Honor your father and your mother . . . (Deut. 5:16a)
“Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: ‘that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.’ And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord” (Eph. 6:2–4). God is aware of parents and children. Children need instruction on how to obey and respect their parents. Parents are a God-given authority over their children and must raise them and instruct them in many things. This will prepare them for life and mold them into useful members of society and children of God.
The law of parental authority can heal or curse the land. Malachi prophesied, “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse” (Mal. 4:5–6). Later, John the Baptist came prior to the first visitation of the Lord and prepared the nation for Jesus.
Now the Earth is awaiting the second coming of Jesus or “the Day of the Lord.” We are also in need of the law of parental authority coming into the right standing, just as the Jewish nation needed during Jesus’ first coming. Obedience in this area heals and removes a curse from a family and then a nation.
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She Divides the Spoil by Natalya Vazemiller.
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