HOPE for LOST RELATIONSHIPS…Absolutely possible.
"Pastor Ron Carpenter’s Wife, Hope, Returns to SC Megachurch as He Rebukes Christian Leaders Who Supported His Desire for Divorce"
For some, everything ends when it gets dark and I know for a few it doesn’t. I believe in God’s super-natural power to heal, restore and empower any circumstance or situation. This story will encourage, impact, touch, revitalize some one’s marriage. If you need additional assistance, do not hesitate to reach out.
When a marriage is faced with adultery, infidelity and betrayal it will require everything and even more. When God is allowed into such dead situations and circumstances…in ways beyond human logic and abilities, such dead situations have a way of becoming stepping stones. PS: There are numerous issues to consider and all cases are not similar so I want to caution against apply a broad brush to all cases.
Recall Ron Carpenter’s words from his Oct. 2013 confession of his marital woes, which the Pentecostal preacher had said involved adultery and an unspecified "sickness" on his wife’s -Hope Carpenter’s part, Ron Carpenter reminded congregants of his emotional state at the time in explaining why he had been dead set against reconciling with his wife.
We all understand that…
He further explained …that the emotion was so raw at the time that he had told those helping his wife, who had voluntarily checked into an unidentified facility, that she would not be welcomed back to the home they had shared.
When the SUPER-NATURAL steps in…
Carpenter’s then relayed that afterward, he had an exchange with God in which he said he heard the "near audible" voice of God tell him to call Mrs. Carpenter at the facility she had voluntarily checked into "and tell her you will not abandon her." Out of what he said was a "sheer fear of God" and not "lovey-dovey feelings," Carpenter did what he felt God wanted him to do.
"A man can only put away his wife because of the hardness of his heart," Carpenter repeated, returning to the Mark 10 passage.
"I read that Scripture on my way toward filing papers and I’m thinking, ‘I don’t want to live like that. … How can I preach every Sunday with a hard heart?"
"How am I going to get up and preach to the grace and the mercy and the goodness of God and my heart’s full of brick and mortar? I looked at God and said, ‘I don’t want to live like that.’"
Pastor Carpenter reminded congregants that the marriage vow was not only between the husband and wife, but also between the couple and God.
"These are vows to God. God takes covenant so serious. And if you cannot mean your vows, don’t go up there," the minister added.
It’s an awesome testimony of the power of the word of God. It’s probably better to watch the video in the link as it’s his first hand account.
This is definitely encouraging and whilst theirs will be a daily walk/ journey of recovery. It really starts with a choice.
Relationships Do Matter