“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light” (1Peter 2:9)
Dear friends, let your faith in CHRIST become known throughout the world. But begin with your family first. Let your faith in CHRIST be known in your family. Break the chain of oppression that has been holding your family bound for generations. Break the chains of evil that has been responsible for the degeneration of your family for generations. Let it stop with you.
Evil began to dominate the sphere of human existence, when Adam our first parent used his volition in a negative response to GOD’s Word. From that time, sin, shame, and suffering became the bane of humanity.
GOD chose Moses from among his people to be their deliverer.
It is not by happenstance that you got ‘born again’. Just as Mordecai said to Esther, I say to you now:
“For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews (your family) from another place and you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not attained royalty for such a time as this?”(Esther 4:14, emphasis added).
Wherever you are at now, and whatever position you have attained in life, there is a Divine purpose in it. Know that you are the catalyst for your family’s deliverance.
It is a privilege to be the one GOD has chosen, to destroy the yokes of various categories, and bondages of different levels, that your family members are suffering.
Be the pioneer of good in your family.
Sometime ago I read a friend’s post of how he was told by his family to keep his JESUS away from their family meetings. He wrote further that they were all accepting of him when he was addicted to chemical substances, and lived a worthless life.
However, when he cleaned up good and got ‘born again’, they could no longer tolerate him.
What he did not understand was that they were accepting of his old lifestyle because they could relate to it- that is who they are. Whereas his new lifestyle is showing them how miserable their life is. Asking him to keep his Jesus away from their gatherings was indicative of ‘escapism’.
Instead of Adam and Eve confronting their issues, they went hiding from GOD. But of course, their sin found them out.
Moses never had it easy with those he was called to deliver. He was misunderstood, judged, and abused. At a point they even wanted to stone him to death, but GOD intervened and delivered him from those he was called to deliver.
Opposition by family is a welcome development. It shows you have their attention. Your lifestyle is speaking to them. Persevere in prayer for their deliverance. Interact with them and show them love. Be out-going in your concern for them.
David was a gangly ill-equipped youth. He was not a seasoned warrior, but he was a seasoned praise-singer. While tending the family’s sheep, he played his flute in worship of GOD. He loved GOD passionately and he also had a very high sense of responsibility. So much so that he killed a bear and lion bare-handed, in order to save the flock under his care.
And he just could not stand for any giant making derogatory remarks about his GOD, and his people. With all he had in the name of the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, he went after a seasoned warrior, killed him and saved his people from their daily torment.
With what you have in you, you can set out to deliver your people from their tormentors. Let your ‘born again’ impact your family. Shalom!
I pray that God “would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.”; in Christ matchless name.
(See Ephesians 3:16-19)
From Hephzibah Christly #theSpiritualWarrior