We continue the conversation with Charles Simpson. You can find out more on our previous conversations on the VFN Torch HERE.
What would you say to someone who is or has been in the place of being fatherless? The enemy is stealing the father away, and even fathers do not want to be fathers. The father needs to come back into that role because there is such a reward in being family! Brother Charles says many people are driven by ambition because they didn’t have the affirmation or security that comes with having a father. So, they try to prove they are worthy and important. “Having a good father and mother gives you security without having to earn security in your accomplishments…we live in a very insecure world because of the family dissolution.”
Even the earth responds to the father not being in his role!
“See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.” Malachi 4:5-6
“It is the restoration of fathers and sons that keep grace alive and keep hope alive…the dissolution of fathers and sons…where they don’t pass on identity and security; I think causes people to strive for that sometimes in very bad ways.”
There is a place in us that we all want a father, and we were created to want and need a father! Which would be one reason why God is called Father God. Living in family is the only way to live because God wants us to live that way says, Charles. Be sure to watch or listen to hear more.
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