Father, we thank You, for the clarification concerning spiritual authority in Your Kingdom. We thank You, Father, for Christ is the covering of man, man is the covering of woman, and You, Father, are the covering of Christ.
Father, we understand according to Your Word, that woman came from the rib of man, so therefore, remained hidden until You, Father, knew that Adam was prepared to receive her.”
Father, we thank You, for Christ being so willing to lay down His life for His Bride, the Body of Christ, so also, must the male be prepared to, spiritually speaking lay down his life for his bride, the woman.
And, yes, if necessary the man should be willing to physically lay down his life for his bride if it should it come to that. For Christ does not abuse His Bride, but glorifies Her for Himself.
Father, teach to honor and respect one another as married couples, for we represent who You are to a world who needs to understand that marriage is between a male and female.
And, Father, the world needs to understand why You so designed a between a man and a woman because it involves the spirit, soul, and physical realms by which they become one for procreation purposes.
Father, we thank You, that although all will not marry, those who are single whether male or female do come under the direct covering of Christ Himself, although, the female should seek out a fellowship whereby she may come under the spiritual covering of that fellowship.
Father God, help us to examine our hearts before partaking the memorial supper which commemorates Your death on our behalf. Father, help us to forgive our offenders, so that we may be forgiven our offenses.
Father, we thank You, for the spiritual gifts that You have given us as Your children. We thank You, for the gifts of the “word of wisdom. the word of knowledge, faith, healings, the working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirit, various tongues, and interpretations of tongues.”
Father, we are many members, but we are the Body of Christ, and Christ is the Head of the Body and Heir over all things. Father, we need one another, and we are asking You to help us to be One with Christ in body, soul, and spirit so that Your glory my fill the earth as the waters cover the seas.
Father, help us to love one another as Christ first loved the Church. Fill us with the fruit of Your Spirit which enables us to bypass the fault and to show mercy and compassion with forgiveness towards any offender.
Father, there are times when we know what we are doing, then there are times when we are totally unaware what we are doing, or whether we are having a negative or positive affect towards our brothers or our sisters.
Father, there will always be faith and hope, but the greatest of these is Love, so help us to love one another in spirit and in truth.
Father, help us to edify one another by Your Spirit we pray, especially when it come to applying the spiritual gifts of speaking and interpreting the gift tongues. Help us to be sensitive to Your Spirit so all may understand what Your Spirit wants us to hear in our various fellowships.
Father, we thank You, for protocol concerning spiritual gifts, and we ask for Your wisdom with the revelatory knowledge which will help us understand what You want us to hear by Your Spirit.
Father, help us to understand that the reason why women in Paul’s day were told to be quiet was because they spoke out of turn, and their voices were drowning out what the Spirit was imparting through Your servant during the service.
Father, we ask that You help us a married couples to ensure that we both are in agreement with what is being taught, but if we do not, then help us to agree to disagree in love, for we are one in body, soul, and spirit.
Father, we thank You, for the Gospel of Jesus Christ which is “that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, He was buried, and rose again on the third day according to the Scriptures.
And Father, we thank You, for Your Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ who is our Living Hope, as He will never leave, forsake, or disappoint us.
Lord Jesus, we take this time to thank You, for being obedient to Your Father even though it meant You would be physically laying down Your life for us.
Thank You, Father, that death, hell and the grave is under the footstool of Christ, and since we sit in heavenly places in Christ, this means that the enemy is under our feet too, and becomes a part of the footstool of Christ.
Father, we thank You, for Christ gives us the victory over death when He (Jesus) took the curse and through His blood atonement for us at Calvary, paid the price so we could be set free from the law of sin and death.
Father, help us as Your children “to remain steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that our labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
May the grace of Christ be with us until His majestic return, in Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen.
The above message was adapted from the First Book of Corinthians, Chapters 11 – 16 in conjunction with: the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.