13 - 2017-07-12 - Confronting My Wife About Biblical Submission in Our Marriage

Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 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. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.
— Ephesians 5:22-27

Part of this recordings is an exceptionally strong rebuke of my wife for her areas of rebellion and giving way to the spirit of fear. Please do not make the mistake of looking down on my wife as if she is the only wife guilty of this. The farther I got into living this story, the more I realized how very little it has to do with Persis and I, and how VERY much more it is about the rebellious wife of Christ. WE ARE GUILTY as His bride, not just Persis. Let the remnant of the Bride of Christ, who still has ears to hear, receive her rebuke and come to her senses before her Husband. With one humble confession of our guilt and a real turning from our rebellion, we can be absolved of all guilt and start over with Him on a clean slate. Our Groom is so merciful, but if we do not heed His warnings, He will be severe with us.

The last 15 minutes of this recording is the story of a remarkable answer to prayer, just 30 minutes after I posted the original version of this recording, after I began to doubt if I was supposed to share this one publicly. Praise the Lord who answers prayer!

I have given her time to repent...but she was unwilling. So I will cast her on a bed of suffering.
— Jesus Christ (Revelation 2:21-22)

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