RESTORATION OF MANHOOD 32 – Your own children


God gave fatherhood to the YOURman. You are responsible for the development of your children. God did not leave it to your wife.

Genesis 17:18-19 18 And Abraham said to God, ‘If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!’
19 Then God said, ‘Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.

Psalm 78:5-6 5 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children,
6 so that the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.

Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

A Few Practical Pointers – for Positive Father power:

    • Pursue the ultimate Father: live for eternity instead of the weekends. Think larger than yourself. Model and teach respect for authority.
    • Help your family see the big picture. Commit solidly to family unity. Be positive in building family member’s confidence.

QUESTION: Is promise-keeping an important part of your own practice of fathering?

Psalm 127:3-5 “behold – children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.

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RESTORATION OF MANHOOD 9 – God’s purpose for marriage


MAL 2:15 And did not God make you and your wife one flesh? Did not One make you and preserve your spirit alive? And why did God make you two one? Because He sought a godly offspring from your union. Therefore take heed to yourselves, and let no one deal treacherously and be faithless to the wife of his youth.

When a marriage breaks up, it is the children who suffer the most.

MAL 2:16 For the Lord, the God of Israel, says: I hate divorce and marital separation and him who covers his garment (his wife) with violence. Therefore keep a watch upon your spirit that it may be controlled by My Spirit, that you deal not treacherously and faithlessly with your marriage mate.

The Lord hates:
– Divorce.
– Marital separation.
– A husband who hits his wife or who is violent towards her.

God’s requirements may all be summed up in a single word: LOVE. This love is manifested in three main dimensions:
– The intimate love between a husband and his wife.
– The protective love of parents for their children.
– The reaching-out love of believers towards those who have no one else to love them – the orphans and the widows (single moms).

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RESTORATION OF MANHOOD 8 – When fathers fail


Yes, fathers fail. And the numbers are only increasing. But is that all there is to it?

DEUT 28:41 You shall beget sons and daughters but shall not enjoy them, for they shall go into captivity.

Not enjoying our children is a curse! How many parents today really enjoy their children?
God made children the greatest blessing He could give to men and women.
However, children have gone “into captivity”. There are different kinds of satanic captivity: Drugs. Illicit sex. The occult. Cults. Etc.

MAL 2:7 For the priest’s lips should guard and keep pure the knowledge of My law, and the people should seek instruction at his mouth; for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.

The priest must know the law of the Lord and interpret it to the Lord’s people. This also applies to a father as priest.

HOS 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you, the priestly nation, have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

When a father fails to fulfil his intercessory ministry as priest, God says, “I will forget your children”. “Your children will no longer be under My special watchful care.”

How many young people are forgotten by God today – ignored by God – because they have no fathers to intercede for them?

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 heart of the estranged fathers to the ungodly children, and the hearts of the rebellious children to the piety of their fathers, a reconciliation produced by repentance of the ungodly, lest I come and smite the land with a curse and a ban of utter destruction.

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RESTORATION OF MANHOOD 4 – The father as a priest


One unique word connected to priesthood is sacrifice. Only a priest may offer a sacrifice. It is the father’s duty to offer sacrifices on behalf of his family:

  • Offering thanksgiving.
  • Making intercession.
  • Making the way for salvation.
  • Exercising faith for his children.

a. Offering thanksgiving

HEB 13:15 Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His Name.

NUM 6:27 And they shall put My Name upon the Israelites, and I will bless them.

When we put the Name of Jesus on those for whom we are praying, we invoke God’s blessing on them. Few of us realize how much we uplift people in their spirits when we simply praise God for them. This is a major part of our ministry as intercessors.

Fathers, take much more time thanking God for your family, because in so doing you create an atmosphere around them that makes it easy for them to succeed.

b. Making Intercession
EXAMPLE: Job got up early in the morning and offered sacrifices on behalf of all his children. He was claiming the benefits of the sacrifices on their behalf.

Intercession for our children, then, involves claiming the benefits of Christ’s death on their behalf. Every father is responsible before God to maintain day-by-day intercession for his whole household.

c. Making the Way for Salvation
The father had to select the lamb.
The father had to slay the lamb.
The father had to sprinkle its blood on the doorposts of the house.

It was his responsibility to see that God’s provision of salvation was made effective in his home.

d. Exercising Faith for his Children
MARK 9: 23, 24 And Jesus said, You say to Me, If You can do anything? Why, all things are possible to him who believes! At once the father of the boy gave a cry with tears, and he said, Lord, I believe! Help my weakness of faith!

The boy could not believe for himself but the Lord held the father accountable to believe for his son. Parents have a much greater responsibility than many of us are willing to acknowledge.

Father, do not hold back or compromise regarding nuturing your sons and any males in your sphere of influence.

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images (5)images (8)When I was younger, I hated dirt because it meant a scolding or punishment.

Now that I have children of my own, there is a twist to the emotions that dirt envokes.

At one moment, I am mad at my little ones for making washing time a nightmare, but then, I think to myself, they need to play. Let them enjoy themselves.

As the days go by, they change for the better but at least, I have not denied them their right to play themselves tired.

Happy Parenting!

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