Why I Chose To Believe In My Marriage Healing
Why I Chose To Believe In My Marriage Healing
Second Edition Revised
By Bob Christensen
Copyright © 1993
Victory Faith Fellow ship
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My People Perish for Lack of Knowledge
The Word Says We Are to Seek Wisdom
Except a Man Be Born Again…
Seek First the Kingdom of God
Ask and You Shall Receive, That Your Joy May Be Full
I Could Stand for my marriage
Standing on the Word
All the Promises are “Yes” and “Ament” to Those Who Know and Serve the Lord
God Said, “I Hate Divorce and Marital Separation.”
Be Strong and of Good Courage; Be Not Afraid
Know Your Enemy
In All Your Ways Acknowledge Him and He Will Direct Your Path
Let Your Light Shine
Back Together Again
When Your Marriage is Restored-Keep Standing
Together We Can Make a Difference
Thrilling Answers to Prayer
A Poem of Love
Receive Jesus Christ as Your Lord and Savior
I Choose to Stand for my Marriage
God Says You Can Stand Because…
The Vision of Victory Faith Fellowship
The Covenant Marriages Report
As I looked back over the time when we had separated and finally had divorced, I can see the subtle deception satan used to destroy what God had planned. Our marriage was not a bad marriage. Some may even have described it as a good marriage. Yet I was not satisfied. We had no strong foundation on which to build our life together.
As time went by, I sought a different direction for my life and for our children. The enemy had me to believe that all was lost. As I stepped out of God’s will for my life, satan was right there to spur me on.
God didn’t want our marriage to be lost. He sought after Bob, and in time Bob asked Jesus to be his Lord. Then things began to change. Bob got the vision that he, standing in covenant with God, could believe for the resurrection of our marriage. Praise the Lord! Bob and God won! His prayers were answered and I was freed form the bondage of the devil.
Some of you may think that God can’t change man’s free will. I am living proof that “the prayers of a righteous man avail much.” Prayer does work. That’s why in the Word, God has taught us to pray.
Your situation may seem different, or to you, more hopeless than ours. However, no marital situation is too difficult for God to heal. As you read through this book, receive hope fro the Lord for the healing of your marriage. Remember, God loves you and wants you to be in a super marriage-just as we are. God made our marriage beautiful, and He will yours.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave Himself for it; that He might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of the water by the Word, that He might present it to Himself- a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing but that is should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies.
He that loveth his wife loveth himself. For no man ever yet hateth his own flesh, but nouristheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: for we are members of His Body, of His flesh, and of His bones.
For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh. This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the Church. Nevertheless, let every one of your in particular so love his wife even as himself, and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
My People Perish For Lack of Knowledge
Many of you will remember hearing our testimony-how after eleven years of marriage, Lynne and I went through the horrors of separation and finally divorce. Divorce was not something either of us really wanted, but it easily came upon us. It’s amazing how innocuously destruction can come into a marriage.
Today in the United States of America, every marriage has over a fifty-fifty chance of ending in divorce. Our young people are not being gournded as they should be in the principles needed to see their marriages survive the onslaught of destruction planned by this world’s system.
In order to get back to some basic truths, it becomes necessary to go to God’s plan for mankind, and more specifically, His plan for marriages.
If we try to understand the marriage relationship from ust a humanistic point of view, we will find ourselves coming up way short- as the expression goes, “one brick short of a load.” Most of today’s marriages are based on man’s view of what marriage should be: friends, we are on shaky ground.
In Genesis 1:26, the Bible tells us: “And God said, ‘Let us make man in Our image, after Our likeness’.”
In verse 28 He states: “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth’.”
In Genesis 2, God tells us that He caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, how He then removed one of Adam’s ribs and made a woman, and brought her unto the man. In verse 24 God said: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
You see, God’s plan for marriage was that it be a lifelong union that would not be broken by man. Most people, however, have an aversion to receiving anything from the Bible. Perhaps it is unfair to use the word aversion. Nevertheless, most people simply do not see the logic or sense in receiving knowledge from a book which is so old. I, too, used to have some of that mentality. After all, doesn’t our present teaching tell us that we can do all the things? That’s where the problem stems from.
We aren’t smart enough, however, by ourselves, to always make the right decisions-to always know what is best, not to always perform just as we should. We really do need the Lord’s counsel, His guidance and wisdom that is available to us in the Bible.
The Word Says We Are to Seek Wisdom
Let’s take a look at what the Bible says about wisdom and knowledge. Gist of all, in Proverbs 2:6 we find “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.”
Proverbs 3:13 says: “Blessed is the man who finds wisdom- the man who gains understanding.”
Proverbs 4:6 says “Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. “
From those few words in the Bible we can see that God wants us to follow after His teachings and give us His wisdom and not man’s. In fact Proverbs 3:5-6 gives us wise instruction from the Lord: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.”
Lynne and I were moving down our path of marriage relying on our own knowledge. We weren’t consulting the Lord at ll. Sure enough, after eleven short years, we failed. We have two handsome young sons who, at the time, were ages six and nine, and who also fell into the trap of divorce with us.
We were basically a normal, somewhat affluent married couple with two children, but we were going the world’s way. And thought we attended church services regularly, something was missing. Lynne began to feel emptiness about our marriage. It seemed as though she had no purpose in life. As she used to say, “I have no identity of my own.”
I was busy building “our” world on the knowledge I had from my own experience and from a number of years in college. We later learned that kind of knowledge is not very effective in building the kind of marriage or lifestyle our Creator had in mind.
Just in case some of you reading this book don’t really know God yet (as I didn’t just a few years ago), let’s make a supposition that God is smarter than we are. With that in mind, let’s take a further look at His plan for successful marriages.
Except a Man Be Born Again…
Let me state, it hasn’t been that long ago that I was led to God and the knowledge of His dear Son Jesus Christ, by a young TWA airlines captain who was teaching me how to fly a Citation jet aircraft.
You see, I was knowledgeable in many of the world’s ways, and we even had a beautiful pressurized single-engine airplane. Through my own endeavors, I was attempting to create wealth, MY WAY.
