Main Scriptures: Ezk.34:11-13
More Scriptures: Lk.15:4-5, Matt.19:6, Jn.10:10
As the godly shepherd, God wants you to defend your sheep against spiritual, physical and emotional intimidation. God also wants you to restore your wife and children to the original plan He had intended for them. So, the sheep that God has given to you is to be with you forever. God doesn’t want your sheep to be lost either to separation, divorce, sickness or abandonment. You must understand as the good and godly shepherd that the will of God for you and your sheep is to live in joy, peace and happiness. This is why Jesus Christ, the perfect example of the good and godly husband has this to say about the sanctity of the shepherd and the sheepfold. The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him and saying unto him, is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? And he answered and said unto them, have ye not read that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, for this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall cleave to his wife and the twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder (Matt.19:3-6).
God expects an eternal relationship between you and your wife. So, if there is anything that seems to threaten this plan of God of a sweet relationship between you and your wife, you must resist it steadfastly. Your wife is not the issue. She is not the reason for all the troubles in your sheepfold. She is not the devil. The devil is a liar. God says that he is your adversary who goes about looking for the sheepfold he will scatter. He is the one responsible for the suggestions to divorce or separate from your wife. He is the one instigating your sheep to misbehave and act irresponsibly. His mission is to steal, to kill and to destroy (Jn.10:10). You must also appreciate that God gave you your children so that you can work with Him to make them signs and wonders on earth. So, if your child absconds from home, know that satan stole him or her from you. If your children become uncontrollable and irresponsible, know that satan is behind it. Whatever negative tendencies you observe in the lives of your sheep, it is the devil at work. It is your responsibility to fight the enemy and restore them. You cannot afford to watch your wife and children go down. Rise up and restore their dignity.
But for you to restore your family, you need to do the following. Firstly, plead the blood of Jesus Christ. Secondly, engage the power in the name of Jesus Christ. Thirdly, engage the power of the finished work of Jesus Christ. The salvation Jesus gave was to give you peace, joy and strength.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver my sheep and sheepfold from the power of satan, sin and the world.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, uproot from the lives of my sheep every seed of discord satan has planted.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to hold my sheep and sheepfold together in love.
I receive power from on high and by it I hold my sheep and sheepfold in unity and in the wisdom of God because that is what makes me the good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.