A FIERCE battle is raging as Satan tries to interfere and to destroy children’s destinies.
Satan is trying to thwart God’s mission, but God expects all children to radiate His light.
His mission was that through Adam and Eve, His government would prevail on earth. Genesis 1:28
“God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful and multiply ,fill the earth and subdue it, rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.” (NIV).
God intended that His kingdom and will would be brought to the earth through the children born out of Adam who He created “in His own image and likeness.”
He expects all parents to bring up Godly children according to Malachi 2:15
“Has not the one God made you? You belong to Him body and Spirit and what does the one God seek? Godly offspring so be on your guard and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth. “ (NIV).
If you manage to bring up a godly offspring you have managed to execute God’s will on earth.
While teaching parents on Deliverance for Children at Homecare Spiritual Fellowship, pastor Nellie said, raising godly children is an obligation from God.
She said a generational problem, however, occurred in Genesis 3:6
“When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband who was with her and he ate it.” (NIV).
Adam and Eve exterminated their image by trading with Satan and ended up being kicked out of the Garden of Eden, pastor Nellie said.
“In their sinful state, they brought forth children- in their own likeness, who were as rebellious as they were, the first born turning out to be murderer,” she explained.
She said, this is the reason “why the offspring have every inclination to evil.”
“It is not Satan who makes our children sinners, disobedient or rebellious, but they were born this way,” the pastor explained.
She said God, however, expects all parents and the children to be blameless and pure in a crooked generation according to Philippians 2:15
” So that you may become blameless and pure children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky.” (NIV).
According to pastor Nellie, left unto themselves, the offspring cannot be “blameless” and “pure” and that is when God intervenes.
The pastor says leading our children to Christ is the ultimate parental responsibility.
“They have to be changed from inside -out. Salvation makes this possible by giving the Holy Spirit a chance to start working in our children from inside out,” she explains.
She says when parents take up the role of leading their children to Christ, “it would bring forth a totally new creation.”
She explains that God has appointed every child to be someone important in their lifetime, Jeremiah 1:5
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart, I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (NIV).
It is God’s will that everything is fulfilled to the letter of which was written in the every ‘’child’s books of destiny.”
Our children, unfortunately have an adversary to oppose them.
Satan being fully aware that God’s primary strategy on earth is to be achieved through godly children unleashes demonic attacks to thwart His sacred plan.
The enemy, so has substantially made it his primary strategy to stop our children from being godly.
“He steers them towards depression, alcoholism and drugs, sexual immorality, crime and suicide,” pastor Nellie said.