I was in the middle of my divorce from my marriage to Lynne when God spoke personally to me through my flight instructor, Dale Black. Dale recognized that I had head knowledge about Jesus Christ, but praise God, Dale had the godly discernment to understand that I had never made Jesus the Lord of my life.
He revealed the truths of John 3:3. Jesus said: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” In verse 6 Jesus also said “That which is born of flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” Dale went on show me in Romans 10:10: “For with the heart man believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” I had never done that’ I was in such a state, however, that I truly wanted all of God-all He had for me.
Seek First the Kingdom of God
It wasn’t long before I began to realize that the wisdom I had was so transient it was like a spring snowfall in comparison that what God had in store for my life. My wisdom was a kind that wouldn’t last. When the heat of marital disenchantment and discouragement hit our family, we saw a crumbling of all we held dear. God had seen my heart, however and He knew I was now ready to really receive His Son, Jesus Christ.
I had failed doing things MY WAY. I had not been the spiritual leader of our family – not possessing sound wisdom and judgment that my wife and family needed. I truly loved my wife, Lynne, but it wasn’t the kind of love that says “I’ll give up my way to go your way. “ My wife deserved so much more that I knew how to give.
When I told Jesus that night that I wanted Him to be Lord of my life, I truly meant it. I confessed Him with my mouth and believed in Him with my heart, just as the verse in Romans 10 said to do. That was, just as the Bible says, the beginning of a new life for me. A Jesus said in the Book of John: “You must be born again,” and I was! I’ll never have works enough to express my gratitude to God for His great salvation and to Dale and Paula for being sensitive to the Holy Spirit and obedient to His Voice-leading me to Jesus.
Now all of a sudden my eyes of understanding were opened and I began to search the Bible for God’s truths-not man’s ideas any longer. What a difference!
Ask and You Shall Receive
I could now truly enjoy reading and learning what God had in store for all of us who are believers in Jesus. Now I could see that true wisdom from the Lord was entering into my mind. I had the revelation that if I were to only believe the promises in the Word of God-the Bible-and to stand for my marriage, that Lynne and I could be reunited once again. Our marriage could be stored. What a joy that relation was to me!
It had taken over a half a century of living my way to get me to this point, and it was going to take some time for things in my life to begin to shape up with what God’s plan was fro our family.
My dear wife Lynne had made the decision she didn’t want any more of this marriage to the old Bob. She was getting on with her life, with the children, but without me.
I Could Stand For my Marriage
When I began to search the scriptures, I could see that I didn’t have to be plagued by destruction, but that I could begin to live a victorious life in Jesus. Dale and Paula had informed me that God wanted my marriage restored and that I should stand with God for that marriage healing go to occur. I made a decision that evening that I wold stand for my marriage. As the days and weeks went on, my belief in the power of God to heal my marriage actually increased.
The morning after being “born again,” I had my first meeting with Lynne since our separation five months earlier. The purpose of the meeting was, she thought, for me to sign over the airplane to her It had been taken by her and a friend of hers a month or two earlier from an airfield where I had parked it. I wasn’t about ready to sign over the plane, but I walked into that restaurant where we were meeting, with my Bible in hand.
Standing on the Word
You’ll have to understand that this was all occurring less than twelve hours after I was “born again” into the kingdom of God. I explained to Lynne that I had just made Jesus Christ the Lord of my life, and that I now was going to live my life by what the Bible said. I was going to stand on the Bible. By that I mean that according to Ephesians 6:10-17, I was going to stand my ground-rooted and grounded in the eternal promises of God’s Holy Word, the Bible. I determined I would “stand firm then,” as it says in verse 14 in the New International Version, “having on the whole armor of God”
I Timothy 1:19 says we are “holding onto faith and good conscience.”
Hebrews 10:35-36 says: “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.”
I Peter 5:9 says we are “standing firm in the faith.”
Getting back to the story, I told Lynne that I was sincerely sorry and apologetic for not being the husband I should have been. I also let her know how much I loved her and our two sons. From that point on I began to read her some passages from the Bible. We sat there for two hours while I searched the Bible for words that would let her know what I felt.
I don’t believe she had any understanding or comprehension of what I was saying. Certainly Lynne expressed no joy or happiness at hearing what I had to say. I knew what was being said was what I truly felt. I also now loved Lynne with a deeper love than I had ever know was possible. Nevertheless, the circumstances appeared absolutely impossible for any chance of reconciliation and healing.
All the Promise are “Yes” and “Amen” to Those Who Know and Serve the Lord
As I began to search the Bible, I realized all the promises written in God’s Word were mine. I had voluntarily entered God’s kingdom. It was no longer just me out there alone’ I now was with God.
In I John 5:4 we read: “That whosoever is born of God overcomes the world.” I learned that God’s Holy Spirit now resided within me. And Jesus Christ Himself said that we as believers in Jesus, could do greater things (miracles) than He did, if only were would believe, and then act on our belief.
In John 14:12-14 the Lord says that He will “do whatever you ask in My Name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. You many ask anything in My Name, and I will do it.”
In Jeremiah 32:27, God says: “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind,” (I figured that meant me, too) “Is there anything too hard for?” Well, I figured that if God had said it, He must have meant it; therefore I chose to believe what He said in His Word.
Then in verses 38-39, God also tells us: “And they will be My people, and I will be their God; and I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may always fear me for their own good, and the good of their children after them.”
When I got this revelation of what God was saying in these verses, my spirit leaped with joy. God said He would give us one heart and one way. That didn’t sound like divorce to me. That sounded like a God-kind of marriage where the two become one-flesh as it says in Genesis. Right then I decided I should make that my confession, and that’s why I chose to believe in my marriage healing.
God Said, “I Hate Divorce and Marital Separation”
I made the decision that I was now going to believe like God did. After all, it ways in Hebrews 11:6: “without faith it is impossible to please God.” I suppose I’m just enough of a farm boy to really believe God when He says something.
Since I’ve been born again, I have found out that I can trust everything that God says, and a little less than half of what man says. I’m not a skeptic about man’s wisdom; I’ve just learned that as I spend time studying the Bible, I become more discerning about what’s really true and what’s not true when words are spoken by man.
