Main Scriptures: Jn.10:9-10
More Scriptures: 1Cor.15:34, Eph.5:14, Jn.11:11
Today’s teaching is a clarion call to every husband to awake to the demands of their headship and the threats posed by the devil. There is an onslaught on the husbandman by the forces of hell-contending against the desire of the husband to attain his full potential as a good and godly husband. And sadly, many husbands are ignorant of what the devil is doing and many more are not aware that the rug is being gradually being pulled off under their feet. The consequence of this is the increasing cases of husbands that have lost their rightful place in the family fold; living like sheep instead of shepherds. Hence, the increasing high rates of divorce in the body of Christ.
This is not the will of God for the office of the husbandman. God wants you to be the “main man”. God wants you to cover the ground of your sheepfold. God wants you to arise and challenge every force of darkness that is threatening to steal your family-fold, wife and children from you. You cannot continue to watch and be lame to the dislocations in your family-fold. You cannot afford to make excuses for your sheep’s misbehavior. You must stop the offer you’re getting for your wife to want to divorce you. You must stop the rebellious disposition of your children. You must stop the decline in the peace, harmony and joy. You must not seek for alternatives in drugs, alcohol, the laps of another woman or any other thing that does not represent God.
So, as the one whom God has mandated to be in charge of your sheepfold, how to you awaken to be in charge and victorious? The first practical step is for you to recognize that you have an enemy, satan. And he has three assignments. The thief (satan) cometh not but to steal. To kill and to destroy (Jn.10:10). The second step is to locate the weapons required to fight your enemy, satan. And the best place you can find the weapons is in the word of God, the Bible. So, you have a responsibility to search the Scriptures because in it you will find what will give life to your dying sheepfold. Thirdly, you must put those weapons to effective use. It is not enough to know what to do, it is much more important to do what you need to do. This will require you to exercise faith, pray and fast, make bold declarations and be joyful. You must understand that you are the custodian of God’s gifts-your wife and children. God trusts you enough to entrust His treasures into your hands. You must not betray the trust neither must you watch your sheep slip through your hands. You must not allow satan to take advantage of you. You must understand that you are in a warfare where victors are crowned. Therefore, wake up to your assignment of a shepherd over your sheep and experience the blessings of God in every aspect of your life.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, awaken in me the consciousness of my headship.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to function in my place as the head of the family.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me with wisdom for exploits and victories.
I awaken to the demands of my office as the head of my family I engage myself to do what needs to be done because that is what makes me a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.