Nothing has made Christianity in Africa look like a serious joke more than the import of foreign beliefs and practices from African Traditional Religion and several other religions, corrupting the simplicity of Life we have in Christ.
Of all these borrowed beliefs and practices, the subject of spiritual wife, spiritual husband and spiritual babies seem to the most prevalent in this region and other places where Christians still struggle to understand basic Bible doctrines.
In Africa, it is not uncommon to find naive believers running from pillar to post in search of “special deliverance” from “wives” or “husbands” they believed to be married to in the realm of the Spirit.
If you had a dream where you are sitting together with kids on a dinning table and a beautiful young lady serves you food, the most common advice you will get when you wake up will be to meet a “very powerful” man of God to be delivered from a spiritual wife and babies.
What if you happen to have sex in the dream, especially with an unknown short black man? You will be subjected to several days of different deliverance sessions to be freed from the strongholds of a very powerful spiritual husband.
It is widely believed dreams like these will result to problems in marriage, business, academics and serious “bad-luck” in life generally if nothing is done about them.
So you find genuine Spirit-filled Christians entering all sorts of places in a bid to get “divorced” from their spiritual wives and husbands.
But what does the Bible truly say concerning the believer in Christ and spiritual marriage?
First, the believer in Christ is possessed of God spirit, soul and body. He is God’s property bought with the precious blood of His Son.
- “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” 1 Corinthians 6:20
The above verse says both your body and spirit are God’s own since He paid a price for them.
Having purchased you for Himself, He joined you together with Christ via His Spirit.
“But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” 1 Corinthians 6:17
Like an already purchased item would be marked and separated so no one except the owner tampers with it, God also marked your spirit, soul and body “mine” so no other strange spirit husband goes near you.
“In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14
You are now joined or married to only one man – Jesus. And by that union, He has delivered you forever from the power and reach of darkness.
“Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.” Ephesians 1:12-13
Peter in his writing also gave witness to this complete deliverance we have in Christ.
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.” 1 Peter 2:9.
So don’t let a mere dream disturb the peace of your heart nor let any man trouble you with dream interpretations that do not have concrete footing in the scripture.
The believer in Christ does not, cannot and will never ever have any other spiritual husband apart from Christ. This is what the Bible teaches.
Do not take whatever any demon might have said at various “deliverance” prayer sessions as a basis to believe in spirit husbands or spirit wives. According to Jesus, the Devil is a liar and the father of it. He is an expert at presenting lies as truth. Only the Word holds the truth and we should stick to it.
What do you do if you happen to dream of such things today?[b][/b]
It’s quite simple. You praise the name of the Lord, hand over the dream to God and go about your daily life like nothing happened.
If the Lord drops an interpretation in your heart (not contrary to the scriptures like the idea of Spirit spouse and kids) you pray and run with it. If you do not receive any special interpretation about it, you still trust His Word. Either way, be at complete rest, your Saviour got your back.
Most times, dreams like the two above are just our bodies and mind working together to bring the need for intimacy to attention.
Let no dream of any kind terrify or take away your joy!
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