Our government is spending billions of dollars to build more prisons.
There are men's prisons, women's prisons and youth prisons... there are prisons available to lock up the entire family!
Prisons are an extreme reflection of failed homes.
EVERYTHING BEGINS IN THE HOME
Genesis 3:6 -
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
Eve acted independently of her husband and Adam acted independently of His God... and this was the start of the curse! The curse that is ripe and rampant on the earth today.
Adam and Eve functioned outside of God's order which opened their family line to The Curse.
Genesis 18:19 -
For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to him.
Abraham was chosen by God because God knew that Abraham would hold on to the fundamental principles of God and transfer them to his children, undiluted.
The first education for children is to be taught God and His ways!
The Family Blessing is transferable (not coming through the clouds)
Fathers who carry the ways of God within them and transfer it to their children.
For the Lord will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, the Lord will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you.
There is an angel that seeks to destroy your household...But there is also a covering!
What needs to be protected, needs to be covered.
Just as in The PassOver - when the angel of death sees the covering, he MUST pass by your household.
But if there is no covering, he has open access to kill your household; kill their potential, their joy, their purpose, their dreams and aspirations.
YOU BECOME OPEN GAME
1 Corinthians 11:3 -
But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.
The family will flourish and fulfil their full potential if their father/husband is covered by Christ.
God's order may not be favourable in society but it is the ANSWER for society!
When the marriage is right, the children are right
When the family is right, the community is right.
Your success is in your home!
Your children do not have to be subject to the negative treatment your parents received and passed down to you.
You can change their world with Christ as your covering.
With your sons - you are raising another woman's husband and the father of your grandchildren. What are you passing down to them?
Amos 3:3 - Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?
Psalm 133:1 - Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
For brethren to dwell together in unity!
For there the Lord commanded the blessing.
The Power of Agreement in a Household...
There is a commanded blessing attached to unity; oneness.
Unity is the outcome of agreement
Agreement = getting it together
Unity = walking together
Do not agree to disagree - disunity sucks the power out of your house and brings a breech into the home. A husband and wife in agreement brings power. Agreement brings unity which brings peace in the home...
Now that is worth fighting for!
The original sin of Satan was Rebellion
- the refusal to be regulated and governed by God's word.
The Spirit of rebellion seeks to draw you out of the covering.
The prophet Samuel spoke with God's voice but King Saul thought he knew better. Saul showed partial obedience to Samuel word and was ultimately refused by God and was eventually removed from the throne.
How can you say you obey a God you can not see and yet you cannot obey a man of God you can see?
Your own obedience is teaching your children how to hear and obey the voice of God.