Saturday, January 24, 2015

The Family Unit: Part 2 - Restore the Family Altar

Continuing from yesterday's post, Brother Michael writes: However, Jesus did not say to Peter "herd my goats." Rather, he said, "feed my sheep." Jesus said, "my sheep hear my voice and they follow me and they know me and I give unto them eternal life."  Like Peter, we have not been called to cater to the unbelievers. Rather the Word of God says to preach Jesus Christ and him crucified, unto those who are perishing, the stench of death unto death, but unto those who believe, the sweet-smelling fragrance of life unto life (2 Corinthians 2:16).

Evangelizing starts at home with the person in the mirror.  The first step is for a Man or Woman of God to allow God to transform them by the renewing of the mind.  Only then can a man or woman influence his or her own family in the Love of God, in the renewed mind, in manifestation. We men and women have been called as “salt and light leaders”, to bear up under suffering, and to stand in the gap against the wiles of the devil in the fortress of the home...  to protect our spouses and our children as men and women of God serving in love those over whom God has given us charge.

The family in today's culture is the most violent place on earth. The devil has divided and conquered the United States from the inside out by defiling and destroying the "modern family." The god-rejecting world system has succumbed to the adversary's "redefinition of "family." However, only the Word of God can define "family." According to the Word of God, the family unit is the model for the Church. For a rebirth of the Christian Church, we as men and women of God must restore the family altar.  This altar is the cross of Christ, where Jesus Christ sacrificed his innocent blood as the sinless sacrifice for our sins, that we may be made the righteousness of God in Him. 

Our prayer is not that God will take sides, but that he will take over...  not my will but thine be done; for it is God who worketh in you to will and to do of his good pleasure.  Restoration of the family is not in my strength, but in His strength alone. Fellowship in the family of God starts with the fellowship of the church in the home. As God's people, we cannot, in our own power, transform ourselves or our families. Only God has the power to change...  be ye not conformed to this world but (allow yourselves) to be ye transformed by the renewing of your minds, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2).  God has called his people for such a time as this...  Choose ye this day whom ye will serve, as for me and my house, we will serve The Lord (Joshua 24:15).

May God richly bless you!
Your brother in Christ,

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