Date: Sat, 10 May 2003
  From: Bill Yount blowtheshofar@juno.com


  Note from Bill Yount:  This word is not to condemn anyone who has experienced divorce  or separation in their marriage. I just sense that God has chosen sovereignly to move on Marriages this hour.

  Additional Important Note from Steve Shultz:  It is important, on words such as the one below, that God often chooses Sovereignly to do certain things during certain time periods, but even a word like this is not "universal."  For instance, just as peace treaties are being signed, as ordained by God, other places in the world, war breaks out on the same day.  So the "umbrella" word is what God is doing a LOT of in this hour--healing marriages. But of course, it's not a guarantee that this word applies personally and specifically to every situation of every person who reads this--that is, it is not a guarantee that your marriage will not break. To understand the prophetic is to understand this.  That which is prophesied must be prayed in....but even then, just as with Adam and Eve, God will not force the human will.  I would use this Word as prayer fodder to ask God if He might do this in your own marriage, while at the same time praying, "Your Kingdom Come, your Will be done!"

  - "So May I have your marriage in May?"

There's a phrase that a couple says when they are about to be married... "We're going to tie the "knot." I sensed the Lord saying. "I'm going to tie the "knot" in many marriages beginning this month of June. June has become famous for weddings but marriages have become famous for divorces and this is about to change!"

The Lord Tying Many Couple with a Knot

In the Spirit I saw the Lord Himself tying married couples together with a "knot" and then tying them with a cord of love to Himself. These "knots" were being tied so tight and firm that nothing could ever untie them. These "knots" actually had God's own promises weaved into them. I heard the Spirit decreeing. "What God has joined together, let "NOT" man put asunder! A three-fold cord can "NOT" easily be broken!"

Many couples who thought they had tied the "knot" in their marriage had discovered their "knot" was unraveling and coming apart. They were focusing on what they could "not" change in their partner, instead of looking to God to see what He could change in their own heart.

Some Marriages Coming Apart at the Seams Weaved into Strong Knots

Some marriages were so weakened and attacked by the enemy that they were coming apart at the seams. I saw the Lord's hand pick up these loose frays and begin to weave them into strong "knots" that resulted in extra strength to the marriage. The frays and loose ends of these marriages had become the very material that God used to tie His "knots" out of.

The more frays there were - the more "knots" He could tie.

Here is what His "knots" looked like as He was tying couples together.... "When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall "NOT" over flow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt "NOT" be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee."

Most marriages are really going through the fire right now. Your marriage is not the only one going through something. The good news is... you are going through! If you're going through Hell ----don't stop... God is bringing you through! It was as though these marriages were passing through the valley of the shadow of death but God was saying, "Fear "NOT!"

The Shadow of Death Replaced by the Shadow of the Almighty

I then saw the shadow of death over marriages being replaced by the shadow of the Almighty and Psalm 91 was being activated inside of couples and the Lord Himself began to fight for their marriage and cast out their fears of not making it. Psalm 91:5 "Thou shalt "NOT" be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; (6) Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. (7) A thousand (marriages) shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall "NOT" come nigh thee."

[  Note by Steve Shultz: The following paragraph is simply a warning against pride and a warning according to the Scriptures:   1 Cor 10:11-13  "Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. 13 No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man;"  NAS  ]

Many marriages seemed strong and Godly but Satan was crouching outside the front door of these homes waiting to strike in a moment of weakness. Some couples were thinking... divorce could never happen to us. Those very thoughts and just the mention of the word "divorce" began to crack the door open for the enemy to get his foot inside. Pride was coming before a fall. I heard the Lord say. "Tell my people to repent of ever saying the word "divorce" and never ever say it again!"

Dwelling in the Secret Place


This seemed like a sovereign move of God in marriages.

I said, "Lord, I always thought that Psalm 91 only worked in any one's life when we first start dwelling in you by doing what verse one says ... 1. "He that dwells in the secret place of the most high shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."

I sensed Jesus answer to me was...

"He is Me! I am the One who dwells in the secret place of the most high and My Father's shadow is coming over marriages this hour! I am the one who still intercedes for people when all hope seems gone! I am praying for marriages this hour! For much revelation is yet to be unlocked in the earth through marriages that reflect and mirror My love for My Bride. As husbands begin to love their wives as I have loved and laid down My life for My Bride - the church, the world will then know the Father has sent me. That's why the Father sent me to a wedding feast in Cana to perform the first miracle on earth so My love could be seen in an earthly marriage! I have had many wedding invitations since but very few invite Me to their marriage. But this hour I am remembering their vows to me as they stood before me on their wedding day. And though many have broken those vows to Me and their marriage partner, I am a covenant keeping God and I will visit marriages this hour with My promises that will not fail."

Have you come to the end of your rope for your marriage? Let God tie a "knot" at what seems to be the end of your marriage, while He ties a cord of love around you and your spouse and ties you to Himself!

  Bill Yount
  Hagerstown, MD

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