In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.
The existence of man from the beginning of creation has being greeted by the fierce devourer that took the shape of a serpent in the first family of man. Since then till now homes and family has being under a swift attack that has scattered the home, rob the home of their blessings, deny access to God’s full provision, reduce family from God given position to the dust thereby subjecting man to servant of things he was created to lord over because we have carelessly or ignorancely allow them a place in our Home and family.
1Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?” 2And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’ ”4Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Genesis 3: 1-5).
The moment the serpent gain access into the family and was given permission to question the standard and values of the home begins the down fall of homes and families that finally saw the family out of their garden.
The Garden, specially prepared by God for the family; a prepared provision provided divinely to supply the needs of every family according to their destiny and purpose on earth; a place of responsibility charged to be responsible to the daily upkeep and fulfillment of the family if maximumly cared for and secured; finally, the home that exists far beyond house or mansion that houses our family and nurturing our marriage, children and progress to grow in peace to God’s fulfillment. The Exodus of Adam and Eve from the garden begins the downfall of families and this serpent today is taking different form and likeness, working craftily behind known and unknown dimension to frustrate family and marriage.
This serpent is not coming as a snare, or presenting itself as a devil, it appears to Eve as a companion and a confidant, talking in her language. It can be a a language of a victim, oppressed, afflicted, manipulated to give an impression that he or she feels what you are going through. Yielding to them is submitting yourself under their dominion. If they take charge of your home, your arrival point shall be more than sorry.
The wisdom Eve didn’t have.
1) Every family has their values, principles and dimensions of existence, value your family principles. Eve started complaining about the value and principles of her home with the serpent to an extent that she even shared their encounter with God with the devil and expected the devil to encourage her to obey God. Few issues in the home is to be shared with others for the purpose of encouragement and counsel. If you allow your family affair to be public affair then get ready to entertain all trades of darkness in your affair because your marriage or family has become the devil’s trade affair.
2) Make boundaries in your Home, and identify every person and their boundaries. Don’t make your home or family free for all, information and access within the family should be classified and restricted to their classes. What has your colleagues in the office or friend in the drinking joint has to do with your spouse sexually action in your bedroom. Are you ok? Eve never classify access and inform, she opens her mouth to the devil without knowing in their first time meeting. Some of our men and women are like that. If you look at social media today you easily see what women or men are going through in their home, everything painted clear. Where information and access is not restricted in a family, such home becomes open and nake, and the devil can easily attacked at the right time and have is wish done.
3) It is possible to loose that marriage, home or family, be mindful and secure your home. I believe Adam and Eve didn’t believe that it is possible to loose their garden and become a wonderer. Most believers does not know that marriage that ends in divorce did not plan to arrive at such point, but they bring themselves to such a place. Everything good and of God is a primary target of the realms of darkness. God knew this and commanded Adam in Chapter 2 verse 15 “Then the Lord God took [d]the man and put him in the garden of Eden to [e]tend and keep it.” The words “tend and keep” is to fully take responsibility and secure your home and family because it can be attacked or manipulated. Don’t wish evil for your family no matter what you go through, stand in your place and your right as a child of God chase away evil. Avoid doing things that may have a negative reaction on your h lolome, cultivate character and things that help to better the relationship of your home, and never open your door no matter what you go through to another affair. Keep your home.