In light of the recent events of the election and the revealing of a nation that has in its next generation of leaders an ill nurtured mannerism that has been trained to see themselves as too fragile to handle it. 13 A self-confident and foolish son is the [multiplied] calamity of his father, and the contentions of a wife are like a continual dripping [of water through a chink in the roof]. 14 House and riches are the inheritance from fathers, but a wise, understanding, and prudent wife is from the Lord. Prov 19:13-14 (AMP) There are several things mentioned in these verses, but let’s focus on that self-confident and foolish child, as this is in reference to a child or in this case a son that believes they have no need of any correction or righteous counsel from his parents or anyone.
He like many today is confident in seeing himself comfortable in everything already, and established in the fact that what he has perceived as truth is real even if it’s not And though it makes him foolishly refusing of parental influence he stands. The Hebrew word for foolish here is (kesîl) meaning to be “insolent to religious truths” or what I believe is the word of God. In our living, the life God says we are to live it is not going to be beneficial to our wellbeing if we are going to be ‘stupid” or “dull” to the things that appropriate wise living.
So what does a parent do with such a child? This calamity as it is called here is affecting the life of the father, and will corporately be mimicked by any other siblings of the household if not dealt with correctly. Parents of rebellious or self-induced insulant children often hide the issue from others, and live their life purposely filled with actions that are deceiving of the fact that they have such an offspring, “thus calamity”! As parents attempt to deny or disannul actions or attitudes that manifest from a child’s ill-behavior they advocate an acceptance. And if other siblings are present they will view it as an opportunity to express a similar mannerism. Herein lies an issue that is talked about but not acted upon. It is that too many parents today do not see responsibility as something they are to be accountable for in regards to a child’s natural development.
This issue of being convinced that oneself is too fragile to handle any life situations has occurred due to the influence of progressivism and social discourse of the family structure in destroying any historical family standards. As it becomes more and more irrelevant to who has any rights to the child’s rearing and wellbeing most parents just accept what they are told by society. Some even going to the extent of lying and deceiving themselves regarding the obvious ill-mannered NATURE of the child in order to fit social standards. For a believer to be accepting of such behavior they must resign the fact they themselves are by the Spirit of God offspring of the one who created them. And that this behavior opens up avenues that the enemy will use to bring about not just calamity but the destruction of oneself and the family structure.
There are behavioral disorders affecting many households and creating environments of anxiety that in today’s society are accepted as the norm, yet they are out of character to God’s created purpose. Disorders such as ADHD or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, along with ADD attention deficit disorder are symptoms that many believe begin at childhood. And often continue into adulthood causing problems at home, school, work, or in social interactivity. So a question should be asked as to just how does such uncharacteristic behavior becomes a part of a nature that is by the word of God perfectly created? I didn’t say they were created perfectly I said they are perfectly created because whatever God does is good and doesn’t need anything else done.
I won’t go into clinical details on this, but I will make this point concerning a prognosis on an issue that could be relevant to these symptoms. It is that today’s children are being forced into rearing themselves and be in acceptance of ideologies that are purposed to demean the unity between parent and child. Parents are no longer focused on spending quality time with their offspring due to today’s social ethics, as they along with the children are spending too much time on personal social activities focused on the media blitz of the day by phone or web sites such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. With today’s technology having a more profound impact on our daily living not only children but parents to are being left to worldly devices way too often.
One can see that these things do not have an ability to nurture the spirit of an individual, but are solely for attaching the soul by an emotional via. Household environments are under a daily barrage of social influence based on worldly mannerisms that have a great deal of effect on one’s nature. And it does not take much wisdom to know that all of this and the devices used to engage in it have no God nature in them. Therefore there is no ability to engage in any emotional or social manner relevant to one’s Godly development. These devices only entertain the soul and do not nourish the spirit with the one thing God says we need, His word.
So, why should we be expecting a social manner from our children that fields confidence in their strength and endurance when one that yields to frailty and fear appears to be in acceptance within us.
Though most of the trend of my blogs is toward the things that are uncharacteristic to the Church’s presence here, I still need to affirm the glory that is in all who are God’s offspring. So I brought an excerpt from an older book that I wrote in 2014 called God’s Power Revealed as I believe it is relevant to our present status in the war of the spirit.
Everything God has purposed to be revealed on earth by His sons and daughters in Christ is for abiding in the spiritual laws present here. One of the reasons we were born again is to fulfill the laws of God both spiritual and natural. Now do not get legalistic on me I am not referring to keeping the laws of Moses as some believe. But keeping the laws that God has placed here for the purpose of stabilization of the spiritual realms. Jesus who is our example in all things relevant to our physical existence, as the Son of God knew that spiritual and natural laws exist by the governance of God’s word. And that they must be observed since any violation of such laws causes disruptions in spiritual places which in turn disrupts into our natural realm.
The laws of God are both spiritual and supernatural in working and maintain all things as He established in the beginning. Jesus knew He was the ultimate sacrifice for man, and as such, He knew that He could not violate the laws of Moses or any spiritual laws established by God. That is why He told John that He must be baptized by him for them both to fulfill all things regarding the law. Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. Math 3:13-15. He also knew that He would do all things by the anointing of the Spirit of God while He occupied a fleshly body. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. Acts 10:38.
He submitted himself to the governance of the spiritual laws declared by His Father at creation, as well as any natural laws invoked by the fall of Adam. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Gen 3:18. The fall was a giving up of sovereign authority by God for man’s dominion to the curse. Our enemy who is evil in nature knows that God will enforce His own laws, he uses the curse against us. Though God is bound by His word, He does not do so because of the devil, but because He is God.
The laws God has spoken are enforced by the Spirit of God. Like Moses who was to reveal righteousness with God to Israel showed that abiding by them it would make them counted as righteous until the time of Jesus fulfilling God’s plan of eternal salvation. And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us. Deut 6:25. God has His attention focused upon the earth, not specifically on man’s conflicts or the economic conditions, but the results of poverty, sickness, and diseases, seen by God upon those who are under the yoke of sin promoted by the evil one. And the fact that somehow they have managed by the work of the Spirit of God to focus on Him, as God.
In essence, they have come to realize, or have great reverence that He as God is the one who can deliver them from such sin. For all those things hath mine hand made, and all those things have been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word. Isa. 66:2. This verse refers to individuals who are by the curse spiritually impoverished, and unable to change their condition because they are in essence spiritually dead because of Adam’s fall in the Garden. They are as the word illustrates spiritually maimed, mutilated by the works of darkness like you and me before Christ when we were spiritually incapacitated. But just like us when they humbly come to the word of God and are now fearfully focused and reverent of the truths therein. They see how the God of that word by authority and power can change their spiritual condition. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, Prov 1:7(a).
Anyone who is in Christ is being brought up by the Holy Spirit as a son or daughter of God having rights to an inherited promised possession, eternal life in Christ. Our heavenly Father has delivered us out of the judgment and punishment of the curse and has done this so that we can be His spiritual offspring on this earth today. And through Christ submission to the laws of God we are no longer spiritually incapacitated, but fully restored to be spiritually prosperous in the earth. No believer is left here to somehow survive on this earth under constant influence from spiritual forces that are not of a Godly character or purpose. Something that many have yet to fully perceive.
A believer is the very presence of God, who is Spirit, on this earth today. Our spiritual presence even though contained in a fleshly body is purposed to to be an influence here with a force, God’s authority and power. An authority and power that is greater than the forces of hell occupying this earth. Jesus said that His Church is greater than the gates of hell, which are just spiritually enforced partitions of evil. And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock (revelation knowledge) I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. Math 16:18. Such enforcements are not strong enough to hold back the power of God inherent in the authority of His word.
I believe we are that generation that will rise to greater heights by our witness of truth revealing the kingdom of God in this earth. But taking possession of the things of this earth in the authority and power of God through Christ Jesus our Lord requires equipping us for the good work He has created us for. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 2 Tim 3:16-17.