KEY SCRIPTURE: Mark 3:25 “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand”.
Our Lord Jesus taught us rightly that a house divided against itself cannot stand. One of the greatest hindrance to having children raised in a godly way is a divided house.
When husband and wife are divided the children are the worse sufferers. It is rather worse when the strife between husband and wife is intense and bitter
The absence of love between father and mother affects the emotions of the children so much. Such children cannot accept any virtue of love taught in church. Such parents allow their anger to rule over their emotions such that they can mistreat each other right in the presence of the children. The bible says fathers provoke not your children to wrath (Ephesians 6:4). These children are provoked to anger. In some cases some of them would have fought their father if they could. Such a child has become a rebellion for life, if the Lord does not intervene.
Some of the mothers in an attempt to win the sympathy of the children gather her children around her and rehearse all the wrong things that their father has done. These children are put in a very confused state. As their biological father still occupies some aspect of their heart. They are being forced to hate their father. The end result is a rebellion against both. Father and mother
Such children would one day vent their anger on their. Mother who sowed such evil seeds in them.
Children in such a state become more vile because they go to the father and get what they want from him, and then go to their mother as well to manipulate her too. What sort of children are you both raising? You are raising armed robbers and prostitutes for the future, how? They would never trust either father or mother and would rather confide in evil people since they are prone to evil. A divided house cannot stand, but would surely be destroyed.
A divided house is under the principle of divide and rule. Satan has entered the home, turned man and woman against each. Other and then destroy the whole house. Please your enemy can’t be your wife and neither your husband. Start attacking the devil, in prayer. Forgive your spouse, join hands in prayer, call all the children together and confess your faults to each other. Tell the children you are sorry for all the negative things you said about each other to them.
This is only the beginning of the healing process. You must prove your repentance by maintaining the attitude of love. The children seeing true repentance would also turn from their wrong ways and get along very well with father and mother.
I will not allow my house to be divided in Jesus name.My children would not be separated from any of us.My home would always remain a united home.
And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.