YOUR FAITH OR YOUR FINANCE? YOUR COVENANT WITH GOD OR YOUR CAR? SPIRITUAL CONTENT OR JUST SCHOOL FEES?
YOU DON’T HAVE A RIGHT TO GIVE YOUR CHILDREN YOUR WEALTH UNTIL YOU HAVE GIVEN THEM YOUR WISDOM.
WHEN WEALTH IS GIVEN AND WISDOM IS NOT GIVEN, RICH FOOLS ARE MADE.
Spiritual impartation. Faith is a transferable spiritual virtue. So, when you come under the influence of the carriers of that virtue, the transference of spirit is possible (Acts 4:13). If you notice how Peter raised the dead, you will see that he saw it from his Master; he saw his Master until something entered him (Luke 8:51-56). When Peter was going to raise Dorcas in Acts 9:39-40, we saw a similarity; that is the impartation of faith.
When you look at the life of Timothy, his own was an impart of faith that came not just from spiritual parents, but physical parent; his mother. This is exciting (2 Timothy 1:5). Parents, what are you giving to your children? What are you handing over to your children? – Your faith or your finance? Your covenant with God or your car? Spiritual content or just school fees?
You don’t have a right to give your children your wealth until you have given them your wisdom. When wealth is given and wisdom is not given, rich fools are made. The prodigal son became prodigal because he got the father’s money and did not get the father’s relationship with God. Don’t just give your children your status, give them your story.
Don’t just let them ascend into your glory, let them understand the story behind the glory. The other day, I encountered the child of one of the most influential persons that I’ve ever know and I saw this child, very simple and doing everything of everybody and I now discussed with my wife and she said, “Yes.” I said, I’m happy with the level of training this father is giving to the children; let them understand the realities of life and grow from them.
You know Abraham was wealthy before he died, yet Isaac had to dig his own wells – raw labour. He contented with the Philistines and defeated them. So even though there was the blessing of Abraham upon Isaac; Isaac’s own effort brought his result. When you spend time with children; if it is five minutes, give them a thought, a wisdom, give them something that is your secret; show them something that brought you to where you are.
-Pastor Paul Enenche on ‘THE FLOURISHING OF FAITH’ (Part Two)
Preservation and Power Communion Service, Dunamis International Gospel Centre.