Sunday, June 24, 2012

Why are we as a couple so strong in the Lord?

As separate, single, individuals we were both endowed with God’s Holy Spirit when we accepted Christ as our Savior, and each of us became ONE with God’s Spirit.

He who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.  (1 Corinthians 6:17)

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.  (1 Corinthians 2:12)

However, something changed when we entered our marriage covenant.

We used to be separate individuals, but once we were joined together in marriage, we became “one flesh”.

Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.  (Genesis 2:24)

The moment we entered our marriage covenant, God’s power within us, His Spirit, and the spiritual authority He has bestowed on us as Christians, became more effective in our lives. 

Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken.  (Ecclesiastes 4:12)

Instead of one praising God, now there are two.  Instead of one praying, now there are two.  Instead of one resisting the onslaughts of the devil, now there are two. 

As a husband and wife who trust in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord we are in touch with the Life that pulses at the center of the universe in a powerful way that is intensified because we are ONE – one with each other, and one with God.  

On a daily basis, we are drinking from the water that He gives us and it is becoming a bubbling and joyful fountain of water that is springing up into everlasting life.  (John 4:14)

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