Last week I concluded by asking you to read something two times: I am not taken in and deceived—nor should YOU be either—due ONLY to [us] having a true Husband.
Eve was deceived, but Adam is who sinned, which is explained in the first book of the Bible, the book of Genesis, where we learn of Eve who was deceived by the serpent (who I prefer to refer to as the enemy). We learn how the enemy slithered in and told Eve something that’s a lie. The temptation begins to take hold of her with doubt “did God really say…”, then is fed by Eve when she then adds to what God said she, “can’t look” and the sin is completed when she not only eats what is forbidden, but she offers it to Adam, which led to the fall of mankind. So, it was Adam’s sin, through Eve being deceived.
I bring all this up because to share with you what happened when I asked my HH how and why all the ex-ministers were deceived. First He reminded me of where it says, “MANY will say to me…Didn’t we” (see Mathew. 7:22–23), which proves that it’s not the unbelievers but it will be MANY Christians who honestly believed that they were doing what they deem as “good”, along with living the current “Christian” lifestyle will undoubtedly save them. Yet, if you read what it says—it instead is about HIM saying “I never knew you”—because He wants to know US personally—like a man “knows” his wife—intimately.
As most of you realize soon after arriving, RMI is not a ministry focused on restoring marriages, instead, restoring marriages has always been the “net” that He chose to catch up women who are in pain and in need of His love. He needs to be and must be our First Love. If it remains her EH “earthy husband” she seeks, then, as He says, He will remove or continue to have husbands loath their wives. This isn’t my opinion, but what He says in Psalms 88:8, 18.
It’s when we are in adultery, longing after anyone or anything but HIM when we move out from under the protection of our HH… when we can easily become deceived—a place, a position, a mindset I never want to be in. And it’s not just for my sake either. As a mother and grandmother and minister, I need to be sure that the path I take, no matter how narrow it becomes or how difficult it is to travel, must be with Him holding my hand. And everyone who knows me well will tell you the same thing: I live this way, every day, every moment. I honestly can’t, not just won’t, live any other way. I’d never survived.
So, then, is when any of us can open ourselves up to the power of deception—whenever we stray from His love due to our unfaithfulness to Him. And yet, we can just as quickly, be taken up in His arms again just by calling out His name with the heart that yearns for Him. PLEASE never ever forget that. No matter what you’ve done, no matter how far you’ve strayed, He is right beside you hoping you reach out for Him.
Could you or I become deceived? Yes, each of us could easily fall into deception and without having a Husband who can always navigate us around or through the pitfalls of something so dangerous, it’s where we could remain. This is why God lovingly put an insatiable desire for women to yearn for men, our husbands, which, by the way, is not part of the curse, but His protection—which is why we’re blessed to have your HH who was and is sinless 🙂 It always goes back to Him, doesn’t it?
So, this week ask your HH if there’s anything that you’re not at peace or excited or hopeful about so that He can set the record straight that what’s been said is not from Him.