From the Desk of Steve Shultz:
As we approach the upcoming "Father's Day" in the US, which is June 20 this year, it's both the time and the season to look at Father's Day in the earth as more than an opportunity for Hallmark to sell a lot of nice cards.
The book of Malachi speaks of the season we are moving into:
Malachi 4:5-6, "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse."
God has no intention of striking the earth with a curse at this time, which means HE has this plan, for this time, instead – to restore the HEARTS of the FATHERS to the CHILDREN and the HEARTS OF THE CHILDREN TO THEIR FATHERS!
I hope you will join me in cooperating with God's plan for this season. (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Thank you for making the always-free Elijah List Ministries possible. To partner with us, click here.
Your donations truly help us keep these emails free for you. Donate at:
Please forward this word to your friends! Encourage them to subscribe to the Elijah List right here: elijahlist.com/subscribe.
Steve Shultz, Founder and Publisher
The Elijah List & Breaking Christian News
"The Rise of Real Fathers!"
Daniel Pontious, Sonora, CA
In the last few generations, especially in the United States, there has been one major lack which has contributed to many of the issues that we've experienced, not only in the Church, but also in our society as a whole—there has been a lack of real FATHERS. This does not necessarily mean that men haven't been around to father the kids born into this world, but it is more like there has been a severe lack of "identity" being passed from one generation to the next.
Most of the issues that we are experiencing right now in our world come from a severe lack of parental identity being passed from generation to generation. In the Old Testament, you will notice that right before a father would pass away, he would gather his sons together and begin to impart destiny, vision and identity into his sons (Genesis 49). Issac, Jacob and many others laid their hands upon their sons and declared over them their futures, pouring into them not only the good things, but declaring to them their challenges as well.
Real fathers will challenge your life! They will stretch you (not destroy you) and challenge you to the next level. They will bring impartation, vision, identity and inheritance into your life so that as you venture forth from where they have left off, you can go with the wisdom and revelation that they have imparted to you. (Photo via Pixabay)
A Word for those who've been orphaned: God is raising up an entire generation of former "orphans" right now and transforming them into the fathers and mothers of not just a movement, but of a cultural paradigm shift that's going to alter the course of an entire people!
The fathers and mothers coming up and arising are receiving this impartation from their Daddy in Heaven! He has given them His heart, His mind and His abilities to raise up and send out an entire generation of world changers who, as they go forth, will not be a reflection of themselves, their earthly parents or their peers...instead, they will be a reflection of their Father in Heaven!
Real fathers will...
• Heal your heart, not destroy it.
• Correct you in love.
• Impart vision when necessary.
• Heal your wounds but not coddle you.
• Impart identity!
• Align you with the heart of God!
• Give you an inheritance, not expect one from you!
• Rebuke the devourer off of your life!
• Turn on the light when you're walking around in the dark!
• Challenge you to go farther and higher than they ever have or will!
Whatever you do, don't miss another ELIJAH LIST email! Subscribe at this link: elijahlist.com/subscribe.
Every Believers Destiny
Website: Click here
Find us on:
* Facebook click here
* XAPiT click here
PLEASE FORWARD to all your friends! Permission granted (and you are also encouraged) to reprint these articles in hard copy form, as well as sending them to your own email lists and posting them on your own websites. We ask only that you keep Elijah List website, email contact info, and author contact information intact.
Elijah List Publications
525 2nd Ave SW Suite 629
Albany, OR 97321