A FATHERS DAY MESSAGE
by Jide Oboise
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Happy father’s day!
It is good to celebrate our men and appreciate their roles in the family and society at large but, on the other hand we must understand, and begin to focus beyond that which we see and learn to discern the original role that has been assigned to the male figure that God first created and named ADAM(Father of all humankind).
Amazing isn’t it? That we celebrate all of these specially assigned holiday days and we never really think deeper than the physical partying, exchange of gifts and cards,we forget or do not really think about the one who created the ones that we are celebrating
What is the significance of such a one? What is his role really and how significant is that role to the general good and spiritual progress of all?
How do we get things back in the right order and perspective, where we actually discover as we go along that all is not well?
The Bible is very clear and as God is not an author of confusion, we understand that the Lord gave each one of us His creation, as man or woman specific roles to play and for specific purposes(forget about and disregard the unholy confusion and blasphemy that we all see around in the world that we live in today, this is part of the great stratregy and grand plan of our number one enemy , the devil, which has been ingrained in the hearts of men—I mean human beings here)
I once heard a child try to define the role of a father in the home and it was a totally warped and confused view and understanding of an individual who is put in charge of the home as its head just like Christ is the head of the church, that child's description was a figure-head who does mummy's bidding and does not have a specific role in the home and is not missed for what it is worth when not there.
The picture as it is in today’s “civilized” society it appears, is that, cunningly and trickily the fabric of family life is being gradually eroded, deleting out the role and position of the father, the husband and the head of the home and this is so evident in many societies and system, especially through government policies and collective societal influence in ignorance.
I once heard it said that A WOMAN SHOULD BE ABLE TO LOOK TOWARDS HER HUSBAND AND FIND DIRECTION since he is supposed to be like Christ in her life, so that he can be like an illumination in her life but I see such a high percentage of exchange of roles in homes and families, men who willingly or ignorantly give up their BIRTHRIGHT out of confusion, oppression and bondage, they become individuals who are caricatures of what manhood stands for, these do not know their right from their left hands, still fumbling in the dark themselves not to talk of being an illumination to the rest of the family (PITY!)
The word of God says: Psalm 11:3
IF THE FOUNDATION BE DESTROYED, WHAT SHALL THE RIGHTEOUS DO?
The foundation of some men are destroyed through the mother who has a Jezebel and witchcraft spirit through which she manifests by never wanting to let the boy EVER become a man.
While in other cases some men have been connected at one time or the other in their life's journey, with the wrong woman spiritually and have since then carried a HEAVY spiritual burden unknown to them
Indeed, if the foundation is crooked the whole construction will be unstable from onset and doomed for eventual destruction
God told the first man Adam before he sinned to, have dominion over all things, they were put under his authority and command, he was made in the image and likeness of the Almighty to naturally carry himself as one in CHARGE wherever he found himself.
Then he carelessly handed over his authority to EVE and in a domino effect to the devil (OUR COMMON ENEMY) and there has been confusion and trouble for the whole of mankind ever since.
Men have been operating as if in a stupor or dazed walk because of ignorance and lack of knowledge
Some men decide they were mistakenly created as men (DOES THE ALMIGHTY CREATOR MAKE MISTAKES?) and decide they need to start wearing female clothing, talk like, walk like and change their sex!!!!!!!
Some decide they will never get married or have children as they had a history of hopeless and abusive fathers in their lineage, who either ran off and left their mother to carry the burden of raising the children alone or was physically there with their mother but was in every other sense like not there as he never really contributed, financially, emotionally and so on, to the growth of the family.
Some men remain in the home as fathers, financially they perform their role in the home VERY well but they have funny ideas of what fatherhood stands for , thereby thinking that so long as they bring in the money, the wife should take care of the rest, like shopping, cleaning, washing up caring for the children, home work, school parents teacher's meetings, going with them to the play ground or for walks or even to baseball matches all these and the like, are her concern.
All other aspects of being a complete man is grossly neglected in this case.
Some are true spiritual heads,even being pastors by calling, knowing how to quote the Bible from Genesis to Revelations by heart but have horrendous struggle with anger, aggression, adultery, homosexuality, slander, extreme bouts of jealousy that make them do unimaginable things(Yes, some men get extremely jealous of their wife’s success, beauty, popularity etc that they would even go to any extent to distract or destroy her self esteem or even relationships), and so many other character manifestation that run contrary to Biblical teachings and injunctions.
Some men are offspring of bad fathers thereby becoming one themselves without realizing it until they get pinpoint the problem and admit that they have one and eventually get help before they destroy their homes and children.
The problem of transference of aggression or any other character trait is so easy in the above case which could run down the generations, these kind of example is physically present for every person turns the formative years into grounded experience that can cause a spiral effect in character formation, resultant effect, a child who is likely to become a man who is likely to become an atheist and sees THE FATHERHOOD OF GOD and compares this with the physical father that he had.
The enemy has so confused man that, present day man, in so many instances even seek the woman who will feed and clothe him whilst he lazes around and permanently depends on her for his daily bread and in many instances, children are involved and see an example of a misplaced role of fatherhood in the home.
To get out from under the trap and confusion of the enemy, men must go back to the basics, seek the creator’s face and ask for His help to reclaim their rightful position
A man has been given a very honorable and divine position of authority which must be used with caution and humility otherwise; he may cause serious problems in wielding it the wrong way.
He is without doubt proclaimed as head of the family and provider; he must realize and be ever ready to fulfill this role to the fullest.
God wants a new generation of men who will begin to walk in the original authority and confidence of the beginning and He is seeking for a man that is ready to be head and Christ-like in his character with a heart of repentance.
God wants men with strength of character
A man who can back up his words with action such that his family, his children and all others watch and learn from how he loves truthfully, not just in words (and in some case no words at all) after all there is POWER IN EXAMPLE.
Revival is needed, once a person is brought back to the state that he is supposed to be, it is like the case of one brought back from the dead because he now stands on his feet to bounce back to glorious reunion with his destined purpose.
Luke 15: 20
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck and kissed him
And He that sent me is with me: the father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please Him
And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the spirit gave them utterance
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