Attention Christian Parents
Your first ministry is your family. Rise up first thing in the morning and pray for protection over your spouse and your children against the schemes of the evil one. Peter warned us “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)
Just like a fortified city, it is not sufficient to have just the door locked but we also have to make sure that there are no cracks in the wall from which the enemy can infiltrate.
These cracks are created very subtly and can be caused by multiple God displeasing acts. Today I will be focusing on two which we either never thought about or else we always take forgranted.
Cracks can come in the form of a children’s program and children games which convey an underlying anti Christ message which are not immediately apparent but which are specifically put in to put in toxins in the innocent minds of our beloved children. We as parents are responsible to what our children are viewing. We need to dedicate time to filter out with the help of the Holy Spirit what to allow our children to view or not. Some might think this is extremism but Jesus was also one when he said to plug off your eye if it is causing you to sin right?
Other cracks will be formed through the words we speak over our children, especially when we get angry for their wrong doing. Let us speak words of life over them and not words which will accommodate the scheme of the enemy, whose strategy is to kill, steal and destroy.
If all this and much more was done in the past, it is time to take authority over it by first asking for forgiveness to the Lord and to our children too. We need to humble ourselves and ask God by having His complete way in our lives and that of our family.
The next step would be to take authority in the name of Jesus over any spirit which we have allowed to go through these cracks and seal the cracks by the blood of the Lamb.
What’s vital is to ensure that these crack or new ones won’t re-emerge. Doing so by living a life which is pleasing to God and allow HIM to be in the centre of everything we do. Through this the Holy Spirit is enabled to guide us and God’s angels to protect us and our children from all the deadly schemes of the evil one, who is a defeated foe.
Therefore the key is to remain in Christ and hold on to His promise: “I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me,[a] is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.” (John 10:28-30)