Family Roots

Posted by on Feb 6, 2014 in Parents, Students | 0 comments

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Purpose of the Family

God’s word reveals the method He uses for expansion of His Kingdom on Earth. He has chosen mankind to rule and purposed the family to be His institution and instrument for transferring His Kingdom Agenda. However we don’t see much of the expansion of the Kingdom of God. Our nation is on a decline spiritually and culturally the family is under attack.  The cracks in the foundation of our nation are the results of the breakdown and the dysfunction of the family in general. How do we return to one nation under God?

It starts with the family.  Plato is quoted as making this observation, “the saga of a nation is the saga of its families written large”.  The trends and statistics of our nation reflect that the family has a problem.  To fix the problem, you’ve got to go to its root.

In Genesis 1:26-28, God outlines His purpose for the family as stated in these points:

  • REFLECT the glory of God in Earth through representative rule (vs 26, 28)
  • RELATE the unity of Heaven in the locality of Earth (v. 26)
  • REPLICATE the image of God through Godly offspring (v 28)

Man and woman were created REFLECT the image of God.  An image is a form or appearance.  God has chosen mankind to reflect His glory through exercising His rule and authority on Earth. God did not establish a political party, labor union or government to be the face of His Agenda. He chose the family.  You and I are the ones God is looking to effect our culture by ruling under God’s authority.

God said ‘Let US’ create man in our image. The family also is created to be a union, one flesh, one blood.  The key is oneness.  Why is marriage and family so important, because it shows the RELATIIONSHIP of the Godhead on Earth.  Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Our families are to RELATE to the world the unified purpose of life under God.  

Finally, God blesses the family with children or offspring.  The ultimate purpose of the family is to reproduce itself.  Man and woman made in the image of God have been given the blessing of REPLICATING that image through childbirth.  Children aren’t an accident or an inconvenience, they are the gift and blessing of God. The family is the central institute that God has given to “train up a child in the way he should go’.  God wants Godly offspring (Malachi 2:15) so that the Earth is full of His glorious image. Children are a blessing from the Lord (Psalm 127).  It is through offspring that man is to expand the Kingdom of God on Earth.  

We LOVE Family! It’s God’s plan, God’s purpose, and God’s power that can change a nation and it’s starts in your home!

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