I remember during that first year after receiving Jesus, I attended four Bill Gothard Seminars on “Basic Youth Conflicts.” I remember his statement that when he was in school, his grades were so bad he was flunking in all areas. About that time some godly teacher explained to Bill and his parents that if he would spend an hour a day studying God’s worked, that his leaning ability would increase. Well, Bill Gothard did that and more. He spent hours a day memorizing the bible, and by the time he graduated from high school, he did so with an “A” average. I learned that first year that I would learn more leading the Word than anything else I could study. The Bible tells us the Word is Spirit and it is life.
John 1:1 says” “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” You’d think that would just about settle where wisdom comes from, but, unfortunately, most of us (unless we’re born-again Christians) never get around to studying the Word, and certainly not believing God’s promises in His Word.
Even more astounding, many Christians don’t ever read the Word of God neither do they understand their authority to use the Word as their first line of attack against the enemy. It’s really criminal that many of our churches in America don’t teach the power of the Name of Jesus and His Word. When a Christian begins to understand the spiritual battleground, the authority of the believer, and how to use the weapons of our warfare which we as believers possess-using them against the enemy, that Christian will no longer consider himself to be a defeated man, woman, or child. Nor will he see himself simply as a survivor in battle. No! We must begin to see ourselves as overcomers! We always overcome the enemy in the Name of Jesus, through the blood of Jesus, with the Word of God (speaking God’s promises in the Bible), and we value our love for the Lord more than even our own lives (Revelation 12:11).
Jesus said in Mark 8:35: “For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and for the Gospel will save it.”
As I began to spend hours a day reading and meditation upon the Word, believing the Word, speaking the Word, and praying the Word, I began to see things in our marital situation begin to slowly turn around.
Be Strong and of Good Courage; Be Not Afraid
Our marriage went through the judicial system and on to divorce. Thought Lynne had come home after one year, after two months of being home she knew she couldn’t commit to the marriage. Her coming home was only because of prayer. At the time it was a real encouragement to me. I could see with my spiritual eyes how beautiful our marriage could be, but Lynne wasn’t yet born again, and she (even more than I) could feel the difference in our spirits.
Lynne knew I loved her and she knew she was totally forgiven of any wrong she had allowed to come into our family. Yet I knew she would need to be brought into the kingdom of God and receive Jesus Christ as her Lord. I also knew that the nudging by the Holy Spirit would best occur as He drew her to Himself, without much of my help. I did take Lynne to a Bill Gothard Seminar during this time, because I knew the Word of God was what she needed most.
Know Your Enemy
When Lynne informed me that she would have to leave again, I had the absolute revelation that was satan who was trying to destroy my marriage. I awoke in the middle of the night, the day before Lynne left, and I said to the enemy, “Satan, you’re not stealing my marriage!”
I went into the room where she lay asleep and started prying over her in my spirit-language. Lynne knew nothing about my new found walk with the Lord, being born of the Spirit, not my praying in tongues.
I didn’t care what anyone thought. This was my family and I was going to fight the devil himself, if necessary. I absolutely refused to be defeated. I know that early morning session was hard for Lynne to understand, but in future years she would appreciate what the Holy Spirit was calling me to do. In I John 4:4 the Lord says: “Greater is He that is in you than he that is the world.” This means that the presence of the Holy Spirit of God within each believer is greater than he (satan) who is the god of this world. If we believe this, we can see victory in every area of our lives.
As Lynne left once more, we settled it that we would both raise the children. She would have them one week, and I would have them the next. I moved 600 miles to be only three blocks away, and the boys would be able to attend the same school (which was only one block away from the home I was renting.
The Lord really blessed me in so many ways even though it was a very difficult time. It was hard seeing the wife you loved, going down a path that leads to destruction, without her knowing it. I had every prayer line in the country praying four this marriage. Occasionally someone from one of the ministry telephone prayer lines would call me to see how it was going. Many were amazed at my faith. I chose to believe the words of God and to stand on them. I finally go so filled with faith that no circumstance would move me.
In All Your Ways Acknowledge Him and He Will Direct Your Paths
I was praying with the boys each evening for our family unity, and reading them passages of scripture. I had them memorizing their first Bible verse, Proverbs 3:6, where we find “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”
I had just prayed for a VW Rabbit, since I needed a car. One week later a man gave me one. It was exciting. I’d first met him at a restaurant thirty miles from where I was living. While eating breakfast we had talked; he knew of my stand for my marriage to be restored, and though he thought I was a little nuts, he respected my faith in God. When he gave me the VW Rabbit, I thought of that verse I was just having the children memorize, “In all your ways acknowledge Him.” I wondered how I might acknowledge Him. The next day while at work, I came up with a way. I put two-inch high white letters that stretched forty inches across the back of my dark brown car which said: “JESUS LIVES-HE GAVE ME THIS CAR.”
I must say that didn’t make me a hit with either Lynne or the children, but I was acknowledging Him.
The Lord blessed me with the car; it came from Him, and I was learning that it was much better to do what the Lord was asking me to do than to worry about what the world might think.
When the boys would go over to Lynne’s place every other week, I would send them off with Bibles and audio cassettes of Christian music and messages in their bags. I asked our older son Andy to rad a Psalm to Matthew every night. Their reward for obedience in this area was that Andrew would receive 50 cents a night for listening. I would check each week as they came back to stay with me.
Staying daily in the Word and in prayer was really building my faith. I proclaimed the healing of my marriage to may. I didn’t have many others who believed in what I was doing, however. The pastor in the church I had been attending thought I should get on with my life, too. But God and I had different plans.
I had read in Malachi 2:16, in the last Book of the Old Testament, where God said: “I hate divorce and marital separation.” Well, I figured that if God hated it, then I knew He would help reunite us, if I only remained faithful to His calling, stayed in a forgiving attitude, and continued to love Lynne. The lord gave me such great peace and joy as I continued to trust in Him completely.
Let Your light Shine
The changes which were occurring in me (because of my choice to walk with the Lord) were beginning to minister to Lynne. Gradually, I could see some changes (a marked improvement really in her attitude towards me. I continued to be gentle, loving, and God seeking and she could see the changes in my life. I wasn’t the former Bob any longer. I was becoming a new creation in Christ Jesus.
