Ephesians 5:23 & 25 "For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;"
The devil hates the family. He desires to destroy it. He was not happy when the home was instituted. He's been out to destroy it ever since.
Home life needs to be the most important part of peoples lives. Unfortunately women are choosing a career over their family. Husbands are spending more time doing the things they want to do than to make sure they are taking time with their families.
Young people also need to be careful about the choices they make. They choices they make (if they're the wrong ones) can destroy or have a major effect on their home life in the future. God intended for young ladies to be trained up to be wives and mothers...not career women. Letting our daughters get out and get jobs is contrary to God's will.
Children are being brought up to be "above or better" than everyone else. The fault lies with the parents a lot of times. Yes...the world has its influences on them as well...but the parents are both working so they can have nicer things and more things than there neighbor. They have to have the more expensive things...the name brand things.
Our children need both parents in the home. We need the daddies to be there for their families. Hollywood promotes remarriage over and over again. There is hope for the family that the man is doing what he ought to do. Men are selfish these days. They have too much love for themselves than their wife and children.
Some husbands are too busy fishing and/or hunting or doing those things they want to do and not what they need to do. Wives need their husbands at home. They're spending money on themselves and their recreation instead of their wives and their children. Husbands need to take their wives out and pamper them. They need to make sure their children have everything they need.
Wives need their husbands to spend time with them. Many men spend more time and effort on their job without taking any time with their wives. God gave each husband a wife. The Lord is responsible for instituting the marriage and union between a man and a woman. Our husbands need to treasure their wife.
Tomorrow will be part two of this topic of revival in our homes.
Taken from notes of a message preached by Bro. Marion Atkinson at Faith Baptist Camp on August 8, 2007.