Popular Gospel Actor and Evangelist, Mike Bamiloye in a recent post on his official Facebook page sends an important message to pastors on why they should prioritize their wives. He titled it “That Your Prayers May Not Be Hindered” and read the book of 1 Peter 3:7 which says, “Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honour to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered.”
He said that there are some hard truth verdict that carries horrible consequences, granted in the Word of God, that some would wish they could easily erase with a pencil eraser, But they are God’s fingers’ hand-writing upon a stony paper, sealed with the incorruptible Blood of Calvary. So, the passage above is an example. Check the verse very well, and see what the Bible says could be one of the major reasons a man’s prayers may be hindered.
This Scripture above shows us that, before you put the blame of your long-term unanswered prayers on the door-step of your enemies and household witches, or think it is the Lord that is keeping you on waiting list; you should check first if you are not the one standing against the answers to the Prayers by the various ways you have dishonoured your wife – the bone of your bones and flesh of your flesh.
He then Condemns Pastors who give more attention to other women and less attention to their wives. He said, “Pastors, who do you pay more attention to? Your wife or the women in your congregation? To keep their church members, some Ministers of God and Pastors are more comfortable spending more to with their church members than having time with their wives. Some men have pushed their wives to the brink of madness, and yet they are ready to go into seven, or twenty-one days of prayers and fasting for a release of Blessings upon their home. “
However, the Word of God says, your attitude and behaviour to your wife may be the reasons why your prayers have remained hindered from reaching the throne of grace. Some men lack understanding in dwelling with their wives. They lack understanding of their emotions, their fears, their love, their desire, and their moods. The husband just wants to have his way all the time. You risk having your prayers being hindered.
Finally, he said, “Some men have placed their family relatives over and above their wives. So the wife has been placed under the captivity and authority of family relations so that the mind and the loyalty of the wife are torn between two forces; compelled to carry the loads and responsibilities of in-laws cousins and nephews and uncles and aunties of her husband. Brothers, you risk having your many prayers hindered.