a fresh look into the concept of marriage

by Isaiah-Phillips Akintola

Can the Church and the world learn a profound truth from the marriage of Kate and Prince William

It is said that out of every four marriages, three are certain to separate or divorce. This is a shocking statistic when you consider the impact on society. What is most tragic is the fact that ninety five percent of these marriages are both endorsed and conducted by the ministry of the Church. Am I blaming the church for the collapse of today’s marriages? Well, it’s important to lay blame where it should. If ninety-five percent of these marriages is said to be conducted by the church body, something obviously must be wrong with how we view and endorse marriage relationships. The church that should set the precedent of good marriage unfortunately is struggling with the same pandemic of divorce, especially among its leaders.  The dropping of the values and standard that makes a formidable relationship must be revisited in this season of restoration.

As the eyes of the world focuses on the royal wedding of Kate and Prince William, the world is once again reminded that marriage is a spiritual mystery designed to bring praise and glory. The transformation of the Church and the society strongly depends on the restoration of the moral values and principle marriage is built on. People can no longer go into marriage with for their interest and think things are going to work out. If you are going marriage without first dealing with your emotional issues; am sorry you may be disappointed because your partner may also be having the same challenge. Maturity and understanding is required in building the right relational foundation. Marriage is not man’s idea therefore it cannot be run nor managed by human custom and belief system. Marriage defines the reformation, stability and ultimate restoration of society to the accurate blueprint.

 It’s amazing that God will use the marriage platform of Kate and William to remind his people that we are called not to conform to the pattern of this world but rather to be transformed by the renewing of our minds daily.  Marriage is a daily presentation of our members {faculties} to the approving will and desires to Christ, our groom. Over two billion people were again given the opportunity to reappraise the moral standard of their marriages. For those who are planning to enter this sacred relationship should note that marriage is not for selfish interest; you must be ready and willing to sacrifice for it to work.  God’s desire is to manifest his nature, character and glory through your marriage if you are determined to allow his Spirit to reign in your marriage relationship.  To successfully fulfill the purpose of marriage we need to return to the divine blueprint.

here is the amplified version of the main scriptural reading for the wedding, let it minster to you as you read through

Rom 12:1-2

12:1 I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.

2 Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. AMP

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