As summer’s end draws closer, thoughts turn to the new school year and all the adventures it offers to each student, whether young or college age. And, yes, there are even adults who will be pursuing higher education this year.
However, along with the excitement of the new school year, comes the question on parents’ minds of how to ensure the safety of their children, given the tragedies of past decades. I hope to encourage you in this area.
Although I have prepared an extensive teaching on this matter, I have seriously tried to condense my message for this blog. So here goes.
First of all, God has so graciously provided all the protection we will ever need on planet earth and all His promises to us are YES! That puts us in good standing. But, then there’s our part. Even though God has provided, if we don’t do our part to partake of His provision, we won’t be any better off than unsaved people.
Every promise of God must be received by faith because faith is the way we access the power of God. And remember, faith doesn’t change God. He doesn’t need changing. Faith appropriates what God has already given. If He’s given it, then we can believe for it to manifest in our lives.
So, here’s what I suggest: pray the Word daily with your children and loved ones and even when they’re not home. Don’t just shoot up a prayer and hope it sticks. Pray with purpose!
1 – Isaiah 54:17 (KJV) 17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.
2 – Psalm 91:10-11 (KJV) 10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
3 – Pray the entire Psalm 91.
4 – Declare your dominion over the devil and his evil works arrayed against you and your children in the Name of Jesus – the Name above all names!
Genesis 1:26 (KJV) 26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Philippians 2:9-11 (KJV) 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
5 – Plead (apply) the Blood of Jesus over your loved ones daily.
6 – Pray in your prayer language (tongues) daily over your loved ones. We don’t know everything about every situation and praying in tongues gets right to the root of the situation. It’s praying the perfect prayer for every situation.
7 – Stand on Mark 11:23-24 (KJV) 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
8 – Don’t worry because worry is fear and fear will negate – cancel – your faith-filled prayers.
One more thing. The promises of God are not automatic. Yes, they’ve been freely given to us but we must do the receiving. Use your faith and lock onto the promises of God and don’t let go. God is faithful, faithful, faithful and watches over His Word to perform it in your life!
Jeremiah 1:12 (AMP) 12 Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.
2 Chronicles 16:9a (KJV) 9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him.
2 Corinthians 1:20 (KJV)
20 For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.