|Author: Pastor Faith Oyedepo|
Welcome to the dawn of a new month. For the past nine months, God has been faithful. God’s Word has gone forth that this year shall be a glorious year for you where you will be moving from one level of glory to another. Therefore, expect everything in your life to turn from Glory to Glory in Jesus’ name!
Since the stage of singleness necessarily precedes marital life, it is very important to discuss the lifetime journey called marriage, by exploring God’s blueprint for it, which includes becoming one flesh. That is why I have captioned this month’s teaching: “The Mystery Of One Flesh!”
This mystery is heaven’s arithmetic. Oneness of the couple spells nothing but UNITY. The force of unity is a powerful one. Even after creation, God “…Called their name Adam…” (Genesis 5:2). It was Adam who called his wife Eve. This explains how important this oneness is.
Going further in this mystery, God’s Word says: Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh (Genesis 2:24). That is, the mystery of “one flesh” predicts that couple must be ready to leave their parents and relatives, to cleave to each other.
The extent to which couples cleave together is dictated by the extent to which they have detached themselves from the apron strings of their parents, friends and relatives. In other words, a couple is expected to gain and operate some degree of independence from their parents. This will make them liable to take decisions by themselves and accept responsibility over their lives and home.
This mystery of “one flesh” is expected to affect all realms to make for perfect union and operations in the home. Spiritually, they should belong to the same spiritual Kingdom. Physically, they should freely share their bodies for procreation and pleasure. In the realm of the soul, they should be able to think and speak in one accord.
The importance of the mystery of “one flesh” cannot be over-emphasised, because God’s Word admonishes that it is good and pleasant for brethren to dwell together in unity (Psalms 133:1).
If it is good for brethren to dwell together in unity then, it is certainly more so for a couple to be united. When unity exists between a couple, tremendous power is made available and the impossible becomes possible to them.
However, operating by this mystery cannot be effectively done in the energy of the flesh, but in total “surrenderness” to God with Whom all things are possible. You totally surrender to God by saying this prayer of faith: “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”
If you prayed this simple prayer, you are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).
Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through firstname.lastname@example.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.
For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).