By this time I had helped lead our sons Andy and Matthew to the Lord, and they had been water baptized with me at Church on the Way. They had also received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Praise God!
The Lord blessed me in another way at the same moment. I had three previous lumbar spinal surgeries and had five discs removed from my back, yet the ongoing back pain (which I had for nearly thirty years) continued unabated. One day I came to the realization that the Lord wanted my back healed for His glory. I got really excited and expectantly desired that miracle to take place. Only three months later, during a Sunday church service, I was healed! Praise the Lord for all He has done.
Back Together Again
It wasn’t three months later when one Sunday evening the Lord spoke to Lynne’s spirit and said to her “It’s time to go home.: Praise God that Lynne was obedient to this call on her life. Her heart had been softened by the Holy Spirit, and so she closed the door on the home where she was living, and with cats, children and belongings, Lynne came to my doorstep and said “I’ve come home.”
Words cannot express the gratitude I felt toward God at that moment for His mercy and love that He showed my family and me. I am so thankful that the work of the marriage healing was His doing-not my own. I can’t take credit for it; it’s God’s doing.
I find it hard to express the nearly indescribable joy I felt to be able to once again put my arms round my dear wife Lynne and to welcome her home. I am sure there was great joy in heaven that evening as satan’s plans for divorce were defeated in our family.
At that moment Lynne had not as yet given her heart and life to Jesus, but just two days later Lynne voluntarily received Him as her Lord and was “born again” at Church on the Way, and three days later she was water baptized. Another week went by before we could be remarried. That special day was also my birthday. Gavin Mac Leod was our best man as we reaffirmed our marriage vows at Church on the Way.
That was the beginning of a new life and a new marriage for Lynne and me- one totally dedicated to serving God and ministering to one another.
From our own experience, we know the pain of separation and divorce. Therefore, we have received the call of God upon our lives to devote our time and resources to helping others understand God’s plan for marriage healing. Consequently, Lynne and I have been ordained into the ministering, have founded Victory Faith Fellowship and Covenant Marriages Ministry for the restoration of marriages, and have been led of the Lord to guide many families back together again through the various outreaches of the ministry-helping others with the help where with we have been helped by God (as it says in II Corinthians 1:4).
When Your Marriage is Restored-Keep Standing
Most of us want to believe that when a marriage is restored, the battle is over. God, in His perfect will, knows that an army of two is more powerful and effective than an army of one (Deuteronomy 32:30).
Certainly two people, who have been reunited through their marriage covenant and are in covenant with God, have the weapons in their power to destroy the forces of evil which would attempt to attack them.
God knew the enemy would be a force against the husband, wife, and the children, but He also knew that His perfect order in each family would be able to repulse and defeat the enemy’s attacks.
The Lord states in Isaiah 54:17 that “No weapon formed against you will prosper.” He didn’t say “Most weapons formed against you will not prosper;” He said “no weapon will prosper!”
In most marriage which fail and end in divorce, rebellion plays a definite contributory part. Either the husband has not learned to walk closely with God or he hasn’t learned how to walk in unconditional love with his wife, thus allowing for destruction to enter into his marriage and family.
The wife, on the other hand, may have her own brand of rebellion causing her to want to assume the role of family leader. This rebellion may open the door for the enemy to get in as well.
Ever since the moment of our marriage healing, Lynne and I found there were many lessons we had to learn in order to begin to reestablish our relationship. I was rather unprepared for all the marriage healing implied. I mistakenly believed (as a new born-again Christian) that because our marriage restoration had been manifested (since we renewed our marriage vows and remarried each other) and because we were now believers in the Lord, all the correction the Lord desired to take place had already occurred.
Since our lives were now founded upon the Rock –Christ Jesus (Who defeated the devil by His death and resurrection), I expected the enemy to leave us alone. Instead, the devil behaved like the wily serpent he is and attempted to cause me, our marriage, and our family yet more harm. The Lord wanted me to experience for myself the depth of His grace. As it says in Ephesians 2:5 “For by grace you are saved through faith.” I needed to learn all about this grace from God. I discovered God desires to give His grace to each of us in order that He can begin to use us to minister to our spouses.
Yet there have been many occasion since our marriage has been healed by the Lord, when the enemy has tried to use some thought or circumstance in an attempt to once again destroy our marriage. God, however, gave us His instructions to be certain to PROVIDE NO ENTRANCE AND ALLOW NO OPPORTUNITY FOR THE ENEMY OF OUR SOULS TO GET IN! We’re to never comprise with him. As it says in Ephesians 4:27 “and do not give the devil a foothold.”
We have had to learn that if the enemy tries to attack one of us, the other will join the battle (spiritually speaking of course) and expect to see the enemy defeated. Prayer and steadfastness to God’s call are two weapons which will cause the enemy to flee.
I can’t stress enough how important it is for you individually and for both of you (once you are back together again) to stay in a praise mode unto the Lord. Get to that place where you can commune with God throughout the day every day. You may discover that your spouse doesn’t spear to spend as much time communing with the Lord. Don’t let that deter you from being obedient to His call on your life!
The Lord’s call on your mate may be somewhat different, at that particular moment, than His call on your life. So constantly hold your spouse in prayer that God’s perfect plan will unfold. Remember, the battle is not yours, but God’s (II Chronicles 20:15). God is in the battle with you and He will bring forth His plan in your lives both individually and together as He desires.
It’s my prayer that you might learn from those who have travelled this way before and benefit from their experiences. Surely each marriage is vastly different. No two people will respond to each other in the same way. There are no sure-fire formulas for marriage restoration. Yet, God desires to do His unique work in every heart and life to conform each of us into the image of Christ Jesus our Lord if only we’ll allow Him.
Together We Can Make a Difference
We feel so strongly about what God can do to bring hurting marriages back together again that we’ve given our lives to the helping of other families who like us have been so devastated in this area of their lives. We know the destruction that divorce causes especially to children. However, we’ve also seen first hand God’s restorative power in our family. With God all things are possible. (Mark 10:27)
Let’s not let the enemy take one more marriage away from God’s plan of lifetime commitment and faithfulness. God hates divorce and marital separation, (Malachi 2:16) and it is by His power, His love, His strength, and His Holy Spirit that we can overcome the enemy. We can win in this war against divorce.
