*MARRIAGE FOUNDATION FOR SINGLES* *WHEN ANSWERS TO PRAYERS FOR LIFE PARTNERS ARE DELAYED*
Bible Reading: Matthew 19:10-12 (NIV)
Key Verse 12 *12 For there are eunuchs who were born that way, and there are eunuchs who have been made eunuchs by others—and there are those who choose to live like eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.* It can be very disheartening when you consider yourself ready for marriage, and you pray to God to bless you with a life partner but heaven appears closed. *Possible Causes*
Four main personalities are involved when praying for a life partner, namely: yourself, God, Satan and an ordained life partner (if any). So, we need to address the delay from the perspective of the four personalities. *A. God*
He is all knowing and has the blueprint of each person's life. He knows what and who is best for you. He also knows when it is best for you to marry. (1) From our Bible reading today, some people are born as eunuchs, which implies they are not supposed to marry. God will not give a positive answer to an eunuch's prayer for a life partner. (2) Isaiah 59:1-2 (KJV) *1 Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:* *2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.* The prayer of a sinner is an abomination unto the Lord ( Proverbs 15:8 ) and God is angry with the wicked every day (Psalms 7:11) *B. Satan*
Satan is a thief, murderer, destroyer, liar, hinderer, deceiver (John 10:10). (1)Satan hindered the answer to Daniel's prayer for 21 days (Daniel 10:13)
Satan's agents include: (2) Spirit Spouse (3) Marine powers (4) Witchcraft powers and manipulation (5) Household wickedness (6) Envious powers (7) Environmental powers Satan and his agents must be bound and completely incapacitated when praying for a life partner. *C. WOULD-BE LIFE PARTNER* (1) He or she may not even be ready for marriage as a Christian.
I have always maintained that God does not give an impan imperfect gift to His child