Welcome to For This Reason Marriage Ministries:

We are Pastors Fred & Norma Aguilar and we are so excited to have you be a part of this powerful marriage ministry!  We have made it our mission to help couples to stay in love forever and revive their marriages.  We provide Spirit-filled, Messiah-centered training and counseling "couple to couple" in the home.....where the Father intended His presence to abide as the foundation of our marriages. The scripture is clear "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." Gen 2:24

WELCOME TO THE WEEKLY "STANDING ON YHWH's WORD" - 07/10/2019

HalleluYah & Blessings Upon You

Ps68:4 - Sing to Elohim, sing praises to His Name. By His Name YHWH!

Pastors
Fred & Norma Aguilar

Denying it Could Happen to You
 
"Drink water from your own cistern, and running water from your own well." Proverbs 5:15
 
"‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Mark 10:7-9
 
Those two scriptures pretty well sum up God's position on being involved intimately with anyone other than your own spouse.
 
Those who are Bible-living Christ-followers would naturally agree that those who are married shouldn't be intimate with anyone outside of their marriages. Yet why is it that we keep getting letters, emails here at For This Reason Marriage Ministries from so many that are finding themselves caught up or their spouse in this type of situation, if that were true? Perhaps it's because of naivety.
 
We've heard the words spoken and written to us many times, "That would never happen to us (or to me)"… "I would never" --spiral down to, "I never thought it would happen to us (or to me), or "I (we) never meant for this to happen." And yet it did.
 
We have even heard, "That's the LAST thing I expected. I have an incredible husband --one of the godliest men I've ever met in my life. I was the person that would stand up first and say, 'I would never be involved with someone else'." And yet she did --even though she and her husband were in full-time ministry, very much in love, and led a very fulfilling, exciting life together, she "fell" into the trap of falling in love with someone else and was close to leaving her marriage for this other man.
 
How? Why? Unbelievable?
 
Why do we bring up this point? We do this to help you to guard your heart and your marriage. We feel compelled to emphasize the point that NONE of us can be so sure of what we're capable of doing, that we can let down our protective defenses. If we do we might (like many others) be surprised at what we really ARE capable of "falling" into when we least expect it.
 
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” 1 Peter 5:8-9
 
Some translations say, "Be self-controlled and alert.”
 
That's a warning from God telling us that the enemy is looking for a weakness and we'd better be aware of that fact.
 
Here is what one very active woman in ministry had to say. "I was working long hours, working late at night, and I'd get up in the morning, and to maximize my time, I started skipping time with the Lord, because we were on this deadline to get many things done. So when I arrived at the project, I arrived with somewhat of a hardened heart spiritually, because I just had not kept my relationship with the Lord current."
 
She went on to tell us, "And when I arrived there, it didn't take long to realize that there was a draw and enticement between the captain of this boat and myself. It was obvious that we had quite a connection. We began spending a lot of time talking personally. There were things that I should have done that I know now in hindsight are great protectors for our marriage, but I chose not to do that."
 
She went on to tell how she rationalized ways for her and this man to spend time together. When questioned about how she could do that --given the fact that she should have known better, she said, "To be honest, when you're doing those kinds of things, you make excuses right and left in your spirit. I chose not to be honest with myself. I was coming up with all the excuses. But internally I knew what I was doing, and I knew I was trying to further this relationship."
 
When asked how she would consider giving up her marriage to run off with this man she said, "It's amazing that someone who's in full-time ministry and has devoted their whole life to seeing the Gospel furthered, could get to that point. It really comes down to a hardened heart spiritually.”
 
Once a woman or a man begins pursuing that kind of relationship we become spiritually harder and harder. It's like you're in love all over again --like what you experienced when you first met your spouse. Those emotions are so incredibly powerful; you will do almost anything to be with that person and reason is gone. You become like an addict in one sense, and the sanity of what you're doing doesn't make any sense, but you're willing to do whatever it takes.
 
She was then asked how she could justify this while she was still working in ministry she said, "Initially, I would be just as thrilled as everyone else when people would come to Christ, and at first it was a real struggle for me. It was back and forth. You'd feel like you had one foot in heaven and one foot in hell with the desires going on internally. But the longer I didn't respond correctly to cutting off the relationship, and do the things that the Lord was telling me to do, the further my foot got away from heaven and the harder my heart became."
 
