Rebuilding marriages – The Fish Gate

Nehemiah 3:3But 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:

  1. Beams – these are support structures that support either the roof or floor
  2. Doors – Used for entry/exit of a room
  3. Locks – Used to secure a room
  4. 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!

 

Rebuilding marriages – The Sheep Gate

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Rebuilding marriages – The Sheep Gate

In everything we do we must look to our guide which is the Word of God. Your restoration will be successful because the foundation will have been made solid by building on Jesus Christ.

When Nehemiah began the work of rebuilding the wall, the symbolism between this work and the work of rebuilding a marriage are very similar. In Nehemiah 3, the beginning of the building began at the Sheep Gate. The Sheep Gate rebuilding was managed by a man named Eliashib, whose name means “To Restore.” The Sheep Gate is the opening where the lambs or sheep were led in for offering/sacrifice.

Every marriage that has been torn down must enter through The Sheep Gate.

The Sheep Gate is symbolic of the forgiveness of sins through the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ). The Sheep Gate proclaims grace of redemption (grace of God), which a man can face through the blood of the Lamb (Jesus Christ). The Sheep Gate has been clear exemplary in redemption of Jesus Christ, who is the Door of the sheep.

As you enter through the Door of the sheep you walk through forgiveness, you are showered and covered in His Blood, grace and the redemption of every sin that has been committed. All damages or sins (rebellion, finances, adultery etc.) that have come against the most holy union are erased and the newness of life begins. Old things have passed away and all things become new. The Old marriage now becomes a testimony that with God all things are possible.

Your marriage will never be the same, it will be better. The sorrowful tears will become tears of joy as you naturally see that God is real and that He does perfect everything that concerns you.

To God be the glory that because of Jesus Christ the Old Covenant was replaced with a new and better covenant. One that encompasses grace, mercy and the love of a Father we can never be separated from.

Enter your marriage through The Sheep Gate and never look back.

 

Prayer for husbands

Lord You are gracious and merciful. We come before You this week first asking for forgiveness of any and all sin that could possibly keep us from Your Throne. We plead the precious, priceless blood of Jesus over each and every husband represented that this prayer will reach. We thank You Lord that each husband is strong in You. We declare that this week each husband will ask for the ephod to worship and seek direction from You Lord.

We plead the blood of Jesus over each and every household and declare that each husband stands in their rightful place and authority. We thank You that each wife will allow the Word to do the work as she allows her husband to the be the spiritual leader and authority regardless of the situation or circumstance. We thank You that each wife completely places her trust in You knowing that You will never leave her nor forsake her.

We thank You that there is nothing to hard for You, and that Your Word NEVER returns back to You void. We decree Psalms 91 over each and every husband, we thank You that the glory of the Lord surrounds them like a shield, that the peace of God infills their lives to overflowing and the their head is You. Perform the miraculous in their lives that the original blueprint will come to pass in Your time.

You are Alpha and Omega and we bless You, we honor You. In Jesus Name, Amen!

Threshing – The Power of “Shut Up”

Proverbs 18:21 – “Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”

The tongue is one of the most powerful tools we hold. The tongue has the power to tear someone down or build someone up. It is in some terms a double edge sword. It has its good traits and it’s bad.

When we continually speak situations or circumstances we will continue to see those situations or circumstances but something happens when we begin to speak the Word of God over our situations. The problem is that we believe that as soon as we speak the Word that the manifestation of that word is supposed to just appear.

If you remember the story in Daniel 10:12 – “Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that you did set your heart to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come because of your words.” As the scripture continues to unfold, we find that angels had to warfare the kings of Persia in the spirit realm to get the answer manifested to Daniel in the earth. It is the same thing for you and I. You pray the Word, the answer is released. Where we have to be careful is that we don’t cause more spiritual warfare by speaking doubt that our prayers have been answered because it is not happening when you think it should or want it too.

His Word shall not return back to Him void. It will accomplish the thing to where it has been sent in His time. I love the story of Zacharias in Luke 1; God sent the angel to deliver the promise to him and because of what Zacharias said, God literally shut his mouth until the promise was birthed.

The key to your victory may be “SHUTTING UP” to stop speaking things that negate the promise. Your negative words are causing more spiritual warfare, so place your hands over your mouth and be quiet!

God has this, He is in control, and the manifestation of your promise is on the way.

 Only speak what He says and then shut up!!!

Lazarus – Come Forth – It’s Resurrection Time

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As I was getting ready for work this morning pondering on a theme for this Friday, I heard God say that this was Resurrection weekend. Being myself as I always am I looked at the calendar and noticed that we are nowhere near Easter.

In the story regarding Lazarus, Jesus came at a time, where Lazarus was buried and in the tomb, stinking to raise him up. Just like I notice that by the calendar Easter is far off, when God decides to release His promises they are not based on man’s time but on His timing. In each situation you are facing, each one may seem dire, stinking, or just plain dead, God specializes in those situations.