Each of us can defeat the devil at every point if we will just learn to use the spiritual weapons God has given us through His dear Son. The single most important thing we have learned through this ordeal it is that “Divorce is not the answer-JESUS IS.”
The ministry now publishes the Covenant Marriages Report newsletter and produces a weekly TV program Back Together Again which is being shown on various televisions stations across North America. Video tapes and audio cassettes of the programs are available through our book and tape catalog for those who can’t receive the broadcasts. Prayer Ministers join in agreement with hundreds who call the Prayer Line every month at our new offices in metro-Denver, Colorado.
They’re here to minister to you, too. Call or write to us today. The Prayer Line number is (303)277-1164.
Let’s agree together for your family for your family’s deliverance, or for your friend’s marriage to be restored, or for whoever needs God’s healing power-that
Thrilling Answers to Prayer
Don’t you just love to hear of wonderful answers to prayer-especially when they are about families getting back together again and marriages being healed and restored by God’s power? Our God is not some distant, uncaring deity who doesn’t share our concerns. He is a Father more loving than any earth father could ever be, our Reconciler, Healer, our Defender, our Leader, our Provider, our Redeeming Savior, our Counselor, but most of all, our friend! We can never adequately express the joy of being His and receiving His mercy, love, grace, and forgiveness for all of our earlier sins - and for placing His robe of righteousness around us, and transplanting us into His kingdom! What He has done for us, He desires to do for you, too.
Right from the outset we want to make sure that you understand that the purpose of our placing these testimonies to answered prayer in this book is to give glory to God. Neither this misty nor any of us personally will ever take any of the credit for what God is doing all around us. However, we do know how uplifting it is to those standing for marriage restoration to hear about others’ marriages being healed. Perhaps these next few pages will encourage you to believe in our Heavenly Father who says in Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the thoughts I think toward you, ‘saith the Lord, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end’.”
For well over five years we have seen many outstanding answers to prayer. We have rejoiced with many couples who’ve returned to the Lord and recommitted their lives to Him and to each other! It’s really wonderful to behold what God is doing!
It’s so wonderful, too, to know that our God is no respecter of persons. What He had done for others, He can do in your life, too. Praise the Name of Jesus! The reports that follow are solid evidence that God answers prayer – that it pays to stand for marriages. We are including a variety of situation s and circumstances – hoping that some may be similar to your own, and therefore that they will serve to build your faith in God and cause you to stand strong for your marriage healing. As we set the stage for each testimony, you’ll be reading about situations and circumstances that look quite impossible. Don’t stop reading after just a few lines. By the end of each story you’ll be reading of thrilling answers to prayer!
In our first testimony, a stander’s husband became bitter against her. They had no communication between them and he had threatened to leave on several occasions. Over nine months ago as he actually left her and the family to mover several hundred miles away; he told her that it would take a miracle for them to ever get back together again. This caused the wife to seek help through this ministry’s prayer line. She felt the urgency of the Holy Spirit to stand I the gap on the promises of God’s Word for her husband to return home. God honored her faith and she received her miracle! God not only brought her husband home, but He taught both of them what it means to really love each other. This wife excitedly shared with us how they recently renewed their marriage vows. Now they’re praying together and have regular family devotions. Praise God, the curse of marriage separation has been broken over this family! Their lives are living proof of God’s power to heal marriages!
I’d like to preface the next testimony by reminding you how truly devastating adultery is to a marriage. Every day our Prayer Ministers to hear of spouse who are having affairs, who have left their covenant spouse and family only to marry a non-covenant. Many times the situation is complicated by the birth of children by a non-covenant partner. How tragic. In Malachi 2:16, God says, “I hate divorce and marital separation.” We know the Lord will judge those who are into a lifestyle adultery, fornication, and sexual sin. II Peter 2:14, 17 and Galatians 5:19-21 tell us that they will not be in the kingdom of God and that a dark eternity awaits them. But when a covenant spouse trusts His to restore his prodigal spouse to him, as I did, God will honor his faith, as He did mine.
Many times we hear of someone who has been in adultery or some sexual uncleanness who truly repents and who is totally forgiven by the Lord. Nevertheless, the pain, sorrow, and often the results of adultery (such as children being born outside of the covenant relationship of marriage) may be a lifelong reminder of their sin of unfaithfulness. Even in situations like these, however, God can reconcile, heal, and restore those who trust in Him. The curse of adultery and marital unfaithfulness can be broken in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Our next testimony is from a stander in California, who recently heard from her prodigal spouse. He told her he just asked his non-covenant spouse for a legal divorce and is right now making plans to be reconciled with her- his covenant spouse. Hallelujah!
The devil, of course, would have us believe that it’s impossible (certainly impractical) for God to restore a relationship such as this, but we have seen Him move miraculously on covenant spouses even after adultery has torn their covenant marriage apart. God’s grace, mercy, supernatural forgiveness, and love evidenced in standers’ lives have brought godly reconciliation and restoration in many marriages.
In a report from Colorado, a stander phoned the Prayer Line to let us know that God restored her marriage well over two years ago. She has received grace to rebuild their trust level between them, and called to let us know that these two years since they’ve been reconciled have been their best ever! She also apologized for not letting all of us know until now about this wonderful miracle that God has done.
Sometimes human reasoning and the workings of the devil in a person’s mind can prevent people from trusting God or even asking Him to restore a wayward husband or wife. Instead there may seem to be no way that a marriage healing could ever occur. The testimony of the following stander, however, proves that when one allows the truth and light of God’s Word to cleanse one’s thought, then “with God nothing shall be impossible to you!” (Matthew 17:20)
After this Christian woman’s husband left her, she was devastated. She became and emotional wreck – fearful of the future and even panicky concerning the present. Not knowing what to do, she remembered that she had heard of our ministry once though the Back Together Again TV program. She found our number that she had written down, and called for prayer. She quickly caught the vision of the necessity to stand in faith for her husband to return home and for the devil to be defeated in this situation. The prayer minister at the Covenant Marriages prayed the prayer of faith in agreement with the promises of God’s Word. Together they resisted the enemy according to I Peter 5:9-10 and asked God (according to Matthew 18:19) to heal their broken marriage.
