The evil one has stolen this covenant from us and he has told us, “You know what? It’s just about feelings. And if you don’t feel love for him or her anymore, just jump into another bed; hook‑up with someone else. It will be okay over there.”
And we deal with the same junk and the same funk and our problems are multiplied exponentially because we’re going to deal with the same stuff in a bigger way, a broader way, a deeper way when we leave one marriage and get into another one. So, he has stolen it from us.
He’s also killed marriages. 50 percent of first time marriages end in divorce. 67 percent of second time marriages end in divorce. 74 percent of third time marriages end in divorce. The enemy comes to steal to kill and also to destroy.
Just talk to kids of divorce. The enemy will destroy covenant, he’ll destroy commitment, he’ll destroy reconciliation, he’ll destroy vulnerability, he’ll destroy affirmation and admiration. He’ll destroy all of these things. And he’s doing it now. Divorce wouldn’t be that bad if it was just between the man and the woman, a husband and a wife. But that’s not the deal.
There’s a ripple effect going on and it’s tearing our culture apart. But the good news is, we have the answer because we know the door. And we can rush through the door of marital fulfillment because the horsemen of marital fulfillment smell the barn, they smell the door and they’re going for it.
Last Sunday, I flew out after this service and spoke at our church in Miami where we have a Sunday night service. I took one of the twins with me, Landra.
After preaching, we went out to eat at a restaurant with several people down there, some in the ministry, and we were sitting there in one of these cool Miami restaurants. It was very, very casual. The place was jamming. I think it was some kind of Peruvian food; anyway, it was good.© Copyright 2012admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Ed Young Church