If God desires to bring Easter in November, He can because He is an eternal God. NO matter what season you are in, in your marriage, finances etc know that it is time for a supernatural resurrection. Whatever your “Lazarus” may be, God is going to call it forth from the stench that has set in, because He will get the glory out of your life.

This sickness (You name it) is not unto death but that the glory of the Lord may be seen in the earth. People are going to look at you and be won over by your testimony. Doubters are going to be awakened that God is REAL!

Get ready this weekend because God is going to call your Lazarus situation forth, unwrap your situation and shine forth His glory! Get ready, God is doing it!

Threshing – Binding Adultery(Natural and Spiritual)

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In the name of Jesus we ask for forgiveness of our sins both knowingly and unknowingly. We stand before Your Throne boldly, standing in the gap so that you do not destroy but that Your Will be performed in the earth! We stand in agreement for men and women to be delivered from the spirit of adultery both natural and spiritual. We pray that they will hunger and thirst after righteousness that they will spend eternity with You. We pray for each and every spouse that has turned away from You to serve other gods to be turned back to You!

We plead the BLOOD of Jesus over and throughout the minds of ourselves and each spouse represented and bind the mind of Christ to each and every mind. We understand that the mind is the enemy’s battleground but where the blood of Jesus is found spiritual death must pass over! We understand that every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed. Then when lust is conceived it bringeth forth sin: and sin when it is finished brings forth death but because of the blood it will not prosper!

We plead the blood of Jesus in and throughout each spouses heart, for we understand that out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things that defile men. We decree a supernatural blood of Jesus transfusion so that the blood that flows throughout each spouse renews the heart and the mind with the Word of God.

According to Your Word we must first bind the strongman before we can plunder his goods and that whatever we bind on earth is bound in heaven and whatever we loose in earth is loosed in heaven. We stand flat footed and firm in agreement and faith and we bind the strongman of Baal(covenant-breaking spirit), chaos, confusion, we bind Asmodeus and Osmodeus the spirits that motivate unfaithfulness between marriage partners. We loose the Spirit of Holiness, truth and covenant and peace. We bind the strongman of whoredoms, the spirit of adultery, the spirit of homosexuality, jealousy, anger and abuse. We loose the Spirit of Holiness, covenant, righteousness, purity and the blood of Jesus to annihilate every generational demonic spirit and command it to cease its operation NOW in Jesus name! We bind the spirit of perversion, the lying spirit, every seducing spirit, spirit of error, divination, pride, bondage and command them to loose their hold from off of that husband or wife NOW in Jesus name. Each spouse is blood bought and saved because the Word decrees that our entire households will be saved. We loose the Holy Spirit into each spouse and we thank You Lord for the road to Damascus conversions using our RIGHT NOW faith!

We plead the blood of Jesus over the eye gates, ear gates of each and every spouse represented that they will see as God sees and only follow the voice of the true and living God. No weapon formed against these marriages will prosper and every lying tongue that is raised up against them shall be prove to be in the wrong !

We thank you Lord for what You have done and are doing now and forevermore in Jesus name, Amen!

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Cheryl White

…Because the midwives feared God

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In Exodus 1 starting at verse 15 the midwives are told that as the Hebrew women give birth that they are to kill the boys being born and allow the girls to live. First lets take a look at the definition of a midwife: :

to assist in producing, bringing forth, or bringing about.

However even after the king gave out the order, knowing that they could be facing a death sentence for disobeying the worldly king, the midwives chose to fear God(Heavenly King) and did not do what the (worldly) king commanded them.

While Standing in the gap for yourselves, spouses, children and families you must take the stand that these midwives took. As the world, spouses, children, family speaks one way we must choose to fear God.

What does the word of God say about your situation? What has God spoken to you regarding your dreams, destiny, purpose, ministry or family?

God designed it to where men were to be the head of the household. The enemy has been working since the beginning of time to destroy the order. We have to pray, stand in the gap so that God’s design, purpose and destiny is birthed in the earth. He is looking for people that will turn a deaf ear to the world and choose to fear God.

As an intercessor for your family you are the birthing mechanism as you stand in the middle praying the Word of God to birth purpose and destiny for you, your spouse, children and families.
When the enemy tells you to quit praying for someone; choose to fear God.

In verse 21 we see the reward to the midwives for their choice: ” because the midwives chose to fear God, He provided households for them.”

When you choose to fear God, He will perfect everything, everyone, every need that concerns you. He is Jehovah Jireh.

Rise up people of God, stand in the gap, allow God to use you to birth His Will via your prayers using His Word, fear God! Your name is etched in the palm of His hand and no devil, no person or no spirit can pluck you from it!