Heavenly Father, in the Name of Jesus . . .

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Thy Will be done!

Holy Sprit, you are welcome, have your Way in our lives!

Lord Jesus, confirm your Word in our lives this day!

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    A  Man  of  God

    Priest  /  Husband  /  Provider  /  Father

     

    What an Awesome Responsibility!

     

       But I would have you know,  that the head (authority) of every man is Christ;  and the head (authority) of the woman is the man;  and the head of Christ is God.       I Corinthians 11:3

       For the Husband is the head (authority) of the wife, even as Christ is the head (authority) of the church:  and he is the saviour of the body.       Ephesians 5:23

       The Word of God teaches the man is the Head (Authority) of the woman, thus the Head (Authority) of the Home.

       Many men use these scriptures to justify their egotistical need to 'lord over' and 'abuse' their wives.   On the other hand, many women in rebellion dominate, manipulate, and control their husbands.   Either extreme throws the home into confusion and absolute chaos.

       God is not a God of confusion or chaos, but a God of love, compassion, peace, and unity.

       Husbands, to be the Head (Authority) of the woman is an AWESOME RESPONSIBILITY!   In order to become the Head (authority) of your wife, you must first 'Submit' to your Head (Authority), Christ Jesus!    To be the Head (Authority) of the home, you first have to become a Man of God!   You have to submit to God in every area of your life!

     

       1.)   Priest:

          a.)  Minister to God.

       Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.       Matthew 22:37

       Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thy serve.       Matthew 4:10

       If you love me, keep my commandment.   He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.       John 14:15, 21

       But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation (life style);  Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.       I Peter 1:15-16

       To be a Man of God, you must love the Lord, your God, with all your being.   You must worship him in spirit and truth.   You must serve Him, and Him alone, with all your might.   You must learn the Word of God and let it be come your life, what every it says, do it. 

       Through the Blood of Jesus you are washed, cleansed, and forgiven of your sins.   By the Shed Blood of Jesus, you are reconciled to God, and made righteous.

       God expects you to live a life that is holy before Him.   Sin cannot live in the presence of a Holy God.   Sin separates you from God.   You have an awesome responsibility to live a life that is sinless and holy before God.

          b.)  Minister to the Hurting.

       Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.       Matthew 22:39

       You must look upon others with the same love, grace, mercy, and compassion that God looks upon you with.   You must be willing to allow God to use you to minister to the hurting, regardless of who they are, what they've done, or what their need.

          c.)  Spiritual Covering or Protection.

       And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.   Acts 16:31

       For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.   Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.   For this cause ought the woman to have power (authority) on her head (covering her) because of the angels.       I Corinthians 11:8-10

       The word used in this verse for 'angels' is the Greek word 'aggelos', the same word used in II Corinthians 12:7, to describe Paul's thorn in the flesh, translated 'messenger'.

       And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.       II Corinthians 12:7

       Why would a woman need protection from angels?   Aren't the angels ministering spirits, ministering to the 'Believers'?   Sure they are!   The two words here are referring to 'fallen' angels, or 'demonic' spirits.   As a 'Blood Covenant Child of the Living God' the husband is to provide protection over his wife and home from evil spirits, or demonic beings.

       When a man accepts Jesus as his personal Saviour and is Born-again he enters into a Blood Covenant with God.   A benefit of that Blood Covenant is a spiritual covering or protection for his family.   This is not salvation, for each individual must seek out his or hers own personal salvation.   This is a 'Blood Covering' protecting each member of the family from the demonic spirits.  

          d.)  Spiritual leader.

       My people are destroyed  for lack of knowledge (God's Word): because thou hast rejected knowledge (God's Word), I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law (Word) of thy God, I will also forget thy children.       Hosea 4:6

       And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of thy children.   Isaiah 54:13

       As Head or Authority of the home, as Spiritual Leader or Example of the home, as Priest of the home, the husband has an awesome responsibility to see that his wife and children hear and understand the Word and Commandments of God.   It is his duty to make sure his wife and children have the opportunity to form and grow in a personal relationship with Christ Jesus.

       If a man refuses or rejects this responsibility, God will reject him, and turn away from his home and his children.

     

        2.)  'Love for' and 'Faithfulness to' one's wive:

       Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it;  So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies.   He that loveth his wife loveth himself.   For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:   For this shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.   Nevertheless let every one of you particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.       Ephesians 5:25, 28-29, 31, 33

       Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge (God's Word), giving honor unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.       I Peter 3:7

       Marriage is honorable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.   Hebrews 13:4

       The man that does not love his wife, or will not live with her according to the Word of God, or is unfaithful to her; will find his prayers unanswered and his relationship with God destroyed.

       Men, the moment you consumate your marriage with your wife, you become as 'one' before God.   She is your love, your helpmate, friend, the sparkle in your eyes, your heartbeat!

       God is Number One in your life and your Wife is Number Two!   Thats it, no more, unless there are children and they are Number Three!

       Men, when you marry, 'cut the apron strings' with your mother and 'cleave' unto your wife.   You are a man now, not a 'infant'.   (Women, when you marry, cut the ties with 'Mr fixit', your father, and turn to your husband.)   Men, cut the close ties with your 'buddies'.   Your wife is now your 'best buddy'.   (Women, cut the ties with your 'best friends', your husband now fills that role.)

     

       3.)  Provider:

       But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he is worse that an infidel.       I Timothy 5:8

       For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.       II Thessalonians 3:10

       As Head or Authority of the woman, the man has a responsibility to work and provide for his wife and their children.   He is the provider of the family.

       Men need to carefully watch for the spirit of rebellion and disorder in themselves which causes a man to lie around the house and let the women work and support the family.

       Men, beware, have you made 'unholy alliances' for earthly gain?   What product or service does your company provide?   Does it serve God's plans and purposes?   Have you been tempted to compromise core beliefs for the sake of a deal?

     

       4.)  Father  /  Instructor  /  Discipliner:

       Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord:  And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, least I come and smite the earth with a curse.       Malachi 4:5-6

       Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.       Proverbs 22:6

       Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.       Proverbs 19:18

       Withhold not correction from the child: for if thy spank him with the rod, he shall not die.   Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.       Proverbs 23:13-14

       It is the Fathers responsibility to train, correct, and discipline the children.   No woman can fulfill the father's role.   The Feminist and New Age Movement teaching of 'not whipping' the child is a lie from the pit of hell and only serves to teach rebellion in the home.

     

       For a man, being Head or Authority of the woman (wife) and of the home is not just some egotistical power play of a game.   It is a position of duty and responsibility that is answerable to God Almighty.   How you fulfill that duty and meet those responsibilities determines not only your relationship with God, but that of your wife and of your children.  

       Men, stop pushing your wife to do your God-given responsibilities.   She is not to manage the home, correct the children, go to work to support the family, manage the finances.   Be the man God called you to be.   Provide that umbrella of protection for your wife and family.   Be a leader in all areas.

    How are you fulfilling that responsibility???

    . . . as for me and my house, we shall serve the Lord       Joshua 24:15

     

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