Thoughts on Michael Wells’ teachings in My Weakness for His Strength (Vol. 1) - # 282
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In America for several years now we have been bombarded with “racism, racism, racism.” Every day, all day long, there is a constant drone about someone of an opposite persuasion being a “racist.”
Michael gives us a perspective about one of the greatest problems society faces that if he was acknowledged, the ills of society would be dramatically changed, and perhaps many eradicated.
Something Much Worse Than Racism
“For I hate divorce,” says the LORD, the God of Israel, “and him who covers his garment with wrong,” says the LORD of hosts. “So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.” --Malachi 2:16
The governments are always emphasizing what they think they can fix and glossing over what they cannot. Often governments bandy around the topic of racism as one of the worst sins in the world. I have spent much time in places where I was the brunt of racism, and I can live with it. I will tell of something that is much worse than racism. I know of many families, of many different races, wherein the husband and wife hate one another. This I cannot live with, and governments do not address this problem, even though it is known that if we have peace and love at home, the struggles outside the home are minimized. I was so blessed one time in Brazil when I was there to speak at the gathering of a family ministry; listening to the believers in the trenches of this ministry, I learned that they regarded themselves as warriors in the battle to bring Christ into the very center of divorce. As a direct result of this ministry, I was even told of a judge that had decided that no couple could be married or divorced in his court without first going through Christian counseling. Hatred between husband and wife is the worst form of “racism.” If only governments would attack it with fervency. Of course, we know why it will not happen, for to attack it, Jesus must be brought into the equation. He and His disciples are the only ones among all religions teaching that a husband must love (without excuse) his wife and a wife must respect (without excuse) her husband. Without conversion, both are impossible.
Yellow – VIP, Very Important Point Green – IT, Incredible Truth
Red – GP, Greatest Promises
Turquoise – UR, Unfathomable Riches Pink – PV, Priceless Victory
Wow! What an insight! LIFE (Christ’s Life) can overcome any “problem.” Imagine what the family trees would look like IF LIFE were brought into each home.
Beginning with the current generations, if every person was converted to following this one simple teaching (husband love his wife, without excuse, and wife respect her husband, without excuse) there would be an eradication of so many of the problems our society faces. Michael emphasizes to us that divorce is much more damaging than all the jabber, or even actual action, of “racism.”
Yet, I was told of one “great” pastor from several years ago (1990’s) that stopped preaching against divorce because the singles ministry of that church had become such a large percentage of the total membership, and the person telling me this (he owned a Christian bookstore) was one of those singles, and he went on to call it a “bed & breakfast ministry.”
Families that have a heritage of “no divorce” should pray fervently that God would pour out His grace, and family members would respond, to keep that record intact in their family tree.
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