Main Scriptures: John 10:1-end
More Scriptures: John 10:12, Genesis 14:16, 1Samuel 30:18
Have you ever seen a general in the army? One unique character is his ability to lead his troops to war. He is never afraid. He doesn’t run away. He stands strong. He is not behind his men but in front of them. That is who you are as the head of your family. A good and godly husband DOES NOT RUN AWAY FROM THE BATTLES OF LIFE, RATHER HE STANDS STRONG TO DEFEND THE CAUSE OF HIS SHEEPFOLD. In Genesis 14:16, the Scripture gives us an account of how Abraham, the husband of Sarah, confronted the enemy and recovered all that were taken. And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive he armed his trained servants……and smote them, pursued them…..and he brought back all the goods and also brought again his brother Lot and his goods and the woman also and the people (Genesis 14:14-16) Also, in 1Sam.30:18, the word of God teaches us of how king David ran after the enemy and overtook them and recovered all that were stolen. So David went, he and the six hundred men that were with him…….but David pursued…….and David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away and David rescued his two wives (1Samuel 30:9-10,18)
You are the head of your family as well as the custodian of your wife and children that you have been given to by God. And God will hold you accountable for the outcomes of their lives (Ephesians 5:25-27, Ephesians 6:4). It is for this reason that you must not run away from the attack of poverty, sickness, bitterness, unforgiveness, anger, malice, barrenness, depression, poor academic performance of your sheep, ungodly relationships, untimely death and much more. These negative forces are the enemies of your sheepfold. You must rise up and contend against them. In John 10:12, read what God’s word says. But he that is an hireling, and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep, and flees, and the wolf catches them and scatters the sheep (John 10:12). A good and godly shepherd doesn’t run when the wolf shows up to attack his sheep. He fights every adversary against his wife and children until victory is won. Your sheep would not honor and respect you beyond the challenges you have confronted and victories won on their behalf. Your trophies are your victory parade as a husband. But for you to stand strong in the midst of the challenges of life, you would need faith in God and not in man, your education or experience. In Hebrews 11:2, the Scripture says that by faith, the elders obtain good report. Furthermore, you must be a word labourer. The word of God that you have found is what sets the arsenals for your victories. God’s word is like bullets in your machine guns. When you know what God has said concerning your wife and children, you will never take anything less than the best for their lives.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, baptize me with the Spirit of faith for triumph.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, let the Spirit behind Your word come alive in my prayer altar for my sheep.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, give me supernatural courage to challenge every adversary against my sheep.
I have power with God and by faith I overcome the forces of hell against my wife, children and sheepfold because that is my duty as the good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.