LR: But you said every time the devil started something, you didn’t say every time Robin started something. See, and that’s the thing.
RR: Or every time one of the children started something.
LR: Yeah. You see, we don’t wrestle with flesh and blood, but principalities, powers and rulers of darkness. This is a spirit. You know, according to the Bible, if God created marriage, then that’s something the devil wants to tear down. Anything that God does, Satan is against. All right, if God created marriage, Satan is against you having a happy marriage.
So he’s going to use everything in his power to destroy you. But if we just look at it person to person and not recognize that this is not a fleshly battle, this isn’t a Richard and Lindsay thing. This is a spiritual battle, we don’t wrestle flesh and blood, but this is a spiritual battle and Satan has strategically set up forces against us to destroy marriages, then you’ve got to break that in the spirit.
RG: You’ve got to do it quickly too because the Bible says, “If not, a root of bitterness will spring up and defile your marriage. It will bring sickness to your body.” A lot of people are not healed today, Richard, as you well knows, because of unforgiveness on the inside.
LR: I believe that.
MG: You know, I want to make sure I put this word in here, the scripture says as Christians we should cast out devils. And I tell the married people, you’re casting out the wrong thing. Instead of casting out your wife or casting out your husband, you need to cast out the devil. You’re resisting the wrong thing. The Bible says, “Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” When we walk in unforgiveness, we are assisting the devil instead of resisting him. So we’ve got to make sure we’re casting out the wrong thing.
LR: You’re helping the wrong team.
RR: What you’re saying is so scriptural because in Mark, chapter 11, he said it. “And when you stand praying, forgive.”
RR: Now a lot of people, they want to hold it and they want to just, “Well, God, God, God,” want to hold it, and, “God, God.” No. He said, “When you stand praying, forgive if you ought against someone.” If you want God to forgive you, because if you don’t forgive, then you’re not going to receive forgiveness. Well, I sure want to receive forgiveness from God. Okay, God, I want to forgive this person. I want to forgive them right now. And sometimes it’s hard to do.