2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Be Brave! Stand on God’s promises for you and your wife. Isaiah 54:17 says “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper;…” When you activate God’s Word “the sword of the Spirit” (Ephesians 6:17) no other weapon can prosper against it. All of the enemies attempts to undo your marriage and attacks against your wife will fail when you use God’s promises (His living Word, the Sword of the Spirit) to defend them.
The next part of that same verse in Isaiah 54:17 states “…and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn…” That’s all those wagging tongues attached to our very own loving families, friends and enemies that the adversary uses in attempts to undo our marriages and put doubts in the minds of our brides. But God’s Word (our sword) will condemn (cut-off) all those wagging tongues!
No weapon formed against you will prosper! All those lies and rumors will be undone. “…This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” (the last portion in that same verse in Isaiah 54:17) As obedient followers of the Lord we are entitled to these irrefutable promises and ultimate weapons of spiritual warfare from our Father God in Heaven.
Fear Not! God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. (II Timothy 1:7) Warrior Husbands don’t allow fear to sneak in under your defenses. Fear causes doubt and doubt can cripple and destroy a marriage. When those doubts begin to worm their way into our minds, unfounded accusations will eventually reach our lips and the destruction soon will follow.
Fear breeds “what if’s”, worry and lots of unnecessary sleepless nights. God said He gave us “power” which is strength or force, “love” ready to believe the best in others (I Corinthians 13:7 AMP) and “a sound mind”. A sound mind is clear and focused on God’s promises producing faith and trust. Leaving no room for fear to get a toehold. A sound mind will knock down all imaginations that are against God’s promises and bring captive every thought to the obedience of Christ. (II Corinthians 10:2)
Using the sword of the spirit we can slay that fear right away leaving love, peace, joy and trust to blossom in our marriage. A godly marriage in full bloom is one beautiful thing!
I’m proud to be a Warrior Husband…
It’s my job …and I love my job!
D. W. Ojemann, April, 2013