YOUR SPOUSE AND THE OTHER PERSON
Did your husband or wife leave for someone else? Charlyne has had personal experience with that particular marital problem. She can help you understand what you are facing and how to pray that the other person would leave quickly. This is a spiritual battle and you need to learn that the enemy is not the other person.
“Therefore I will block her path with thornbushes; I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way. She will chase after her lovers but not catch them; she will look for them but not find them. Then she will say, ‘I will go back to my husband as at first, for then I was better off than now.’” Hosea 2:6-7
I want to challenge you to spend more time praying for your beloved husband or wife these next several weeks. There is such power in prayer.
We receive emails and letters saying: “Please pray that the other person in my spouse’s life will be removed. Pray that they will return to their spouse or that the other person will find God’s perfect spouse, not my husband or wife.”
Do you pray for their salvation if your spouse is involved with another person? You can pray for the restoration of their marriage and pray that their own husband or wife will also become a stander. You are in a spiritual battle. Memorize the scriptures in Ephesians 6:10-18 as you pray the Armor of God over your family.
So many people talked to me about Bob’s free will. I asked the Lord about his free will and his total disobedience to knowing and doing God’s will. My husband had been called into the ministry. He knew the Lord, but he was doing everything that he knew was wrong and evil.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Ephesians 6:12
Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will. 2 Timothy 2:25-26
If your spouse would stop and listen to God’s spiritual truths, they would repent and come home. Your spouse may not be a believer now, or they may be a believer who has fallen into the trap of sin. They did not turn from their sinful nature (Galatians 5:19-21). You can pray that your spouse and any person they are involved with would have a change of heart, just as your own heart has been touched, cleansed, and changed by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Pray for your prodigal: Lord, remove the spirits of adultery, unfaithfulness, anger, lying spirit, perverse spirit, the spirit of whoredoms, seducing and deceiving spirit, the spirit of heaviness, oppression, disobedience, pride, bondages, and addictions to alcohol, drugs or pills. Lord, remove all rebellious spirits and the spirit of death from all prodigals’ hearts. Loose on my prodigal spouse and our family the fruit of the Holy Spirit, which is: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Lord, may all prodigals around the world turn their hearts to Jesus and crucify their flesh with its passions and desires. Nothing is too hard for God to do. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
“‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.’” Ezekiel 36:24-27
Have you read Proverbs Chapters 5, 6, and 7 recently? You need to know that God is very firm against adultery. You can pray some of the verses in these powerful chapters as promises for your spouse and the person they may be involved with. God can remove the other person, but your spouse needs to avoid sexual immorality. They need to say no to sin and move closer to the Lord, repenting and turning away from their sinful lifestyle. Then the Lord will tell them to go back home. The other person is only a symptom of your spouse’s heart problem. Pray for the other person to be removed, but most of all, pray for your spouse to repent and for both of them to come to understand the price Jesus paid for their salvation.
The Lord said to me, “Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another man and is an adulteress. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes.” Hosea 3:1
“I will heal their waywardness and love them freely, for my anger has turned away from them.” Hosea 14:4
God is in the heart transformation business, so don’t give up.