June 22, 2009

Fatherhood: Recipe For Success

Filed under: Uncategorized — mirhezimaging @ 4:30 am

father day piece copyIn the book of Malachi , the last verse of the Old Testament declares He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers: or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.

Malachi 4:6

This prophetic message was given to the Isrealites from Malachi refering to a message the prophet Elijah will deliver to God’s people before the coming of the Lord. That same message is for all of us who are adopted in by the seed of Abraham.  In faith we believe this message is applicable for all believers. Today the curse is amongnst us. It provides an impetus for our morally decaying nation which was founded in Jesus  name. Here are some numbers from a study released by the S.P.A.R.C. Separated Parenting Access and Resource Center.

61% of all child abuse is committed by biological mothers

25% of all child abuse is committed by natural fathers

(Statistical Source: Current DHHS report on nationwide Child Abuse

50% of mothers se no value in the fathers continued contact with his children

– See “Surviving The Breakup” by Joan Berlin Kelly

40% of mothers reported that they had interfered with the father’s visitation to punish them

– See “Frequency Of Visitation” by Stamford Braver, American Journal of Ortho psychiatry

63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes

– U.S. D.H.H.S. Bureau of the Census

85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes

– Center For Disease Control

80% of rapist motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes

– Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol 14, p 403-26

71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes

– U.S. Dept. of Justice, Special Report Sept, 1998

– 85% of all youths sitting in prisions grew up in a fatherless home.

– Fulton County Georgia Jail populations  and Texas Dept of Corrections

Boys who grow up in father-absent homes are more likely that those in father- present homes to have trouble establishing appropriate sex roles and gender identity.

Source: Jack Block, et al ” Parental Functioning and the Home Enviornment in Families of Dovorce” , Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Translated, this means that children from a fatherless home are

  • 5 times more likely to commit suicide
  • 32 times more likely to run away
  • 20 times more likely to have behavioral disorders
  • 14 times more likely to commit rape
  • 9 times more likely to end up in a state operated institution
  • 20 times more likely to end up in prison

This is just a short list of the curse that God promised us when the hearts of fathers and their children are seperated. Brothers and Sisters in the body of Christ our children are crying out to us to keep the will of the father concerning the relationships we have with our children. Men submit to the authority that is above you. If you don’t know here is the answer God!!. Allow the Lord Jesus Christ to minister to your hearts. Confess him as Lord and watch as he transforms you home.  Without Him we have no chance in winning the battle set in the heavens to separate us from God. Women repent from your selfish motives and proclivities and encourage the fathers in the lives of your children. Not because of what the court order says or the financial situation, because it is the will of God concerning his precious gift, our children. Stats don’t lie, we do. The scripture in James 4:6 reminds us that God gives more grace to the humble and resisteth the proud. It is in that humility we will find life from our dead situations related to our children.  It also lays out in Matthew 5:5  “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. The term meek is defined this way:

  • Showing patience and humility; gentle.
  • Easily imposed on; submissive
  • Mothers and fathers  when we  bear this property of the cross it has transforming properties that provide life to our life and the life of our children.

    Lets stop our foolishness and repent from this cycle of violence the Kingdom of Heaven is suffering concerning our children. Scripture  reminds us from the days of John the Baptist  until now the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing and forceful men lay hold of it.

    Matthew 11:12

    Lets get back through the blood of Jesus what is already ours. Its there for us. All we have to do is receive it in Jesus name.


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