how can you receive a divine intervention in your relationship situation that’s what we will discuss in today’s episode hey everybody I’m Marc from apply God’s Word calm a place where we apply the Bible to your life when you’re a Christian and you’re having a relationship issue you want nothing more than for Jesus to intervene whether you are struggling in your dating relationship or marriage whether you are in a season of unwanted singleness or whether you are just utterly confused on what you are supposed to do with the desires you have for a Christian relationship you need Jesus to intervene so how can we receive divine intervention in our lives including in our individual relationship situations one Bible passage that shows a pattern and how Jesus intervenes is the wedding at Cana in John 2 verses 1 through 11 this couple was out of wine at their wedding you probably have a different issue than that but Jesus can intervene in all of our situations so by studying this passage on this feast of this wedding and the lack of wine there we can learn some general principles that can be applied to the unique relationship situations you may be going through right now so again whether you’re asking for divine intervention to help you meet a great Christian to date or maybe you’re dating right now but you need some assistance to get through a problem or maybe you’re even married and you need some intervention in the marriage here are four principles on how to receive divine intervention in your relationship relationship situation point 1 if you want divine intervention you have to invite Jesus in so John chapter 2 verses 1 through to start this passage of Scripture like this it says on the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee and the mother of Jesus was there Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples if this couple would not have invited Jesus to their wedding Jesus could not have intervened on their on their behalf so I mean it sounds kind of obvious but the first mistake people often make when they want divine intervention is that they don’t invite Jesus into their hearts and then into their lives and the specific issues and problems that they’re having so if you are a Christian you’ve done the first thing you have you’ve received the Holy Spirit into your heart however we must continue to invite Jesus into every area of our lives including our relationship situations so how can we expect Jesus to intervene if we’ve never invited the presence of Jesus into begin with for example in proverbs 19 3 it states a person’s own folly leads to their ruin yet their hearts rage against the Lord so God is never the problem God is always the solution whatever your relationship need is take notes from this couple in John 2 who made sure to personally invite Jesus to their wedding if Jesus wasn’t there there would have not been a miracle so you can’t keep Jesus out of your dating desires don’t separate it don’t separate your Christianity from your relationships if you want divine intervention it starts with inviting Jesus in so point to is do what Jesus says if you want him to intervene in your relationship situation John 2 verses 3 through 7 say this when the wine ran out the mother of Jesus said to him they have no wine and jesus said to her woman what does this have to do with me my hour has not yet come his mother said to the servants do whatever he tells you that’s important let take note of that phrase there it says do whatever he tells you now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification each holding twenty or thirty gallons jesus said to the servants fill the jars with water and they filled them up to the brim so the second common mistake that people often make when they want a divine intervention is that they do not obey Jesus when he speaks to tell them how to receive that intervention Christians often have a poor understanding of how Jesus’s intervention will actually look in their lives we often expect God to show up in our lives in a certain way that we’ve like thought about beforehand but we often miss the path to intervention because we ignore what God tells us to do to receive that intervention that we keep asking for so if you’ve been following the agw channel for a while you probably know that one of my hang-ups with with common Christian dating advice is the over application of the advice just wait on the Lord for a spouse so of course we’re supposed to wait on the Lord and that’s a biblical command and we’re supposed to trust him to accomplish everything that we need in our lives but within the Bible the regular pattern is not that God calls his people to just sit and then his blessings just magically appear out of thin air rather the regular pattern in Scripture is that God calls us to trust him so much that we are willing to take steps of faith and move towards receiving his blessings for us even when we don’t know all the details ahead the Bible consistently links faith with action for example in James 2 verses 17 through 18 it says this so also faith by itself if it does not have works is dead but someone will say you have faith and I have works show me your faith apart from your works and I will show you my faith by my works so if you want Jesus to intervene and help you accomplish your relationship goals you should rely on Jesus for the results but you but you should also expect to obey the action steps he will instruct you to take perhaps you thought God would intervene by bringing a man to your church who will then ask you out on a date and then you know out of the blue and then down the line you just you end up getting married after a traditional dating season but would you obey God if he told you to online date for example or to build a friendship with a man first or to take some other path that God might provide perhaps you thought God would fix your relationship over time but are you willing to forgive as God commands or to go to counseling if he leads you