Topic: Consequences of Defiling the Marriage Bed (4) by Pastor Faith Oyedepo
Welcome to the concluding part of this month’s series. I strongly believe that you have been blessed and edified. Today, I shall be looking into Ways out of Marital Infidelity.
We live in modern times where a lot of virtues our parents upheld are pushed aside as being old-fashioned. Liberality appears to be the password of the new generation. Thank God, the Bible was not inspired by man’s customs and ideologies else several updates would have become mandatory. What is contained therein was inspired by the Holy Spirit, who is eternal. The Word of God in 2 Timothy 3:16 says: All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
Renew your Mind: For anyone to be free from today’s pollution, renewal of the mind is inevitable. The Bible says: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God (Romans 12:2). God’s Word cannot become obsolete. The potency of God’s Word is eternal. It is the best ‘water’ that can wash away every contamination.If you discover that you have a weakness towards the opposite sex, do not fold your hands, fight spiritually and overcome the devil. Lay hold on the Word of God, read, study and meditate on it. Get materials like books, tapes etc. These will help your mind from wandering about. Be careful not to watch or read materials that can prompt you into your old ways.
Be Open: Keeping secrets could be dangerous, especially with the opposite sex. Sending text messages that you would not want your spouse to know about is like sitting on a keg of gun powder. Any relationship that your spouse is not comfortable about should be dropped. If you are a single person, be careful not to stay alone in secluded places with the opposite sex. The Bible says:…For we are not ignorant of his devices (2 Corinthians 2:11).
I receive mails on a daily basis from wives suspecting their husbands and men not trusting their wives because of secret calls and text messages. The truth is: There is nothing secret that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad (Luke 8:17).Marriage is founded upon a very delicate foundation called “trust”. You cannot afford to get caught in the web of adultery. When trust is destroyed, suspicion sets in and eventually the marriage breaks. By committing adultery, you literally take the honour God bestows upon you and cast it before the swine: Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you (Matthew 7:6). When your honour is trampled upon, nothing remains of it. Another dimension to this is that the respect your spouse has you is shattered. There are many out there, who are ready to play on your emotions and get at you; do not give them room.
The Bible says: The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery (Galatians 5:19-20 NIV). No one can overcome this nature except by the power that is in the Blood of Jesus Christ. Give your life to Him and you shall be saved. If you are ready, say this prayer in faith and you shall be born again! “Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me 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, congratulations, you are born again and 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).
With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through [email protected]; 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).