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I STAND AT THE DOOR AND WATCH

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Main Scriptures: Mk.3:26-28

More Scriptures: Heb.11:33, Lk.10:19, Jn.10:28

If you are an awesome father, who makes time to play with your children, you will understand what I am about to share with you. Some years ago, when my children and I run around the house playing, I could run into the room and hold the door firmly so that they cannot come in. Of course, because I am much bigger and stronger than they were, they found it very difficult to open the door. Now, this is the takeaway from this act. No one, not even the devil, can gain access into your sheepfold as long as you remain the strongman.

No man can enter into a strong’s man and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man and then he will spoil his house (Mk.3:27). Jesus Christ, who is the perfect example of the good and godly husband said that “all that my Father hath committed into my hands I have kept, and none has been able to take them away from me”(Jn.10:28). You must understand that as the head of the family and shepherd over the sheep of God in your custody, you have the power to subdue every force of hell that may want to disrupt the progress and peace of your sheep and in your sheepfold, whether it is divorce, unforgiveness, hatred, bitterness, sickness, or even death. None of these satanic incursions can gain access into the lives of your wife and children and sheepfold if do not permit it. Did you know why it is so? It is because God has made you more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus so you cannot be overthrown by satan, his agents and his devices. That is who you are!

But for you to remain the wedge at the door of your sheepfold by reason of headship, you must first have a personal relationship with the Person of Jesus Christ. You must be not just be born again, you must walk in deep fellowship with Him because that is what guarantees your access to His power and authority. The word of God tells us in Lk. 10:19, that He has given us authority and power over all the works of the enemy (Lk.10:19). You must be in Christ and Christ in you because that is the way He will manifest His power through you (2Cor.5:17). Secondly, you must live by faith and not fear. Faith in the ability and capacity of God is what empowers you to stop the mouth of the lion (Heb.11:33). You have let the door open for ungodly influences. Now, it is time for you to chase them away from the lives of your wife and children and sheepfold and stand at the door as the godly wedge against the re-entry of satan’s influences, sin and the world.

SPIRITUAL EXERCISE

  • Father, in the Name of Jesus, fill me with the Spirit of boldness and faith to withstand the wiles of the devil.
  • Father, in the Name of Jesus, manifest Your power and glory in my life and give me victory.
  • Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to know You more and more and the power of Your salvation.

FAITH CONFESSION

I stand as the wedge between my sheepfold and the wiles of the devil because I am ordained to secure my wife and children as the good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen


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