Hebrews 13:4 (AMPC)
“Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored); for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous.”
Dear people of God, today’s society seems to have an unwritten rule especially in African societies, which is that the adulterous husband is not really frowned upon while the adulterous wife is greatly castigated for her immorality.
As a result, while the faithful wife is coaxed to tolerate her immoral husband, the unfaithful wife is hounded, labelled all manner of names and even thrown out of her marriage by in-laws, her husband and even society.
Why is this so? One reason I want to adduce is that the society appears to place more value on a married woman’s body and fidelity. However, this throws up the question, what about the unmarried lady who is giving her body free to a married man?
Does she not have any plan to get married? When she does get married, does it remove the stain of what she had done to herself as a spinster? This is where spinsters should ponder very carefully.
What do you gain from a life of immorality all for a few currency notes just to satisfy your lust for the “goodies” of life? And what are those goodies, if not clothes, bags, shoes, maybe a car and what else? Is it really worth it? Please consider this carefully.
Now to the married lady with the adulterous husband as spouse. What could she possibly do when it does appear that the society is tolerant of her husband’s immorality? What options does she really have?
Today’s lead Holy Bible text gives us critical information, which is that “God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous.”
So this means God does not discriminate the way human societies do but God judges everyone according to His Word in the Holy Bible. God is therefore not tolerant of the adulterer whether husband or wife.
This means the adulterous man or woman is in real danger of going to an eternal damnation unless he or she repents before death or before the Lord Jesus Christ comes again in Rapture.
Here on earth, the adulterous husband is causing so much emotional torture to his wife from his sinful habit, so what should the woman do? He can even transfer a deadly incurable disease to his wife.
I will not advise the faithful wife to physically fight her husband as she could lose her life in the process. I will not advise her to report the matter to any human being. I will not advise her to physically confront her husband’s immoral concubine because she could harm the person and it becomes a case of murder.
In fact I will not advise her to do anything that offends God in a bid to save her marriage.
I will only make her understand that she has to fight spiritually for her marriage and her husband. The truth is, satan is the one behind her marital problems and he, satan, is using both her willing and immoral husband and his immoral concubine to create problems for her.
The married woman should realize that as long as she tolerates what is going on, which is caused by satan, she will never have peace. It is a spiritual problem so she must deal with it spiritually. Crying and lamenting to others over the situation also means she is tolerating it and it will never be resolved that way.
All she needs to do is to exercise her God-given authority over all powers of darkness (Luke 10:19) by breaking satan’s hold over her husband and marriage in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Using a simple prayer, she should say, “in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I break the power of satan over my marriage and over my husband. I put a permanent separation between my husband and every immoral woman in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
She should then praise God for answering her prayers. She should repeat this process every single day until she sees it happen physically. Her husband will repent sincerely from adultery, return to fidelity in his marriage and even beg for her forgiveness.
Dear friend, it sounds very simple but it is the truth. However, please note that this can only work for a sincere, genuine Christian or child of God. There is enormous power available to a Christian given to us by God and by virtue of what the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished on the Cross of Calvary.
That power can only be exercised in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and then satan, demons and their agents would flee.
This is the beauty of being a Christian. God has delivered us from the total control and dominion of all powers of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of His dear Son, our Lord Jesus Christ – Colossians 1:13.
Go and tell your friends whose marriages are in turmoil what Jesus has done for them. They don’t need to be desperate to save their marriage. They only need to trust Jesus Christ totally and all will be well when they obey and do exactly what His commandments stipulate.
It is a great thing to be a Christian or child of the Living God and Father of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
May the good Lord bless you as you heed His Word today, act on it and share with others in the Mighty Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.