1. Satan was the INTRUDER in Eden. He crept in unchallenged and seduced Eve to carry the seed of SIN. He broke the first family with false promises and the consequences remain with us till today. The INTRUDER may have changed his costume, his modus operandi remains the same. He now works through an army of satanic soldiers, masquerading as ministers of God, whose work is to “… CREEP INTO HOUSES, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts” (2 Timothy 3:6) God knows I have nothing against women, but the devil surely does and he alone knows why he chose to go against Eve. Whatever be the case, the battle is joined. Are you a man, married with or without children? Do you provide food, clothing and shelter for your family? If you do, praise God, now arise and contend for your home as well.
2. It is your duty as the MAN of the house to keep the INTRUDER out of your home. Remember, Adam was not deceived, his error was ABSENCE from his DUTY POST, as the Bible says: “And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression” (1 Timothy 2:14) Adam was ABSENT from his DUTY POST when the ENEMY came calling, and the rest, as they say is history. Your DUTY POST is at the head of your family, to lead your wife and children in the WAY of the Lord as Abraham did. God indeed testified of him, saying: “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he had spoken of him” (Genesis 18:19) There are many things that would take away a man from his family for a while and that is understandable. Even so, keeping the INTRUDER away takes more than your physical presence. The INTRUDER is a spiritual personality, working through human foot soldiers. Engaging the INTRUDER in battle is essentially SPIRITUAL WARFARE.
3. The family is the primary unit of Church and society and both are presently under vicious attack from hell. Social decadence is a prominent fallout of broken homes and the Church is worse hit; no wonder there are more women in virtually all parishes today, than men. The MAN of the house must learn to take responsibility for his home and not use every occasion to take the battle to his wife and children. Present global distress or pressing personal circumstances are not enough to turn friendly fire into the home front. When the INTRUDER crept into Job’s home, he was pressed beyond measure. At his most vulnerable moment, Satan enlisted his wife against him, as it is written: “Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die” [Job 2:9] Job refused the bait and said to her and more importantly to the INTRUDER: “… Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips” [Job 2:10] Job KICKED OUT THE INTRUDER and the “… LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses” [Job 42:12]
4. We are in the LAST DAYS and Satan knows he has little time left. Ministers of the gospel and their flocks are prime targets of final onslaught on the family institution. The devil’s business is supported by an army of false pastors and fake prophets whose stock is to raid and break homes with doctrines of devils and soothsaying. Whatever strategy or tactic the ENEMY deploys against your home, do not, and I repeat DO NOT FIGHT ONE ANOTHER. Let every man take responsibility for the good and the bad in his home. For ministers of the gospel, the stake is higher and Satan will gleefully mock you with the following Bible verses if you allow him to break your home: “… A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) [1 Timothy 3:1-5] Brethren, how shall stand before God if we fail to win our homes for the Lord? Let us, therefore, take the battle to the ADVERSARY in in diverse PRAYERS, FASTING and in FAITH.
5. The primary objective of satanic warfare to hinder men from inheriting everlasting glory. I exhort you, as a soldier of Christ to FIGHT and KICK OUT THE INTRUDER before he ruins your present joy and hope of everlasting glory. If your home is presently under attack, KICK OUT THE INTRUDER and NOT YOUR WIFE or CHILDREN. If for any reason it is BROKEN, I challenge you to FIGHT and RECOVER ALL. Listen carefully, if you will FIGHT to WIN, you must have Jesus Christ in your corner. He defeated the INTRUDER on the Cross and His VICTORY is your if you will accept Him as your Lord and Saviour today. Beloved, KICK OUT THE INTRUDER right now in Jesus name, amen