Satan doesn't deserve much attention but nevertheless in the background he plays a major role in the lives of the unsaved and Christians who have allowed themselves to be separated from an active relationship with their savior Jesus Christ. How does one know if they or someone else is being manipulated by Satan? It’s is as easy to recognize as the ability to recognize good fruit on a good tree or the lack thereof on a diseased tree. Without a healthy relationship with Jesus Christ the individual, marriage, and family eventually suffers damage. Especially in these evil days where immorality and lawlessness is widespread and society indoctrinates our youth and children filling the void in their hearts where the truth of God’s love should reside, instead filled with the lie that we are just finite evolutionary animals. These days more then ever Parents of young children need to set an example of life in relationship Jesus Christ, bearing good fruit of a life empowered and shielded by Holy Spirit bearing the fruit of love, peace, truth, joy and faithfulness and spiritual power. Without this an individual or family is open and unshielded to the dark forces and influenced of the devil’s attacks, who works behind the scenes to destroy what God has joined together slowly but surely. While it is true that the prayers of the faithful can help bless and shield unbelievers, eventually they must decide to either truly follow Jesus Christ under the umbrella of God’s salvation, or see everything eventually fall apart is their lives. The examples of this are plainly evident. As individuals, fathers and mothers we only have once chance to get it right not just for themselves but their children.
The word of God Says:
Train up a child in the way he should walk in the Lord and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things God has shown you or let his word fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.