy. Never live love by experience but live love by the word of God for it is a powerful weapon. Take your part as a woman and you will never regrate falling in love. Always remember the revelation of the church in you.
4. Appreciation is another key thing to note in a relationship, for it brings the family together just as God wants you to praise him, woman praise our husband, appreciate him, complement him.
5. Praise is the power that generates possession, you will possess him for good if you praise him
6. Admire him. Another ingredient in life of a married woman should be admiration of her husband, this ingredient beautifies a woman and creates a great bond between a woman and a man, Solomon says you are the one I desire and I will praise you forever, then the woman should also praise her husband, this will lessen the yoke on the woman’s side. Remember as we praise God he doesn’t send his angels but he descends bodily to be with us, if you submit to love him then he will be always present.
7.Finally every woman should enjoy her husband, every man is created by God and created to be enjoyed. 1Tim 6:17 thank God for the provision of an husband, for him to be enjoyed. Just say this prayer always woman I thank you for this gift of my husband that I will admire, you will then be happy all the days of your marriage life, enjoy Christ in the face of your husbands do not endure him for Christ needs you happy as you are married to him, the king of our salvation.
Learn the principles of submission oh woman for it is a principle set by God and you will be happy whole the days of your marriage life. It is worth trying, oh woman! I wish you a happy and rose filled marriage or courtship, God bless you.