Main Scriptures: 1Thess.2:7-8
More Scriptures: Rom.1:11, 1Thess.2:8, Job 39:17
Do you know that as the head of your family and the prophet over your wife and children, the Spirit of God has empowered you to recreate your life in their lives? Moses imparted his life in Joshua. And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands upon him and the children of Israel hearkened unto him and did as the Lord commanded Moses (Deut.34:10). Joshua operated in the realm of Moses, so should your flock. The fullness of God in you is ordained to reflect on the lives of your flock. People should interact with your wife and children and experience your life in them. That is the ultimate heritage you can leave behind for your flock. So being affectionately desirous of you, we were willing to have imparted unto you, not the gospel of God only but also our own souls, because you were dear unto us (1Thess.2:8). There is a spirit in you and that is what must be reproduced in the lives of your flock. If you are godly, it must reflect in their lives. If you are diligent, it must show in their lives.
As the head of your family, you are the vine and your wife and children are the branches. They are designed to bear fruits after their own kind. But how do I impart my flock? You impart them by laying on of your hands on them. The hand that God has given to you is not to beat your wife or touch any unclean things. The hands are one of the principal channels of impartation. That is what Moses did for Joshua. So, from time to time as led by the Spirit of God, call your flock and lay your hands on them, one by one and prophecy the will of God into their lives. From time to time, I go into my children’s room while they are asleep and lay hands on them. I speak into their future-spiritually, maritally, children, career, health, godly walk, fruitfulness, accelerated accomplishments, and much more. However, you must ensure that you are living a life that is pleasing unto the Lord. Sin defiles. It disconnects you from the power of the world to come. It destroys your confidence. Therefore, you must bring your body under. You must not allow sin to have dominion over you. You must flee from all appearances of sin. You must pray for the outpouring of the spirit holiness on your life daily. You are much more than a man. You are a prophet. Act like one.
· Father, by Your Spirit, empower me to function as a true prophet to my wife and children.
· Father, by the power in the blood of Jesus Christ, destroy the root of sin and iniquity in my life.
· Father, by Your Spirit, baptize me with the spirit of holiness and help to live a life well pleasing to you.
I operate in the office of the prophet and impart the virtues of Christ at work in my life on my wife and children because that is my greatest heritage as a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.