So what eventually brought her back to reality and living for Christ as she should? It was a friend. She said, for some reason, "By God's grace I called an accountability partner that I had set up many years back and told her what was going on…
 
She quickly said I needed help and I needed it now!
 
“The reason I sit before you now and confess the hardness of my heart.”
 
When asked if this woman told her anything, she didn't already know she said, "No, but you really need somebody to awaken reality in you, because you are deceiving yourself. You're closing your heart to what God wants to tell you."
 
She eventually turned her life completely around. And that doesn't always happen because sometimes hearts can become hardened to reality and how we're to live spiritually.
 
Now in closing, here are a few points that would be good to prayerfully consider.
 
Let me review a couple of things that occurred here:
 
-- First, we have a woman who admitted her heart was growing cold for Christ. She was on a spiritual mission, but SHE WAS NEGLECTING TO GUARD HER HEART.
 
-- Secondly, SHE NEVER THOUGHT SHE WOULD EVER FIND HERSELF IN A SITUATION LIKE THAT. I believe there are thousands, who would say, 'I'd never find myself there.' But that's not the message of Scripture --'Let him who thinks he stands take heed, lest he fall.'
 
-- Third, SHE KEPT MOVING IN TOWARD THE HEAT THAT WOULD BURN HER.
 
-- Fourth, A RELATIONSHIP WITH A GODLY FRIEND THAT SHE COULD TRUST, ULTIMATELY BECAME A LIFE PRESERVER, not only of her marriage but more importantly, of her faith, and the legacy she's going to leave.
 
If you see any warning signs you haven't been paying attention to in your own marriage, we hope you'll do what it takes to turn your situation around. Or if you see any of this is happening in a friend's life, we encourage you to ask God to show you how to best help them, and then do it.
 
This woman's friend said that she didn't know if her friend would make the needed changed but she knew she was responsible for saying what she did to possibly help that to happen.
 
“Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted.” Galatians 6:1
 
We hope you will.
 
Prepare yourself for your marriage and then make sure you are also ready in and out of season to help someone else, it is your responsibility as a Christian!
 
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21
 Jesus loves you so much!

 

Jesus-Yuhshua loves you so much!

 

Please if you would like more information on how to join us for prayer on the phone line, email or call and I will provide you with what you will need to join us!

 

All gifts to For This Reason Marriage Ministries are tax deductible:
 
Will you prayerfully consider supporting For This Reason Marriage Ministries with a year-end contribution in response to the blessing we have been in your life? No gift is too small. The Lord can use the $5 gift as much as He uses the $1000 gift.   
 
Your gift must be postmarked by December 31, 2018 to be credited in calendar year 2018 for tax purposes.   

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We are here to help and offer phone/ Skype counseling. Just visit the Contact Us link on our website. If we can help, please call us at (817) 605-8133 or email us to request more information on our marriage seminars, retreats that help save and build marriages.

For This Reason Marriage Ministries

P.O. Box 742

Colleyville, TX 76034

Thank you and the Lord bless you for your prayers, love and gifts of support.

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There is still a group of us gathering Monday thru Saturday for one hour of prayer at 6 am, you can join us by phone if you are interested in joining us please Contact Us so I can give you more information! Remember that is 6:00 am CST.

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For This Reason Marriage Ministries has helped countless thousands of married couples by ministering Jesus' reconciling power to the separated, the divorced, the unsaved, broken families and couples that are hurting. The proof of our ministry is in the countless married couples lives we have had the privilege to help and the husbands and wives standing for their marriage today despite their friends, family and even brothers and sisters in the Lord telling them to divorce. Divorce is not the answer and we teach couples how to reconcile, stand and believe that nothing is too great for our GOD and how to be "In Love Forever".

The biblical concept of marriage is that marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman to live together in mutual love and respect for the glory of God, until death do them part.  Marriage is not about us, so it is not about me.  It is about God and His kingdom.  God ordained marriage as the foundational unit of society and everything is built on marriage.  Marriage, done God's way, creates the safest and best environment in which to rear children and covenant principles of marriage are based on steadfast love - looking out for the interest of each other.  They are about seeking to encourage and support each other, throughout life not just when you feel like being in the covenant, because you are "in the covenant" whether you feel like it or not and so we teach to please the Lord with your love, care and commitment to Him and to your spouse.

Thank you for visiting inloveforever.org. It is our sincere desire to bring hope to your marriage situation regardless the circumstances! Below you will find a powerful weekly teaching on covenant marriage done Gods way.

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