Restore The Roar: Advancing From Apathy To Authority Day 4

Here is Daniel’s devotional:

As discussed previously in this Bible plan, the world and the enemy are on a mission of destruction. The battle plan to emasculate men is not merely to pull their “man card” but to undermine and mock God’s very design and order for mankind. When a man is portrayed as a weak, mindless dufus in the media the Enemy chalks up another point at undermining Gods ultimate authority. Satan was kicked out of heaven for pride and wanting to be God; his tactic to win over a third of the angels was to undermine God’s authority.

When authority is undermined, it is then weakened and when it is weak it will then topple over. Satan knows that if he can take down the man, which is God’s established head of the home, he then can destroy the rest of the family and eventually a nation will tumble to him and his ways.

When a man’s authority is undermined and mocked long enough, he eventually will surrender to apathy and passivity and simply stand by and let the enemy wreak havoc. Apathy is defined as the absence or suppression of passion, emotion or excitement as well as a lack of concern.

However, God has given men authority to rise up and defeat the darkness. This authority is not our own it was given to us and instilled into us by Christ Jesus whom which all authority has been given. He has deputized us with that very same authority to be all that God has called us to be as men on a mandate to advance His Kingdom. Remember we are Mighty Men of God full of Power and Authority.

What are some areas men become apathetic in?

What are some of the world’s tactics to emasculate a man?

What does true biblical authority look like and feel like?

Here are the scriptures referenced:

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Matthew 28:18 KJV


Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Luke 10:19 KJV


But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 1:8 KJV


Here are Stu’s thoughts:

This days devotional is actually what made me truly want to share it with everyone.

Let me repeat a piece from above…

When a man’s authority is undermined and mocked long enough, he eventually will surrender to apathy and passivity and simply stand by and let the enemy wreak havoc.

One thing neither spouse should do is undermine the other!

The enemy’s game plan has always been to destroy marriage. And he will attack the head of the family through any means necessary up to and including having his wife negate his authority by not trusting in his decisions or leadership skills.

Ladies, if you doubt your husband’s capability to lead pray for him!

If you feel his Integrity is in jeopardy pray for him!

You are his greatest weapon! So go to war, hit your knees and PRAY!

Men notice when it says the power comes upon you….

That power to overcome the enemy does not magically appear when you get married, find the perfect job or even if you graduated college. That power only comes from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in your life.

I will admit this…the verse where Jesus is saying that nothing shall harm you…I’m not saying he lied because Jesus didn’t sin…but I get hurt a lot.

And it is usually by the words of someone the devil is using to get to me. Maybe I need to dig in deeper.

Maybe this should be our prayer…

Father,

Give me the strength to not be hurt by the words of others but to always remember who I am in you. May I walk in integrity so those I love never doubt my intentions. May I always come to you first in my decision making while taking into account the thoughts of those I love. May I lean on you as I try to navigate this cruel world.

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