Are You A Father?
Fatherhood is not a costume that today you have it and can lose it the next day or when you so wish. It’s a calling, an honorable responsibility that needs and ought to be carried out.
I COR 15:46 But it is not the spiritual life which came first, but the physical and then the spiritual.
Rachel bore a son called “Benoni” which means “son of my sorrows”. But his father changed his name to “Benjamin” which means “son of my right hand”. Within his name was the destiny which led to the lineage of king Saul.
What is true in the natural follows in the spiritual – pass the baton onto faithful children.
MAL 4:5, 6 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. And he shall turn and reconcile the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers.
This is so important that God will have one last ministry of reconciliation before He returns.
In the natural John the Baptist came in the spirit of Elijah (Luke 1:17).
Paul was a spiritual father (I Cor 4:15). He fathered Timothy (II Tim 1:2) and Titus (Titus 1:4). We also read about Paul’s fatherhood where he addresses the “little children”, “fathers” and “young men” (I John 2: 12-14).
Credits – Amanda Buys.
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