Friday, October 21, 2011

Filling The Cracks In Marriage


Winners’ Chapel International - Nyeri

Anointing Service - Sunday - 17th April 2011

Prophetic Focus:  Financial Fortune Is My Heritage” Deuteronomy 8:18

TOPIC – Filling The Cracks In Marriage

Facts about Marriage
  1. God is the maker of marriages
    Genesis 2:18
    And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

    21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
    22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

    Marriage is meant to be beautiful because every God made was beautiful
    Genesis 1:31
    And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
  2. Marriage is meant to provide help
    Genesis 2:18
    And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

  3. Marriage opens the doors of favour
    Proverbs 18:22
    Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.

Filling the Cracks in Marriage
A broken Pot in Nyeri is a broken pot anywhere else. If it is not carrying water in Nyeri, it will not carry water in Kisumu.

Ecclesiastes 10:8
He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.

Job 1:10
Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side?
How do you identify the cracks?

  1. Lack of commitment
    Men Provide – I Timothy 5:8
    - But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

    Women submit and Offer Help –
    Ephesians 5:22 -
    Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
    Genesis 2:18 - And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

  2. UN-forgiveness – Carrying the past

  3. UN-Formalized / legalized relationship

  4. Non Payment of dowry (To receive Parental blessings – Honour your father and Mother – Ephesians 6:2)
    Mark 12:17 - Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's.
    Example – IsaacGenesis 24:51 – 60

  5. Suspicion -
  6. Non Celebration of marriage

What to Do When You Notice Cracks
  1. Pray and Fast
    Nehemiah 1:4
    - And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,

  2. Confess
    Nehemiah 1:6 - 6
    Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father's house have sinned.
    James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

  3. Repair to Completion
    Nehemiah 6:15-
    So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.