Christmas is a season of joy, celebrations, festivities and activities, which almost everyone hopes to enjoy by getting together and relaxing with family members, friends and colleagues who have not seen each other for some time.
But, as the celebration continues to soar and people come together, eventually emerges the ugliness of in-law issues, sibling rivalries, and parent and adult child drama. Old wounds are reopened or new wounds are created, causing disunity, family feuds, and the list goes on.
The devil comes and goes like in the days of Job. This time to sow the seeds of discord, and unless care is taken to immediately destroy the seeds of evil or extinguish the fire that has been started, family members may leave with unresolved issues that caused pain, anger and resentment. This leads some to make decisions that will cause disunity rather than family bonding. And that kind of separation and resentment can be passed down from generation to generation.
I have known families in which cousins, nephews and nieces remained distant from each other because of disagreements between their parents, grandparents, uncles or aunts.
Many times the older generations have dabbled in witchcraft, and the younger generations have dabbled in abominable things, and the enemy of division and turmoil has entered the family or the house accordingly. “Except the LORD build the house, the builders labor in vain; unless the LORD guard the city, the watchman watches, but in vain.” (Psalm 127:1)
Over the years, my church has been engaged in the ministry of helping families break down the mountains of hardship and guiding them to repair fences that have been broken, repair breaches, and restore the way to dwell. in the name of the Lord our God (Isaiah 58:12).
Often people receive tainted gifts or purchase items that cause problems in a family or household. Let us learn to reject witchcraft as a means of solving our problems, even if it is offered for free. We may face issues that will adversely affect our marriages and families.
Founder and Bishop of Arise Shine Apostolic and Deliverance Ministries