GIVING PLACE TO THE DEVIL IN FAMILY LIFE

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TOPIC: GIVING PLACE TO THE DEVIL IN FAMILY LIFE

Scripture: Ephesians 4: 27. Neither give place to the devil.

Beloved, I welcome you to another Moment of Daily Encounter! The matter of family life is a serious issue, some persons out of ignorance give place to the devil. Today, we shall briefly examine, how one could give place to the devil.

What does it mean to give place to the devil?

1. It is permitting the devil to run your home/family life.
2. It is giving authorization for the devil to take the leadership of your family
3. It is allowing the devil to take over the parenting of your children.

How then do you give place to the devil in family life?

1. By allowing anger, unforgiveness to rule your life and family:

Ephesians 4: 26. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: 27. Neither give place to the devil.

One sure way to give place to the devil is allowing the spirit of anger to lay hold on you. When anger is present, you have simply sent out an invitation to the devil. It is just like dropping some particles of sugar on the floor, it wouldn’t be long before you see ants gathering around it.

So as sugar is to ants, so is anger, unforgiveness, bitterness is to demons. Don’t say I don’t want the devil in my home when your life is literally controlled by anger.

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2. Parental negligence: This is where many parents in our generation fail. Husband and wife are out there looking for greener pastures and a means of livelihood while they trust the care and nurturing of their children to care givers/school teachers, and nannies at home.

The children grow up with television as their only instructor! The father is too busy to settle down and mold the future leaders of tomorrow, their mother is also busy pursuing money and fame while the children rot under their roof.

No wonder, the cases of incest, where a brother could get her sister pregnant or housemaid introducing the children into sexual immorality is so rampart these days. The Bible said:

Proverbs 22: 6. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

This implies that there’s a specific time to train your children, if you fail to give the right instructions at the right time, wen they grow old, you will not be able to do that.

When a fish is dried you can’t bend it to your desired direction! However when it is still fresh, you can bend the fish to any direction of your choice. So also your children, bend them now that they are young.

Beloved, in this era where evil is on the prowl, parents must put in extra effort in nurturing their children.

Both husband and wife must ensure at least one of them is close to their children per time. The two must not be too busy to instruct, correct and mold the lives of children God has committed to their trust. Failure to do so is giving place to the devil.

Beloved, do you know Susanna Wesley gave birth to nineteen (19) children and none of them missed it in life! They were well trained! One of those children is John Wesley, the founder of Methodist Church!

Another one is Charles Wesley the hymns writer and so on. I don’t know how many children you have, don’t permit the gate of hell to snatch your children from you, refuse to give place to the devil.

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Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real. The God you serve on earth determines the one you will spendy eternity with. Give Jesus your heart today.

Prayer points:
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Lord, I receive grace not to give place to the devil in my life and family in the name of Jesus

Prophetic Declaration:

– I prophesy the last time you missed it shall be the last forever.
– Wherever you have given place to the devil in the past, may the mercy of God restore every damage that has caused you in Jesus name.

From your brother Alex
God bless you.

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