RESTORING THE PRIESTHOOD OF THE HOME – Dr. Paul Enenche

ANCHOR SCRIPTURE(S): EPHESIANS 5:22-23

The man is the priest of the house (Heb. 3:1)
If the home must work, the man of the house must be the priest of the house (Heb. 3:1)

THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE MAN AS THE PRIEST OF THE HOUSE:

  1. Setting the pace for the spirituality of his family (Heb. 12:1-2)
    As Jesus set the pace for the spirituality of the church so must the man set the pace for the spirituality of the home
    It is an abomination for the women or the children to be the major drivers of spirituality in the home
    Man of the house, your wife should be able to come to you with any scripture she doesn’t understand for you to shed light on it
    Spiritual authority is not forced, it is earned
    Your faith in God and prayer life should challenge your household
  2. Bringing the family before God at the place of prayer (Ex. 28:29; 1Sam. 12:23; Gen. 25:21)
    If you remember to pray for yourself or your assignment or anything concerning your life, you must remember to pray for your wife and children
    In the event she is not praying for herself, your prayer should be able to sustain her.
    Before you insult your wife and children, have you prayed for them?
  3. Teaching and instructing them in the way of the Lord (1Sam. 12:23; Gen. 18:17-19; Eph. 5:27)
    It is the priest’s duty to teach and instruct
    You don’t blame them until you’ve trained them
    Men, don’t leave the training of your children solely to your wives, or even the house help.
    No matter how great a mother is, she can never be a father and a father can never be a mother, so
    you need the balance teaching from both parents.
  4. Blessing the family continually in the name of the Lord (Num. 6:23-24)
    It is the duty of the priest to bless
    Many that are meant to bless their wives and children are cursing and insulting them so they eventually become redundant
    The greatness of the Jewish nation is that parents are taught to bless their households officially
    Keep blessing your household and see how they will turn out
  5. Modelling the love and fatherhood of God to them (John 1:18)
    The husband is to manifest the Father to his household in love
    Love and speak good words to your family
    Children need affirmation, if you don’t give it to them they will look for it outside.
    Many have insulted the best out of their children until the worst came out
    You cannot be close to God and not love people, beginning with the people of your life.

PRAYERS
Father, I ask in the name of Jesus, let this convention answer to its name; it is a destiny recovery convention and it must answer to its name, in Jesus’ Name. (Gen. 2:19)

Father, I ask that in this convention, cause me to encounter that Word that is needed for my change/transformation. Father, give me a new identity by Your Word, by Your encounter in Jesus’ Name. (Luke 1:36)

[The Voice of God is not just sound, the Voice of God moves with the Hand of God. So you are not just going to receive a Word from God but also a touch (Isa. 8:9-14; 2Chron. 6:4)]
Father, throughout this convention, I will not just hear a sound but I will receive a touch from
You, in Jesus’ Name. (Isa. 8:9-14; 2Chron. 6:4)

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