Warfare of the Fathers
1 CHronicles 22:9, "Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days.
God made a promise to King David that his son, Solomon, would not only inherit the throne but would also enjoy a reign of uninterrupted peace. Like all prophetic words, this one was contingent upon David’s obedience and his acceptance and willingness to confront every enemy that would pose a threat to his son’s future kingdom. David was a man of war, yes, He was God’s man of battle, but David also faced battles of his own. David faced distressing emotions, episodes of manic depression, rejection in his family, betrayal in his camp, and so many other battles against his destiny, yet he overcame each and every one.
You and I are a lot like King David. We have our battles to confront, which is why we keep our swords unsheathed. On the contrary, there are some of us who choose to ignore these battles to the detriment of our generations. In this case, they not only stand to face their own giants but in many unfortunate cases, have to fight their family’s giants, too.
This message gets in your face and may be uncomfortable, but if you can hear what the Spirit of God is saying, you can position yourself in place to protect your generation from your own warfares and set them up for a life of peace. Listen and be blessed. (I pray for you at the end)
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