The Mantle Of Paternity

Since it’s Father’s Day, I want to explain the significant role of a father in a family. You will be surprised how much impact a father has in the future generation…

Now people might disagree with I have to say but I have scriptural back up. People say that there is no such thing as generational curses, however, this only true for those in christ Jesus. The problem lies in those who operate outside of Christ and in darkness.

Your sin will be the next generation’s curse. Your obedience will be the next generation’s mantle.

The smallest things you do has great effects on the next generation. Therefore, you have a great responsibility as a father. In Genesis 20, Abraham lied to Abimelech saying that “Sarah was his sister”. He was reprimanded by Abimelech for this. Strange enough, Isaac the son of Abraham did the exact same thing in Genesis 26. this small lies became a deception in the next generation when Jacob deceived his father for Esau’s blessing (Genesis 27). In fact, Jacob’s name means ‘he deceives’.

Jacob had twelve sons and one daughter. Joseph the son of his dear wife Rachel was his all time favourite. This didn’t please the other brothers so they decided to get rid of him (Genesis 37:12-36). They sold him to the Midianites who sold him to Egypt. The brothers then returned to their father with Joseph’s multi coloured robe and told him the greatest deception ever. For over ten years, Jacob grieved the death of his son who was still alive! A simple lie grew exponentially over generations causing a lot of pain.

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All in all, we see God turning these things into good. How? because those in Christ are no longer under the curse. It is broken for those who are seeking God but those who rebel will receive their due. Be not deceived, God is not mocked. Whatever a man sows, that shall he reap (Galatians 6:7).

So fathers, you have a responsibility of what you do. Children may not do what you say but they do what you do. Whatever you do, your child will do better. Look at Elijah and Elisha! Elisha considered Elijah as a father and he performed twice as many miracles as him! If you sin, your child will do it greater. If you leave a godly legacy, your child will leave a greater one behind.