Summary: Through JESUS Christ every family is restored and protected. It is God's will that before the coming of Lord Jesus Christ all the families should be restored to their original form i.e., how Adam and Eve were in their love, understanding and walk with God.
The nearest thing to God's heart is a family; therefore, the first priority on the devil's list to destroy, is families. Exactly as he destroyed the first family of Adam and Eve. But the Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16
Through JESUS Christ every family is restored and protected. It is God's will that before the coming of Lord Jesus Christ all the families should be restored to their original form i.e., how Adam and Eve were in their love, understanding and walk with God.
So today let us see a few steps that lead families to restoration.
1) JESUS CHRIST should be the Lord of our personal life and the Lord of our families.
"There is salvation in no other One; for there is no other name under Heaven given among men by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12
Therefore God has highly exalted Him (JESUS), and has given Him a name which is above every name, that at the name of JESUS every knee should bow, of heavenly ones, and of earthly ones, and of ones under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father - Philippines 2:9-11
Let JESUS CHRIST rule our lives and families. Let Him be the center of all our activities. For without Him we can do nothing. He is the vine and we are the branches. We need to keep our selves connected with JESUS because He is our life and outside Him there is no life. Through prayer, Bible reading, worship and obeying the Lord we need to abide and stay plugged in Him. We need to teach our every family member to do so. The atmosphere of our house should be charged with the presence of God. Every conversation in the family should glorify JESUS!
2) JESUS told this beautiful parable in Luke 6:47 to 49 – “47 As for everyone who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice, I will show you what they are like. 48 They are like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. 49 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.” Therefore, if we want our family to stand strong and to be blessed then this is what we need to practice - to 'Hear the Word of God and do it'.
James says, 'Therefore putting aside all filthiness and overflowing of evil, receive in meekness the implanted Word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves ' James 1:21, 22.
The doers of the word are justified. Once some people came and told JESUS that His mother and brothers were waiting for Him, to which Jesus replied 'For whoever shall do the will of My Father in Heaven, the same is My brother and sister and mother' - Matthew 12:50
We need to become the doers of God's Word - from the eldest to the youngest in the family. Then our foundation will be strong and any adversary will not destroy us but we will come out of it victoriously.
3) It's time that we clean up our house from everything that is unclean and that represents the devil or gives an opening for the enemy. Anything connected with occult, pornography or anything that is demonic, unholy or evil. Paul says; "Give no room to the devil".
In Ephesians, Paul again says, 'For you ought to put off the old man (according to your way of living before) who is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind. And you should put on the new man, who according to God was created in righteousness and true holiness' - Eph. 4:22-24. Therefore, we need to purify ourselves, and lead a clean life. Free from all attachments with the things that get us connected with worldliness. JESUS will not pour His new wine in old bottles.
4) Walk in Wisdom -Proverbs 14:1 says that a wise woman builds her house, but the foolish plucks it down with her hands.
Wisdom is the principal quality. The scripture says that in the most difficult time in David's life, David behaved himself wisely. Several times this is mentioned about him.