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Courting Disaster.

Key Verse

“Therefore, O Aholibah, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will raise up thy lovers against thee, from whom thy mind is alienated, and I will bring them against thee on every side” (Ezekiel 23:22).

TEXT — Ezekiel 23:22-36


These are the words of a minister who ended up with a ruined marriage and a ruined ministry after a one-night stand: “Adultery isn’t something that happens with the act – it happens months beforehand. It is an attitude. You disconnect yourself from the person you’ve said you’re spending the rest of your life with”. It is the height of folly for an individual, a family, or a nation to ever think of departing from the protective custody of God.

Our passage gives a graphic description of the indulgence of Aholibah the younger sister of Aholah in mindless adultery with heathen nations. The narrative begins with how Aholah (representing the ten tribes of Israel) and Aholibah (representing Judah) abandoned their legitimate husband with whom they both had children. The nation of Israel had always been portrayed as God’s wife. God made it clear through Prophet Ezekiel that He was going to cause estrangement between His ailing wives and their ‘rich’ and ‘noble’ sin partners. The sin partners are represented by Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, and other nations with whom they had defiled and polluted themselves. The Lord remarked that He was going to deal furiously with His adulterous people (verse 25). He outlined the disasters that would come upon Judah which included loss of favour from the heathen nations, sudden destruction of Jerusalem, captivity for her sons and daughters, nakedness, loneliness, and famine.

Under the New Testament economy, the Church (the body of believers) is the bride of Christ. Unfaithfulness is synonymous with adultery. The world around us presents all sorts of enticements to lure us away from the narrow path that leads to life. We must resist this and ensure that our focus, fancy, and attraction are towards Christ and Him alone, to avoid everlasting disgrace and regret.

Thought for the day

No sin is so tasty as to be worth perishing for.
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Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


  1. Detailed explanation on the topic. First time of hearing or studying about adultery in this dimension. May God have mercy upon me in areas of my life I have behaved as the adulteress Israelites in the lessons learnt today. Choose to obey than to sacrifice. God bless the whole team that brings us these great topics to help us. I appreciate the brains and hands behind this great teachings.🙏🏽

  2. What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul? what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

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