In a Christian home, the husband is the bishop of the house, the wife is the elder and the children are the congregation. The scripture teaches that if a man cannot take care of his own house how he can take care of the local assembly, which is the collective meeting of the saints (1Timothy3:4-5). Husbands must disciple his own house; it is the will of God that every home functions as an independent local church. In other words, Christian families should represent the kingdom of God on earth. Our problem today is that we have been taught to forget our families and focus our attention in building religious structuresthat will never reveal Gods character. What we should know is that if we cannot build up perfect homes, then we will never present a perfect church. For the purpose of perfection and immortalization of the total man God gave Adam a helpmate, both were made to run the spiritual race together. Man is endowed with the path finding or breakthrough capability to spearhead the move and carry his wife along to reach the complete state of perfection and immortality in God…..
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself (Ephesians5:25-28).
It’s clear in this scripture that the sole purpose of marriage is to attain a complete state of perfection and immortality in Christ, and that is the vision. Husbands are to provide a strong spiritual covering for his wife; dying daily in the flesh to bring his entire household unto perfection. It’s a pity that some people neglect building themselves, their wives and children and begin to pursue religious nonsense! God wants every individual and every family on earth to achieve sinlessness and immortality in Christ Jesus. Religion is something that enemy created in rebellion against God; Satan invented religion to blindfold people from the seen the pathway to perfection. Jesus Christ has already chosen us out of the world and divinely ordained us; Christians don’t need extra ordination to preach and make disciple for Christ. (John15:16).May the Lord help us to consider our families as a great church of the Lord and build it up unto perfection!