Scripture: Genesis 3:20
More scriptures: Proverbs 18:21, Matt. 12:37, Gen.2:23
And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept and he took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh instead thereof. And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman and brought her unto the man. And Adam (husband) called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living (Gen.2:21-22, Gen3:20).
Many times as good and godly husbandmen, we wonder why our sheep behave in certain ways to us. And we think that is who they are. But we forget so easily that they are only responding to what we call them and that is why today’s teaching is important to you and I. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that you will see the power of what you call your wife and children. Amen.
In our reading today, the scripture says, “and Adam called his wife Eve…”. What Adam called his wife was what she became. He called her Eve, she became the mother of all living things. In verse 23 of Gen. 2, Adam called his wife the bone of his bone and the flesh of his flesh and she became a woman. The power of life and death is in your tongue. If you call your wife a devil, you will see the manifestation of the devil in her. If you call her an angel you will see the fruit of angelic behavior in her to you. If you say she is a dullard, she will turn into one. This also applies to your children. Your words are seed and it has the capacity to grow. God said let there be light and He saw light. He didn’t wait for light to come before He said it. You don’t have to wait to see a perfect wife and children. Just speak what you want to see in them. Do you want to see a wife and children that are submissive? Speak words that edify their persons. Do you want to see a wife and children that will honour you? Speak honourable words to them.
Your wife and children are raw materials God has given to you. It is your responsibility to process them into good and glorious personalities. No one else can do that for you except you. And because your headship as the husbandman confers on you both the prophetic and priestly graces, you must redirect what you speak to your wife and children to words of blessings, peace, grace and faith and not curses. Make your choice today because the power of life and earth lies in the bosom of your mouth and the things you say. Choose to speak good to your wife and children and see how your word will reframe their lives for good and God.
• Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower my tongue to speak right words to my wife and children.
• Father, in the Name of Jesus, make the words of my mouth forceful in the lives of my wife and children.
• Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from ungodly utterances and negative confessions.
I believe in my heart and confess with my mouth that my wife and children are gifts from God and they are fearfully and wonderfully made because that is my portion as the good and godly husbandman in Jesus name. Amen.