Main Scriptures: Jn.2:13-21
More Scriptures: Ex.14:14, Jn.10:10, Jas.4:7
In the temple courts he found men selling cattle, sheep and doves, and other sitting at the tables exchanging money (Jn.2:14). Husbands, imagine for moment your family-fold to be the temple court-where love, peace, joy in the Holy Ghost ought to reign. Now imagine again that the same court has become a place where satan is buying and selling resulting in fighting, bitterness, lovelessness, unforgiveness and many manifestations that are contrary to the will of God for your family. What will you do? And whose responsibility is it to correct the error? As the head of your family and the pastor over your wife and children, God handed over the affairs of your family-fold to you and that is why you are the head (Gen.2-15-18, Gen.3:9). And they (husband and wife) heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. Then the Lord God CALLED TO ADAM AND SAID, WHERE ARE YOU? Why didn’t God call the wife? It is simply because the family wasn’t handed over to the wife but to the husband.
Now that you have understood that you are to respond, how would you go about it? Jn.2:15 gives you the answer. So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple area, both sheep and cattle; he scattered the coins of the money changers and overturned their tables. The Groom made a whip and chased every ungodly activity out of the temple. As the head of your family, the cords you require to make the whip you need to chase satan and his influences out of your home are prayer, fasting and the aggressive and consistent confession of the word and promises of God. The Scripture makes us to understand that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. That constant fighting between you and your flock is a stronghold. That repeated disrespect from your flock is a stronghold. That obvious and continued mistrust between you and your flock is a stronghold. Whatever makes your home unpleasant and on a long continuance is a stronghold. Therefore, get the whip and tell satan, “get lost”. According to the remarks of one of my father’s in the faith, Bishop David Oyedepo, what you don’t resist is permitted to remain.
· Father, embolden me by the power of Your Spirit to confront every negativity in my family life.
· Father, by the power of Your Spirit, destroy every root of resistance to my victory.
· Father, cleanse my family fold from the effect of the corruption of the world.
I violently charge at and uproot every root of unrighteousness hanging around my family fold because I have taken authority as a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.