Turning the Hearts of the Fathers to Their Children
“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 heart 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” – (Mal.4:5,6).
God looked down through history during the
time of Malachi the prophet (450 B.C.) to these end days and said that the most
fundamental problem in the end times would be fathers and children.
Our men must get saved and become Godly fathers because it’s the most important
job a man has. And if fathers refuse to do this, God will curse this earth with
fire. It’s turn or burn for
To an unprecedented degree, men are not
performing their job as fathers. As fatherhood declines our civilization
erodes. There is nothing more important to society than men undertaking the
role and responsibility of being fathers. Men are detaching themselves from
their wives and children during the last 30 years at an unprecedented rate. Men
are abandoning their families and running away from their responsibility.
When fathers are absent from the home, the results on the children are catastrophic. 70% of long-term prison inmates grew up in fatherless homes. 60% of rapists and 70% of murderers come from fatherless homes. 40% of children live today without their original fathers. Half of them have never been in their father’s home. Women are running around looking for stand-in fathers like Big Brother. Mothers and grandmothers are raising more and more children without fathers and grandfathers. Our heavenly Father wants to turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the devil is fighting hard to keep them apart. Satan knows that the fundamental and most basic building block of society and having a strong nation is having strong intact families. The devil’s M.O. for destroying families is to get rid of father and then get to the wife, the weaker vessel and then the children. Divide the family and conquer it. Jesus said – “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand” – (Mt.12:25). Our homes are being divided by divorce and father-absent homes and soon comes the fall – our nation cannot continue to stand for long.
We have far too many father-absent, father-deficient, father-failure homes, even when there is no divorce. Dad’s at home, but he doesn’t lead the family, he’s a wimp not in authority. Dad wants to be a corporate success and make much money and leave out training the children and leave it solely to his wife. Dad needs to work his 40 hrs. a week and spend the rest of his time at home where he’s desperately needed. We are fast becoming a matriarchal society, ruled by women. God cursed Adam and Eve after they sinned – both with labor. Adam to labor on the job as breadwinner and Eve to labor at childbirth and work in the home as a housewife. Women should not have a double curse of doing a job outside of the home and being a housewife too.
The fatherless – who are they? Widowed
children – children of divorce or separation – father in mental hospital or
prison – illegitimate children (bastards) – and children of artificial
insemination. Remember divorced daddy, you don’t get a divorce from being a
father, only from being a husband. Don’t disappear from your child’s life. 70%
of black babies and 25% of white babies are born a bastard in the
We have half-orphans today – one parent families, mostly mothers. One half of our children can expect it. We’ve got runaways and throwaways, as many don’t want their children. We are killing our children by abortion at the rate of 4,400 per day – 1 ½ million per year. We desperately need fathers in the home to watch over their children as many predators prey upon them. Fathers need to be the spiritual head of the family also – “And, ye Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” – (Eph.6:4). Fathers must give their children spiritual food as well as physical food – “Man shall not live by bread alone, but y every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” – (Mt.4:4). He must give them bible bread, food for the soul, so they can grow spiritually as well as physically. Otherwise his children can become prey to religious cults. Charles Manson, the Moonies, Jim Jones, etc, etc, all called their leaders father. And especially Roman Catholic Priests – fathers preying upon and committing sodomy with young boys today and teaching them idolatry. O’ how desperately we need fathers in the home today. Every child needs their father, not just mother – but both. The more absent fathers become from their children, the more opportunity for the devil to provide evil fathers for them – both in the world and in religion.
Children don’t know how to work today. They don’t have good work ethics because they haven’t had to work. They don’t have fathers to teach them and to be the example for them. Sons don’t know how to handle basic, fundamental tools and they can’t leave home and grow up and take care of themselves.
Fathers need to be there to correct their children in a Godly way. “But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards and not sons” – (Heb.12:8). The highchair not the electric chair is the cure for crime. If there is no loving correction from fathers’ rod, then the state correctional department will probably have to correct him. It’s our responsibly to raise Godly children, not the state. “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chaseneth, him betimes” – (Prov.13:24). Every time correction is administered in the bible, it’s by the father. It’s his responsibility as head of the family and helps to make him the head of the family. Mother only assists him in being the head. She’s his helpmate not his head. – amen. His rod is his scepter that makes him king of his castle.
We must turn the hearts of fathers to their children by preaching the gospel to them and getting them saved. We need to turn them from their wicked ways and turn them to the heavenly Father and His beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. He needs to be born again into the family of God and cry out Abba-Father and be filled with the Holy Spirit and become a new creature in Christ. Then he will become a Godly father and husband as God turns his heart to his family and turns him to the word of God where he will learn the truth about how to be a good, Godly father in his home. We need more born again fathers raising Godly children. It’s the answer and the only hope for our nation. We need to be “Fishers of men” and try to catch the big fish – the father – and get him saved. We need to aim our preaching toward the head of the family because he will lead his whole family God’s way. We should not spend so much time preaching in rest homes but in young familie’s homes.
A good father is a born again godly father – one that has God for his Father. He then obeys God’s word and brings up his children for the Lord. He doesn’t produce bastards for other people to support with their tax money. He gets married and gives his children his name and puts a roof over their head and feeds them and loves their mother. He rules his own family well having his children in subjection. He especially feeds them soul food – Bible bread – so they grow up spiritually as well as physically. He will never divorce their mother but keeps his marriage vows to God and stays with her till death do they part. He keeps his eyes off other women lest Satan tempt him into adultery and so destroy the family. God is looking for a few good men – good Godly men who will shoulder the responsibly of fatherhood God’s way. Soldiers for Christ.
Unless more fathers in
Be saved today. Repent of your sins and turn
to Jesus Christ by faith in your hearts and receive forgiveness of sins. Jesus
Christ, God’s beloved Son, is God’s amazing grace. He is God’s mercy seat where
a sinner can be saved. I especially plead with fathers today – Father’s Day
My daughter wrote this poem for me on Father’s Day when she was about thirteen just after I was saved in 1972 and I treasure it greatly.
Thank you God for a daddy so dear
Who is never too busy to hear
Problems and questions – any kind
Thank you God for a daddy like mine.
Thank you God for the dad you gave me
He teaches me right from wrong you see
He’s bringing me up in a righteous way
‘Cause in our house Jesus has the say.
Thank you God for a born-again dad
Possessed by you – not Satan, I’m glad.
He shows me love, the kind that’s from you
His example I will follow through.
Thank you God, my dad’s dear to my heart
Memories he’s given will never part.
When he preaches Jesus – I do shine
Praise the Lord – for a daddy like mine!
Turning the hearts of the fathers to their children. I give honor to my heavenly Father today – thank you for saving me and adopting me into your family. Thank you for your beloved Son who shed His blood for me. Thank you for turning my heart to my children and grandchildren. Amen and Amen.
Pastor Mike Storti
5000 N. LaCholla-