The Danger Of Anxiety

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6 BSB

The word “anxious” in Greek (Strong’s 3309) means something being pulled apart by fracturing (Strong’s 3308) to divide into pieces.

When a Christian starts to sink deep down in worry about something that hasn’t occurred yet, but does have the potential in bringing a bad outcome, it will start to fracture his faith in trusting in the power of God. His faith about God rescuing him will quickly start to fade away.

Let’s use a building as an example. The building as a whole is strong, but the moment the structural integrity of the build starts to crack, its strength begins to decline. If something is not done quickly, the building will collapse and kill everyone inside. That’s the same way with our faith. Worry is what causes the fracture, but the way to fix it is through prayer. Prayer starts the repairing process. When you get on your knees, the Lord begins your healing by strengthening your faith which will counter your anxiety.

Husbands Are responsible For Their Wives

22 Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, His body, of which He is the Savior.

-Ephesians 5:22-23, BSB

Husbands, wherever you go, your wife will follow. If you get deceived, your wife gets deceived. If you lose your faith in Christ, your wife will lose her faith in Christ.

Imagine yourself driving a car with your family. If you follow your GPS, you and your family will get to the destination together. If you get lost, your whole family gets lost with you. If the worst happens, like driving off a cliff, you would not only kill yourself, but you will kill your whole family as well.

As husbands, we must lead our wives in the truth, God’s Word. Remember, whatever we do and believe, we will take our family along with us.

24 At the command of the king, the men who had falsely accused Daniel were brought and thrown into the den of lions—they and their children and wives. And before they had reached the bottom of the den, the lions overpowered them and crushed all their bones.

-Daniel 6:24, BSB

The men that falsely accused Daniel, the man of God, not only did they get the death penalty, but their wives and children as well. This passage is a picture of a spiritual reality that the decisions we make have eternal consequences and will have an impact not only on us, but on our wives and children.

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her 26 to sanctify her, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to Himself as a glorious church, without stain or wrinkle or any such blemish, but holy and blameless.

-Ephesians 5:25-27, BSB

Husbands, be careful in what you accept as truth and always contrast it with the Word of God because you can cause the destruction of your wife’s faith.

The Word of God is the only thing that can make your wife holy and pure in God’s eyes by walking according to it. You can only base your life in the Scriptures if you believe every word of it. If not, then you will mislead yourself and your family.

Do We Still Speak In Tongues Today?

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28 And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? 30 Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? 31 Now eagerly desire the greater gifts.

-1 Corinthians 12:28-30

According to the Scriptures, not all speak in tongues, especially since we have now the complete Word of God. God can still use someone to speak in tongues to minister in a particular situation.

Keyword: Tongue

Tongues mean a known language, one that is spoken from the earth not angelic (Acts 2:4-8). God uses tongues for declaring His Word through a believer who does not speak the language of the person God wants him to minister to.

We all as believers in Christ Jesus have different gifts, we do not possess all of them. If a church tells you that you need to speak in tongues, for the evidence of the Holy Spirit, friend, they are in error and do not understand the Scriptures. If you attend a church that teaches that, I would suggest looking for a church that is more faithful to the Word of God and its interpretation.