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A Father’s Wisdom
By Pastor Allen
Jun 19, 2011 - 10:47:43 AM

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Prov.1: 10.  My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

: 11.  If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:

We’re living in a day and time where the lack of Father’s wisdom is evident; as one watch the local News on television and see the amount of your men that are being led to the criminal courts chained and shackled charged with various offenses (mostly murder), the underlining question is this “Where are the Fathers of these young men ?”

In the above passage of scripture (Prov.1:10 – 11) we see a facet of a Father’s wisdom at work; taking into account what we’re experiencing today with our young men, it’s fair to say this level of wisdom is greatly lacking.

Let me hasten to say that I’m not insinuating that there are no Fathers who don’t share words of knowledge and wisdom with their sons and daughters; but, what I am saying is that as a nation we’re reaping the world wind of the lack thereof.

As we celebrate Father’s Day this week let’s take a closer look how we’re functioning as fathers, not only in our homes but also in our communities.  If a father’s guidance and wisdom is lacking in the lives of our troubled young men and women, and they know that a good example of a father and his wisdom is right down the street, 9/10 of the time they would make some kind of effort to reach and make contact with that father.

A godly father, a father of wisdom should have a great sphere of influence in his community, just his presence or the fact that he resides in the community can be liken to the presence of an armed, uniformed, NO NONSENSE, yet easy to communicate with Police Officer stationed in a particular area.

The presence of such Police Officer sends a clear message (especially) to those of a criminal mind-set that “Your activities will not be tolerated in this community.”

Can you imagine our communities with such Father figures residing on every street?

The times in which we’re living in demands that Fathers make their present felt, not just in their homes but also in their communities, on the jobs, in the church and wherever our young men and women gathers.  Taking nothing away from the celebration and acknowledgement of Father’s Day, but gone are the days when we can put the spot light on Fathers for one day; as everyday our young men are being murdered / gunned down on our streets.

The grave and the prison are consuming our young men, and it’s up to us (Fathers) who are more experienced with life’s issues and challenges to deny ourselves and make every effort to reach our young men.

I’m frequently visiting our courts and seeing the record breaking number of young men that’s being led to court chained and shackled charged with various counts of murders and other serious offenses; sad to say that 95% of the court appearances by these young men, no fathers are present; only mothers and other family members.

As a nation, we can continue playing games; especially in our churches where religiously and traditionally Father’s Day is acknowledged and celebrated; and in the course of so doing honor / rewards are given to the DADDY that have the most children.

Despite the fact that these men may have been or still are Dead Beat Dads who have absolutely no idea of how their children are surviving, they are still honored and esteemed.

Notwithstanding that there are Fathers who are making an indelible mark in the lives of their children that can’t be erased; these fathers are not some much concerned with the hype and fanfare that goes along with the celebration and acknowledgement of Father’s Day, but rather they do their very best to raise their son in the fear and admonish of the Lord.

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Prov.3: 11.  My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

: 12.  For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.    

As fathers, there’s no need for us to try and reinvent the wheel when it comes raising our sons and daughters; the key is submitting to the leading of Holy Spirit, in so doing we should seek to help other fathers who don’t have that relationship with God (Father Yahweh) to develop such a relationship. 

For without having a genuine relationship with God, earthly fathers would not know how to properly raise their sons and daughters.

The murders and other serious crimes that are being committed on our streets / in our communities are being carried out by our sons, brothers, nephews, cousins and even some of our fathers. Therefore the answers / solutions to our problems lies with us Fathers, we are the ones that have to step up to the plate and positively reach our troubled males.

Happy Father’s Day:

For questions and comments contact us via E-mails: pastormallen@yahoo.com or kmfci@live.com or Ph.1-242-441-2021 or 3

Pastors Matthew & Brendalee Allen

Kingdom Minded Fellowship Center Int’l

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