Putting Our Children On the Right Path
“ And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.” 2 Peter 1:19
Jesus is our example, and we do our best as His Church to follow all the requirements set before us. From witnessing to disciplining, those who are called to be a part of His Body are trained to follow His path. Recognizing that even Jesus was baptized in water, we too practice water baptism. However, there is one very important act of Christianity we do not practice in accordance with the same as our Lord and Savior.
We honor Jesus with our traditional celebrations of His birth and His resurrection; however, we seem to be blinded to one major step in finding our purpose in life. We are celebrated at our birth and somewhere further down our lifeline we may be dedicated to the Lord.
Some practice dedication of their children to the Lord while they are still young, while others have their priest baptize their children when they are still in their infancy. All these practices have some form of traditional value, but we are still missing the most important part of: putting our children on the right path.
Children’s Calling and Purpose
Many of us wonder why our children have to go through a time of rebellion. Sometimes, a strong demonic oppression takes them down a path of hellish experiences that can tear a family apart. When parents lose their children to the evil one and they raised them the way they were taught, they feel the teachings of the Church have failed them. Frustrated and sad parents will quote Proverbs as their evidence of them raising their children up according to God’s plan: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
Losing our children to the evil one does not need nor have to happen. If we add the missing link in our teaching on “How to walk in the footsteps of our Christ Jesus”, I know His Word will keep our children safe and in His perfect will. With that said, we know that our children will be tested by satan and his demons just as Christ was tempted by the evil one (see Luke 4:1-13).
The difference is Jesus knew His calling and purpose in this life. Not only did Jesus know His purpose, so did His mother Mary and many others. His path had already been preordained and our lives should be just the same. There should be no reason for the devil to have his way with our children. We should grow up knowing in advance what our calling and purpose in life will be.
Sowers of His Word
Over the many years that I have been in involved in the prophetic ministry, I have learned many things that I have not had a large platform to share what has been revealed to me. I realize that I am nothing more than an old plow shear called to break the hard ground, preparing it for others to water. One day the sowers of His Word will plant this practice in the souls of Christians everywhere through their gifted teachings, as others will come behind them reaping the harvest of this labor.
Now is the time to turn the revelation of the plow over to the sowers of His Word. Then we can begin equipping this next generation with the power of His Word, going before them as a lamp unto their feet keeping them out of the pitfalls of the enemy. What is the revelation, the missing link, the one thing that will guide our children into their calling and purpose?
It is simple, really. The Word of God – the most important thing in a Christian’s life. Why then do we keep that Word from being spoken over our children? I am talking about their personal prophecy; their gift and calling of God begins with a word of prophecy being proclaimed over them, even as early as eight days of age.
Why not prophecy over them while still in their mother’s womb? Why is it that we wait until our children have already been spoken over by satan and his influences thousands of times before we allow the personal words of our Heavenly Father be pronounced over them? It is not enough to just say: “I give my son or daughter over to the Lord“? We need to know what they will be, what they will do, what their purpose in life is all about.
Do you recall when Jesus was only eight days old and His mother and father took Him to the temple, and, at the door, waiting for Him, was a woman named Anna who prophesied over Jesus? When Jesus was taken into the temple, the priest said he had waited his entire life knowing that he would not be able to go on until he had prophesied over the Messiah (see Luke 2:21-40). This is our missing link people; this is the part that of the pattern we have not sown into our God-given covering of protection, which allows us to do what we have been created to do.
Prophecy Over Children
Even if you missed the opportunity for you children to be prophesied over at eight days of age, it’s never too late. It’s time we have our children washed in the watering of His Word. No more should we allow our children to flounder around in this world wandering around in darkness, waiting for the light to come and illuminate their path so they can see where they are to go and what they are to do.
Early on in this ministry, God had me begin asking parents if I could speak a word over their children. Many pastors have been more than gracious, allowing me to prophesy over the children. It has always made a special service for everyone, especially the parents who fight to hold back their tears as they see their little one having His word of prophecy spoken and recorded. (Photo courtesy: Huffington Post)
It has been one of my rewarding experiences in life to have young men and women come to my home and share with me the prophecy I imparted to them, even when they were so young they didn’t know who I was or what I was telling them. It is such a special part of my life and ministry to see what God has accomplished through this one act of obedience. To be used as a vessel for God, to speak life’s destiny into a baby or young person’s life, is so rewarding. I just pray I live long enough to hear more of these testimonies.
Kent Simpson, Prophetic Pastor
Prophetic Ministries Today
Kent Simpson is the pastor of Prophetic Ministries Today located in Gainesville, Texas. He is a former conservative bank president who gave up his lifestyle to follow God’s calling to be His prophet. Prophet Kent has been hearing God for others since 1989 and has provided over 120,000 personal prophecy tapes to people all around the world. Believers, unbelievers, investors, business people, Norwegian parliament and the Pentagon are some of the people who have sought his counseling through the years.
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