Main Scriptures: Mark 3:23-27
More Scriptures: Gen.4:2, 1Sam.17:20, 1Chro.19:9
If your family succeeds it is your gain. If it fails, it is your fault. Your parents, family members, friends not even your flock will be held responsible for what happens to your wife and children and family fold. You have taken responsibility for the life of your wife when her parents gave you her hand in marriage. You became responsible for your children the day God gave your wife conception through you. That is why, God calls you the keeper of the fold. “And he called them unto him and said unto them in parables, how can satan cast out satan? And if a KINGDOM be divided against itself, that KINGDOM cannot stand. And if a HOUSE be divided against itself, that HOUSE cannot stand. And if satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. NO MAN CAN ENTER INTO A STRONG MAN’S HOUSE, AND SPOIL HIS GOODS, EXCEPT HE WILL FIRST BIND THE STRONG MAN, AND THEN HE WILL SPOIL HIS HOUSE (Mk.3:23-27). From the Scriptures above, particularly the 27th verse, you will discover that as the head of the family, you are the strong man of your home. And no intruder has the right to enter your house, except you permit it.
As the head of the family, you have been called unto greater responsibilities- to keep and secure your wife and children against the devil, sin and the world. God has entrusted into your hands the lives of your wife and children. If anything happens to them, God will hold you accountable, just the same way he held the first husband, Adam, accountable for the failure of his wife and family in Gen.3:9. Sadly, husbands have left their gates wide open for the enemy to come through and that has accounted for the increasing cases of wayward and irresponsible families around the world today, particularly Christian families. Many husbands cannot explain what has happened to their wives and children. They sense that their families have derailed but cannot place their hands on the root cause. Keeping the gate shut against the torrent of evil is not a function of your position or title. If you don’t wake up to keep watch over your gates, you will sooner than later realize that your wife and children have turned into uncontrollable elements that may cause you pains and heart ache in the future. Now is the time to keep your family fold secured.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, drive out every intruder that has gained access into my home.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to function as a keeper of my fold.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to stand firmly at the gate and keep the evil one away.
The Spirit of God has anointed me to keep watch over my family fold because that is what empowers me to function as a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.