NO LONGER TWO BUT ONE
I welcome you to this glorious edition of Family Matters. I strongly believe that this month will be an era of abundant blessings for you in Jesus' name! All your heart's desires and aspirations for this month will find fulfillment in Jesus' name!
In the course of the month, I shall be considering the Theme: No Longer Two But One! God's Word says: …and they twain shall be one flesh… (Matthew 19:5-6).
A man and a woman are designed in the "miracle of marriage" to become one flesh. This is heavenly arithmetic. Oneness of the couple spells harmony! The vigour of unity is a very powerful one. Even after creation, God…called their name Adam… (Genesis 5:2).
It was Adam who called His wife, Eve. This will tell you how important this oneness is. It has a lot of advantages, if couples practice it. The oneness of the man and the woman in marriage is supposed to affect all realms: spirit, soul and body. Spiritually, they should belong to the same Kingdom. In the realm of the soul, they should be able to think and speak with one accord. Physically, they should be able to freely share their bodies together. These makes for perfect union in Marriage.
The importance of the theory of oneness in marriage cannot be overemphasized. God's Word says: Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity (Psalms 133:1). If it is good for brethren to dwell together in unity, 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.
It is the original concept of God in marriage that couples should enjoy the benefits of oneness. The perception of oneness teaches believers that if you are truly one with your spouse, you will treat him/her as yourself (Ephesians 5:29).
If for any reason, you hate your spouse, it is a sign that you are not united with him/her. Whatever you cannot do to yourself, you will not do to your spouse. An understanding of this will chase away selfishness from homes. It will put an end to fighting and misunderstandings.
The concept of oneness also makes it easy for a husband and a wife to share their bodies freely with one another. It will also make it possible to derive a greater degree of pleasure from their physical union, which is their procreative power.
Another lesson this concept of oneness teaches is that divorce is not part of God's programme for the home. The husband in the home is likened to the head, while the wife is likened to the body. Even in the physical, you don't separate the head from the body; else it will result in death.
God's concept is that you do not put asunder what He has joined together (Mark 10:9). If this concept is perfectly understood and followed, it will reduce the problems experienced in homes today, and eventually make marriage a happy institution as God ordained it to be.
There is a couple that got married some years ago. They were married for over 10 years, but there arose a problem in their home which resulted in a divorce. At that time, both of them were unbelievers, but God did a miraculous thing in their lives.
After some time, they both became Christians, and after being divorced for about five years, they are now happily reunited. God is no respecter of persons. What He has done for them, He can do the same for you. Believe God for a miracle! Yours will be the next testimony!
To enjoy oneness in marriage, you have to first be in a oneness relationship with God. You secure this oneness relationship with Him by confessing your sins and accepting Him as your Lord and personal Saviour. If you are set for this, say this prayer of faith with me: Dear Lord, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You for saving me. Now I know I am born-again!
Congratulations! You are now born-again! Till I come your way next time, please call or write, and share your testimonies with me through: email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org OR 07026385437 and 08141320204
For more insight, these books authored by Pastor Faith Oyedepo are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all the Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work and Building a Successful Family.