The heart of a father

“My son, don’t forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commands;” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:1‬

Unto his Family…

Lev. 25:10
And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.

The atmosphere have been pregnant for the past few months with these 7, 50, sabbatical, Shemitah and Year of Jubilee words! And, although pregnancy is a happy expectation, the process itself can be intense, tiresome, heavy and even exhausting sometimes (as I have been watching the ladies!). But even as a husband accompanying them it is a hard process to watch (and go through) as they start to act totally strange, totally out of balance sometimes and even totally embarrassing, as my wife use to eat the most strange things and develop the most strange habits during those nine months.

Maybe a strange sentence to start with but it describes the process of the past few months. A strange balance between the happy part and the hard part, the expecting and the waiting as all of us have been waiting so long!

As our friend send us an email yesterday, the verse stood out big, prominent and demanding!
And ye shall hallow, proclaim liberty, return! What a beautiful amount of strong words in this one verse!

The sad part of it is that this amazing command (and not suggestion) giving by God Himself has been neglected and with it the consequences have been obvious as we look at the heavy burden people are carrying and many of us are struggling the impossibility of becoming free of debt! Many of the called ones, desperately awaiting the release as it seems almost unreachable. Our encouragements have become weak, although well meant, and there is always this next moment, this new promise that we take and multiply to each other!

But then I was reading this one verse that had a total different outcome in the ‘free of debt’ issue!
Returning to his family! What a glorious and reachable perspective, what a great and powerful goal. Releasing each other as we want you to return to your family!

As i am writing, I hear the promise of the verse that has been the cause of my both blogs (as I am still figuring out what to write where)!

Malachi 4:5 and 6 Look, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the great and awesome Day of the Lord comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers. Otherwise, I will come and strike the land with a curse.”

Before the great and awesome Day of the Lord comes, there will be a great and important returning! 

Unto his family, unto his own flesh and blood, from individual focussed need into family orientated environments! And that is a thing we see happening, an assignment we can accomplish together; that is a perspective we will adopt and pursue in the time ahead!

When the society, the culture and even the church has robed the family from the man, the headship, the provision part spiritually, let our pursue be that we make them return. Let us move in the spirit of Elijah and confront the Jezebel spirit of this nation so they will return! When Moses was send to Pharaoh, he was send to the wicked brain behind the oppression and commanded him boldly: Let my people go! With an assignment of the most High he (fearfully but boldly) moved forward and spoke the word with authority!

…and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family.

What a surprising perspective, even to me, as nothing in me planned to write it like this. The revealing part, where the spirit start shining from His point of view on issues that are so intense and almost impossible for us!

Thank you father for your revealing moments, where your wisdom will land upon us and take control of our own impossibility! Make us stronger and bold enough to move forward with this assignment to make “the man” return to their families!

Author: Rob van't Wout

Dutch by birth, Sweden by choice, Kingdom by grace

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