Where are certain things that make the covenant blessing work in a family. One of such things we shall discuss in this issue is the fear of the Lord.
Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Psalms 112:1-2
The fear of the Lord is a holy reverence for God. It is not the fear of terror. It is such a reference that you want to please Him at all times, whether in good or bad times.
It is that holy reference that makes you keep away from secret sins which your spouse or children may not know. Your parents may not see you but you fear God because He sees you.
Joseph feared God so he refused to commit adultery with his master’s wife.
Daniel also feared God and he purposed in his heart not to defile himself with the king’s meal.
So those who go around defiling themselves with men, women, with all manner of evil cannot partake in the family covenant blessings.
Those who fear God don’t come late to God’s presence. If you cannot go late for your interview appointment for job, how do you come late into God’s presence?
The fear of God makes you not to defile God’s house and God’s presence. There are leaders, ministers, church people, church workers defiling themselves and defiling God’s house. Daniel purposed in his heart not to defile himself (Daniel 1:8).
WHAT ARE THE BLESSINGS IN THE FEAR OF THE LORD?
1. The fear of God makes you live clean before God (Psalm 19:9).
2. The fear of the Lord grants you access to God’s secrets (Psalm 25:14).
God has secrets my friend. God’s secrets can protect you and make you great in life. It was God’s secrets that job discovered that made him prosper wonderfully (Job 29:3-6).
Those who lay hold on God’s secrets will outshine every darkness and every storm in life.
When you lay hold on God’s secrets – nothing will be impossible to you. When you catch God’s secrets, you lay hold on God’s presence and friendship. This is when the covenant of family generational blessing will come on you.
3. God rescue those who fear Him in the times of affliction
Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. Psalms 33:18-19
The Message translation puts it this way; Watch this: God’s eye is on those who respect him, the ones who are looking for his love. He’s ready to come to their rescue in bad times; in lean times he keeps body and soul together.
Parents you need to flow in these blessing. Children need to flow in these blessings. Parents keep blessing your children daily. Children keep obeying your parents daily.
4. Children who will be blessed with the covenant generational blessing must be ready to listen to instructions of parents.
The Message translation of Proverbs 13:1 says; Intelligent children listen to their parents; foolish children do their own thing
Some children do not have Godly parents to speak Godly future into their destinies. Such children need to be planted under strong spiritual parents who will speak to their destinies and will not exploit and use them for selfish purposed.
I put the name of the lord upon you to bless you.
The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them. Numbers 6:23-27
I put the name of the Lord upon you all my readers and your family; and you are blessed in Jesus’ mighty name.
Contact: Archbishop Sam Amaga @ Foundation Faith Church, Salem Kado Life Camp Extension, Abuja.