A FAMILY DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF IS DESTINED TO FAILURE
We have entered a brand new year, the old, we have left behind. All things new lie ahead, and therefore present us with our greatest challenges of all time. The question then becomes, “how do we solve our family problems in this new year that divided our family in the old year?” This is a very important question that must be placed at the head of our list of problems to be resolved in 2012, but resolve them we must.
Satan is our greatest enemy, and he is continuing his work of divide and conquer. He knows that families, a church are a business that is divided against its self eventually destroys itself from within. Therefore, every opportunity he gets, he pushes our hot buttons to make us war against each other.
The time has come for us to learn to lean and depend on the one who has already defeated Satan, to show us the way of bringing cohesiveness into our families that will triumph over the evil spirits that have divided us in the past. We are victories, because God has given us the victory to lead our families to victory in 2012. No weapon formed against us shall prosper. That means no matter what Satan attempts to do with his limited powers by pitting one member of the family against another member, if we are leaning, depending and trusting in God, Satan is doomed and we can return our families to greatness by knowing the truth. The bible teaches us in John 8:32 this simple message, “Know the truth and the truth will set you FREE.”
Leaders within the families must stand strong, processing a strong moral character and not comprise their moral integrity for the evil that Satan will present to them. The Pharisees were a perfect example of presenting division within the family, and Jesus was the perfect example of a leader who presented a strong moral character and showed us the standards by which we must stand on to be a great leader for our families. Jesus said to them, “Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God. Wealth is treacherous, and the arrogant are never at rest. They open their mouths as wide as the grave, and like death, they are never satisfied. In their greed they have gathered up many nations and swallowed many peoples. (Habakkuk 2:4-5 NLT)
As a leader in our families, our job is to be a servant leader. Follow the example of Jesus and become a humble servant and serve all humanity. Family members will present you with some of the greatest challenges you will ever encounter. But you must know how to overcome the feuding by following the example of Jesus. Jesus knew Satan’s strategies and just how he would apply them to bring about division within the family. Jesus said to them, “Any kingdom divided by civil war is doomed. A town or family splintered by feuding will fall apart. And if Satan is casting out Satan, he is divided and fighting against himself. His own kingdom will not survive. (Matthew 12:25-26 NLT)
Your strong moral character must be the example in which the family in 2012 will rally around and find their moral compass to move towards the purpose and destination that God has already laid out for them. Remember, just as a good tree bears good fruit and a diseased tree bears inedible fruit, so the fruits of a person’s life will show the quality of his or her character. Fruit is a comprehensive word, referring to teaching, character, and action. Our character is revealed by our conduct.
We have ministered this word to you today from a position of PEACE, PURPOSE, POWER and PROSPERITY. We encourage you to think globally as you work locally to bring about a change within the family in 2012. Making it stronger, more cohesive and less divisively. Empowering it with love, growing it with a purpose, as God blesses you, moles you and shapes you into a powerful, yet humble servant that is capable of moving the family into the realm of possibilities and bringing about the prosperity that is desired for the family in 2012. I remain your brother in CHRIST JESUS, PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER!
Remember, “A FAMILY DIVIDED AGAINST ITSELF IS DESTINED TO FAILURE”