In the last post I asked you to think about the “Intention to Protect” that was prevalent back in the day when the Titanic sank.
Unfortunately, I must say to you the “intention to protect” is no longer there with fathers and has gone down with the ship. Things have happened to our daughters that never, ever, ever should have occurred. Fathers were and are missing from the watch. Men, we are opening up every opportunity for our daughters to be brutalized, opening up a system that will break down their world-view, destroy their womanhood and create havoc in the years to come.
Fathers are AWOL! For those that have no idea what that is, it’s a military term for Absent Without Leave. Surprisingly and sadly Christian fathers are for the most part no different from the majority in the world.
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)
In early times, sons at a young age were out in the fields working with their fathers. They were with men from the very start and doing manly things. They were learning how to act like men. They were hunting, protecting, providing and they learned all about physical labor. They watched how their fathers reacted to things and most important how they responded in demanding and dangerous times. They were being trained to be men. We have lost that today with the exception being the Amish folk. I have a bunch of Amish neighbors and I watch as the young boys are out with their fathers all the time. If the boys are not in school, they are with their fathers. And they all have responsibility placed on them at a very early age. I hired the father to do some work for me and guess what, I hired the entire male segment of the family. Wherever dad was the sons were as well. That is something I truly admire about the Amish. They have kept the importance of training their sons to be men. But, we in our social debacle have lost this entirely.
“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4)
How can we ever re-integrate the training of young men by their fathers or other men? We know and we see the problem but the solution will likely take enormous effort and creativity. One thing is for sure though, nothing is too great for our God.
We as strong Christian men need to be about training our sons and other young boys to be men. We need to take back our land and restore training to young males. Boys need to be with men! Sons need to be with fathers! Fathers need to remove the distractions and the things that get in the way and be true fathers. Fathers need to disciple their children. I started typing disciplining by mistake but that needs to happen too. I never looked at how close those two words are. I think there is a message there.
If we want a manly generation, we need to figure out how to have our sons walking beside their fathers and having them teach what it means to be a man. We need fathers walking them through life. The entire chapter 6 of Deuteronomy commands that we do this. Please read it all yourselves and meditate upon it. “And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord our God hath commanded you? Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh’s bondmen in Egypt; and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand: And the Lord shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes: And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers. And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day. And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us.” (Deuteronomy 6: 20-25)
In John Eldredge’s book, Wild at Heart, he wrote, “A man must have a battle to fight, a great mission to his life that involves and yet transcends even home and family. He must have a cause to which he is devoted even unto death, for this is written into the fabric of his being. That is why God created you–to be his intimate ally, to join him in the Great Battle.”
We need to move from FEMINIZATION to BIBLICAL RESTORATION OF GODLY MANHOOD. Men of courage, men who will “Act Like Men.” Men who will face the demands, difficulties and trials of life with faithfulness and courage.
The future of the “family” and the future of the “church” and the future of “Christian civilization” depends on the critical role of the “father.” Fathers passing the faith on to their sons.
This problem needs to be front and center!
Do our sons know how to teach the word of God?
Do they know how to apply it?
Do they know how to protect their homes?
Do they know how to be grave and sober?
Do they understand how serious the battle is?
We are losing our children; they are walking away from the faith. The faith is dissolving before our eyes and we are losing fatherhood.
Do they understand how high the stakes are?
Do they understand there will be people going to hell because fathers neglected to teach the word of God to their children?
God is sovereign and Dad you are the one responsible! Get sober! Get brave, wake up! The battle is raging right now. You can lose your sons and daughters. Both their physical lives and their souls are at risk.
“Be strong and quit yourselves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hebrews, as they have been to you: quit yourselves like men, and fight.” (1 Samuel 4:9)
Men, you must get engaged. You must involve yourselves in the battle. You must be a sober man. Equip yourselves with the word of God in order to be the man that God wants you to be.
Our God has shown us through his word what it means to be a man and what manhood is all about. “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:5
Can you imagine a world again where men put women and children first? Can you imagine a world of valiant and courageous men? Men that say to their wives and children, “I will never leave you or forsake you?”
Imagine a world like that. You know that the mightiest of men are men who admit their weakness because of sin and then cast themselves to the mercy of Christ. It’s the men that say, “God save me because I am a sinner, I trust in thee Lord and I will take a stand and raise my family in the word of God.”
Men, some of you need to repent, confess, be accountable and take a stand. “Quit Ye Like Men.”
We have never needed you more than we need you now. We have never needed fathers as we need them now.
In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit I pray that men would wake up and, “Quit Ye Like Men.” That men would understand what it means to,
Act Like Men, Amen.
God bless you all,
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