that way I don’t know what God is specifically asking you to do I just know that God usually asks us to do something when we request his intervention God is still providing the help we need but he often provides that help through giving us action steps to actually take so point three is prepare to act in faith before you see the results if you want Jesus to intervene John 2 verses 8 through 10 say this and he said to them now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast so they took it out whether than when the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine and did not know where it came from though the servants who had drawn the water knew the master of the feast called the bridegroom and said to him everyone serves the good wine first and when people have drunk freely then the poor wine but you have kept the good wine until now notice that Jesus told the servant to take the cup to the master of the feast before anyone else got a chance to test it this is a test of faith Jesus was asking this servant to trust him without knowing the results beforehand he didn’t let the servant taste a wine to make sure it was actually wine before going to give it to the master of the feast when we wait to obey God until he reveals what will happen if we obey Him this is not faith if God reveals the future to you he has removed your opportunity to express faith in Him God wants you to have faith in him to walk with Him and to trust him more and more as you mature in Christ therefore God rarely reveals the future before it happens because he does not want to remove our need for faith many times when it comes to relationships we ask God to tell us the future before we are willing to do anything because we fear failure so much we won’t move forward until God guarantees our future success this is not faith this is actually a lack of faith when we ask God for an abundance of confirmation to take small steps of faith in relationships we are ruining our chances of receiving Jesus’s intervention the rule of thumb in Scripture is that the bigger the step of faith the more you should expect God’s clear confirmation for example if you are asking God if you should marry somebody you should expect to get God’s very clear confirmation on that big question however if you’re asking God if you should go on a date with somebody it’s good to look for God’s leading of course but to ask for an abundance of confirmation for a very small decision is a lack of faith if you want Jesus’s intervention in your life and in your relationships you must prepare yourself to obey his leading before you know the outcome of your obedience God has not called us to know everything rather he’s called us to obey Him and trust him for example when Joshua was leading the Israelites into the Promised Land God had to part the water of the Jordan but noticed that God told the priests to get into the water and then he would part the waters Joshua chapter 3 verse 8 and 15 through 16 state this tell the priests who carry the Ark of the Covenant when you reach the edge of the Jordans waters go and stand in the river now the Jordan is that flood stage all during harvest yet as soon as the priest who carried the ark reached the Jordan and their feet touched the water’s edge the water from upstream stopped flowing it piled up in a heap a great distance away here we can see that God would not part the waters until the priest got into the raging floodwaters first likewise when we wait on the banks of the river waiting until the dry ground appears the water never parts we often have to step in before God will show up so if you want Jesus to intervene in your relationship situation prepare to obey Him even when you don’t know the results God won’t show you the future but he will empower you to have faith in the present I love the way this story ends in Joshua 3 verse 17 it says the priest who carried the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord stopped in the middle of the Jordan and stood on dry ground while all Israel passed by until the whole nation had completed the crossing on dry ground so this is significant because God wanted to make sure everyone knew who is producing this miracle all the people had to pass by the Ark of the Covenant so there would be no mistake by what power these waters were parting likewise when God intervenes in our lives he expects us to give him all the glory which brings us to point 4 when God intervenes in your life give him all the glory John 2 verse 11 says this the first of his signs Jesus did at Cana in Galilee and manifested his glory and his disciples believed in him while Jesus helped this newlywed couple solve a mini crisis of running out of line the real point of Jesus’s miracle was to bring glory to God this is always the point of Jesus’s intervention just as Jesus cared about the small details of this couple’s wedding day Jesus cares about the details of our lives – including our relationships but we have to be careful we never lose focus of what is most important in life which is the glory of God yes Jesus can intervene in your relationship situation but his ultimate goal is always to bring glory to the Father and that must be our main goal as well so as you seek to achieve your relationship goals never forget the true point of our lives which is to glorify God you can do that in singleness and you can do that in a relationship but the most important thing is that you really do give all the glory to God if you enjoyed this content you might also enjoy my newest book called the one how to know and trust God’s sovereign plan for your future marriage if you want to know what signs God will send you when he is revealing who he wants you to marry and how he will reveal what steps he wants you to take in faith then you really you’re really gonna love this book I’ll leave a link in the description of this video so if you want to learn more about this book you can do 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