Marriage Is A Covenant
Marriage is a covenantal union designed to strengthen the capability of each partner to carry out the plan of God in their lives. Whether your marriage has drifted off course or was never on course at all, God can redeem your marriage to make it satisfying and whole.
One way of beginning this process is by understanding that marriage is a covenant. Many of us in our day today have lost touch with this word - covenant. But if we do not know what a covenant is, then we do not know what we are supposed to have, develop, or protect over time. It's like trying to hit a bull's eye without a target.
According to God as He lays it out for us in the Scripture, a covenant is a spiritually binding relationship between God and His people inclusive of certain agreements, conditions, benefits and effects.
Whenever God wanted to formalize His relationship with His people, He would establish a covenant. Simply stated, it is a formal arrangement made within a legal capacity between God and His people. In order to enjoy a satisfying marital relationship, we must first begin by aligning our thinking with God's thinking on the matter. Without a divine frame of reference, we will stray from God's formula for a healthy, productive home.
Rather than viewing the cross as an historical event that will take us to heaven, we ought to view it as a current event containing everything we need to bring heaven to bear on earth.
• What makes Christ unique; how Old Testament prophecy and typology looked ahead to Him; and how His humiliation, death and resurrection sets Him apart as Lord
• What was accomplished on the cross for us, how it is to be the centerpiece of our lives, and how it's a source of authority for us
• What is the power of the cross and the stability it provides, deliverance it offers, the power of its ongoing remembrance, and more
The cross is the hinge of history. How much more, then, is it the hinge of your life? It gained more for you than you may realize; do not make the grave error of overlooking it. As a thank you for your gift of any amount, we’ll get this brand new book, The Power of the Cross, out to you right away.
The writer of Hebrews included a simple test to determine who is a carnal Christian and who is a mature Christian.
I will rebuild the tabernacle of David which has fallen, and I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it (Acts 15:16). What makes the place where you live merely a house? What transforms it into a home?
Nevertheless I am continually with You; You have taken hold of my right hand (Ps. 73:23). Harriet Tubman was a small wisp of a woman, yet God used her to do a mighty work. Maybe you are wondering how God could possibly use you...
You are my strong fortress. In You I find all that I need. In You is power, might and force.
No man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 3:11). Until we stabilize the foundation, no number of programs, government grants, or elections will be able to repair the cracks in our cultural walls.
The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (2 Corinthians 3:17). God’s method of transformation is conforming us to the image of Christ by the work of the Spirit within.
Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds (John 12:24). If there is no sowing of seeds, there can be no expectation of harvest.
No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth (Luke 16:13). One day, God will call us to an accounting of what we have done with what He has given us
How dare we live for everything else and forget the Source.