Mal. 4:6 Turning the hearts of the Fathers to the Children and the Children to the Fathers, lest he strike the earth with a curse!
I realize that there are many well meaning women that will read what I am about to say, and write me off as some authoritative, controlling, chauvinistic man, with no understanding of there being no difference between male and female in Christ. What I am about to tell you are things that the Lord has made plain to me over many years in my life. Please hear me out and don’t think that you know me based on your past experiences with insecure controlling men and fathers, who were not like Christ, after all, it is not about me, but about Christ and his glory and order.
Listen to the following scripture:
(Dan 7:25)And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
(Dan 11:17) He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom, and upright ones with him; thus shall he do: and he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her: but she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him.
(Dan 11:37)Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
So in Dan. 7:25 the wicked one changes the times and laws; in Dan. 11:17 he corrupts the daughter of women; and in Dan. 11:37, he does not regard the desire of women.
God’s laws and ordinances require that a man shall leave his father and mother and cleave unto his wife and the two shall become one flesh and the woman’s desire shall be to her husband. The husband is the head of the wife, as Christ is the head of his body. Since the enemy has changed the laws and ordinances that the Lord made for the family and ultimately for the body of Christ, a curse has filled the earth. This curse is most clearly seen in the natural family, and for those who have spiritual eyes, this curse is also taken hold in the spiritual family of Jesus Christ as well.
I believe that I, in Christ, can tell you some of what the Lord has shown me regarding the following scripture:
(Mal 4:5-6)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.
In order for me to talk about the above scripture, I want to point out a certain inescapable fact of the above text. The above text, in verse six, cannot be talking only about Father God, and our hearts being turned to him, the word is plural, not just one Father, but many Fathers. One might ask the question, why the Fathers and not the Mothers? Most people know that Jesus referred to John the Baptist as Elijah who should come to prepare the way, but was he the only Elijah to come? Are we not also looking for a great and dreadful day of the Lord yet to come? Recently I was listening to a sermon by Zac Poonen on this issue, and he pointed out the following scripture:
(Mat 11:13 -14) ” this is Elias, which was for to come.” I always believed that Mal 4:5-6 had not been fulfilled by John the Baptist and that there would be another person or persons that would fulfill this prophesy fully. Zac Poonen noted the language of the above verse in Mat., Jesus said “And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come”; since they did not receive him, therefore John the Baptist did not fulfill this prophesy. Remember that Jesus said “I would have gathered you as a mother hen does gather her chicks, but you would not, so you’re kingdom is left unto you desolate”. According to Jesus, if they would have received him and John the Baptist before him, things would have been much different for the Jewish people and their kingdom, but according to the voice of the prophets, he was rejected and crucified. Since the scripture in Mal. 4:6 clearly points out “Fathers”, rather than just “Father God”, I think that we must carefully consider the order of God in the family.
God compares the husband and his wife to Christ and his bride, the scriptures always refer to the ecclesia, (the church) as a family with Father God, Jerusalem from above, the mother of us all, and we his children. We know that Jesus is the head of his bride, the called out ones (falsely called the church) and a husband is the head of his family. We understand in Christ there is no male or female, but ALL are being conformed into the image of Christ. However, on this earth until we are all changed in a moment in a twinkling of an eye, we are still in this body of flesh. While in Christ we are all the same, in this flesh we are not. God has spoken by the scriptures a difference in order between women and men, let me quote a few here: a women is to pray with her head covered and not a man (1Cor. 11:13) , a woman is to have power on her head for the sake of the angels and not a man (1Cor. 11:10), a woman is not to usurp authority over a man (1Tim. 2:12), this is the order of God in the earthly and church family.
Our families are to bring glory and testify of greater things to come, God created the family, it is his order and this order leads us to Christ as our head. I have many times warned my daughters, I would say, “If you marry a man who’s head is the devil, you are making the devil your head, if you marry a man who’s head is Christ, you are making Christ your head as well!” Now I am aware that there is a path to Christ for a woman who is married to an unbeliever, but that is not an easy path, and I would warn any young lady not to be equally yoked with unbelievers. When we change the order of God and allow men to be the head of the Church, when we change the order and allow women to be the head of the family, there are dire consequences to be paid, this is the sin of witchcraft, it is rebellion (1 Sam. 15:23).
