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Bible Texts: Jn.10:9-11, Est.7:6, 1Tim.5:14, Eph.2:2, Heb.12:24, Eph.6:10-12, 2Cor.5:17, Rev.12:11, Rom.10:10, 2Tim.2:15, Rom.4:17-21, Jn.3:3-7, Lk.18:1, Mk.9:27-29

The devil has come but to steal, to kill and to destroy (Jn.10:10)

Satan rocked your boat! That is the truth the Person of the Holy Spirit wants to tell the husbandman today. The boat of your marriage, your relationship with God and your wife and children, continues to be a threat to satan, sin and the world. So, the tag on your wife or children as the cause of your rocked boat is false.

But who then is the enemy that rocked my boat?

It is satan, sin and the world. These three (3) forces are responsible for the challenges in your sheepfold.

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience (Eph.2:2)

The misbehavior of your wife or children is rooted in the operation of the devil. Satan is the person instigating and influencing them to do the things that you don’t like. It is the works of the flesh that influence your wife or children to speak reproachfully and disrespectfully to you. A force higher than them is working the wind of disobedience. Whatever you notice about your wife and children that is contrary to what God expects from them, is coming from satan, sin and the world. It is spiritual corruption.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places (Eph.6:12)

As the husbandman, you must understand that you are not fighting flesh and blood. What you are contending with as you lead yourself, wife and children in the way and admonition of the Lord Jesus Christ are principalities and powers and rulers of darkness in high places.

So, how do I contend with the forces satan, sin and the world?

You use the whole armor of God.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil (Eph.6:10-11)

The whole armor of God are these. Firstly, you must have a personal relationship with the Person of Jesus Christ, by repenting of your sins, asking Him to forgive you and inviting Him into your life (Jn.3:3-7, 2Cor.5:17). Secondly, you must give attention to studying the word of God to discover His perfect plans and purposes for your life and the lives of your wife and children (2Tim.2:15). When you know what God has said, you can easily pray rightly. Thirdly, you now use the word of God as your weapon of warfare as you pray for yourself and intercede for them (Gal.4:19). Fourthly, you engage the power of faith in God and His word, rooted in hope (Heb.11:2, Rom.4:17-21). Fifthly, you engage the power of confessing God’s words in the direction of your life, wife, children and circumstances (Rom.10:10). Finally, you engage the power in the blood of Jesus Christ, by pleading His blood over your life, wife, children and the challenges (Heb.12:24, Rev.12:11).

Therefore bind the operations of the devil, sin and the world and not curse your wife and children.


  • Father, in the Name of Jesus, I take authority and cast out the influence of satan, sin and the world in my life and in the lives of my wife and children.
  • Father, in the Name of Jesus, I exercise the power in Jesus Christ over every works of ungodliness in my life and in the lives of my wife and children.
  • Father, in the Name of Jesus, I input the spirit of righteousness and godliness into my life and in the lives of my wife and children.


I am the husbandman of power and authority and I exercise God’s power to overcome the influences of satan, sin and the world working disobedience in the lives of my wife and children; Now, I am bringing them into the fullness of God’s perfect will for them because that is what makes me the good and godly husbandman in Jesus name. Amen.

Excerpt from IN TUNE WITH GOD devotional of Tuesday May 30, 2023

The devotional IN TUNE WITH GOD© is published by The Husbandman Mission International, Headquartered in Abuja, Nigeria

Jesus Christ is Lord over all.

Bro. Ebenezer O. Igure

Head of Mission

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