There is a couple I used to know, lovely couple, who would almost fit “the perfect couple” category if there were any. They were always excited about each other; there was no “sign” that anything was wrong in the marriage, no “sign” at all. They were like role models to many in our circle and me; we always looked forward to seeing them at every gathering. They always looked good so good together.
What Went Wrong?
After some time, about three or four years after I knew them, I heard they were no longer married, I was shocked and very curious to know what went wrong. Her husband later told my husband that she said she had an encounter with God in which He told her that her husband was not her husband.
God said he is not your husband after what, seven years of marriage?
People tried to talk her out of the snare of this voice she heard but she insisted that “God” had told her that her husband was no longer her husband. Once when I saw her husband with their now so grown up children I could not hold back the tears after they left us.
This Cannot Be God!
“This cannot be God,” I thought to myself. She is so sure she heard a voice, but I am so sure it most certainly is not God’s voice she heard.God disapproves divorce. Malachi 2:16
He cannot contradict His word, He would be breaking His own principle, He is a perfect God. He permits divorce on grounds of infidelity Matthew 19:9 but I believe His law on law and forgiveness overrides that permission… my opinion please. Another one of my opinion is divorce in the case of threat to life…
Please note that this is not just about divorce, it is rather about listening to “voices” instead of God’s word for decision making in marriage.
Any voice that advices any one against God’s counsel as it is written in scriptures is not the voice of God, satan is an imposter and he goes about trying to pose as God in order to steal, kill and destroy; his chief mission.
For such men are false apostles [spurious, counterfeits], deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles (special messengers) of Christ (the Messiah). And it is no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light; 2 Corinthians 11:13-14 (AMP) Emphasis are mine
Any husband or wife who is basing their decisions or actions on “voices” rather than God’s word will sooner than later destroy their marriage, satan can appear “like” God, he is a super imposter, only a thorough check with God’s word can defeat him and his devices.
When we pray for guidance concerning a matter in our marriages we must ensure that we check what we hear with God’s word. If we hear anything that does not tally with God’s word we should discard it. Many homes that I know have been destroyed because they heard “a voice”, they refused to reason with God’s word and the enemy capitalized on this to penetrate, deceive and destroy their homes.
She Refused To Remember
This woman in question forgot to reason that after seven years of marriage, her own mom left her dad, and the enemy has succeeded in making her follow the same trend. We must be sober and vigilant, we must resist the enemy, God’s word is a strong weapon against him and if we would use this standard to run our marriages, he will not stand a chance against us.
Have you had to deal with hearing voices that contradict God’s word? Do you know anyone who has, what do you think about hearing voices?
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