THE POWER OF AGREEMENT
“If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.” Mark 3:25
For the past three months we have ministering to you about HOLY MATRIMONY. It has not been a “fun” teaching because surrendering to God’s will means you are no longer insisting on yours. That process of laying down selfish ambition and pride can be painful. But on the on the other side is such glorious freedom. Remember, we cannot be driven by our flesh and led by the Holy Spirit at the same time! When Christi and I are at peace with God and each other, that is when we hear the Lord the most clearly. Agreement is powerful! Jesus said in Matthew 18:19, “If two of you agree concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you.” When we stay in agreement with God and each other, that’s when DOORS OPEN that no man can close. But if we insist on our own way, division brings destruction. So, to live in peace we must refuse strife!
The devil is looking for any opportunity to steal our abundant life in Christ. Ephesians 4:26-27 says, “And ‘don’t sin by letting anger control you.’ Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry, for anger gives a foothold to the devil.” Christi and I have stayed up all night in what we call “heated discussions” in order to obey this instruction of not letting the sun go down on our anger. Boy, those were long nights! Nobody wins when strife rules. We just ended up exhausted! James 3:16 says, “For wherever there is jealousy and contention, there will also be confusion and all sorts of evil practices.” Jealousy (wanting what someone else has) and contention (strife and selfishness) opens the door to confusion (we can’t hear God when we’re confused) and EVERY evil work! That is why the enemy works tirelessly to divide us. If we are going to stay in agreement, we must be quick to forgive!
“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, FORGIVE him and let it drop (leave it, let it go), in order that your Father Who is in heaven may also forgive you. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your failings and shortcomings.” Mark 11:25-26
Even if the hurt is the most painful betrayal we have ever experienced, like everything else in the kingdom of God, we FORGIVE BY FAITH! We don’t forgive because we feel like it; we “live by faith!” To forgive means we release them completely of their debt and they owe us nothing. After we forgive, the only way to heal is to stop talking about it! LOVE COVERS a multitude of sins. Let your mate start over! If need be, every day. Remember God’s “mercies are new every morning” and ours should be too! Peter asked Jesus in Matthew 18:21-22, how many times should he forgive his brother “…and let it go? Up to seven times? Jesus answered him, I tell you, not up to seven times, but seventy times seven!” The bottom line is, according to Jesus, there should be no limit to our love. Here’s the key: First Corinthians 13:5 says that Love “pays no attention to a suffered wrong.” The truth is, the more spiritual we are, the less we notice when others say or do something hurtful.
From Christi: Please understand Mylon and I pray over decisions together and we communicate with each other what we both have heard from the Lord. Because we have settled this issue of God’s order in the home, we rarely disagree. If we do disagree, then we wait on the Lord until we both hear clearly. BUT if there is a time constraint, Mylon has the final say. I understand that God has anointed him to be the head and he understands his responsibility of answering to God for the leading of our home and ministry. Our modern culture says that submission is weakness and allowing the husband to lead, makes you less of a woman. But believe me, trusting God and my husband takes a whole lot more faith and strength then doing what my flesh wants! It’s a beautiful thing, to obey God. The reward is a BLESSED MARRIAGE…BLESSED LIFE!
As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this month, let it be a reminder to refuse strife by choosing instead to BE THANKFUL for your mate! I encourage you to make a list of all the good things they do and tell them! Christi and I practice this and it always ends in lots of hugs and smooches. We’d love the opportunity to tell you in person how thankful we are for you. Please see our itinerary at www.mylon.org for when we are coming to your area! Also, don’t forget to see the NEW FREE TEACHING available on our site.
As you sow your precious seed this month, you can give with a thankful heart knowing that you are helping us to share the Love of God around the world through the TV production of “On the Road to Freedom.” “For God loves a cheerful (joyous) giver [whose heart is in his giving].” (II Cor. 9:7) When you cheerfully give, He promises that He will make ALL GRACE ABOUND towards you, then you will have more than enough to meet your needs and continue to give to the work of the kingdom. We serve a good God! Now that’s something to be thankful for!!
We love you very much,
Mylon & Christi
P. S. Thank you for your giving that is supplying TV equipment and filming/editing costs to share the Good News, and it also “overflows in many [cries of] thanksgiving to God.” (II Cor. 9:12) Please know that we are offering up much praise and thanksgiving for you!
Sunday, Nov 5th Freedom Word Church - Spout Spring, VA
Sunday, Nov 19th Faith Outreach Church - Clarksville, TN
Tues/Wed, Nov 28-29th EPIC Church leadership training - Decatur, AL
Sat/Sun, Dec 2-3rd Trinity Church - Jonesboro, AK
For meeting details & our extended itinerary please refer to our website at www.mylon.org.