Monday, September 9, 2013
Why The Devil Attacks Godly Marriages | Institute of Love
Satan knows that a godly marriage reflects Christ and His bride, the Church, where the husband, who is the head of his wife, loves his wife just as Christ, who is the head of the church, loves His church. Just like Jesus who gave up His life for the church to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish, holy and without fault, the husband ought to love his wife as he loves his own body. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. In addition to the husband and wife submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ, the wife should respect and submit to her husband in everything, just like the church submits to Christ. (See Ephesians 5:22-33) The main reason the Devil attacks godly marriages is because such holy covenants produce generational godly offspring and are extremely effective examples and testimonies, which threatens his evil kingdom. He will want to make sure that none of this happens by striking preemptively, seducing and tempting godly men and women to marry the wrong the person. Be aware!!!