Proverbs 11:21 Though they join hand in hand, the wicked shall not go unpunished; but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. *
This is one of my favorite scriptures! The seed of the righteous shall be delivered! Hallelujah! And all the mom’s say – AMEN! For those of you who are not parents – this is a good one to commit to memory for future use OR if you are not having children –the word SEED there in the Strong’s concordance means – your offspring and it also means “time of sowing” – So – whatever you are sowing in the Lord – that will be delivered too! God has not lost one seed and He keeps very good records. However, for today’s devotion, I am focusing on our offspring.
You know, I was raised in church all of my life, and therefore, I have done the same for my boys. I have always stood on Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it. What a promise! But kids will be kids and we all make choices that do not line up with the Word of God at some point in our lives. We know that raising our children in church – in the fear and admonition of the Lord, will give us a promise that even if they stray, they will return! What a comfort!
Now, let me take a side journey… – I was talking to someone once, who was raised to know Jesus, but was currently out of fellowship with Him, trying to interpret the scriptures according to the way “they” wanted to live, etc. Then they quoted Proverbs 22:6 to me – saying their mom had raised them right, and she had a promise, so no matter what, they were “safe.” HMMMMM – let me say this – I stand with their mom and believe for the return of this child – but if YOU are that child – Galatians 6:7 says “Be not deceived, God is not mocked, whatsoever a man sows, that will he also reap.” So, while I stand with your mother, that before you die, you will return to the Lord, IF she continues to declare and fight for you according to the Word. However, knowingly committing sin in this arrogant, deceptive manner will cause you to reap the fruit of that labor….so I implore you to come to your senses, repent, and return to the Lord. There are people assigned to you, and rewards the Father has for you, that you will not get, unless you are living for Him!
However, I used to feel sorry for the people I met who couldn’t use that scripture, people who they themselves, did not get saved until they were adults, therefore, they didn’t raise their children to have a personal relationship with Jesus. But, not anymore… This scripture covers everyone and is solid to stand upon! How faithful is our God!
THE SEED OF THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL BE DELIVERED! SO! If you did not get saved until you were an adult, and have children who do not know God – I’d declare this, pray this, sing this, memorize this, 24/7. God has not left anyone out! Not to mention throw in Acts 16:31 – and all thy household shall be saved! – Household means your family!!!!! Yea Jesus! Do you not see?
THEY HAVE NO CHOICE! IT’S THEIR TOUGH LUCK YOU ARE THEIR MOTHER/GRANDMOTHER!!!!! IF YOU EMPLOY THESE SCRIPTURES SOONER OR LATER THEY MUST COME IN! Work the Word and the Word will work!Jeremiah 23:29
“Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?
You begin to quote the Word of God over your kids and watch it break the rock of stubborn will and rebellion into smithereens! Let’s go one step further…..Let’s say your kids are saved, but bound by fear, bitterness, anger, hurt, pride, rejection, etc.
THE SEED OF THE RIGHTEOUS SHALL BE DELIVERED!!!!!!!
The word delivered in the Strong’s means to escape – be delivered. It is used many times as the word escape when it says things like David escaped from Saul or when the Israelites were delivered from the hand of the Philistines. Delivered/Escaped is the same word in Hebrew! Your daughter battling unforgiveness? She shall escape! She shall be delivered! Your son battling addiction? He shall be delivered!!! Oh and before condemnation comes and tells you that you are not righteous – let me give you that definition to – it means “as justified and vindicated by God”. If you are born again, YOU ARE RIGHTEOUS BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS! GOD SAYS SO!
Perhaps you have a righteous mother or grandmother, and your siblings are out in sin, so therefore, their children are “uncovered” and have no one praying for them – Hey – the righteousness of your mother/father can cover their grandchildren! God is a generational God. Get your parents declaring this! Declare it over your nieces and nephews! And again, do not forget Acts 16:31!
Do you understand the power of what I have just told you?
Your child shall be delivered, shall escape from whatever has them bound IF you will stand on this word and confess it over them, pray over them and be determined not to give up no matter what you see, hear or feel.
Here is some ammunition to use against our foe:
Jeremiah 31:16 – This is what the LORD says: “Restrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears, for your work will be rewarded,” declares the LORD. “They will return from the land of the enemy.
21 “This is my promise[a] to them,” says the LORD. “My Spirit, who is on you, and my words that I put in your mouth will not leave you. They will be with your children and your grandchildren permanently,” says the LORD.
3 For I will give you abundant water for your thirst and for your parched fields. And I will pour out my Spirit and my blessings on your children.
25 But the Lord says, “Even the captives of the most mighty and most terrible shall all be freed; for I will fight those who fight you, and I will save your children.
25 Surely, thus says the LORD, “Even the captives of the mighty man will be taken away,
And the prey of the tyrant will be rescued;
For I will contend with the one who contends with you,
And I will save your sons.
Psalm 145:9 The Lord is good to everyone; he is merciful to all he has made.
And hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. And [insert your child’s name] covenant with death shall be disannulled, and [their] agreement with hell shall not stand.
Mommas – we have authority in the spirit! Even if your child is grown and of age – it matters not! God has stacked the deck in our favor! In their favor! They know not what they do! He loves our kids even more than we do! Always declare the word and pray for them according to the will of the Father – never our own will – and it will always work out. (I caution this because it is easy to think we know what they need – we know that they need to return and serve this way or that way and be a worship leader or minister, etc. No – we must pray His will and I also encourage you to pray in the Spirit as it is the perfect will!
One last thing – a great resource for parents is the book Joyful Parent = Happy Home by Mary Hudson. This book changed my life and released me from a huge false burden I was carrying! I highly recommend it! You can get it here –http://www.keithhudson.org/shop/joyful-family-happy-home
So, join me in prayer…
Father, we thank You right now that You are delivering our children and our times of sowing. I know that You have not lost one seed and our harvest will come! I thank You right now, that You are bringing people across our kids’ paths to deliver them and set them free! We release angels to minister to them and declare that no devil in hell will be able to keep them bound with chains of anything contrary to Your word. We ask You to surround them with Your goodness for it is the goodness of God that brings repentance! We confess this Word over them and as we do, we thank You that it is shattering the obstacles in their lives into pieces! We give You praise that You are delivering them from deception and delivering them to TRUTH! From sin and to life everlasting! We will be joyful! They will sense the peace on our lives and it will bring restoration! We have peace because we have this promise that will not be shaken. Hallelujah! We believe that we receive and therefore, we shall HAVE what we have prayed according to Mark 11:24. We give You praise and Glory in Jesus’ Name! Amen!
*updated August 2016