Apostle Sergio Enríquez.
Family is closely linked with the upcoming of the anti-christ, because the Bible says before the terrible great day coming first a spirit that will bring families together will come. Now a days we see how families are destroyed in a very subtle way. Because in the Bible we read the guidelines we must follow in order to have a good family and we will have when it says if we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and we will be saved together with our family. We see two cases because the Bible mentions that the last days will be like the days of Noah and the days of Lot; we see two situations in Lot’s case he left his wife behind, but in the case of Noah he saved all of his family, so it is our duty to enter all of our family into the salvation’s Arc.
We have to protect our family, not as a “human” way of thinking but teaching them bout their salvation and lastly they will be saved; because what it is worth to have a son or daughter with many university degrees but their soul is lost, we have to worry and work hard to put them into the Lord’s path and making them love the Lord even more than we do, this will be our greatest reward.
We are givers of life, since marriage is a word that in Spanish is MATRIMONIO, its root is matri that means womb; this is why there is no womb in a gay marriage. But currently many couples are getting married but they are not able to procreate, for many reasons, but according to the Bible even women before 60 years old are able to have babies. But our job as spiritual people are to bless our siblings, spiritual or natural, to be fruitful because we are life givers.
1Timothy 2:15 (ESV)Yet she will be saved through childbearing — if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.
We have to read this verse very closely, and one thing we read in this verse is nobody is saved by their deeds; and battle against dead, not physically dead but fight to keep their spirit alive and let them have an extraordinary life in Jesus Christ.
Romans 8:6 (ESV)To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
What do we give our children? Material things or spiritual things, we have to seek to give them what matters the most, spiritual things, but not lead them in material things, for example explaining them the background in movies, not only letting them watch but to analyze them. In other versions we read that when we let ourselves be guided by the Spirit will produce life and peace, our duty as parents is to fight dead, intelligently and not be a part of the bulling chain. Fighting violence with violence; let’s pray for them and teach them the in life we will encounter bad things and show them how to handle those situations.
In the book of Proverbs in the first seven chapters there are advice to sons and daughters; and must teach them to seek the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; something we know is that our children believe in us even more than we do, so if we teach them the Scriptures and to believe in them they surely will believe that they are loved by God and the Holy Sprit protects them and that the Son die for them at the cross, this is self-stem.
2Corinthians 7:10 (ESV)For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
We have to watch closely our children’s attitudes and if they are sad, why they are sad and inquire and help them to get out of this. Today is a good day to pray for our children and proclaim and declare that we are life givers because we have received life, and in the name of Jesus Christ we will give life to our children. And the time we spend praying for someone that came out of our backs will bring a reward over them. Amen!