Fatherhood

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Fatherhood is an eternal quality of God. (Ephesians 3:14-15)

The ultimate purpose of Jesus is to bring us to the Father and to reveal Him to us. (John 14:6; 17:11)

1. Coming to the Father gives us identity, self-worth, and security. (1 John 3:1)

2. Human fathers are to represent God in the home. (1 Corinthians 11:13) They can do so in the following ways:

  • All believers are priests to God (1 Peter 2:9) and fathers are to use their priestly ministry to represent the family before God in intercessory prayer. This brings divine protection. (Exodus 12:3,4; Acts 16:31; Mark 9:17-27)
  • All believers are kings (1 Peter 2:9) and fathers can use their kingly ministry to govern the family "on behalf of God."
  • Fathers can represent God in the family by being His spokesman. (Deuteronomy 11:18-21) To do so, fathers must spend time with their children... "sitting in the home".

3. Failure in fatherhood leads to a curse. (Deuteronomy 28:41; Malachi 4:5,6; Hosea 4:6) Children around the world are falling into the captivity of the occult, drugs and all sorts of other enslavements because of this curse.