One of the last prophetic words that Malachi spoke was in (Malachi 4:5-6) where he said “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord, and he shall turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.”
To father is to turn our heart’s back to God and allow him to teach us how to be the prophet, the priest and the king of our homes, because before we can lead anybody else we must be able to lead our families. In other words, before we can teach, preach and pour into someone else’s life we need to be able to preach, teach and pour into the lives of those that God has ordained for us to cover and that would be our families…our wives and our children. God doesn’t want to smite the earth with the curse of Fatherlessness but when you look at the family, especially in the African American community you see so many delinquent father’s sometime you have to wonder…is there a curse being loosed upon the family? Let’s believe God that fathers will take their place on the wall of their homes and become the prophet, the priest and the king that God desires.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason