By Leslie Montgomery
Arrange buckler and guard, and increase for conflict! Harness the horses; mount, O horsemen! Take your stations together with your helmets, polish your spears, wear your armor! Jeremiah 46:3-4 The Bible makes it transparent that non secular war is actual. Nowhere is that this conflict extra obvious than within the lives of ultra-modern teenagers: by way of the 8th grade, fifty two percentage of children have ate up alcohol, and 20 percentage have used marijuana. 1000000 teenage ladies get pregnant every year. Suicide is the 3rd prime explanation for dying between children a long time fifteen to twenty-four. A mom and dad' consultant to non secular conflict might help you equip your kids for the conflict handy throughout the saving, intervening, and conquering strength came across in simple terms in Jesus Christ. This publication will motivate you to press toward your writer in occasions of trouble, to compliment him as you stroll in freedom, and in flip to educate your kids to do a similar.
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He is convinced that if he can attack us, God’s children, in our most vulnerable places, we will turn away from God and accept the lie that following the Evil One is the better way. A clear example of this is his attempt to seduce Jesus in Matthew 4. The Devil offered Christ the world in exchange for his loyalty, his spiritual inheritance, and his faith. Jesus, of course, declined his offer. Satan offers us similar deals throughout our lives. Many of his offers seem particularly attractive to our children.
The snake then slandered God, claiming that God was keeping something good from them: “God knows that when you eat 43 A PARENTS’ GUIDE TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” (3:5). Eve then made the wrong decision. She not only partook of the fruit, but she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. But Adam’s silence spoke volumes. He failed to restrain or redirect Eve. He failed as the spiritual leader. Ashamed and aware of their nakedness, Adam and Eve then hid.
What is revealed, however, is that children raised in a two-parent home are more likely to succeed and grow into healthier adults. That’s not to say that a single parent cannot raise a healthy child. In fact, God is the Father to the fatherless (Psalm 68:5). He knew that due to our fallen nature, he would have to step up to the plate in his children’s lives, and he promises to defend the cause of the fatherless (Deuteronomy 10:18). Thus we can expect him to rise above any and all statistics and research and to meet the needs of our children when we petition him to do so and as our children allow him access to the pain and rejection resulting from an absent parent.
A Parents' Guide to Spiritual Warfare: Equipping Your Kids to Win the Battle by Leslie Montgomery