When the order of the family is reflecting the order of God, then the order of God’s ecclesia (the church), will also reflect his order, let me explain. A man who has been raise up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord by godly parents, shall leave his mother and father and cleave unto his wife and the two shall become one flesh. A man who makes Jesus his head, marries a woman who makes that man her head and thus making her head, in the oneness with her husband, Jesus Christ. Did you get that? We are to live our lives in a way that brings glory and honor to the Lord, Jesus is the head of the two that become one flesh, but the man is the head of that one body, just as Jesus is the head of his bride.
Now let’s get to the children of the husband and wife, consider the following scriptures:(Pro 17:6) Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.
(Mic 2:9-10) The women of my people have ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their children have ye taken away my glory for ever. Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.
So the glory of the children are their fathers, who’s head is Christ, and you have cast out the women from the home and made them provide for their families, and separated the children from their fathers, their glory, and they shall only be children for so long, and so you have taken away their spiritual heritage and their glory forever! Do you get this? I believe that the former scriptures tell us of a curse, in Mic 2:9-10, and that curse is the curse spoken of in Mal. 4:6. So the hearts of the fathers shall be turned to the children. If a man turns his heart to the children God has entrusted him to care for, that man will seek the Lord and make Christ his head, so he can give those children a spiritual heritage in Christ, their glory. So the hearts of the children shall be turned to the fathers, lest I strike the earth with a curse. Consider a few more scriptures:
(Luk 23:28-31)For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
Now consider this statement by the Apostle Paul in light of the words of Jesus:(1Ti 2:13-15) For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.
Now the quote in I Tim. is not suggesting that unmarried women have children, so this is not written to the unmarried, but the married. Paul is addressing the order of the family, which is an earthly type of the heavenly bride of Christ, those who are not married to Christ should not be having spiritual children either. So the words of Jesus in Luke shows the state of things at the end.
(Luk 23:29-30) For, behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover us. This is the curse spoken of in Mal 4:6, yet the order of God in the family is that the woman shall be saved in childbearing. We are a generation under this curse, Christ is not the head of our families and fatherless children fill our jails, it’s a curse!
SO LET ME SUM THIS UP:The wife of the family has been corrupted by the Anti-Christ, she is not saved in childbearing, the laws of God have been changed, so that the woman is the head and not the man, and thus Christ is not the head of his bride and the glory of the children are taken away, there is no spiritual heritage passed to them, and women are removed from their desire that God gave them and their pleasant houses. THE NATURAL FAMILY IS DESTROYED AND SO IS THE SPIRITUAL FAMILY DESTROYED, THEY ARE CONNECTED. THE WICKED ONE HAS CHANGED THE ORDINANCE OF THE LORD AND A CURSE HAS FILLED THE EARTH!
(Isa 58:1-2)Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God.
This curse that has filled the earth has produced an enumerable group of angry fatherless children and angry women. They have no purpose and no meaning outside of God, as the family is destroyed, so is the spiritual heritage destroyed and the promise from God to children’s children, is taken away. Today this world is faced with mobs of angry young men and angry divorced women, rioting in the streets, they fill the jail cells of America, they live on the state assistance programs (welfare). THIS IS THE CURSE THAT COVERS THE EARTH, BECAUSE THEY HAVE CHANGED THE ORDINANCES AND BROKEN THE HOLY COVENANT!
Dear ladies and gentlemen, God does not care about what you think is wrong or right, he does not care about your cultural sensitivities, he is the creator, he set up the ordinances and the laws and you have not obeyed them and thus a curse fills the earth. Can you be your own God? Can you change the reality that there is only one God and creator, even Jesus Christ? And for those who will rebel against God’s order in the family and thus in his bride, in his family; have you not read the scriptures regarding the daughter of the Zidonians, Jezebel? Have you not read the account of Queen Vashti in Esther? Rebellion is the sin of witchcraft. REPENT dear child of God and respect the order of God in the family and thus in his “church”, in his “ecclesia”!
IF THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS WILL TURN TO THE CHILDREN AND THE HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN WILL TURN TO THE FATHERS, THIS CURSE WILL GO AWAY! IF THEY WON’T OBEY THESE WORDS, SO THAT THE LORD GOD ALONE IS GOD, THEN THIS CURSE WILL DESTROY THE EARTH!
And Happy Fathers day to every man who makes Christ his head and refuses our rebellious culture who make fathers worth nothing more than a paycheck!