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The Family God is looking for/needed

For I know him (Abraham), that he will command his children and his household after him and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgement; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him (Gen 18:19

A godly family makes a godly society, nation and church. The present predicament of global increase in crimes is the outcome of ungodly families which has replaced the godly families which was God’s divine design.

The failure of a doctor is usually deposited and seen in mortuary, but the failure of families is seen in all areas of human activities as thorns in the flesh of committee of nations. The home is the factory of every good or evil seen in the society today. Therefore, we need to go back to the basics of family. The original intention of God for human existence was based on the family. Hence, when God made all things, he created Adam and Eve to be in charge and bring forth children after their own likeness and spread the same over the surface of the earth. We shall look at the topic: the family God is looking for with the following sub-topics:

  1. The family God created then
  2. The family we see now
  3. The family God needed now

Please, God is looking for a family that will follow the original plan He intended.

  1. THE FAMILY GOD CREATED THEN. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.  And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day. The family created by God was made in His own image (27). It means they were like God in the four angles that portrays man: 1. Holy in image (outlook) 2. Holy in character (outdo) 3. Holy in imagination (in thought) 4. Holy in communication (outward).

The family God created was made in the image of God meaning looking like God, dressed like God, covered with the glory of God. This family had Godly character because they are made like God. Lion will beget young lion (cubs), goat can never give birth to dogs. Their imagination, thoughts, senses of this family was holy, pure and godly not thinking evil, nor sinfulness because God’s word by which they were made was in them. Lastly, their communication was with much wisdom and crystal knowledge and purity.

Glory be to God. God is looking for such a brother and sister that will form a holy family and raise godly seed (Mal 2:15) for him. Is it possible again to see a virgin brother and sister not only in the world but in the church that has not defiled themselves with boys or girls? If the foundation be spoilt what can the righteous do.

  1. The family we see now. In the present world the family that are common lacks the characteristics of the family God created at the beginning. The present day family are full of these four features: 1. Worldly in image (out look) 2. Worldly in character (out do) 3. Worldly in imagination (in thought) 4 Worldly in communication (out ward).

Please, let us cross check these facts one by one: 1 Worldly in image (out look) that is our dressing and physical appearance with all the attendant adornment where a man wears what belongs to a woman, and the woman wears what belongs to a man. The climax of it now is nudity in dressing. It is impossible to please to please God with our outlook, when God saw Adam and Eve naked he covered them – Gen 3:21 “Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them”. 2 Worldly in character (outdo) “…for their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly,…” (Rom 1:26-27). In this generation our character is best described by the word SIN ie satanic in nature and satan in nature (Rom 1:29-32). Children abusing parents, parents keeping extra marital affairs and many things that the space will not allow us to mention. 3. Worldly in imagination (in thought). Every imagination of the thoughts was evil (Gen 6:5; 8:21; Rom 1:21). It is written that out of the heart proceeds evil thoughts (Matt 15:17-18). We have refused God in our thoughts and Jesus Christ in our hearts therefore, we are full of evil imaginations. Husbands killing wives, wives poisoning husbands, children killing parents for money and many more. Divorce is everywhere, it has even been legalised when God said, I hate divorce etc. 3. Worldly in communication (out ward). What do you hear now, abusive words, idle words, jesting and words that lack edification. Hence, families don’t have peace because it is written; a soft answer turned away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger (Prov 15:1). This ought not to be so.

  1. The family God needed now. The family God is looking for now is the family that falls within these criterium: i. Godly in foundation  ii. Godly in practice  111. Godly in daily living.
  2. Godly in foundation“Marriage is honourable in all and the bed (foundation) undefiled, but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” Heb 13:4. A family whose foundation is by God through prayers, holiness and obedience to God’s divine instructions through the Bible and His chosen servants (pastors).
  3. Godly in practice – For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. A family that is godly in image, character, imagination and communication by practice.

iii. Godly in daily living – “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein DAY and NIGHT (daily), that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success”. (Joshua 1:8). You must live by God’s instruction everyday and form your family after the first family He created.

Conclusion: It is possible to become the next family God will save in this generation that is polluted like as of old when God saved only Lot’s family from Sodom & Gomorrah, Noah’s family from the flood, and Joseph & Mary to bear Jesus in the whole earth, if you can be like the first family He created and needed now (Job 5:27). Maranatha.