God heard this woman’s cry and answered her prayers! Within two weeks her husband came to the end of himself. He repented before God for his rebellion, returned home, and the Lord healed their marriage! Since then the husband has been set free from a spirit of rejection and a syndrome of failure. He now purposed to be a godly husband and father – totally relying upon the Lord in everything – in his business as well as in his family and marital relationship.
One of the most astounding marriage healings took place quiet recently. This one goes to prove that even though a couple has been divorced for many years that God is still able to restore that couple to their covenant marriage relationship. In this case, the wife had been standing for eleven years. Despite the fact that her husband legally married and divorced two other women during these elven years, this covenant mate believed and trusted God tenaciously for her marriage healing. This stander had been receiving encouraging visions from the Lord during this time, too. During this long – term stand, the circumstances couldn’t have looked bleaker. However, after the second non-covenant spouse left him, he became despondent, recognizing that what he had been searching for was not to be found in other women. He became truly repentant and sorry for leaving and divorcing his covenant wife years before. Now God is restoring their marriage even after eleven years! The Lord is able to do exceeding ly abundantly more than we could ever ask or even think. As the N.I.V. translates this passage in Ephesians 3:20: “to Him Who is able to do immeasurably more than all we as or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us…” The supernatural forgiveness and steadfast, unconditional liv eof his wife mad the difference.
The next testimony is form a couple who married young. They weren’t emotionally prepared for the responsibilities of marriage. As if this wasn’t bad enough, they had a child right away which only complicated their problems. Though this wife was a successful fashion model who was blessed with physical attractiveness and an outward beauty, yet she wasn’t really happy. She searched for satisfaction in life through drinking and partying. In her attempt to fill the void in her life, she actually became corrupted by the wrong kind of friends and activities. She felt like a failure as a mother and as a wife. The husband related to us that he really idolized her by placing her on a pedestal. He dearly loved her and his daughter and couldn’t understand what was wrong in his wife’s life. Later he recounted that they had no solid foundation for their marriage. Those in the world, however, told them “you just weren’t meant for each other. “
Their expectations of marriage now dashed, they continued looking for answers. Not finding any and not knowing where to turn, they finally separated. This young man finally came to the point where he prayed to God, “If you’re real, do something. I can’t handle this anymore; I really need You, God. I purpose to go Your way, Lord!” As he turned his life over to God, he received the infilling of the Holy Spirit.
Immediately his outlook improved; he thought that things were all going to work out quickly – simply because the Lord was now in control of his life and the situation. Instead, his wife told him their marriage was all over. When he asked God what he was to do, the Lord told him, “Let her.” God didn’t mean that he was to forget about his family, but to release his family to God’s loving care. So she left and they divorce. Praise the Lord, though, for godly, praying mothers-in-law! His (along with his sister) encouraged him, surrounded him with prayers support and provided him with scripture promises upon which to stand. God gave this man the vision to stand for his marriage.
Meanwhile, the wife began going to a Bible believing church and watching Christian television. Soon she was saved and God began to soften her heart toward her husband. The Lord was causing each one to individually focus on Him. It only took one year ‘til they were reconciled to each other and remarried!
That was four years ago. Since then, God has given them two more children, and recently the door has opened for them to become the leaders of a standers group where they are in encouragement to others needing healing in their marital relationships. It was God who prepared them for a life of ministry.
Our files are full of testimonies of answered prayer like these. In another case, a non-believing husband began abusing his Christian wife for most of their eight –year marriage, but when he began terrorizing her with his police-issued revolver, she couldn’t take the threats, the fear, the strife, and the emotional abuse anymore. It was so hard for her to reach out for help. Despite the shame she felt, she sought counseling from her church. But they told her that she should leave him and find someone else.
She finally gave up on the marriage and in the process turned bitter and hardened against God and her husband, and they separated.
Soon after this, someone introduced the husband to Jesus, and he discovered that what he really loved in his wife was the Jesus in her; but he realized that now she had gone away - by now turning to alcohol and the arms of another man. And though this husband had also been in adultery, the Lord saved and delivered him! He was set free from the enemy’s power and from the obsession to control and dominate others. He received a new heart, a renewed mind in Jesus Christ , and began to walk in forgiveness, in unconditional live toward his wife and began standing for their marriage healing.
She really didn’t believe that this man could possibly ever change. So when she first heard of his salvation, she thought it was just a trick of his to get her to come back home. However, she soon saw for herself a genuine difference in his attitudes and lifestyle and the joy on his countenance as he grew I the Lord.
One day God spoke to this wife and told her to go back to him. She humbled herself before God and her husband, repented before God, returned home to him, and God reconciled their marriage.
Today this couple has a ministry to others who are hurting in their marriage relationship. God has given them this desire to see couples healed before they separate or divorce. God daily receives great glory from their new life and ministry together. We know of a couple in California who became estranged from one another. This husband left her. It was a classic reenactment of the story of the prodigal son in the Bible. She began to stand on God’s Word for His return. The Lord began showing her His desire for her husband to be a godly man – prompting her to pray diligently for him every day, and to trust in Him.
Though the Bible says in I Corinthians 7:15-17, “But if the unbeliever leaves, let him do so. A believing man or woman is not bound in such circumstances” (to be forced to live with an ungodly spouse of abuse, etc), the Lord revealed to her that this meant that “God has called us to live in peace; how do you know wife whether you will save your husband?...Nevertheless, each one should retain the place in life to which God has called him; “God was asking her to let him go for a time, yet to retain her position as his wife, t pray for his salvation. After all, as it says in Verse 34: ‘An unmarried woman…is concerned about the Lord’s affairs” her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit.” Verse 35: “I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.” Verse 39 “A woman is bound to her husband as long as he lives.” Then she could really stand in faith that God would restore her marriage.
This godly wife knew the Word of God, and she wasn’t going to give up on her husband or neglect the covenant vow she made with him. God had her praying earnestly for his salvation and deliverance from the enemy’s power. Why? Because she had a godly vision that one day her marriage would be restored and her husband would be serving the Lord in ministry. Yes, it took a period of time, but the effectual fervent prayer o of the righteous avails much! (James 5:16). This woman received the answers to her prayers because she was obedient to praying for him and persistent in not quitting when her outlook might have seemed bleak. She kept looking unto Jesus who is the author of the finisher of her faith (Hebrews 12:2).
