Thee Farm Wife

Thee Farm Wife

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Someone's after your man

and it's not who you think it is.

 Be sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour. I Peter 5:8 AMP

I want to offer some advice for those of you dealing with discord in your marriage. 

Your husband is not your enemy.
That other woman is not your enemy.
Pornography is not your enemy.
You mother-in-law is not your enemy.
Alcohol is not your enemy.
Work is not your enemy.
Whatever is stealing him away from you is not your enemy.

Satan is your enemy. Your fight is not against man:

 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood (ANY HUMAN), but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Ephesians 6:12 (my note added)

Wake up, girl, and fight for your man! 

You made a Covenant with God when you married him. And I know you took those vows seriously - when times were great. To love, honor and cherish. Some of us even submitted in obedience - gasp! In sickness and in health. For richer, for poorer. In good times and IN BAD. Until you are parted by death.

Take a deep breath. Think back to your wedding day. Close your eyes. Remember your vows. Maybe you had no idea that marriage was this hard. Maybe you thought,"None of that will ever happen to us."

But it has happened and now you've got to take your stand!

Let's unpack that verse from 1 Peter:

  1. Be sober. That doesn't mean "don't drink" (although that won't help the situation any). It means to keep your wits about you. If you're "drunk" are you of a sound mind? Nope.You're prey.
  2. Be alert. Be proactive. Be self-disciplined in prayer. Be on the alert for The Enemy.
  3. Who is your enemy? The devil. 
  4. He targets you, my friend, because you are standing up for your faith. You are trying so hard to be a Christian. He tells you that you are failing. That you are worthless. That divorce would be so easy. 
  5. If you give in, he WILL devour you . Everything you love. Everything you have sacrificed for. WILL.BE.DESTROYED.

Girl, you memorize that verse. You shout it out loud. Write it on sticky notes. Put one on your mirror. One by your kitchen sink. On your desk. In your planner. On your phone. You tell Satan not to take another step towards you. Tell that devil he ain't getting your man! That your family will not be destroyed. Tell Satan to get out! 

(are you a little scared? don't be. this is a fight for your life. for your babies. for your man.)

I promise you this: "Thee LORD is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one." 2 Thessalonians 3:3

You have got to get strong. Exercise your prayer muscles. Get yourself in a closet and pray. Click here for why and how.

I am praying for you. Fiercely. 

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