Purpose and power of the family
There is a purpose and also a power we have not recognized.
Why is the family so important in the kingdom of God?
God’s concept of family may be different from other’s concept of family. Prov 24 :3-5
3 A house is built by wisdom and becomes strong through good sense.
4 Through knowledge, its rooms are filled with all sorts of precious riches and valuables.
5 The wise are mightier than the strong, and those with knowledge grow stronger and stronger.
The passage mentions how to build a beautiful family but failed to mention love,
NB:- love doesn’t build a beautiful or strong marriage/family.
Love does not keep marriage together. If you want to build a strong marriage, it shouldn’t be built on love but rather:
- knowledge to build a strong and successful home :- knowledge is information;
- understanding:- it is comprehension ; and
- wisdom is application, you can’t apply what you don’t understand.
This is why most people fail in marriage today. They don’t prepare for it, they just get married. Most times, people’s car or career get longer than their marriage, because they prepare to drive but they don’t prepare for their marriage e.g you read a book to drive, you write exams and the likes.
Don’t blame the devil for your failed marriage, but rather because you haven’t gotten and applied wisdom, understanding and knowledge.
Knowledge must be of a truth. Wisdom is supreme, because having knowledge and understanding is not enough you’ve got to apply all you know.
We must understand that we are not of this world even though we live in this world, rather we are from above and a kingdom citizen must be guided by their law e.g in the country, earth sex before marriage is allowed but above it is not allowed, fornication is not allowed in heaven.
We live by a higher rule and culture in our country( heaven), the kingdom of God is a country. In the kingdom, their culture is designed or created by the king. Facts about the family.
-The family is the oldest institution on earth, that means it’s older than the government.
Nb- the solution to our world’s break down is the restoration of the family. The family is the key to helping nation because it is the smallest denomination of the society. Society is a reflection of what is going on in the family e.g rape, frustration, and the likes, comes from the family.
The family is not a product of the state, it is created by God. The family produces the state, if you dissolve the family, then dissolve the state.
God never intended that the state be the parents, rather the family. The family is the first set of society produced by God.
NB:- your age doesn’t qualify you for marriage unless you get understanding, age doesn’t make you wise it makes you old. You have to get information.
The fact that you both are saved or pray in tongues doesn’t make your marriage works.
The Holy Spirit brings to your remembrance what you have learnt not what you haven’t learnt. Knowledge gives the Holy Spirit materials to use when you are under pressure.
NB:- get books and read, read the Bible, and don’t memorize.
The purpose of the family
- to secure and protect the society; and
- marriage is not a product of the state.
When a family is dissolved, the society is dissolved too. That is why the lord needs to heal our family so you can heal your community.
The family also includes those living or working in your household, family is lineage.
Husband means house bond, the ones who keeps the family together.
The most important thing a man needs is the presence of God. Before God created Eve, Adam stayed in Eden, which signifies the presence of God and a woman should learn to stay in the presence of God.
God also gave man job before women gen 2:15, cultivate your wife to that picture you have in your head to your taste.
The job of a man is to teach his wife the word of God.