June 16, 2019
And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, ‘What mean the testimonies and the statutes and the judgments which the Lord our God hath commanded you?’ Then thou shalt say unto thy son, ‘We were Pharaoh’s bondmen in Egypt and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand… And He brought us out from thence that He might bring us in. Deuteronomy 6:20-23
Fathers, you’re going to leave a legacy. The most important thing in your life, other than your relationship with God, is your family. God brought you out of your bondage, sorrow, and night, that He might bring you into His land of glorious fruitfulness and light.
The best thing most of us fathers could do is ask, “Oh, God, teach me how to walk in victory. Lord, get me out of this wilderness. I want to be a Spirit-filled Christian living in victory.”
May I tell you what’s wrong with many of our families? They’ve come out of Egypt but they haven’t “gone into Canaan.” They’re saved; they’re going to Heaven. But I’m convinced the reason the devil gets most of the kids out of good families is they’ve come out, but they’ve never gone in. They’re dumped in the desert, and they’re going around in circles. And the child never sees in them victory.
Do your children see in you victory? Is there the principle of possession? Have they seen the corn and oil, the grapes, figs and pomegranates that Canaan represents: the fullness of the Lord Jesus Christ? Or do they just hear sermons about it on Sunday?