• on August 16, 2018

God Hates Divorce; He Loves It Too – Another Look At Divorce.

by Pastor Dave Nkenchor

12 August 2018

 

Divorce is defined as:

i – the legal ending of a marriage by a court or other competent body

ii – a separation, the ending of a relationship btw two things

iii – separate or dissociate somebody/something from somebody/something typically having undesired effect

iv – separation of a person, an idea, a subject et.c from somebody/something

v – a separation between thins which were or ought to be connected.

SYNONYMS:

Separation, di-vision, estrangement, alienation, severance, schism, split, (gulf or chasm as in Lk. 6:26 (Amp)

FOCUS ON DEFINITIONS ii – v in the THREE (3) different phases of our Christian journey / walk.

FATHER ABRAHAM – A Case in Study (Mt, 25, Titus 2: 11, 12, 14,13, Col. 3: 1-3 (Msg)

Divorce from:

  1. SIN / UNGODLINESS UNTO SALVATION IN CHRIST (Gen. 12-13)

Rom. 3:23-25; 6:23; John 3:16-17              

 

  1. THE FLESH / CARNALITY (PROCESSED CHRISTENDOM) UNTO THE MISSION TEST FOR GOD-DEPENDENCE(Gen. 14-22:18) vs. 15 / John 15

Mt. 17:1-8 (The transfiguration)

  • Divorce from religious routine, old wine, yester manna, churchialism, yester in-fillings,
  • @ this stage over-dependence on past glories and patterns becomes dangerous andcounter-productive. Initiative Becomes Presumption Except Cleared By the Holy-Spirit – Pastor Afolabi Oladele.
  • Divorce at this stage involves the interplay of high spiritual discipline, deep emotions and resolve, leaving us with glorious scars/memories that strengthens our path – Phil 3:13, 2Cor. 12:7-9
  • Sometimes, it involves temporary or permanent departure from established Godly relationship (church, family, brethren, mentors, protégés, et.c), conquered grounds, celebrated feats, in order to break new grounds and conquer new territories.

Gal. 5:16-21,. Rev. 18:4; 4:1. Rom. 8:1,4-8,13-14,35-39; 6:6-14

  • This divorce takes us unto higher grounds where ONLY FAITH (Hab. 2:4) becomes the tool for survival. 13:2
  • at certain points in our lives, we must heed the call to divorce the indelible yet elementary stage of Christianity in order to attain higher grounds – 6:1-3 (Msg.)

 

 

 

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