When you got married the joy and unity you declared was shared by everyone present. You pronounced your vows. Your commitment to each other was “till death do us part.” And heaven rejoiced. At the same time that you declared your unity in Christ as a couple, hell gnashed its collective teeth. A war was mustered against your marriage. Satan and his minions began their work to divide once the unity God had created.
You see, as Christians you and your spouse are bearers of God’s glory. You have been given the very thing Satan desired and that caused his expulsion from Heaven. As Christ followers, you two are a visible picture to a watching world of Jesus’ relationship with the Church. Your unity depicts His relationship with His Bride.
As such, if the Enemy can break the unity of your marriage through disunity, separation, or divorce he mars the reflection of God’s glory through you. When he divides you, he discredits the message of Jesus to those watching. Who knows the successive waves of spiritual devastation that that can wreak?
If Satan can separate you, he knows that it can impact the future of your children. Their faith gets shaken, the success of their marriages is weakened. Resolve today that Satan will not shake you or sift you. He will not divide your unity. What became 1 will STAY 1!
You may be on your second or third marriage. You know the pain and the carnage of division. The Enemy wants you to experience shame and regret for the past. But God is calling you to look forward and chart a new future with Him. To determine that from here on out you will do ALL things in your marriage through Christ who gives you strength. You will break the trend of brokenness and fight for unity!
There’s no “magic formula” in our fight for unity. It begins by a decision, an act of the will and declaration that you will stay united. We offer four keys to implement individually and together as a couple as you fight for unity and peace. You may come up with more on your own (good!), but this keeps it memorable:
Surrender daily to the Lordship of Jesus Christ over your life and your marriage. When Jesus is at the center of your relationship and at the head of your marriage, you seek to please Him first and foremost. All too often we ease Jesus off the throne and place ourselves—or some other idol—front and center. Submit to Jesus and all else falls into place.
Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you any place of weakness and vulnerability in your life and in your marriage. Confess what needs to be made right with God and your spouse. Stay on guard in those areas and shore them up with prayer, scripture, and accountability.
Resist resist the enemy out loud at any point of temptation or division. Declare in the Name of Jesus that Satan will not have a foothold in your life or in your marriage!
Blanket your marriage with Scripture, worship music, and the Name of Jesus. He is the Rock upon which your marriage will stand strong!
Do whatever it takes to fight for unity and win for Jesus as you build your marriage!