Maximized Manhood

Day 6 of 7 • This day’s reading

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Prophet

[prof-it] noun a person who speaks for God by divine inspiration; a person who foretells or predicts what is to come

Man of God, did you know you are the prophet of your home? You're probably asking what this means, so let me explain. A prophet's role is to speak the heart of God and to declare the promises of God. Prophets are visionaries and have the ability to hear God and declare His word. Are you declaring God’s word in your family’s lives and being the visionary in your home? This role should not be taken lightly, and it comes with a lot of responsibility. Back in Bible days, a prophet could lose his life because of false prophecy and for not obeying God’s commands.

Contrary to modern-day church culture, the role of a prophet is not always bringing good news or prophesying cars, homes and money. The role of a prophet is to also warn others of God’s judgment and wrath for disobedience. As the prophet in your home, are you speaking love and life into your house? Are you daily declaring God’s word over your family? What is God’s vision for your family? Are you spending time with God, reading His word, getting daily instruction on how to lead your family to the Lord? I know every scent, sound and situation in my home because I submit to the Holy Spirit and am willing to be sensitive to the atmosphere in my home. When things are out of line, I sense it and I seek God for direction and insight. When my children are troubled, God speaks to me. When my wife is uneasy, God reveals it to me. This type of discernment comes only by prayer, consecration and studying God’s word. I can’t do it in my own logic, reasoning or intellect. It is a gift from God and I’m thankful for it. Men, the more time we spend seeking the Lord, the less time we have for things that will come to distract us. If there was ever a time we needed to be more focused spiritually, the time is now.

Call To Action: Walk through your house and declare God’s word. Speak God’s promises into the atmosphere. Prophesy over your children. Declare they are a gift from God and that God has plans to prosper them and not to harm them. Prophesy over your wife. Declare that God is going to strengthen her and fortify your marriage and that you will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

Prayer: Lord I speak to the dead areas of my life, in my family and my ministry. I prophesy that You will resurrect every dry place and bring new life into my home and my marriage. You have given me the power to overcome evil and to do good. Speak to my heart so that I may share Your heart with others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.