Made For This
1 Corinthians 11:3 [AMP], But I want you to understand that Christ is the head (authority over) of every man, and man is the head of woman, and God is the head of Christ.
Ephesians 5:23 [AMP], For the husband is head of the wife, as Christ is head of the church…
God has called the man to be the "head/leader"of his home.
Exodus12:3 [NIV], Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household.
Exodus 12:22-23 [NIV], Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. None of you shall go out of the door of your house until morning. 23 When the Lord goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and the sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.
Responses to this truth...
Leadership is simply "influence."
"In the same way Christ represents God to man, we have the same responsibility to represent Christ to our families."
How did Jesus go about doing this?
John 10:2-4 [NIV], "The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice."
John 10:11-14 [NIV], "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. 13 The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.
The main responsibilities of a shepherd is to lead and feed his family.
The main responsibility of a priest is to represent our families before God.
Mark 9:17-24 [MSG],A man out of the crowd answered, "Teacher, I brought my mute son, made speechless by a demon, to you. Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to the ground. He foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and goes stiff as a board..." Jesus said, "Bring the boy here." They brought him. When the demon saw Jesus, it threw the boy into a seizure, causing him to writhe on the ground and foam at the mouth. He [Jesus]asked the boy's father, "How long has this been going on?" "Every since he was a little boy. Many times it pitches him into a fire or the river to do away with him. If you can do anything, do it. Have a heart and help us!" Jesus said, "If? there are no 'ifs' among believers. Anything can happen." No sooner were the words out of his mouth than the father cried, "Then I believe. Help me with my doubts."
"As men, we have a God-given responsibility to exercise our faith on behalf of our children."
Sacrifice: "The offering of thanksgiving."
The main responsibility of a prophet is to represent God to our families.
As prophets we...
Become the moral compass
Set spiritual temperature
Determine family values
Call out destiny
The main responsibility as kings is to walk in "the Law of Royalty" towards our families [LOVE].
As kings we should...
Meet the needs
Protection and security
Steward finances well
Leave an inheritance
Be forgiving and full of mercy
"It is impossible to lead our families without loving them."
God has called and anointed YOU to lead YOUR home as a shepherd, prophet, priest, and king.
1 Kings 2:2-3,Be strong, therefore, and prove yourself a man. And keep the charge of the Lord your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies.