In our newest iamchanged webcast , we explore the subject of Godly Order. It is a vital part of the For My Life program™. With the knowledge imparted by this teaching, we can learn to implement God’s order for our lives and marriages. Be encouraged as you watch this excerpt from the teaching. You will find insights into the following points:[x_video_embed][/x_video_embed]
Basic principles of Godly Order:
- There is an order in Creation: the head of the woman is the man, the head of the man is Jesus Christ and the head of Jesus Christ is God the Father (1 Corinthians 11:3).
- We also see in the Word that we are created in Their image (Genesis 1:26); therefore, the Godhead also has an order.
- The order and relationship in the Godhead might be summed up as: God the Father thought it, God the Word/Jesus said it and the Holy Spirit does it.
- There is an order for marriages according to Scriptures. We listed 1 Corinthians 11:3 above but there are many other passages describing how spouses ought to get along according to God, such as Ephesians 5 and Colossians 3.
- There may be many learned patterns of thought in our relationships but they may not represent God’s Word or His order.
- Common sayings such as “if momma isn’t happy, no one is happy”may indicate a passive man and a woman who has had to take control of the house. This is a common example of ungodly order.
- Another example would be men being the head over women in a harsh and domineering manner and controlling the family.
- Although there is an order and difference between the roles for man and wife, they are equals in marriage.
- The Word teaches that women are not lesser or inferior. They are equal partakers and partners in the marriage (Colossians 1:12, Galatians 3:28).
- Scripture shows that men and women in marriage are to become one and therefore, are to interact and cooperate in unity (Genesis 2:23, Matthew 19:5).
- A practical example of godly order is a husband and wife discussing ideas and talk things through for the purpose of coming into agreement one with another and into alignment with the Word.
- Jesus submitting to the will of the Father is a great Scriptural example of order in the Godhead (John 5:19).
We all confront the temptation to avoid Godly Order. With God, we have the opportunity to overcome. If you enjoy what you see in this excerpt, we invite you to come and attend our For My Life™ week-long course dedicated to giving you discernment to understand the various ways we can all become ensnared in physical and emotional troubles. Through this program and the Walkout Workshop learn solutions according to God’s Word to help you along your journey to freedom and overcoming.