Nehemiah 3:3 “But the fish gate did the sons of Hassenaah build, who also laid the beams thereof, and set up the doors thereof, the locks thereof, and the bars thereof.”
In doing this comparison to the rebuilding of the wall to rebuilding marriages I am amazed in the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The bible tells us to study to show thyself approved but I can truly say that God’s Word is never dull and always reveals endless revelation for our lives.
In rebuilding the Fish Gate there are several parts that are laid out:
- Beams – these are support structures that support either the roof or floor
- Doors – Used for entry/exit of a room
- Locks – Used to secure a room
- Bars – Used as an extra security measure on windows and doors to ensure or solidify protection
In rebuilding your marriage you must use each one of these listed above to make sure that your building is sturdy, protected from the enemy and the “inner me” as well as a well meaning intruders (family, friends etc.)
“The Beams” are synonymous to support. You must support each other understanding that this rebuilding is going to take the care and understanding of each spouse’s feelings and concerns. You cannot have the attitude of “Just get over it” you must understand that rebuilding is taking place in support for one another’s dreams, vision, ministry and status has to take place. This can only be done by God’s Word. Search the scriptures on how the husband should treat the wife and vice versa. By all means never ever forget the ultimate support which is God Himself.
Seek Him first in your day and He will supernaturally reveal everything that pertains to you.
“The Door” which is used to enter/exit a room is Jesus Christ, who is the Door of the sheep. Jesus says I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except by me. The only door that should be used is Jesus. He will help you stay.
He will help re-enter your marriage and stay until the exit (until death do you part.)
“The Locks” are used to fasten the door that can only be unlocked by a key. Matthew 6:33 – Whatsoever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever you loose on the earth shall be loosed in heaven. Continue to pray binding up the bad and loosing the good in your marriage and life. Stay on your toes understanding that the enemy will continue his tricks, but you will always be one step ahead. Bind up lack, loose riches, bind up anger, loose peace, bind up the works of the flesh, and loose the fruits of the spirit. PRAY WITHOUT CEASING!!!
“The Bars” – There are certain neighborhoods where an extra amount of security is needed. The same goes for certain marital situations where extra security will be needed.
In some cases people have learned to pick locks etc. so it is necessary to place bars on windows and doors for the sophisticated thieves.
In rebuilding your marriage never ASSUME that the old ways will not try to creep or pick the locks of spiritual situations in order to find some leak to get back in to your marriage. Take that extra step and even though you see that deliverance has taken place keep praying against those low down spirits that got you where you are in the first place. Make sure they never raise their ugly heads again because the Word is in the atmosphere to make sure: NO weapon formed against you shall be able to prosper and every lying tongue that comes against you in judgment shall be shown to be in the wrong. In Jesus Name, Amen!