Main Scriptures: Gen.1:26-28
More Scriptures: Gen.25:21, 1Sam.30:18, Gen.14:15
I want to take through a teaching series on the object called tripod. It is a three-legged instrument or platform on which an object rests comfortably. So, using this illustration and by the grace of God and the help of my Teacher, the Holy Spirit, I will be teaching on the three dimensions of the head of the family. That is knowing the functions and responsibilities around the three personality of the godly husbandman. And these three instruments upon which the office of the husbandman stands on are manhood, husbandhood and fatherhood. Therefore, we can safely that you as the head of your family, you are standing on three platforms that are interconnected. If one stand is missing, the entire platform collapses. The beauty of the platform is when the three pillars are standing strong, you are guaranteed peace, joy and progress on all sides.
So, today let us consider the first stand-manhood. As the head of your family, God demands that you function as a man. Therefore, you must see yourself in this light. Now, what function describes the manhood? The Bible has the answer. And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness, and let them have dominion over……………….. So God created man in his own image and in the image of God created him……..and God be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth and have dominion over….. (Gen.1:26-28).
As a man in your family kingdom, you are empowered to be fruitful, to multiply, to replenish and to have dominion. Now, when the forces of hell are fighting against your fruitfulness be it in your body, career or business, then it is in your power to fight back. It is not the time for you to run away from home or allow your wife to bear the cross alone as is the case with most circumstances. Most often than not, it is the wife who attends all the prayer meetings, all the deliverance sessions and does all the believing. It is not right. You cannot sit and watch. You must contend. That is what makes you a man. When satan visited the family of Isaac with barrenness, it was not the wife that fought back. It was the husband. And Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren, and the Lord was entreated of him and Rebekah his wife conceived (Gen.25:21). When the enemy came behind to steal the treasures of David’s household, it was not the wife who went to battle. It was the husband. And it came to pass, when David and his men were come to Ziklag on the third day, that the Amalekites had invaded the south and Ziklag and smitten Ziklag, and burned it with fire… and Davis was greatly distressed…but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God…So David went, he and six hundred men that were with him…but David pursued…and David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away …….David recovered all (1Sam.30:1, 6,9,10,18,19). You are a recovery agent; you are the godly man.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, help me to function as the real man to my wife and children all times.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to reign as the godly man indeed to my wife and children.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from the spirit of fear and timidity.
I pursue and recover all that the devil has stolen from my life, wife and children because it is my hallmark as the good and godly man husband in Jesus name. Amen.