Marriage advice at Miracle Word
Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 12:46 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 12:46 p.m.
The Prophet Virgil Moore of The Anointed Word Ministries in Ocala educated parishioners about the do's and don'ts of being single and married during the last night of the Single and Married Conference at Miracle Word of Faith Ministries.
MIRACLE WORD OF FAITH MINISTRY INC.
* Pastor: Apostle Dr. Donald Kelly and Dr. Queen Horne-Kelly.
* Services: Sunday School begins at 10 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11 a.m. Bible study is 7 p.m. Wednesday.
* Location: 3809-A E. University Ave.
* Phone: 352-317-2540.
Moore's presentation was filled with comical anecdotes that parishioners could relate to and knew to be true. The conference was held last Friday and Saturday at Miracle Faith, with Evangelist Margaret Moore joining her husband as the guest speakers. The church is located on E. University Avenue.
The service on Saturday began with the co-pastor of the church, Dr. Pastor Queen Horne-Kelly, telling parishioners to let the information that was going to be shared at the service manifest itself in their hearts and minds.
"The Bible tells us that in all of our getting, to get understanding," Horne-Kelly said.
After the invocation by Carolyn Roberts, a minister at the church, and the scripture by church member Ida Pace taken from Proverbs 15:21-24, the praise team set the atmosphere by singing several songs, including "Break Every Chain," "Praise the Lord With Me" and "How Great is our God."
As the service continued, Margaret Moore told parishioners that there is no perfect marriage because all marriages need help sometimes. She also made one point perfectly clear.
"When God is in the plan, you don't have to make anything work out because God will work it out," she said, adding that people should get saved before getting married.
She said her husband is her "Barry White" because he has a strong, deep voice and gentle ways like the late R&B legend.
Virgil Moore began his presentation by quickly reciprocating the kind words of his wife. "She is my chocolate drop and my coffee creamer," he said.
He said marriages formed of God will never fail and married couples should not let other people cause them to divorce. He said a major cause of divorce is because people don't tell the truth about themselves when they meet their future partners. He said people need to take the time to investigate people they are thinking about getting involved with because it only makes sense to know all you can about someone you are expecting to marry or get involved with.
He said spouses should be kind and gentle to one another and should not talk about what former partners used to do for them. He also talked about same-sex marriages, saying they are not ordained by God. He said the Bible plainly says that marriage is between one woman and one man.
Virgil Moore said sometimes men marry women who already have homes, good jobs and money, but he added that does not make the woman superior in the marriage. He said although marriages should be built on mutual respect, "The Bible declares that the man is the head, and money can't change that."
Virgil Moore also said women should not marry men who are in jail, and talked briefly about how marrying someone incarcerated is something only women do.
"You have never heard of a man marrying somebody who is locked up in jail or prison," he said. "We just don't do that. We are not wired to do stuff like that."