Every parent should teach the child about his or her destiny or purpose in the earth
I believe that every parent should teach the child about his or her destiny or purpose in the earth because this is intertwined with the creation of the inner spirit by God.
I also believe that it is extremely for parents to instruct the child that he or she came from heaven and has a destiny or purpose in the earth. Each child is important regardless of the circumstances of birth.
For example, in the bible we see that Pharez and his twin brother Zarah were illegitimate children born to a woman called Tamar and her father in law Judah (Genesis 38). Goodness, this certainly makes for a juicy sitcom. In spite of this, Pharez, an illegitimate son of Judah, became one of Jesus’ direct ancestors. He grew up to become a respected man in Israel and his family line was blessed.
Each human being was created to be productive in the earth
I need us to pay attention to the revelation in scripture that will instruct us about how we should deal with each newborn baby that comes into the earth. We are to see each baby as an individual who is full of immediate and future capabilities.
I say immediate capabilities because investments have to be made in order to help the baby to grow physically and to grow in spirit
Parents, caregivers, churches, communities, day care centers etcetera, should pay attention to this.
Did you know that God has given each human being a generic command and blessing to grow and produce something? This command and blessing were deposited into Adam and his descendants when God told him to:
Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth (Genesis 1: 22).
Fruitfulness, multiplication and replenishing the earth are the generic blessings and commands given to all of the human race
Noah and his descendants were given the same command upon the recreation of the earth after the flood.
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.
And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered (Genesis 9: 1 & 2).
God expects all humans in all eras to receive this blessing and to obey these commands. We are to build up and beautify, rather than depleting the earth. Let’s therefore say goodbye to deforestation and all of the harmful things that humans are doing to the environment.
Tip: Parents should teach children this fundamental principle and equip them to obey these commands
God commanded Adam and Eve to rule over the earth
God put Adam and Eve in charge of the created things, They were to rule of be King and Queen of the earth. They were to continue ruling over the families of the earth in the fear and admonition of God:
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 (Genesis 1: 26).
TIP: Think of 1 biblical way in which your child could be prepared for leadership in the earth
God showed Adam and Eve one way in which they should be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth
Daddy God gave Adam and Eve the means by which they could obey the command by placing them in a place called Garden of Eden. Wow! This was a green environment. We are now beginning to understand the importance of green plants, trees, forests to physical and mental health.
Think of 1 thing you can do to provide your child with a green environment
Papa God gave Adam ONE activity which showed him how to be fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth
Parents would do well to study God’s strategy for preparing Adam and Eve to fulfill this mammoth task. Father God trained them by giving them a RESPONSIBILITY over a small, yet important area of the earth:
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it (Genesis 2: 15)
He did so in order to:
-help them to develop their caretaking and leadership skills
-Develop a sense of commitment
-Show them how to work together
-Enhance their creativity
-Teach them responsibility
-Instill a sense of nurturing
All they had to do was to DRESS OR TILL the garden. In essence, that meant that they were gardeners, producing beautiful and useful fruits, herbs, vegetables, shapes and arrangements.
Their work was easy because they did not have to irrigate the soil. In other words, all the resources they needed were provided by a loving, heavenly Father.
We must do the same for our own children, fruit of the womb.
Tip: Each child born into the earth (regardless of status),
should be given responsibilities depending on age and stage of development in order to activate and enjoy that blessing that God gave to our foreparents Adam and Eve
Thanks to Dr. David Jeremiah, I invite you to read this Wall Street Journal article, “Why Teens Need A Sense Of Purpose.”