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, Christ-centered training and counseling "couple to couple" in the home.....where God intended His presence to abide as the foundation of our marriages. The Word of God 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 MESSAGE "STANDING ON GODS WORD" - 01/09/2019

Glory to The Lord & Blessings Upon You...

Pastors
Fred & Norma Aguilar

God Pleaser Or Man Pleaser?
 
"But the whole assembly talked about stoning them." 
Numbers 14:10
 
Have you ever had to stand up against the majority for a cause that was not popular? Do you feel alone in living the obedient life that God has called you to walk? Do you feel that everyone is "throwing rocks" at your stand? Do you get weary of doing what is right in the eyes of the Lord? Do you wonder if anyone cares?
 
God had brought the Israelites out of Egypt and promised that he would bring them to the Promised Land. The Israelites faced many difficulties in the desert but the Lord always provided...safe crossing of the Red Sea, defeat of the pursuing Egyptian army, manna to eat, water from a rock when thirsty, and meat to eat when they grew tired of manna. In spite of God's protection and provision, the people grew tired of the journey the Lord had called them to take.
 
They thought that they were better as slaves in Egypt. They grumbled, found fault and complained. They had forgotten the Lord's promise to them. In their discomfort, they turned away from God and worshiped idols. Do you ever find yourself doing that?
 
Now, be sure of this, there are many types of idols...
 
Whenever the Lord is slow in answering prayers, an individual's actions will reveal a lot about their faith in Him. Do you change your plans and move in a different direction when things get difficult? I promise I have heard them ALL!
 
Or do you continue down the path that the Lord has called you to take? During the journey through the desert, only two men believed what God had said and were willing to stand firm in their belief. The majority wanted to stone them.
 
Moses sent out 12 spies to survey the land. Only two, Joshua and Caleb, returned saying,
 
"We should go up and take the land, for we can certainly do it."  Numbers 13:30
 
The other 10 responded,
 
"All the people we saw there are of great size...We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them." Numbers 13:32-33
 
Note that the 10 with the negative report thought that they were small in their own eyes, and so they were. If you believe all the negative junk that is thrown at you, and not the promises of God in His Word, His Will and His Way, you will become what you believe.
 
What do you Believe...
 
We all must learn to believe, trust and continue to take our stand on God's Word, no matter what! Either God is God all the time or not God any time...What do you believe?
 
Then Moses and Aaron fell face down in front of the whole Israelite assembly gathered there. Joshua and Caleb tore their clothes and said,
 
"'The land we passed through and explored is exceedingly good.  If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us. Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not be afraid of the people of the land, because we will swallow them up. Their protection is gone, but the Lord is with us. Do not be afraid of them.' But the whole assembly talked about stoning them. Then the glory of the Lord appeared at the Tent of Meeting to all the Israelites."  
Numbers 14:7-10
 
Notice how Joshua and Caleb responded to the situation. They had spied the land. They believed God. They challenged the assembly.
 
They knew that if the Lord was not pleased with their actions, He would not allow them to enter the Promised Land.
 
Those that grumbled were not allowed to pass into the Promised Land. The Lord let them die in the desert.  Only Joshua, Caleb and a new generation saw the fulfillment of God's promises.
 
Marriage is a covenant between you, your spouse and God. No matter what your spouse may be doing, God honors the covenant He made with you both. He expects you to do the same. You will have opposition to this call; some of the opposition will come from your own camp. Yes, "those who say they love you."
 
However, if God has called you to do something, you can be assured that He will provide you with the grace to do it. God has already opened the way before you. In order to enter the Promised Land, you must walk in faith with God to possess it.
 
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9
 
I pray that you will continue in faith on the journey to the Promised Land. God is with you every step of the way.  He is fighting the battle for you; do not be afraid.
 
We obeyed our marriage covenant. God delivered us from the desert, lies and death of divorce and brought us to the Promised Land of a restored marriage. And just look what Jesus has done. I have tasted the milk and honey that God promised and it is sweet. I pray that the Lord will do the same for you.
 
These 70 and should the Lord bless me with more years is not where I plan to spend eternity, how about you...
 
Pray and believe take your stand do not please man please the Lord and follow His Word, Will and Way for you, for your marriage!
 
"Contend, LORD, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me." Psalm 35:1
 
You may be facing the enemy of your soul in your life, your marriage, however you must take your stand and believe that Jesus is your fortress, your deliverer, your rock and yes He is your refuge. Go to Him in prayer, seek His counsel, His peace, His power and take your stand!
 
He said:
"The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my savior-from violent people you save me.  "I called to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and have been saved from my enemies." 
2 Samuel 22:2-4
 
Will you trust Him, will you please Him and not man and those voices that speak against the very Word of God!
 
"But I trust in you, LORD; I say, "You are my God." My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me. Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love. Let me not be put to shame, LORD, for I have cried out to you; but let the wicked be put to shame and be silent in the realm of the dead. Let their lying lips be silenced, for with pride and contempt they speak arrogantly against the righteous. How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you." Psalm 31:14-19
 
Where and with who do you spend/invest your time with...
 "Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another-and all the more as you see the Day approaching." Hebrews 10:23-25

Jesus 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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