KEY SCRIPTURE:1 Kings 11:1 KJV “But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;”
The servant of God must have one wife.
1Ti 3:2 KJV” A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;” Solomon loved so many women and actually married seven hundred of them. Under the new covenant a minister cannot marry one and a half. I mean he cannot have a wife and a girlfriend. Some have argued that under the old covenant, the kings or fathers married more than one. Marrying more than one has never been the intention of God. The Lord said the minister should be a man of one wife. There is nothing ambiguous about that statement.
What most people fail to recognize is that, they do not know that under the new covenant, we cease to be ordinary humans. Romans 8:10 KJV “And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness”. The man in Christ is a spirit living in a body, which does not rule nor dictate to him. Your body does not rule or lead you, but your spirit. This goes for every Christian. The minister or leader in God’s house is an example to all. Dear child of God as much as you must not permit lust of any kind to lead you, you must not allow sicknesses to rule over your body.
What must the minister do so that he keeps himself from going for more than one wife?
1.You must acknowledge that God’s word forbids you to marry more than one.
2.Accept and say to yourself that you would not marry more than one. Not even a girlfriend.
3.Mortify or kill the flesh by acknowledging that the body is dead and does not or should not lead you in any way. (Rom 8:10)
4. Anytime the body suggests to you to go after another flesh quickly respond by saying you are in the Spirit and are only led by the spirit.
5. Always remind yourself that you would not want to miss heaven by acting against the scriptures
I am of the Spirit; my flesh is my servant and does not dictate to me in any matter. I live by faith, that is according to the word of God and not according what I see or feel
Titus 1:6 KJV” If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly”.
Ephesians 5:31 KJV “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh”.