Main Scriptures: Genesis 20:3-7
More Scriptures: 1Sam.7:5, Job 42:8, 1Jn.5:16
Do you realize that you are a prophet unto your sheep? Sometimes back while meditating on Gen.20:7, the Person of the Holy Spirit opened my eyes to the truth that I am a prophet unto my wife and children. And I invite you to enjoy this truth with me. You are a prophet. Now therefore restore the man (husband) his wife, FOR HE IS A PROPHET and he shall pray for thee and thou shalt live. (Gen.20:7). God has ordained you as a prophet therefore you have the ability to see and declare the counsel of God over the lives of your wife and children.
From the Bible passage in Gen.20:7, God called Abraham a prophet because of the threat his wife faced. The office of the husbandman was being threatened by the king. The king, Abimelech, took the wife of Abraham, perhaps because he thought that as a king he could do whatever he liked. He did not realize that there is a King who sits in heaven and rules in the affairs of men. So, God appeared to him and commanded him to return Sarah to her husband, Abraham. Interestingly, God qualified the position of the husband by saying…. for he is a prophet. When his wife was released to him, he pronounced the blessings of the Lord unto the household of the king. And as God made Abraham a prophet because his wife was threatened, you are also a prophet as the husband of your wife. In Mal.3:6, the Bible tells us that God has not changed. He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb.13:8).
So Abraham prayed unto God and God healed Abimelech, and his wife and his maidservants, and they bare children (Gen.20:17).
As a prophet in your home, no one has the right to steal from you. No one, not even the devil has the authority to steal your wife or children, their health, peace, joy, strength, emotions, physical agility. God has empowered you to stop every operation of hell against your sheep. You don’t have to have a church to become a prophet. You don’t have to be ordained by the church council for you to become a prophet. Your position as the head of the family comes with the prophetic grace. This means you can function powerfully as a prophet over your wife and children. As a prophet, you can pray your sick wife or child out of that sickness, whether it is emotional, physical or spiritual sickness. Abraham prayed for the king and his household and the yoke of barrenness was destroyed. You can also deliver your wife and children from those ungodly habits through the prophetic grace that is at work in your life as the head of the home. However, for you to operate in this glorious office, you must be conscious of the truth that you are a prophet. You must act like one and believe (faith) that you are a prophet. Remember that as a man thinketh in HIS HEART SO IS HE.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to operate the prophetic grace over my sheep.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, anoint me with fresh unction to reign as a prophet in my sheepfold.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, baptize me with supernatural faith for bold declarations over my sheep.
I operate the prophetic grace and declare all the counsel of God over my wife and children because that is my honour as a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.