“For this reason a man will leave his father and his mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore, what God has joined together, let no man separate.”- Matthew 19: 5-6

I think by now we have established that I am obsessed with the institution of marriage. I celebrate silently when I hear of a wedding and soon after I go on my usual overthinking train. I pray and sigh under my breath, hope they understand the power, the beauty of the Holy covenant they have both entered into. I recently had a revelation about marriage…I don’t even know where to start to explain it in a spiritual context, but I will try. I remember my wedding vividly, the chapel, the weather and my beautiful white dress. I also remember walking down the aisle with Oceans by Hillsong and unfortunately just like many brides and grooms, I didn’t understand the depth and the significance of that walk. I was walking towards the altar, a place where both my husband and I were going to die to self in order to become one with God.

I was not aware of this, and I don’t think a lot of people are aware of this, we have been indoctrinated by the world through movies and songs what a wedding is but it is actually a ritual. The altar is where a declaration is made, that the only way I am coming out of this relationship/covenant is death. It’s really about who you choose to die to at the altar, this is why I caution so many singles to take marriage seriously, to spiritually vet their potential partner, because love, butterflies, instagram will not sustain a marriage but their character will. The enemy has indoctrinated the world marriage as just a “happily ever after” fairytale…a beautiful ending to a romantic relationship, this is why we have so many couples rush in only to rush out and statistics of divorce are rising every year both in the church and in the world, this is because of ignorance and the bible in Hosea 4:6, says “my people perish because of lack of knowledge”. 

When we look at marriage as a fairytale of boy meets girl, they fall inlove and live happily ever after. We miss the spiritual context of a marriage covenant, this is why we have so many people rushing into marriage once they fall inlove, wear a white dress, walk down the altar, take vows and miss the spiritual sacrifice that has taken place and that’s the angle the enemy uses to attack marriage, ignorance. 

It is with this reason that one can date someone for years, stay with them for years but once you enter in to a spiritual, biblical marriage covenant, by the time the couple leaves the altar, a target by the enemy is automatically on their back. The enemy won’t stop until he has destroyed and killed your marriage, it’s his mandate 1 Peter 5:8, “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour”. Spouses have to understand the power their covenant possess because God is operating in it, there’s no weapon, principality, no stronghold greater than the power of God working in a marriage covenant and I don’t think a lot of spouses are aware of this because to a lot of us, this is just a romantic relationship where we just build a life together. 

I understand there’s different types of marriages in the world, and whichever we want to look at it, anything that ties two people together is a ritual which makes it a covenant, so when the world utters words like “marriage doesn’t have to be until death”, or “If love has ran out in the marriage people can go separate way’s because their happiness comes first”, it’s in this very statements we realise a lot of people do not understand marriage because of the minute love or happiness runs out and there’s option of divorce, then marriage should have never been part of the plan, the couple should have continued in a long term relationship because why involve ancestors, the church in a relationship that has potential to elapse once love or happiness runs out? I know there’s instances like cheating/abuse that threaten the livelihood of spouses and instances like that the bible allows a divorce to take place but that’s just it, so be careful who you die to and be cautious with knowledge and understanding of a biblical marriage before you enter into one.

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