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The Power Of Agreement #3

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The Power Of Agreement #3 (defeating the Adversary)

Matthew 5:25 NLT
25 “When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. Otherwise, your accuser may hand you over to the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, and you will be thrown into prison.
Matthew 5:
Matthew 5:25 AV
25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.
Adversary: one's opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute.
Adversary: one's opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute.
Today as we deal with the power of agreement, we are turning the corner on this topic to stress why its so important to be in agreement.
I have noticed that when a blended family comes together, and that Wife is happy with her life a (beacon) goes off in the spirt realm summonsing the man that provided seed. To come into that families life and disrupt it!!
The power of agreement is necessary in order to defeat this adversary.
It’s very important to know the difference between and adversary and friend..
I personally believe a person you once was in a relationship with and has had a child together. Eventually as you mature you can develop into becoming cordial friends for the better good of the child..
With that said, we have many brothers who really want to be in the lives of their children but because of a bitter break-up.. The mother punishes the child and doesn’t allow them to spend time with their father.
It’s unfair to collect child support from the father yet not allow him his parental rights. And Just like he can’t tell you who you can keep company with when your child is with you, you don’t have the right to exercise that rule even if it’s with the girl you caught him with.
Truth is sometimes the reason you have made them an adversary is because they choose someone over you, and your in your feelings.
The adversary: I would describe this person who hasn’t been in the life of the child by choice, and only wants to get involved because your happy and moved on.
As stated before you and your spouse must be in agreement: These are some of the spirits that come against the household the spirit of division, the spirt of manipulation, the spirit of jealousy & the spirit of confusion.
talk about all those spirts
Weapons Against it: corporate prayer, fasting, truth and honesty, open communication.
The child often has either the opinion of wanting to have a relationship with Him or not,
The Child can be settled in not having known him this long & doesn’t want to have a relationship.
Either way respecting the child’s wishes is important.
3. When i man decides he wants to meet his kid or become active in their life, he will normally do a few things,
Reach out to the mother
Reach out to the mothers family
Reach Out to the kid
I would suggest first reaching out to the mother, and give it some time. This is going to be a very emotional and stressful situation.
If she doesn’t respond i would attempt to reach out to her husband. He is the man of that house and has the ability to reason with his wife. ( from a fathers perspective)
any man that has a kid knows how difficult it would be to not allowed to see, visit, spend time with their child.
I. The no fly zones:
never go to the sisters job
never go to the house un-invited
never go to the child’s School
II. When the father reaches out, its important to pray about this talk it over with your spouse and also have a dialogue with your child.
ultimately you will need to respond but have a plan..
I suggest the head of the household makes the contact and initiate the conversation. ( men respect men that lead)
3.) If your unable to come to an agreement with the possibilities of visitation & child support. Then expect him to take you to court..

25 gAgree with thine adversary quickly, hwhiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the iofficer, and thou be cast into prison.

Agree Quickly with thine adversary,
Facts: He is the father, he has rights, he should be able to spend time with his child if the child wants too..
Facts: He has been missing all his life, this can cause emotional trauma, he doesn’t know your child at all, He needs to financially support the child first..
Possibilities: He will do what he has all ways done, He won’t feel the need to start giving financially, He decides to take some parenting classes or counseling to help jump start this new role and he becomes a productive part of your child’s life.
You must be willing to make some type of agreement with him before your delivered to the judge.
Pray, make peace with your decision, don’t go on emotions be lead by God.
And set some parameters your family will be comfortable with..
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