Main Scriptures: Eph.6:11-13
More Scriptures: Rev.12:10, Heb.11:3, Is.43:26
A lot of the time as heads of our families, we seem to be at a loss as to how to overcome the challenges that confront us. Now, these challenges come from within and from without and it cuts across the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical aspects of life. Some husbands have given up hope and surrendered to the pressures of the challenges. And sadly, many more are merely existing and looking defeated in every way possible. That is not what God wants for you as the head of your family. God doesn’t want you to fail and He wants you to continue to live a victorious life in your sheepfold. You are the good shepherd. However, if you don’t know the weapons to apply in the fight over the wiles of the wicked, you may live in defeat all the days of your life.
So, what are the weapons that God has provided for you and I as shepherds over our flock to the extent that we win on a daily basis? The Scriptures have provided us the answers. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty through God through the pulling down of strongholds…… For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers in high places…(Eph.6:11-13)… These are vital tools you need to understand that the fight is not against your wife. It is also not against your children. They are not your real enemy. Satan is. Therefore, there are two weapons that guarantee you victory. The first is the weapon of faith in God. The Bible says, your weapon is mighty through God… What connects you to the ability of God is faith. “For he that comes to the Lord must believe that He is and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Heb.11:6)”.
The second weapon is the weapon of bold declaration over the ungodly forces trying to distort God’s perfect plan for your life and that of your family kingdom. In Rom.10:9-10, the word of tells us that with the heart man believes and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. God has given you the power and authority to decree what you want and what you don’t. Jesus Christ has also given you power to put satan underneath your feet. Therefore, when you notice ungodly tendencies and behaviours from your sheep, don’t run away or hand over your wife and children to anybody. Rather, bring out your weapon of faith and the power of your tongue and deal with the devil until you secure victory.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me with the Spirit of faith and boldness.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, honour my words that I speak over and against the forces of hell.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, give me power over the flesh and keep my spiritual life on fire for You.
I operate the weapons of faith and bold declaration as I lead my wife and children because that is what gives value to my headship as a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.