Today, they are not only back together again, but serving the Lord in ministry together, too. She is constantly amazed at how God uses her husband to minister to other prodigals who are going through situations similar to those in his past. The Lord fulfilled everything He promised her – even to the total restoration of their marriage. It paid for her to trust God _ no matter what the situation looked like at the time. She won the battle of God’s timing, and God rewarded her for her obedience, patience and faithfulness to pray and then to obey the Lord. Praise God!
Every marriage healing is unique. There are no formulas for getting your spouse back. In fact, God will not honor your attempts to manipulate or try to control your spouse’s actions, behavior, or reactions. All God asks of us is to do it His way – which is so beautiful, and so perfect for you and your situation, because God loves working on the individual basis.
When God begins to answer your prayers, thank Him for the little things. Don’t despise the day of small beginnings (Zechariah 4:10). God wants you to prosper and receive a full manifestation of all He promises you (Job 8:7). Be persistent. You’ll reap the harvest if you’re not fainthearted and don’t give up (Galatians 6:9).
What the Lord has done in these lives, He can do in your own life, too. His Word promises that old things will pass away, and all things will become new (II Corinthians 5:17). This includes marriages, too.
These are just some of the examples of restored relationships. They are as varied as the individuals involved. The circumstances are certainly ugly in every instance. And if while standing for marriage healing, we were to allow the enemy to blow these circumstances all out of proportion and face the awfulness of these situations, we could begin to walk in fear rather than faith. Certainly some become angry at God, and yes, even become bitter. By allowing the enemy to defeat theme, all their faith and hope is lost.
But we know that I’s never too late for the Lord to restore and rebuild what the devil meant to destroy. Genesis 50:20-21 reminds us that what the enemy meant for harm, God intended for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives- total family restoration, salvation, and blessing from the Lord!
In addition to marriage healing, hundreds of others have received physical healing; some have been set free from drug addiction, delivered form alcohol and pornography, too. We hear of children first, then whole families coming to know Jesus Christ and various generational curses such as adultery, physical disease, occult involvement, even witchcraft and suicide beings broken.
More and more pastors are understanding the importance of the marriage covenant, supporting those standing for marriage healing, preaching marriage restoration, and desiring to become actively involved in having support groups for standers in their churches.
Our God is so living – so merciful – and He desires to heal ALL marriages. What He has done in the lives of these that we have shared with you. He can do to your own life. Whatever your need – He is able to meet it! Simply trust in Jesus Christ, your deliverer.
The whole purpose this book has been written is to give glory and praise to: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, Who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, Who reconciled us to Himself through Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We therefore are Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us.”
Jeremiah 29:11 is God’s promise specifically to you. In the Amplified Bible it reads: “For I know the thought sand plans I have for you, says the Lord, thought and plans for your welfare, not for evil, but for good, to give you hope in your final outcome.”
The Lord is also doing what He said He would in Jeremiah 32:29: “And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear Me forever, for the good of them, and their children after them. “
God wants your marriage healed. He wants you living in health wand walking in victory and prosperity for His glory. God will use every situation and circumstance in every life He touches, to bring glory to Jesus Christ. He is making you His minister to others, so that more lives and families will be reconciled and transformed by God’s power.
Matthew 18:19 is a precious promise from the Lord. In the Amplified Bible we read: “…if two of you on earth agree (harmonize together) about anything and everything – whatever they shall ask, it will come to pass and be done for them by My Father in heaven.”
In Mark 11:24 Jesus says: “whatever you ask for in prayer, believe – trust and be confident – that it is granted to you, and you will get it” (Amplified Bible). So let’s ask I faith – believing in and trusting Him to perform the miracle of marriage healing.
In Luke 11:9-10, Jesus exhorts us to “Ask and keep on asking, and it shall be given to you…For every one when asks and keeps on asking, receives” (Amplified Bible).
Then in John 16:24, Jesus says: “ up to this time you have not asked a single thing IN MY NAME, but now ASK and KEEP ON ASKING and YOU WILL RECEIVE so that your joy (gladness and delight) may be full and complete” (Amplified Bible).
James 4:2 says: “You do not have because you do not ask God.”
As we are obedient to fight this spiritual battle in faith, His command to us in Ephesians 6 is that “having done all, we stand. Stand therefore…having on the full armor of God.”
He loves you and so do we. It’s our desire to join our faith with ouyrs. Will you pray in agreement with us at this ministry? If so, you can have whatever you ask I faith believing.
Jesus asks of your today, Do you believe that I am able to do this?...If so, the according to your faith and trust and reliance (in the power vested in Me) be it done unto you – (paraphrase of Matthew 9:28-29).
May He richly bless you and answer every prayer you lift to Him.
A Poem of Love
Love is giving with no thought of getting.
It is tenderness unfolding with strength to protect.
It is forgiveness without further thought of the thing forgiven.
It is understanding human weakness with the knowledge of the true person shining through.
It is quiet in the midst of turmoil.
It is the garment of Christ without seam, spot, or wrinkle.
It is the One altogether lovely, the light of the mother’s eyes, the glory in the sacrifice, the quiet assurance of His protection.
It is the expectation of the Father’s promise coming true.
It is refusal to see anything but good in our fellow man.
It is the fruit of conquered sin.
It is the glory that comes with selflessness and the power that comes with the assurance of the power that comes with the assurance of the Father’s love for His children.
It is the voice that says, “no” to our brother when “yes” might be more easily said.
It is the resistance to the world’s lust and greed, thus becoming a positive law of annihilation to error.
Love- the one thing no one can take from us – the one thing we can give constantly and become increasingly rich in giving.
Love can take no offence – for it cannot know that which it does not of itself conceive.
It cannot be hurt, for it is the purist reflection of God – Good.
It is the will of God, preparing and planning always what is best for all in His Universe.
