Greetings to the Father, Angels and saints in Christ. Paul Keens Douglas of Trinidad and Tobago is a comedian who writes comedy (decent stuff). One such is an uproarious monologue about “my daddy” and the wonderful things that “my daddy” can do. In the eyes of a child, there is no one like daddy. Daddy is big and wonderful and an absolute authority on any subject.

I thought about “my daddy” as I wrote about Boaz and Ruth because Boaz needed to be a man’s man to bring forth seed in the earth of the caliber of Obed, Jesse, David and Jesus. There are elements in the life of David that seemed to be an offshoot of Boaz’s influence. For example, we hear of David saying in Ps 91: 4 that “He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust”.

Is not this a direct quotation from Boaz to Ruth in Ruth 2: 12 when he told her

” The LORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.”

Yes it is. It seems that the love story of Ruth and Boaz was recounted very often in the family and the implications of the generational connections. I understand the man to be the Christ to his home even as the Lord is the head of the church. If the father is the head of the wife and is to love, cherish and nourish her as Christ does to the church, we can deduce that children are to come under the direct authority of the father. In fact, it is the father’s responsibility to bring up the child in the ways of the Lord.

The Lord in Gen 18: 19 said of Abraham:

“For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him”.

Why did God use the word command? He did so because of the authority vested in the name and role of the father in the marriage and by divine spin-off (if you please) in the home. Observe a family. A mother may speak to a child more than once, but once daddy says the word, that child will usually subside without a quarrel. Abraham was the spiritual leader in the home. He was the prophet – he heard from God and told Isaac the word of the Lord (as in the proposed sacrifice).

I am not implying that God does not speak to women (he spoke to Mary the mother of Jesus and to Mary at the tomb). Abraham was a prophet. God told that to Abimelech and I believe that even as the Lord carries the functions of apostle, prophet, pastor, teacher and evangelist, so does the man in the home:

  • Who will intercede for your children against the principalities and powers?
  • Who will instruct them in the ways of the Lord and integrate this instruction in to the lifestyle as told to Moses?
  • Who will tell the child of his/her destiny as Samson’s parents did for him?
  • Who will evangelize the child if not you?
  • Who will work signs and wonders in the home?
  • Are you going to wait for the psychics to teach them through the dubious television programs that induct them into demon worship?
  • Who will lay hands on them when they are sick?
  • Who will be the elder to anoint them with oil if not you the father (along with the mother of course).

The enemy has lied to men of God for too long, sidelining them to the mothers. No offense, but it is even evident in the churches. I see big, strong men who serve in minority positions to the women. Why? Because of mindsets. If we want them to be the men that God has destined them to be in the earth, we have to prophesy purpose to them and teach them in the way that they should go.

Look at the men in the bible who had no titles but carried out the role of prophet, apostle etc:

  • They included Adam who walked with God
  • Enoch (Jude called him a prophet by inference – Jude 1:14)
  • Abraham (Gen 20:7)
  • Jacob who saw angels and fought with the Lord
  • David (Acts 2:29-30)
  • Boaz, Zacharias the father of John the Baptist
  • Jesus – Father of His Church
  • Manoah the father of Samson,
  • John the beloved (the angel called him a prophet).

Men, think of the impact you could have on your children. Jesus was daddy’s boy. All He said was my daddy said this and my daddy said that. He was well taught by the Father.

All you have to is to start by downloading the word into the precious seed given to you. Multiplication will come. As you rise to your potential, you will begin to experience the mighty power of God in your life.  Come out of the shadows and stop hiding, because God has a place for you in the earth.

I was speaking with a sister after church on Sunday and she told me that Jesus spoke the kingdom every time He said what His daddy said. He was so consumed with pleasing His Father that He started at age 12.

How did God get Him to become such a devoted Son? More to come!