Live discussion from Family Study Guide, Vol. 05 – principle of close proximity @ home

[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Good evening brethren.

Its time for our live discussion tonight
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: I am ‘Biodun Eniola, your anchor person
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Our extract shall be taken from Study 10 of the family study guide (Vol. 4).

Topic for tonight:
“Principle of close Proximity”
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Please, if you are in the house, kindly indicate👆🏼, thanks
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: A word of prayers from anyone?
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Lord, we thank you for last week impacts on our lives.
We pray for your guardian as we go through tonight discussion.
Bless us and make the impact of tonight be indelible in Jesus name
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Main Text:
Genesis 12:1-5 KJV
Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: [2] And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: [3] And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. [4] So Abram departed, as the Lord had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran. [5] And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Key Text:
And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their substance that they had gathered, and the souls that they had gotten in Haran; and they went forth to go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came.

[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: From our text, we found out that Abraham, when he was called to go on a journey to an unknown destination refused to go alone.
He picked his wife & children and all he has.
They all moved together

[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: There is a wisdom in sustaining the home when live closely together
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola:

Few years into their marriage, Mr. Johnson spent much time being around his family. After work in the afternoon, he will return home to his wife and children; play, watch movie together and eat together. Although his salary upkeep from his place of work was so meager but the joy and satisfaction of being around his family cannot be quantified. They lived happily together as one big family for about 8 years until one day, the man got better job offer in Lagos. He left his family behind for this greener pasture. Initially, he will come visiting his family twice a month; then once a month; and after a while will come home every three month. The long story has a tragic end. The man first lost the trust of his wife, later lost control of his growing children. Although, he brings in more money but the sorrows that followed, being away from his family cannot be weighed! One of his children was over taken in drugs and crime and by the time he retired from his job; he could not gather the broken pieces of his matrimony again.

[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Take your time to read the story of Mr Johnson above
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Many times we do not see the hidden plans or traps within the so-called good offers.

Many times, the ultimate goal of the enemy is to first divide the home and then begins to deal separately with the individuals
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: I respect Abraham for one thing and not only him but also the wife Sarah.
They both risk going together into the unknown.

Neither did Abraham say:
Dear, let me go first and settle down. Once I get an accommodation, then I will come and pick you guys.”

He did not say ‘let me go and make more money, after all it is money that women wants’

[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Don’t get me wrong: I know big offers are good, big salaries are ok.
Neither do I say having big cars or gaining opportunities abroad is bad.

But the point is this, any offers, any opportunity and seemingly good life that eventually separate you too long from your spouse and home are traps in disguise!

[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: You may not see the danger in it now, but certainly, leaving your family behind in the name of bigger offers is not really in the plans of the Almighty.

[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: As much as we understand the situation in the world today, yet, one of the smartest decision you ought to take along bigger offers is to quickly find way to either move your family to join you or you never stay farther away, not too far from them.

But the job that won’t permit you to have quality time with your family should be questioned!

[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Any response so far from those of us in the house?
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola:

[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola:

1). A loophole for the enemy is created when you stay longer away from your family.
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola:

3). Most of the greener pastures over there that keep you away from your family are mirage. The end result often end in the lost of vital organ from the family. Lot was deceived by the green plain of Jordan and because of that he separated from the big household of Abraham.(Gen 13:10-11)
The end was not good enough. He was taken captive at a time (Gen. 14:12), lost his wife (Gen.19:26) and committed incest with his daughters (Gen. 19:30-36).
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola:

2). The closer you are, being around your family, the difficult it is for Satan to invade.
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola:

4). Any Greener pasture that doesn’t make provision for you to take your wife, husband, or children along may pose future danger for your matrimony.
Many homes have been caught in the web!
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola:

5). When you decide to stick together and live together in every situation, you have indirectly chosen the way of peace; and avoid future trouble.
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Thanks to those who are in the house
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Your contribution will be highly appreciated

[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Let’s have our case study
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola:

=>Father Abraham was wise enough. Even when he was called to go to an unknown location, took his wife, member of his household and all his substance along (Gen.12:1-5).

=> Moses too could not be deceived! He told pharaoh that they will go out of Egypt into the Canaan land with every single person that they have: (Exodus.10:9;12:31-32).
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Moses was smarter than the ancient serpent in Pharaoh, he refused to accept the good offer of freedom and better life at the expense of his whole people
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: In this age and country where economic realities are harsh and biting???
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Let’s be realistic sir
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: I understand sir
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: If the new job cannot take care of your ability (financial wise & time wise) to visit your family from time to time, sir it is a trap
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Especially if it is at the tender years of your matrimony when the children are growing.

Personally I will weigh the new option well
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola:

[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Since this issue is very sensitive, let us discuss this:

Discuss the modality by which members of your household could maintain the togetherness and harmony in the face of the current offer or situation.
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Any biblical insight, with references?
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: When I studied the 3 patriarch, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, I found out the same wisdom in them.
They lived together, and move together
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola:

Take your time to pray on any offer or opportunity that tends to separate your household. Ask for the will of God. Ask the Lord to reveal any Satans offer that comes like Gods offer.

[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Members of a household should weigh their options well, understanding and priority matters, whether it’s money first or home first

[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: I assume Adam was somehow absent when the serpent was ‘discussing’ with Eve. Absentee husband. That led to the collapse of the first home
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: ESE sir.

Though not totally absent but was perceived (showing no concern while the discussion between the serpent and his wife was going on
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola:

If you have been taken away, separated from your family because of one seemingly good offer, you’ve got to fight your way back. Begin to visit your home often than before.

[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Our time is up.

But to conclude, let’s have the prophetic words of prayers for the week
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola:

Week of Blessing and Multiplication: You are blessed and not cursed. Blessed in your going out and blessed are you when coming in. The work of your hands blessed in Jesus name! For further prayer call Pastor Biodun & Bimbo on 08038577804,
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola:

Love has no exception or reservation! We are to love with ALL, once you have a reservation, you have not attained the Gods kind of love (Matt 22:37).

‘Biodun Eniola
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Next week on the Guide (11)

No peace to the wicked

Make it a date 7 – 8 pm
[16/06 20:24] ”Biodun Eniola: Thanks to those who follow through.

Please you can drop your comments at your leisure time.

God bless you all.

‘Biodun Eniola

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