Real MEN, Arise!

28 Dec

There is an attack on families, and the attacker is targeting the heads of households. He’s targeting our Men. Husbands. Single men. Fathers. The goal of Satan is to sever the relationship of the head of household from the family – the wife, the children, your significant other, and the promise of a fruitful and healthy relationship with a woman, thereby making the household weak, vulnerable, and subject to an epic fail.  The attack is on your beliefs, your perspective, your views on relationships, and your communication. It’s subtle, and most of you probably don’t even realize it.

One of the most popular scriptures right now, as it relates to the current state of relationships between men and women, is Isaiah 4:1. It reads:

“And in that day seven women shall take hold of one man, saying, “We will eat our own food and wear our own apparel; only let us be called by your name, to take away our reproach.”

I marvel at this scripture each time I read it because of its truthful manifestation. This is actually happening. However, there is something else that should be happening but is not. It’s the counter. It’s the fight of the Men of GOD to be peculiar and different from the men of the world. It’s the often struggle to be who GOD says you are – a chosen generation; a royal priesthood. Different. Set apart. Godly. Loving. Committed. Faithful. Loyal. A fighter for the agreement of your household. A fighter for the promised Word manifested in your life. It’s the willingness to be unusually or uncommonly transparent, humble, and wise for the sake of the heritage of your family. Man of GOD, where is your heart? I see you, but I don’t see your heart.

I’ve heard women say that the type of woman referenced in Isaiah 4:1 makes it hard for godly women who refuse to “drink the kool-aid” and succumb to begging and pleading with, who they know to be GOOD but troubled, men for their love. I’ve further heard virtuous and non-desperate women say that they cannot do anymore than what they are doing now to be available to these men, without becoming the woman in Isaiah 4:1. Sadly, I agree. There is nothing more that can be done in the NATURAL that can turn the hearts of the Men of GOD. Relationships are SPIRITUAL connections that are carried out and balanced in the natural. Whenever there is discord, a rift in the connection, or division, it must be repaired in the SPIRIT. The attack is not a NATURAL attack. It’s a SPIRITUAL attack that is manifesting in the natural realm. King David made a costly mistake by choosing to not go to war during the time when kings were supposed to fight. He set himself up to be seduced and drawn in by Bathsheba, although that probably was not her intent. He paid for that with his integrity, his credibility, and his family. Do YOU really want to pay that price?

By the same token, King David realized and accepted that he had given in to the desires that we all have, but he didn’t come to that conclusion without godly correction. Thank GOD for Nathan and his obedience to speak what he heard the Spirit of GOD say. Men of GOD, you NEED a strong man in your life, who will speak Wisdom and correction to you, in spite of your feelings. You NEED a friend who sharpens your countenance by their love, truth, and loyalty.

Everyone wants a solution for what’s happening to our relationships and our families. We want uncommon manifestations, yet no one wants to put forth uncommon effort and BE uncommon! Women, you don’t want to be the woman in Isaiah 4:1? Then, stop talking to the manifestation and start praying for the healing of our men. Prayer and intercession are UNcommon in these times. Men, you desire relationship, but don’t know how to get past what you’re feeling and the desperate women your eyes are seeing? Then, release ALL manner of FEAR and give way to the healing power of GOD, which requires your humility and transparency. Keep in mind that Open Heart Surgery can only be performed when the heart is exposed in a safe and sterile environment. If you’re unwilling to expose it to GOD, then HE cannot heal you. Likewise, if you’re unwilling to expose your heart to love after healing, then you will never have it. The RIGHT exposure is UNcommon.

Jesus declared that every household divided against itself will not stand (Matt. 12:25). Today, I declare by the Spirit of GOD that YOUR house will be a house of prayer and unity because the Spirit of GOD is turning the hearts of kings and turning fathers back to their sons and sons back to their fathers. I declare that the Men of GOD be healed, delivered, and made whole, for this is the heritage of GOD’S people. I declare that they prosper and be in good health as their souls prosper. I declare the LOVE of GOD towards their wives, children, significant others, and their futures be restored 100-fold. I speak strength to obey GOD in the midst of times where obedience is unpopular and uncommon. I speak forth an UNCOMMON remnant of MEN who set the atmosphere for generations to come. “Arise, shine, [Men], for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.” Isaiah 60:1Image

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One Response to “Real MEN, Arise!”

  1. Woman 2 Woman Inc December 29, 2011 at 12:53 pm #

    Amen, I receive!

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