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How To Please Your Wife At All Costs   Leave a comment

“But I want you to be without care.
He who is unmarried cares for the things of the Lord- how he may please the Lord.
But he who is married cares about the things of the world- how he may please his wife.” 1 Corinthians 7:32-33.

A common desire of every female, irrespective of her age, is to have a “caring husband”. This is good and worthy of being desired. Any responsible married man must be caring. Any man who is not ready to do this is not prepared to be married.

The Lord made it a law of relationship to His people, Isreal of old, in Exodus 20:10,
“…he shall not diminish her food, her clothing, and her marrriage rights.” New King James Version.

Every matured man (read my article “Am I matured for marrriage?”) must be ready to care for his wife and children in obedience to the Lord.

To be caring is a direct product of love that a man has for his wife. It is true that hardly will one cares for what one does not love. What you do not love, you will not value and will not enjoy your care.

It is important to note that love between couples emanate ONLY from the love they have for the Lord, their Lord. This is LOVE INDEED. Any type that has its offshoot from another source is either lust or evil desire. This will not last for long and its end is disaster.

Now, does pleasing your wife entail doing so AT ALL COST?

No gainsaying the fact that Father Abraham was a lover of his wife, Mother Sarah. The woman was barren for a long period of time. It was sure that the man was not happy at this. He wanted to please his wife but to give a child is beyond his power.

One day, his wife came up with a “good idea” that she hoped would bring some form of happiness into her heart. She then demanded from her husband,
“See now, the Lord has restrained me from bearing children.
Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her.” Genesis 16:2 .

Father Abraham, as a caring husband who wanted to please his wife welcomed the “good idea”; so, “…he went in to Hagar, and she conceived…” verse 4.

Within the household, this singular action bred animosity; it also exhibited the imperfect heart of Father Abraham towards his friend, God because the “good idea” was not God’s idea.

Immediately after the going in and conception, the Almighty God complained to him,
“I am Almighty God, walk before Me and be blameless.” Genesis 17:1. New King James Version.

God had purposed to multiply the couple in HIS OWN WAY and TIME. He said to Abraham,
“As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.
And I will bless her and also give you a son by her; then I will bless her, she shall be a mother of nations;
kings of people shall be from her.” Genesis 17:15-16.

At the end of the day, God’s plan came to pass fully.

Do you know that Abraham’s attempt to please his wife created a lasting problem until today? The product (Ishmael) of Abraham and Hagar, the Egyptian maid had this destiny:
“He shall be a wild man,
his hand shall be against every man,
And every man’s hand against him.
And he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren” Genesis 16:12.

Until now, there are hot spots and restless areas in the world today and certain groups are causing troubles in nations just because sometime ago, a man wanted to please his wife.

It is right and needful to desire and determine to please your wife but do not forget that you must consider it very well if what your wife wants from you will surely, not perhaps, bring her desired joy. Will it also ensure your rightful place before the Almighty God is not shaking?

Finally, will it not bring others into trouble now or in future?
Therefore, consider very well whether or not you must please your wife at all costs.
Stay blessed and rapturable; the Lord is coming soon.

Posted March 29, 2015 by 4thlink in For Daddy

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Your Family Portion   Leave a comment

Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow you and ALL members of your household in Jesus Name.

The Lord will forever do good to you and be your God .

God will disappoint ALL those who rose or may rise up against your home in Jesus Name.

As from this March 2015, Match forward in a great way!

Stay blessed and rapturable; the Lord is coming soon.

Posted March 16, 2015 by 4thlink in For All

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Mathew Magdalene   Leave a comment

Every Bible student is familiar with the story of Mary Magdalene. Closely connected with her early life story is the SEVEN DEMONS (evil spirits) cast out of her by Jesus Christ: (Luke 8:2). Her name was Mary but was a notorious sinner who came from Magdala a village in the region of Galilee.

A mention of Mary Magdalene automatically attracts “out of whom had come seven demons”. Thank God she had those evil spirits BEFORE she met Jesus Christ, our Savior. When she had an encounter with Him, she was set free indeed, (John 8:36).

Now, have you heard of Matthew Magdalene? He was neither the father or the husband of Mary Magdalene (MM).

Who was he?

It is a combination of two names.
Matthew
Apostle Matthew was a popular tax collector before the Lord set him free from his trade. He became commited to the ministry of Jesus Christ for the rest of his life.

Magdalene.
This is adapted from the city of Mary, Magdala.

The man.
His baptismal name is Mathew. I added Magdalene to it because of Mary’s notorious seven evil spirits.

The names of the evil spirits in MM were not mentioned in the Scriptures. This has given rise to many “maybes” and “perhaps” on her issue.

However, the man, Matthew Magdalene is a professed “Christian” who claims to have had an encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. He is also “zealous” for the work of the Lord as an Evangelist. With his load of gifts, he, howecer has his seven evil spirits, sad enough, “in Christ”.

One.
In his community where he built his house, he is the trouble initiator. He is not a friend of anybody nor has he been anyone’s friend for an hour at most.

Two.
His decisions are always irreversible, no matter how bad, destructive or evil it is.

Three.
He is the wisest, holiest and most intelligent at any time on any issue.

Four.
He is a supper fault finder. He seeks others faults for the purpose of condemnation. Not only this, he speaks of such faults to anyone who cares to listen.

Five.
Every kindness he has the grace to show to anyone will not go unpublished to anybody, anywhere and anytime.

Six.
He is proud of everything he has. His words are “I have this! I am this! I have that! I can do this!” and many other such words.

Seven.
When he speaks like “a man of God”, inwardly, he thinks and acts contrary. He cannot be taken for his words.

Now, which of these ways of life is “according to the Bible”?

As at the time of writing this piece, Mathew Magdalene was about to destabilize a ministers’ prayer meeting by back biting.

May God help to deliver him.

Enough on Matthew Magdalene.

What about you and me? Do we have “spiritual gifts” and zealous for the things of God? Do we say and not do according to the Scriptures? Do people see us as God’s saints but we are filled with Seven evil spirits either like Mary or Matthew Magdalene?

Mary Magdalene was delivered from her seven demons and became a “Peter” (a leader) among women disciples. She became important among followers of Jesus Christ. She was the first to see Jesus after His resurrection.

Therefore, let us go over the catalog of “works of the flesh” (list of wrongdoings ruled by spirits) contained in Galatians 5:19-21; Colossians 3:5-10; Romans 8:1,5-8, 13; 2Corinthians12:20-21.

Therefore, identify those you are involved in. Everyone may have his/her seven evil spirits. Each work of the flesh has a spirit behind it. 2 Kings 22:20-22 convinces us that there is a spirit of lying. This applies to every evil act.

Take time to identify your seven evil spirits. Take them to the Lord for deliverance. Then, be filled with the Holy Spirit according to Acts 1:8. Then, be zealous for the things of the Lord. Remember that Romans 8:14 says,
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.”

Be genuinely be born of God according to 1John3:9,
“Whoever has been born of God does not sin for His seed remains in him, and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.”

May the Lord deliver us from every evil spirit that may want us to end up in hell in Jesus name.

Stay blessed and rapturable, the Lord is coming soon.