The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor Enoch Adeboye has said that any man he catches messing around with his wife he will kill such a man.
Adeboye said this on Thursday during morning devotion from the Open Heavens with the topic Marriage: Christ’s example said that he will fight that man who messes around with his wife with all the powers that God his Father has given to him.
According to the Open Heavens the union of a man and woman in marriage is a mystery because it conceals, as in a parable, a truth about Christ and the Church. The divine reality in the concept of marriage is that God ordained a permanent union between His Son and the Church.
Marriage between a man and a woman is the earthly representation of this divine plan. As God willed for Christ and the Church to become one body (Galatians 3:28 ; 1 Corinthians 12:13 ), so He desires for marriage to reflect this pattern.
Husbands and wives should consciously copy God’s model for the relationship between Christ and the Church. Some essentials of this divine model are as follow:
First, the Church is to be led by Christ as the woman is to be led by her husband. The responsibility of the man is to see the vision for the family and that of the woman is to submit to the leadership of her husband as they work together to fulfil it.
It is also the responsibility of Christ to provide while the Church puts the resources into use so as to achieve the joint goal.
The man is to provide for the home; in fact, 1 Timothy 5:8 describes anyone who does not provide for his home as worse than an infidel, having rejected the faith.
The wife being a help mate should however support the resources provided by the man (while also supporting as much as she can) for the good of the home, not for buying frivolous jewelry or shoes, except where the man has provided specifically for that.
The wife being a help mate should however support the man as much as she can (Genesis 2:18, Ephesians 5:22 ).
If we could pattern our marriages according to the relationship between Christ and the Church, we would have many more fulfilling marriages today.