As the Breath of God Blew into Households, I Saw the Nations Tremble!
Genesis 2:18 …It is not good for the man to be alone…
I believe we have overlooked and underestimated the awesome power that is hidden in our families. When God created us He placed us in a family. There is something about a family atmosphere that generates the power for us to subdue the earth and bring His Kingdom into the affairs of this world. I believe satan feared the seed of the woman—for it would have the power to destroy him. He well knew that even our children would contend with him in the gate (see Psalm 127:5). I believe this is why the Lord’s desire has always been to “set the solitary (the lonely, widows, orphans and the fatherless) in families” (Psalm 68:6).
The Greatest “National Treasure” is in Your House
In the story in 2 Kings 4, Elisha visits a widow with two sons, and she happens to have just a little oil left. Her sons were about to be taken as slaves because of the debt she owed. The government could not help her. So, she comes to Elisha for help. Elisha asked her, “What do you have in your house?” She had looked everywhere for her answer except in her own house. In other words, Elisha was saying to her, “You don’t know the awesome miracle power that is in your own house!”
I believe today many are looking to see what is in the White House that will save our nation. But God is asking His people this hour, “What is in your house? Do you realize the greatest ‘national treasure’ is in your own house?” I believe that great “national treasure” lies within our family members. Many times, diamonds in the rough are hard to see. The troubles that have come into your family are about to bless you!
“I’m Equipping Families to Take Their Nations!”
Joshua 24:15 …As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!
I believe as Joshua was declaring to the nation of Israel to choose life or death, he was proclaiming the importance of not only his personal choice, but also his heart for his family.
I sensed Joshua’s heart for every father and mother was for them to decree that their families would serve the Lord, also. Was he sensing the power that families hold in influencing the whole nation from being destroyed? I sense he believed that if God could save him, God could save his family. And I further sense that he was believing if God could save his family, He could also save the whole nation! He believed that the “national treasure” was in his house!
Acts 16:31 Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
I sense that we need to decree now more than ever that our whole household shall be saved, and begin to decree over America: “One Nation, Our Nation, Under God!” Our Father still has this dream in His heart that not only your family, but a whole nation can be saved in a day!
Isaiah 66:8 Who has heard such a thing? Who has seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? Or shall a nation be born at once? For as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.
Could it be, ever since the garden of Eden, that the enemy well knows that families hold the hidden power to destroy his kingdom and deliver whole nations? Is it any wonder why he unleashes Hell upon families?
Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
I believe this great outpouring was intended for our families first, and then God knew nothing else could stop it from going upon all flesh! I even sense that each family member has certain keys for the family’s health and deliverance that could ultimately result in the deliverance for our nation. Look again. I believe the answer for our nation is right inside of our own house!
“O America, May I Blow My Breath into Your Households?”
“O America, may I blow My breath into your households? I want to blow My breath into the nostrils of every family member. Great-grandparents down to the babies in the womb. I am about to make personal house calls in this nation. I am coming 3-D Technicolor straight to where you live. There are angels standing at attention with your personal addresses written on them that will be released to set up camp round about your dwelling place, to deliver family members far and near. Houses will be turned into homes.
“May I blow My breath into your households? Prodigals will phone home. Missing children unable to be found for many years will be rescued by the breath of My Spirit! I have been patient in the past with your family members who have resisted Me. I have gently knocked on the door of their house and hearts. But now I will huff and puff and blow the front door down! I’m coming in!”
The Miracle for Our Nation is in Our House!
I believe God’s own shofar is beginning to blow into our households right now, releasing the sounds of salvation, healing, deliverance and the equipping of whole families to take their nations! Receive it now!
Prayer: “Lord, we receive Your breath of life into our families’ nostrils to live again. We call each family member a royal priesthood, a chosen generation. We call those things that are not as though they already are. We call them saved, healed and delivered. We call them our ‘National Treasures’! We are going to accept our family members right where they are and love them unconditionally. We are going to treat them as though they are already saved. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!”
Blowing the Shofar Ministries
I got this from http://www.elijahlist.com
I was going through old emails, cleaning out my email account. I almost deleted this without reading, but “something” told me not to. I’m so glad I listened to my Teacher! Let this minister to your spirit and increase your faith that your children- your family- will become all that God intends for them to be!
This is wonderful and great on it’s face. But from personal experience, there’s more that needs to be said. Read Torah (the first five books of the Bible). In there it talks about taking in the homeless, the widows, the strangers….and there are things that THEY have to do to remain within the household. We have twice now been burned (badly)by taking in folks that were down and out and needed a handup. We gave the handup and then, slowly over time, they waited for the handouts. We try to do everything Biblically. But have just spent 5 years supporting a family friend who is now refusing to help himself….and he’s younger than we. Yes, he has a medical problem….not a major deal except in his own eyes. He has thrown our hospitality in our faces and thrown a childish fit. We are now ‘evil’ and he blames us for not ‘following your own Bible.’
So while we won’t refuse the next person sent to us, we will learn the lesson this experience is giving us. Be sure to set boundaries, rules and expectations. Hold tight to them. Some you try to help, will NOT want to be saved, and will curse you for attempting to help them. Those curses are real, and can have profound effects. I certainly don’t say do not help others….but be careful to not become their ‘savior’ or enabler. Bad behavior no longer always shows up as it did in the past….HaSatan has become quite sneaky…and will try his best to ensnare those of us who try to follow Abba’s ways. Only Abba can save these folks, and only Abba can free them from these snares. We will be fine. The scars and hurts will fade, the lessons will be learned. And the prayers will continue for this now former friend (according to his words, not ours). But Father will have to ‘fix’ this mess now. We will have to lean on Him to undo and fix the effects on our family…..sigh. So please just heed the warning. Then prayfully follow His paths. Shalom, Spitfire
I’m sorry that has happened to you. It couldn’t happen to a nicer person! We have had some people that we tried to help, but they just never seemed to get it or they didn’t want to get it, so we just had to cut off all ties with them.
I really saw this article as more of a confirmation that God has a plan for families to be used together in ministry and that His perfect will is for parents to teach children and disciple them in the home in such a way that they are able to really fulfill God’s plan for their lives. Families are the building blocks of society and of a nation. We need strong families that are raising children to be godly men and women who are full of love and power and are willing to be used by God to change the lives of the people that God assigns to them. I think this message needs to get out to all homeschool families and to families that want God’s will in their family’s life and in the individual lives of their children.
I agree with you about families being the backbone of this country and our job is to teach our children. Torah teaches us that…Deut. 6:4-9. But we also have to be discerning, because while taking folks in (also a Torah observance), we have to be careful that we don’t accidentally teach our children to be enablers of bad behaviors. It’s the cutting off all ties that I have trouble with….grin. Fortunately, I’m learning!!! But I agree that all homeschool families need to teach their children Abba’s ways so they CAN live into His purposes for them more easily. Like I said, it’s a well written and great article. I just feel the caveat needs to be put in there to be discerning and careful to listen (so I know when to cut ties?!) Grin. Be blessed Sweetie.