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Rev Abiodun S. Momodu

Maintain your perspective

Family is the unit that was created by God for running human race. In the beginning God
created Adam and Eve by His pronouncement – Let us make man in our image and likeness.
(Gen 1.26). So technically, Adam and Eve became ‘beings’ on earth when God spoke them –
Jesus said, the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life (Joh 6.63b).

But in Gen 2.18, God said it is not good for man to be alone. Man here is used in generic
sense. Because a closer look will show that Adam was alone in the physical world while Eve also
was alone in the spiritual world. God was with them both as He could manifest in both realms.
So it was time to give Eve a HOUSE, this body. God made her out of the man, not straight from
the dust. So in creation, God had made only one HOUSE – in Adam. In Ephesians 4:2, we are
admonished to forebear one another that is, accept one another, in lowliness and meekness. Why,
verse 3 gives a clue to this - to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. In other words,
allow the unity which the Spirit gives from creation to flourish in your lives. After the clue, Paul
in verses 4 - 6 of Ephesians hit the nail on the head. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as
ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father
of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all. It is ONE HOUSE.

One of Jesus’ principal missions on earth is to bring together all the family members on
earth. Eph 2.14 – 16 - For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the
middle wall of partition between us; Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of
commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so
making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain
the enmity thereby. Removing enmity means making both one through reconciliation of mankind
back to God through one body by the cross.

God is one. He is not for division. He is not for separation. He is not for divorce. Satan is the
one that brings divorce, division and separation. Satan uses loop-holes to generate his objectives.
Satan’s mission is to steal, kill and destroy. Stealing means take, lift, creep, slip, and slink
amongst others. So, in a family, Satan can creep in unawares – as Jezebel (Daughter of Babylon)
said in Isa 47.10 - You felt sure of yourself in your evil; you thought that no one could see you.
Your wisdom and knowledge led you astray, and you said to yourself, 'I am God--- there is no
one else like me.' (GNB). Satan is so delusive that he repeats himself all the time. However, only
those that know the truth and are obedient to God’s commandment can escape his wiles. 1 Peter
5.8 says be sober be vigilant. In Mark 13.35-37, Jesus said watch and pray. Put on your CCTV
(closed circuit television) always!!!

So God created Eve from Adam because He wanted the unity to be maintained. It is one
body. That is why Christians are called the BODY of Christ and not the bodies. As Christ cannot
deny us (the church) so also, man cannot deny the woman neither can the woman deny the man
(the mystery of bonding – Eph 5.30, 32). That is why the world is so traumatized because Satan
has crept in and is perverting the truth about family. Feminism!!! Independence!!! The woman
wants to act independent from the man. The man is confused as he had lost his perspective in
God. His focus is shifted and the woman no longer look up to him for direction. When the man is
no longer God centred, essentially, looking unto God as Father, he has lost it. He is not able to
maintain godly discipline and purpose for the family. Jesus said, what I see my Father do, that I
also do (John 5.19). It is what the Father does that is the reality. Any other thing is an illusion,
fantasy or vanity.

When a man or woman goes aside into sin, particularly the sin of sexual immorality, it brings
about spiritual separation and causes deep tension in relationship. Satan had crept in. He does
such a good work at hiding that it becomes difficult to confess that sin. Most will say at this point
the sin I committed before marriage is not important. But the effect had remained in your body
since. Have your thought of that incessant sickness as being the result of unwanted sin
committed in your body but is not yet confessed? Once there is no confession, there will be no
forgiveness – 1 John 1.8-10. If the word is not in your family, you are defeated already – they
overcame Him by the word of their testimony (Rev 12.11; Mat 4.4, 7 and 10). Remember, God is
not a liar – Rom 3.4.

I beseech your therefore brethren, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living
sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God as your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this
world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good,
and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Be not deceived, God is not mocked; whatsoever a man
soweth so shall he reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he
that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

To maintain perspective in your family, your must be disciplined, focused, submissive to the
Holy Spirit, loving, forgiving and resistant. Be resistant to sin, wrong influences and wrong
environment. The enemy, Satan, has agents everywhere. Watch out and not become his victim.
He loves to destroy families. He loves separation, division and divorce. Do not give him room to
operate. Remember God’s purpose for the family is to be ONE BODY.

God bless you. Next time we look closely at the inward parts of belly.
Rev Abiodun S. Momodu

Inward parts of the Belly

Solomon, a man endowed with godly wisdom wrote over 3000 proverbs and 1500 songs.
Part of the proverbs he wrote has to do with the inward parts of the belly of a man.

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