Main Scriptures: Philippians 4:8
More Scriptures: Lk.10:19, Gen.31:29, Jn.1:12
I have come to discover from Scriptures that the way out of anything that is wrong is to exercise power, which comes from the Lord. I also understand that all things are controlled by invincible forces because all physical manifestations that you see around are influenced in the spirit realm- drunkenness, adultery, fornication, stealing, fighting, murder, lying, steal and a host of the deeds of the flesh. As the head of the husband who finds himself in one or more of these vices, you will need a higher power to overcome such yokes. There are various powers available for you as the head of the family. There is the power to become (Jn.1:12), there is the power to get wealth (Deut.8:18). There is also the power of my hand (Gen.31:29). There is the power to lay down (Jn.10:18). And there is the power to tread upon (Lk.10:19) and there is power over (Lk.9:1). There is also the power of death (Heb.2:14).You need to operate in power to do the will of God for your wife and children. You require power to remain steadfast in doing what is right as the spiritual leader of your home. This is because according to Scriptures, you are wrestling not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and POWERS in high places (Eph.3:10, Eph.6:12).This means that there are invincible forces in high places that could push a husband to beat up his wife, sexually assault his child, murder his children for ritual, have sexual relationship with his house girl, have uncontrollable sexual appetite, consume alcohol and get drunk, become a pathological liar, and much more evils. You cannot live as a spiritual leader without being empowered by God. Without Him, you can do nothing about that habits and addictions that you are struggling with. God has the power to save and restore your dignity as the head of the family. You have struggled enough with attitudes and lifestyles that are affecting your relationship with your wife and children negatively. Why not run to God for power. Interestingly, you need power to live right. But how do I contact power? Firstly, by engaging, intensely, the help of the Holy Spirit through fervent prayers and fasting. One of the reasons why you must fast is to generate power. Secondly, you must learn to speak in tongue. If you think that the devil will watch you rule your family gloriously without trying to usurp your authority then you are living in a fool’s paradise. Power is it, husbands. It is your identity of power.
· Father, by Your Spirit, empower me to hold unto what is right at all times
· Father, by Your Spirit, strengthen my inner man to refuse to do the wrong things to my wife, children and the society.
· Father, by Your Spirit and blood, conquer the power of sin and foolishness in my life
I am a husband full of power in God to do the things that please Him, my wife and children in Jesus name. Amen.