There are many of you who have received deliverance for yourself but your heart still cries out for your children to be delivered and set free! Follow me as we look into the Word and see that God has promised to save, deliver, and draw your children back to Him. It doesn’t matter if you live in a single parent household, you are rich or poor, or what your kids are doing, i.e. they may be on drugs, in rebellion, ran away from home or have turned away from the Lord, etc.
As a believer, you have been promised that your whole household will be saved and God has promised to deliver your children. But like everything else we receive from God we must receive His Word by faith. So build your faith and release it as you read and meditate on these Scriptures.
So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Acts 16:31 (NKJV)
He sent His Word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Psalm 107:20 (NKJV)
Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the captives of the righteous be delivered? But thus says the LORD: “Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible be delivered; for I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children. Isaiah 49:24, 25 (NKJV)
Thus says the LORD; “A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping, Rachel weeping for her children, refusing to be comforted for her children because they are no more.” Thus says the LORD: “Refrain your voice from weeping and your eyes from tears; for your work shall be rewarded, says the LORD, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy. There is hope in your future, says the LORD that your children shall come back to their own border. Jeremiah 31:15 – 17 (NKJV)
What is the work that we will be rewarded for? Believing! In John 6:29, Jesus tells us that the work of God is to believe in Him. He is the living Word (John 1:1, 14). His Words are Spirit and life (John 6:63). He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8). The Word of God is eternal and does not change (Numbers 23:19, 20). It is important to pray and align our words with the Word of God for they are life.
God is a Father and has a Father’s heart towards His children. Jesus represents the Father and keeps what was entrusted to Him. The Holy Spirit is the one who draws us to Jesus and to return to the Father. We see this in the story of the wayward son (Luke 15:11-32). The Father was always looking and waiting for the son’s return. He did not judge or condemn him when he returned but ran to meet him and welcomed him with open arms. He restored him to his rightful place as a son and gave him what belonged to him. It is the goodness of God that draws people to Him to repentance (Romans 2:4).
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse. Malachi 4:5, 6 (NKJV)
“My sheep hear My voice and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. John 10:27 – 29 (NKJV)
A Father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy habitation. Psalm 68:5 (NKJV)
He will bring justice to the poor of the people; He will save the children of the needy and will break in pieces the oppressor. Psalm 72:4 (NKJV)
As a father pities his children, so the LORD pities those who fear Him. Psalm 103:13
We are ministers of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:17 – 20). We must walk in love and extend God’s grace while setting boundaries with our children. Praying and decreeing God’s Words over their lives is important because it allows the truth to affect change in their hearts and lives. We must release them into God’s hands and trust that He is working. We must not allow anxiety, worry or fear to contaminate our faith (2 Timothy 1:7). Let His peace rule and reign in your heart and mind (Philippians 4:6, 7).
While we are waiting to see our prayers answered, we should pray prayers of protection over them. Psalm 91 is a great prayer of protection. We can pray that the Lord would place a spiritual hedge of protection (Job 1:3; Psalm 80:12; Proverbs 15:19) around them for their safety to protect them from evil forces that may be at work in their lives and ask Him to send His angels to guard and protect them. The Lord has assigned angels to our children as we see from what Jesus said in Matthew 18:10 and Psalm 91 covers them when they are grown! We can also plead the blood of Jesus over them.
Kenneth Copeland (Kenneth Copeland Ministries) explains how you can apply the power of the blood of Jesus to any situation for deliverance and protection. The enemy comes to attack us in many ways i.e. our families, our children, our marriage, our homes, our ministry, our finances, our health, etc. But he doesn’t have any legal right when you belong to the Lord.
We have been delivered from the power of darkness and conveyed into the Kingdom of the Son of His love (Colossians 1:13).The blood of Jesus reversed every part of the curse i.e. sickness and disease, poverty and lack, addiction and any type of bondage, etc. These things don’t have any legal right to be there any longer because of what Jesus did on the cross. His blood overcame and defeated the enemy (Hebrews 2:14, 15; Colossians 2:15; 1 John 3:8).
Pleading the blood may sound like begging but it isn’t. It refers to a legal term like when a lawyer presents his case (evidence and facts to support it) before a judge. We are putting our confidence in the blood covenant the Father made with His Son, Jesus for us.
When we plead the blood of Jesus we are taking the power and authority He has given us (Matthew 28:18; Luke 9:1; 10:19; Psalm 91:13; Daniel 11:32) by applying it to people and situations in our lives. There is protection, deliverance, healing, etc. in His blood; whatever we need and as often as we need.
Anointing oil is a symbol of the power of the Holy Spirit and is also a symbolic representation of our faith in Jesus to protect, cleanse, keep evil away and to answer our prayers. The anointing oil is the burden removing, yoke destroying power of God to remove the oppression and bondage of the enemy. It is also a way of consecrating things unto God.
Many Christians use it as a spiritual weapon (Isaiah 10:27) and for consecration (Exodus 40:9) as they pray for loved ones by anointing objects and rooms in their house i.e. pillows, computers, personal objects, doorposts, etc. This would be done when the child is not present as you anoint and pray over things in their room.
It shall come to pass in that day that his burden will be taken away from your shoulder, and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil. Isaiah 10:27 (NKJV)
“And you shall take the anointing oil, and anoint the tabernacle and all that is in it; and you shall hallow it and all its utensils, and it shall be holy” Exodus 40:9 (NKJV)
Also, ask the Lord to awaken them to righteousness (1 Corinthians 15:34) and to bring generational blessings upon them.
When your children are living at home, you have authority as parents to establish boundaries on what is watched on TV, the computer/internet and what is listened to in your household. You can’t control what they do and see outside of your house but you can pray. Relationship matters. Listening and not reacting is important. They need to know they can come to you to discuss anything! Also, by setting godly examples and responding in a godly manner, helps them to want to come to you with any problems they are facing. Walking in love is vital. Love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:4-8). Ask the Holy Spirit to lead and guide you and follow His peace!
On his TV program Mana-Fest, Perry Stone (Perry Stone Ministries) shared some steps to take to pray for salvation for our children:
1) Pray against spirits vexing them in order to break spirits that are battling your children (Matthew 15:22). Discern them (1 Corinthians 12:10) then rebuke them. There are 3 types of spirits working in these last days:
A) seducing away from the truth (1 Timothy 4:1)
B) spirit of bondage or slavery (Romans 8:15) i.e. addiction
C) spirit of infirmity – so you can’t lift yourself up; causing moral, physical or spiritual weakness, not just sickness (Luke 13:11-16). The spirit must be exposed by discerning it then we take authority over it according to Matthew 18:18 by binding and loosing.
2) Pray against blindness over their eyes and that their eyes of understanding would be opened (Ephesians 1:18). It is the god of this world who has blinded their minds (2 Corinthians 4:4).
3) Pray against people that are manipulating them – break soul ties (emotional or physical attachments or connections that are pulling them away from the Lord). Call them by name.
4) Pray that they will submit their will to follow the will of God.
I pray Philippians 2:13 over family members that need salvation or to repent and turn back to the Lord. Also, Jesus told us to pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest (Matthew 9:38). I pray this because He knows the right person to bring across their paths and speak into their lives.
Here are some decrees to declare over our children provided by Shyami Maridjan (I also add grandchildren and great grandchildren). A decree is an official and authoritative order given by a person or government with power; an official decision made by a court of law. It means to command, ordain or decide by decree. We see in Job 22:28 that when we decree something, it will be established for us.
TODAY I DECREE OVER OUR CHILDREN that THEY COME INTO the FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THE SAVING GRACE of JESUS and THE BAPTISM of THE HOLY SPIRIT.
That THEY BECOME ‘ALIVE TO GOD IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD’.
I DECREE that OUR CHILDREN PRESENT THEIR BODIES ‘AS LIVING SACRIFICES; HOLY & ACCEPTABLE UNTO GOD’.
I DECREE OUR CHILDREN ABHOR WHAT IS EVIL and CLING TO WHAT IS GOOD.
I DECREE that OUR CHILDREN ARE NOT CARNALLY-MINDED, WILL NOT LIVE ACCORDING TO THE FLESH, BUT WILL LIVE ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST.
I DECREE that OUR CHILDREN HEAR the VOICE OF THE LORD, WITHOUT DEMONIC INTERFERENCES.
They WILL ‘NOT BE CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD BUT BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF THEIR MINDS’.
I DECREE that NOTHING ‘SHALL BE ABLE TO SEPARATE THEM FROM THE LOVE OF GOD WHICH IS IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD’.
The LORD COMMANDS HIS ANGELS to GUARD OUR CHILDREN and THEY ARE KEPT in ALL THEIR WAYS.
I DECREE that THE LORD PRESERVES THEIR GOING OUT and THEIR COMING IN – IN JESUS NAME!!!
In the name of Jesus, I DECREE that the SPIRITUAL GIFTS of our CHILDREN WILL BE REVEALED.
I PROCLAIM their CALLING WILL BE MADE KNOWN and their ANOINTING WILL BE MADE MANIFEST.
I DECREE our CHILDREN WILL BE USED MIGHTILY in the ADVANCEMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
In the name of Jesus, I DECREE that ALL THE BLESSINGS and the HARVESTS that the LORD HAS INTENDED FOR OUR CHILDREN SHALL MANIFEST IN THEIR LIVES ACCORDING TO THE SET TIMES and SEASONS!
In the name of Jesus, I DECREE THE FRUITION and FULFILMENT of EVERY PROPHECY and ORDINANCE CONCERNING OUR CHILDREN, ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD!
That the LORD WILL DELIVER OUR CHILDREN FROM EVERY EVIL WORK AND PRESERVE THEM FOR HIS HEAVENLY KINGDOM!!!
My daily decree is: As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD (Joshua 24:15b)!
Remember that the battle is the Lord’s (2 Chronicles 5:17-20) so ask Him what to pray and what you should say and do i.e. warfare; worship; decree? The Holy Spirit will guide and direct you. He knows exactly what they need and when! He can bring laborers into their field to bring a harvest (Matthew 9:38). Thanking and praising Him for the victory while you are waiting for your prayers to come to pass before you see it is acting in faith. He is faithful!
The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him. Proverbs 20:7 (NKJV)
All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children. Isaiah 54:13 (NKJV)
Next week we will look at Jesus Our Righteousness and how we have become the righteousness of God in Him!