The father's blessing

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  1. stilllearning

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    A friend sent this to me today, I thought you would like it.


    THE FATHER'S BLESSING
    by Jack Woodard on Saturday, November 20, 2010 at 11:52am

    Genesis 27:26,27 "...And his Father, Isaac, ... Blessed him (Jacob)..."

    As we learn in these verses , the Biblical View of "THE BLESSING" is when the Rightful Owner VERBALLY TRANSFERRED their wealth to their heir. Today a Father would pass on his wealth to his chosen heir through a written and signed legal document, but the greatest wealth a Father has can only be passed on to his children through his Affirming and Assuring WORDS. He must Affirm to them that :

    1. The Bible is the Word of God

    2. Jesus is the Only Begotten Son of God

    3. Jesus is the Only Way to God (John 14:6 ; Acts 4:12)

    4. Whosoever Shall Call Upon the Name of the Lord Shall Be Saved. (Romans 10:13)

    5. And the Thousands of Other Blessed Promises God Has Given To His Faithful Children

    A Child will truly be blessed if he has such a Father. Too many children today are Cursed with a Father who is Absent or Abusive, Avarice and an Asterisk to their life instead of an Asset!! This is surely the main reason for America's ever increasing Prison Population, as well as an American Society that is now dominated by a Permissive ,Perverted and Pantheistic Population.

    The Father is the Only Parent that carries the Authority from the Lord to assure that the Lord's Blessings will be passed on to their children. The Mother may be a great Christian Mother, but again, the Godly Father is the only Parent with the God Given Authority to Assure his Christian Inheritance will be passed on!!

    America's ills can be traced to the Father.Today's Fathers are the Broken Link between the Lord and this generation of young adults and children, instead of having been their Connecting Link.

    No Preacher can claim to be of the lineage of John the Baptist,( who as the forerunner of Christ, was Preparing the Way for the Coming of the Lord), who does not, like John , seek to "...Turn the hearts of the fathers to the children..." (Malachi 4:6 ; Luke 1:17).

    No Church nor Nation can claim to have experienced a God-Sent Revival who has not seen the Fathers return to their role of the Spiritual Leader of their family. That is one of the main reasons why Homosexual Marriages , Shacking Up , Adultery and Divorce, which removes the Fathers Godly influence from the family, will eventually destroy our Nation if we fail to have a Real Revival in our Churches.

    Preachers take the role of a Prophet and Rebuke your slacker Fathers and Exhort them to Repent and Return to their role as The Spiritual Leader of Their Family and then expect the Lord to show up in all His Glory in your midst.

    ~Jack Woodard
     
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    He's making some intense statements! Do you believe them? Do Christians truly only gain assurance of God's blessings through some "inheritance" given by a human father?

    And to blame male fathers for America's ills? Seems over the top to me.

    Who is that guy saying these things?
     
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    Just a simple Baptist pastor!
     
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    A revised version I just received.......

    THE FATHER'S BLESSING
    by Jack Woodard on Sunday, November 21, 2010 at 8:01am

    Genesis 27:26,27 "...And his Father, Isaac, ... Blessed him (Jacob)..."

    As we learn in these verses , the Biblical View of "THE BLESSING" is when the Rightful Owner VERBALLY TRANSFERRED the ownership of their wealth to their heir. Today a Father would pass on his wealth to his chosen heir through a written and signed legal document, but the greatest wealth a Father has (His Spiritual Faith)can only be passed on to his children through his Affirming and Assuring WORDS. He must Affirm to them that :

    1. The Bible is the Word of God
    2. Jesus is the Only Begotten Son of God
    3. Jesus is the Only Way to God (John 14:6 ; Acts 4:12)
    4. The TRUE GOSPEL (1 Corinthians 15:1-5 ; Galatians 1:8,9)
    5. Whosoever Shall Call Upon the Name of the Lord Shall Be Saved. (Romans 10:13)
    6. And the Thousands of Other Blessed Truths and Promises God Has Given To His Faithful Children

    A Child will truly be blessed if he has such a Father. Too many children today are Cursed with a Father who is Absent or Abusive, Avarice and an Asterisk to their life instead of an Asset!! This is surely the main reason for America's ever increasing Prison Population, as well as an American Society that is now dominated by a Permissive ,Perverted and Pantheistic Population.

    The Father is the Only Parent that carries the Authority from the Lord to assure that the Lord's Blessings will be passed on to their children. Rebekah did not have that authority from the Lord.The Mother may be a great Christian Mother and have a great Spiritual influence upon her children as did Hannah, but again, the Godly Father is the only Parent with the God Given Authority to Assure his Christian Inheritance will be passed on. As a Pastor of more than thirty plus years I have on several occasions seen couples come to Church and during the invitation the wife would give her heart to the Lord, but was not able to influence her husband or even a child to get saved, but in the times I saw the man be the first to come and give his heart to Jesus, I never once saw the man be unable to influence his wife and children (if the couple had children), to give their hearts to Christ. The influence of a Godly Father can not be overstated.

    America's ills can be traced to the Father. A majority of today's Fathers are the Broken Link between the Lord and this generation of young adults and children, when their God-Given responsibility is to be the Connecting Link between the two.

    No Preacher can claim to be of the lineage of John the Baptist,( who as the forerunner of Christ, was Preparing the Way for the Coming of the Lord), who does not, like John , seek to "...Turn the hearts of the fathers to the children..." (Malachi 4:6 ; Luke 1:17).

    No Church nor Nation can claim to have experienced a God-Sent Revival who has not seen the Fathers return to their role of the Spiritual Leader of their family. That is one of the main reasons why Homosexual Marriages , Shacking Up , Adultery and Divorce, which removes the Fathers Godly influence from the family, will eventually destroy our Nation if we fail to have a Real Revival in our Churches. A Genuine Revival is the only Hope of Restraining and even Reversing the effects of these assaults on the Family.

    Preachers, you must be faithful in your role of a Prophet and Rebuke your slacker Fathers and Exhort them to Repent and Return to their role as The Spiritual Leader of Their Family. Churches must once again take a strong stand for the Biblical Model of Family and take an equally strong stand against the Foes of the Biblical Model of the Family. We must be unwavering in our Visible and Vocal stand against those who are trying to redefine Marriage to be between two of the same sex, this is nothing but a vile aberration of God's plan. We must be equally as Vocal against FORNICATION, ADULTERY,MIXED-MARRIAGES with the LOST and DIVORCE. These SINS can no longer be quietly and cowardly tolerated in our midst.(Malachi 2:10-17) It is only then can we expect the Lord to show up in all His Glory in our midst. If the Fathers are not FAITHFUL in Blessing their Children we cannot expect the Lord to Bless our unfaithfulness. Instead, we can surely expect God's Law of "Sowing and Reaping" (the law of consequences) to continue to allow the CORRUPTION (Galatians 6:7-9) of our Families, our Churches and our Society until America becomes just a Rotted Corpse , filling the air with the stench of God's Judgment upon our Corruption!

    ~Jack Woodard
     

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