Children who feel ‘safe’ at home, who have a sense of belonging with their family, will not leave home when under-aged. Yes, if they get into bad company they may get tempted and leave the nest pre-maturely. It is in rare situations that the wrong company influences against godly values coupled with godly love. The enemy can scheme but cannot take over My child who walks in intimacy with Me. If My Word has indeed been fed to them with love and grace, that will be the lamp to their feet. Likewise, new believers who feel My love in the Body of Christ, in the church, will continue to stay put and be fed with spiritual milk.
Of course when a child has grown up and matured, the now adult will be ready to spread his/her wings.. to seek education, career, new territory. The child that has felt ‘safe’ will be confident to do so. Children are like olive shoots at the table.. Tables are not permanent fixtures but movable. Olive shoots are meant to be re-planted where their roots can spread wide and deep. A parent who has raised children in the way they should go, in My ways and not the ways or whelms and fancies of the parents, will know when the adult child leaves, that they have carried out their stewardship well.
Likewise, when My children grow and have gone onto spiritual food, they can then lean on Me themselves and allow the My Spirit to inspire, give revelations, teach, convict and lead them. They will then embark on the journey to where the Holy Spirit shows them to GO in accordance with My perfect and pleasing plan.
My Son Jesus taught the disciples for 3 years and then He sent them out, without Him accompanying them, to “GO”, to go to the ‘nations’. The disciples then began to teach others all what Jesus had taught them.
I live among those who believe in the Name of Jesus and who are led by My Spirit, their bodies are My temple, My dwelling place.. Each part of the Body under the headship of Christ comes together and functions as an entire body. The different callings and gifts bracket one another sweeping across the city, the nation, the earth expanding the Kingdom of God in accordance to My perfect plan.
Do you understand the role of the family and church from My perspective, from the Kingdom of God perspective? I have called you to be Ambassadors of Christ, not ambassadors of your biological or ‘church’ families! One who truly loves Me with ALL their heart, mind, soul and strength will not be conforming to the ways of the world but be seeking FIRST the Kingdom of God. What is your heart longing for? What and who are you desiring for first and foremost? Is it Me?
My arms are stretched waiting for you to come into an intimate relationship with Me and walk in the fullness of what I have for you!
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it – Proverbs 22:6 (ESV)
Your children will be like olive shoots around your table – Psalm 128:3
In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil – Hebrews 5:12-14
GO and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit – Matthew 28:19
You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth – Acts 1:8