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Topics: New Testament, Books of the Bible, Holy Spirit Pages: 24 (9383 words) Published: September 12, 2013
“Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read; NO ONE OF THESE SHALL FAIL...” Isaiah 34:16 KJV



1. Introduction 2. Marriage Relationship 3. Relationship with Children 4. Radical Abandonment to the Purposes of God 5. Discovering the Call of God 6. Accomplishing the Will of God 7. The Backslidden, Estranged or Unsaved Husband 6 9 11 15 18 21



Intercessors For A Righteous Nation
Ann Kramer, Founder and President
“Thus says the Lord, In an acceptable and favorable time I have heard and answered you, and in a day of salvation I have helped you: and I will preserve you and give you for a covenant to the people to raise up and establish the land [from its present state of ruin] and to apportion and cause them to inherit the desolate [moral wastes of heathenism, their] heritages, saying to those who are bound, Come forth, and to those who are in [spiritual] darkness, Show yourselves [come into the light of the SUN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS].” Isaiah 49:8-9.

Dear Intercessor: In every human relationship, marriage being the most intimate, there are three stages of love. The FIRST stage is SUPERFICIAL. When we are first getting to know someone, we usually only relate on a very shallow level. Initially, we try to put our best foot forward, because we are trying to win one another’s love and approval. However, as time progresses, we begin to let our guard down, revealing sides of ourselves that we would have been afraid to UNVEIL until we were more secure in one another’s love. The longer our relationship is tested through life’s circumstances, the more it tends to bring out the best and the worst of who we REALLY are! This brings us to the SECOND stage of love, which is DISILLUSIONMENT. It doesn’t take us too long to realize that this is NOT the person that we THOUGHT we married! Actually, this is a very healthy and important stage of development. We cannot be DISILLUSIONED unless we FIRST have some ILLUSIONS. An illusion is simply a FALSE EXPECTATION—and false expectations ALWAYS bring DISAPPOINTMENT. Several years ago, I knew a man who was preparing to marry, and the closer the wedding day came, the more he noticed things in his future wife that did not meet his expectations of the way he always DREAMED she would be. He had always DREAMED that she would have certain physical characteristics—and she did NOT! He had always DREAMED that falling in love would feel a certain way—and it did NOT! He had always DREAMED that she would respond to his love in a certain way—and she did NOT! One night, shortly before they were to marry, he had a DREAM. (Imagine that!). He DREAMED that he was at the altar with his bride saying his vows. He could not see her face because the VEIL obscured his view. When they finished with the vows, the minister said, “You may kiss the bride.” When he lifted the VEIL, his “BRIDE” was a grotesque DEMON! Needless to say, he was startled out of a deep sleep. He asked the Lord why he had just seen a demon instead of his future bride! He said, “That is the Spirit of False Expectations. You have been married to her for quite some time in your DREAMS. You must first DIVORCE her before you are free to marry the woman that I desire to give to you.” How many of us, when we have walked down the aisle, have committed to the person we THINK our spouse is, instead of who they REALLY are? That is why commitment wanes in so many marriages. 3

When we come to the stage of DISILLUSIONMENT—and ALL of us will sooner or later—we have three choices with which to respond. First, we can say, “I must have made a mistake—I’m out of here!” Then we are off to find someone else who will fit our illusion—only to be disappointed again—because, unfortunately, illusions are NEVER based on reality. Secondly, we can try to squeeze our spouse into the mold of our illusion through manipulation, intimidation or...
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