Receive Jesus Christ as Your Lord and Savior
If you have never yet made the decision to become a born-again Christian, you can right now. You don’t have to be in church at an altar. Salvation is a gift that comes by faith in Jesus Christ and the work He has already done when he died for your sins and then arose from the dead, you may be born again!
Romans 10:90-10 says “That if you will confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
You may receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior right this moment if you will sincerely pray:
I know I have lived my life “my way.” Pride has kept me from seeking You and asking you to become my Lord and Savior. I come before You now and sincerely and humbly ask You to forgive me of my sins. I believe that You died for me and that You rose again on the third Day. I confess to You that I am a sinner and I need Your love and forgiveness. I ask you to come into my heart, Jesus. Forgive my sins, wash me clean from all sin, and give me eternal life.
Jesus, I confess You now as my Lord and Savior. I believe that I am now a born-again Christian. Thank you for saving me!
In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen
Now, go tell someone else who is preferably a believer, too, that you have just asked Jesus Christ to be Lord of your life.
If you do not have a Holy Bible of your own, we suggest that you acquire one right away. You may appreciate one of the newer translations of the scriptures such as the New International Version or the New King James Version. What’s important, however, is that you begin reading God’s Word right way. You may wish to start by reading the Book of John, then Acts and Romans. God desires to speak to you through His Word, the Bible. Your new spirit requires regular feeding from the Bible, otherwise it will not mature and your spiritual growth may be halted. God will grow you in revelation knowledge of Him.
Continue to seek the Lord in in prayer and start standing and walking in faith!
We would love to rejoice with you over your decision to receive Jess Christ. If it convenient for you, would you call our prayer line at 303-277-1164?
God also wants you to fellowship with others who are believers in Jesus Christ. Ask the Father in prayer where He would like you to attend worship services at church. You’ll want to share your new found love for God with others. We who are believers in Jesus Christ receive instruction, counsel, and encouragement from pastors and other Christians.
I Choose to Stand for My Marriage
If you are separated, estranged, or divorced from your covenant spouse, God may have been speaking to you through this book to begin to stand in faith and believe God to restore all that the devil has stolen from you. If you have this desire, we encourage you to pray the following prayer of commitment right now:
Lord Jesus, on this _________day of _______________, year______, I choose to make this commitment right before You, that I will stand in covenant with You and Your Word for the healing of my marriage. I recognize that this commitment may take all of the energy I possess, and that ridicule and persecution may attempt to steal my commitment to this stand. However I also believe that this is a stand to which You are calling me and I now state publicly that “He Who is in me is greater than he who is in the world.”
I choose to love unconditionally my spouse whose name is ____________________________.
I voluntarily entered into marriage with _____________________________ on the _________ day of __________, year _________, and I know, as it states in Malachi 2:4 that I entered into a covenant relationship at the time until death do us part, or for as long as we both shall live. I choose to stand in that covenant which You witnessed, and to trust You for the complete restoration of my marriage.
As a child of God, having received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, I know that I can stand steadfastly on all the promise of Your Word. Therefore, on this day I affirm to the world and to you, satan, that I am standing on my covenant vow with God and with my spouse _____________________________________for the complete restoration of my marriage.
I am standing on the promise in Jeremiah 32:38-39 which says of my spouse and me “And they shall be My people, and I will be their God; and I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear Me forever, for the good of them, and their children after them.”
In Jesus’ mighty Name I pray and believe. Amen.
God Says You Can Stand Because…
Any time the devil comes to you and sys, “You may choose to stand, but you know that standing doesn’t work for you. Who do you think you are? What makes you think that your spouse will ever come home? Or “You’re wasting your life expecting a miracle that will never happen. God isn’t even listening to your prayers. “If you’ve ever heard a tirade o the enemy such as this, you know how valuable it is to know the Word of God and who you are in Christ.
Has the Lord ever revealed to you how much He loves you? If not, allow Him to illuminate your heart and mind to a full understanding of just what it is that He is doing within your life. Allow His live to you to replace fear, worry, and anxiety. The following selections of scripture are meant to bring God’s truth, encouragement, and His joy to your as your do spiritual warfare and overcome the enemy in the power of the Holy Spirit.
A child of God Romans 8:16
Redeemed from the hand of the enemy Psalm 107:2
Forgiven of all failure and sin. Col. 1:13-14
Saved by grace through faith. Eph. 2:8
Justified and made righteous. Romans 5:1
Sanctified and set apart unto holiness I Cor. 6:11
A new creation in Christ Jesus II Cor. 5:17
A minister of conciliation. II Cor. 5:18
Delivered form the powers of darkness Colossians 1:3
Overcoming by the blood of the Lam Revelation 12:11
Led by the Spirit of God Romans 8:14
More than a conqueror in Christ Romans 8:37
Partaker of His Divine Nature II peter 1:4
Getting all your needs met by Jesus Philippians 4:19
Kept in safety wherever you go Psalms 91:11
A son of God Romans 8:14
Stong in the Lord and His power Ephesians 6:10
Not afraid, for the Lord is your helper Hebrews 13:6
An heir of God & joint-heri with Christ Romans 8:17
Heir to the blessing of Abraham Galatians 3:13-14
An inheritor of eternal life I John 5:11-12
Blessed with all spiritual blessings Ephesians 1:3
Healed by His stripes I Peter 2:24
Exercising authority over the enemy Luke 10:19
Being transformed by a renewed mind Romans 12:1-2
An imitator of Jesus Christ Ephesians 5:1
Above only and not beneath Deuteronomy 28:13
Observing & doing the Lord’s commands Deuteronomy 28:2
Blessed coming in and going out Deuteronomy 28:6
Walking by faith and not by sight II Corinthians 5:7
Not moved by what you see II Corinthians 4:18
Casting down vain imaginations II Corinthians 10:4-5
The light of the world Matthew 5:14
Free from the fear of death Hebrews 2:15
Daily overcoming the devil I John 4:4
Casting all your cares upon Jesus I Peter 5:7
The Vision of Victory Faith Fellowship
We are a non-denominational church with a godly vision of marriage restoration. Our message is that every marriage can be restored and healed by God’s power. Covenant Marriages is an outreach ministry of Victory Faith Fellowship of Lakewood, Colorado. Its vision is: