Tag: Marriage

John The Baptist As A Businessman

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Yochanan the Immerser, also known as John the Baptist, never got married. Why? It’s probable that if John had married, he would have missed his calling and his life would have been a disaster. We don’t know. But Messiah called him the greatest among men. If he had gone after earthly success, comfort, marriage, or business, he probably wouldn’t have been that great at it and he would have missed his true greatness. Yet, by foregoing these things, he ended up the greatest man ever born before Messiah.

Thus, you fulfill God’s will for your life and don’t worry about what others have. For even if you had a billion dollars, your life would be a failure if you didn’t follow God’s calling. Turn away from whatever is not God’s best for you, whether it’s more money, comfort, people’s affection, fame, marriage, or whatever it is if it’s not God’s will. Just go all out for God. Seek to fulfill the best that God has for your life and your calling. Because John probably wouldn’t have made a good husband, but he made one great Baptist.

Today’s Mission – Choose God’s highest path for your walking today and avoid anything that keeps you from fulfilling God’s purpose.

by Jonathan Cahn

The Shalom Bride

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In the Hebrew marriage, when the woman accepts the offer of marriage from the groom, she becomes the bride. She’s not of her old house anymore. Her purpose is to prepare herself, say goodbye to her old life and home, and get ready for a better place. She’s the goodbye girl, or ‘the shalom bride’. Her purpose is to leave.

In the same way, if you’re born again, you’re now the bride. It’s not the marriage yet, but the world’s no longer your home. You’re not here to get rich, famous, popular, or more comfortable; you’re here to say goodbye. Learn how to say goodbye to your possessions, your past, your ego, your reputation, your old self, your burdens, and your flesh. This world used to be your home, but it isn’t anymore. You have something better. In Hebrew, shalom not only means goodbye but also hello. Every time you say goodbye to something in the world, you’re saying hello to something in heaven. You’re getting ready to receive the blessings of your new house; the house that will never pass away.

Today’s Mission – Say goodbye to your past or anything else you need to say goodbye to – and welcome in your blessing from heaven.

by Jonathan Cahn