Facing Hell For Fearing Children
Recently, a mother was involved in a serious vehicle accident which almost robs her of her life. After hearing of the incident my wife and I visited the family to express our sympathy and love. Now, with the sensitivity respect, and love this precious family deserves, the mother explained to us her ordeal and a close encounter with death. In her experience, she explained to us that she lost consciousness and entered into some thick darkness and the Lord called her back to life to our and her family’s delight.
However, the Lord revealed to us although this particular sister in the Lord professed to be saved and born-again, she would have gone to HELL because instead of her encouraging her children in the Lord she helps them in their sin and disobedience towards the Lord and their father and this was displeasing to Him. Because of her fear of losing her children’s respect and love, she gives them money to indulge in cigarettes, liquor, and other things. Thus, if we show more fear of losing our children in obedience to God we are not worthy to enter into His Kingdom (Matthew 19:29; Luke 10:16). Therefore, God’s will be done over rejection and ostracization!
What Causes Family Disunity?
I recently had an intense discussion with a family man who had been experiencing a rebellion in his family home. In our discourse, he explained to me how his ‘God-fearing’ wife would swear and disrespect him in front of their children who led to his children disrespecting, disobeying, and undermining his authority as a father. He further explained how this caused him pain, embarassment and great discouragement and we can guarentee you dear brethren, the Lord see the pain we inflict onto others and He will be their defender (Luke 18:7; Exodus 22:22-23). In other words, his wife played the role of father as well since he was not allowed to rebuke or correct his children and if he does the children would report him to their mother who shows no restrain to her generous and abusive tongue.
Brethren, it is very displeasing to the Lord if a husband and wife swop leadership roles in the family set up or when the father or mother bad-mouth each other to their children seeking justification for inappropriate conduct is equally destructive to a godly family. We have witnessed that too many father have become house-keepers either by choice or through economic situations and that led to their wives being the family heads resulting in a dysfunctional and strife-torn family situation where the wife runs the family and often the father’s functions without that God-given fatherly authority (Ephesians 6:4) and this does not matter whether the father or mother is employed or unemployed, what counts is a united, God-fearing and God-serving family (Joshua 24:15).
Showing Care For Children’s Salvation
Finally, If you would like to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and be freed from fear, please get started by praying this Prayer of Sincere Repentance. As always, for any questions or comments on this article or our ministry, please contact us.