Many married men and women wedded in church without knowing, understanding or appreciating the meaning and implications of what they have indulged in.
Though there are couples who could not afford the luxury of gathering a huge crowd of people for their wedding ceremony, this does not in any way reduce the efficacy and implications of wedding vow at the altar of God. As long as a wedding vow had been made between a man and a woman, conducted by a clergyman, it is a binding force involving a husband, his wife and God Almighty. The vow says: “I Brother/Sister ABC do accept you, Brother/Sister XYZ as my wife/husband to have and to hold, for better for worse. I will love you in plenty, in poverty, in good health and sickness. I will nurse and honour you according to the will of God till death do us part.”
When you make a vow before a devilish shrine or goddess and fail to keep the vow, you live in fear of consequences of violating the vow, because you believe that the consequences will definitely follow. Now, you have made a vow before the Almighty God that created the whole world, who hath the power to kill and make alive. You are violating the vow.
“The Lord kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up. (1st Samuel 2:6).
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…” (Proverbs 9:10).
“Fear God, and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man” (Ecclesiastes 12:13)
Sexual intercourse is a spiritual engagement. When it is done in violation of God’s expectations, it can result in transfer or incurrence of demonic pollutions and existing ancestral curses. At each event of sexual intercourse outside marriage, a fornicator or adulterer is an enemy of God. Besides, adultery exposes you to danger of incurring diseases.
“But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral,
sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with
fire and brimstone which is the second death” (Revelation 21:8).
If you are a man that picks up prostitutes and female teenagers on the road with your car and take them somewhere for sexual immorality, you stand the risk of fetish spiritual manipulation against your marriage and destiny. Such strange girl or woman in an effort to eventually have you all to herself, can consult cultic shrines and spirits with the aim of inflicting harm on your wife and your marriage.
You could also pick up armed robbery agents and ritualists in your search for illicit sexual partners.
Disrespect for your marital vow amounts to loss of focus in life and results in disruption of destiny and God’s purpose for your life.
Are you the type that deliberately denies your spouse sexual pleasure or negotiates it, using material things like clothes and money as conditions? Do you display selfishness in bed by enjoying the sexual pleasure to its fullest, without caring about your partner’s emotions, feelings or sexual satisfaction? You are creating a room for temptation while breaking your marital vow.
“And he said to his disciples, ‘Temptations to sin are sure to come; but woe to him by whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung round his neck and he were cast into the sea…” (Luke 17:1).
“The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does: and likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does: Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self control”
(1st Corinthians 7:4-5).
For those who try to justify their sinful acts of adultery, polygamy and divorce, God CAN NEVER break, forget or ignore the vow you made before him.
“My covenant I will not violate, Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips” (Psalm 89:34).
In a covenant agreement, you are ready to sacrifice your time, your ego, even your personality. That is why we hear of a big man politician, throwing away his respect, educational knowledge and status and personality to enter a bush to visit an illiterate juju man that has never brushed his teeth for the past one year. Covenant. Covenant is a spiritual matter. When you make covenant with a juju or deity, you know you dare not break your own side of the bargain. So, why walk with someone to the altar of the Almighty God that created you and can take your life, make a covenant to love and live with a particular person forever, with God your creator as a witness, only to later break that vow with adultery or outright divorce? Is this not a suicide mission? Where is love in all this? Where is your security? You can never leave God’s radar or hide from God’s presence (Matthew 28:20).
You cannot break a vow that involves the Almighty God and assume that he is still pleased with you. He is God of justice. He is not man. If you need God’s mercy over your life, honour your marital vow and stop cheating on your spouse. If you are living in adultery, you are not entitled to the cover of God’s protection. If you still experience something that looks like material prosperity despite your adulterous lifestyle, please know that your blessing has no security.
Maybe you have been struggling with this sin of adultery. You don’t really like the sin but you always find yourself doing it. Sometimes, you even confess to people after committing the sin, only to go back to it later. You need grace from God which no man can give. This grace cannot come without salvation in Christ Jesus.
You cannot achieve victory over sin through your own power alone. A mere mention of new year resolution cannot save you. Jesus said: “…for without me, you can do nothing” (John 15:5). Surrender your heart fully to Jesus Christ and receive your deliverance.
Church wedding is not a joke. It involves solemnization of HOLY matrimony. It is an efficacious vow and covenant that involves your destiny. If you are living in adultery, REPENT AND BE YE CONVERTED. You may also need a marriage counsellor. Reach us via contacts below this piece. Let us trust God together in prayers and godly counsel. Your marriage shall be a blessing and a testimony in Jesus name. Amen.
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