How You Leave a Relationship Determines Your Future

“Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out” (Deut 28:6). I was very impacted by this picture when I preached in Brussels in August 2008, so the woman in the church bookshop gave it to me. Now it’s a prophetic reminder in my dining room. My French is poor, but the Bible promise is so clear and prophetic. As I enter into the new, I am leaving the old. Verse 2 states: “All these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God”. It’s all about obedience to the Lord!

Deuteronomy 28:6 is a prophetic Word from the Lord to mankind in all times, all circumstances, all races: “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out”.

I’ve seen it time and again:

The terrible effects in divorce when one party leaves the other. If the bad ways are not repented of and dealt with, there will be new divorce, new broken relationships, new curses.

The terrible effects in family when children separate from parents, brothers from sisters etc: New separations will come, more brutal every time!

The terrible effects in church when a member leaves a church with unresolved issues: That member will be a liability for the next church they enter. Not maybe – it’s inevitable!

The terrible effects in ministry relationships when there is separation: There will be new separation!

Now, what can we do about this?

Separations will come from time to time. Painful, yes – but let’s do it in a Godly manner.

If you believe you have to leave your spouse, don’t do it out of curses, accusations and creating rumors. Speak truth directly and seek Godly counselors that will talk with you both, forgive, ask forgiveness, give and receive grace. Then you will stop a cycle of curses, and perhaps you will even choose to stay with your spouse 🙂

The same applies for all other kinds of relationships.

Deut 28:6 says plainly that blessing follows you when you enter into a house or relationship with blessing.

Deut 28:19 gives the dismal consequence if you don’t leave a house or relationship in God’s way: “Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out”.

It’s painful to observe all the pride, hardness of heart, lack of constructive communication, and immaturity that is involved when relationships are broken.

You may even feel happy and victorious after your bitter breach of relationship, but reality will catch up on you….

Let’s do it the God way!

About Jan-Aage Torp

Jan-Aage Torp - married to Aina; born in Japan; raised in Thailand; educated in USA; Director of European Apostolic Leaders (EAL); pastors Restoration Oslochurch with Aina.
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