Psalms 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
127:4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
127:5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.
Children are the heritage of the Lord. They are strong force upon the earth in which parents need to develop and make them strong from their childhood stage and they will see them speak to the enemies at the gate. Therefore there is a need to train them up in the way they should go and the way they should go is by going in the way of the Lord. When you learn to train up your children in the way of the Lord they will not depart from that way as the scriptures said.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Parents need to discern the way their children ought to go. When this is known they will not depart from it. But the first thing is to give them the way of the Lord. You can download LEARNING TO DISCERN YOUR CHILDREN’S PATH for more on this. How then will children be able to speak to the enemies at the gate.
- LET THEM KNOW THE WORD OF GOD
It was said of Timothy that he knew the scriptures from a child
2 Timothy 3:15 And that FROM A CHILD THOU HAST KNOWN THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
When you make your children to know the word of God from their childhood stage it will become a tool in their hands even in prayer. It will become what they say in their mouth and in their heart and when the enemy comes they speak just the word to the enemy at the gate. When they engage God with the word of God in their mouth, speaking to the enemies at the gate becomes easy. They will live a victorious life in all sphere of life.
- CHILDREN REPRESENT THE TRUE CHURCH
Children represent the true church because when we look at what Jesus has done for us, He is operating through the church. He has given us the authority as His children over the enemies.
Luke 10:19 Behold, I GIVE UNTO YOU POWER to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over ALL THE POWER OF THE ENEMY: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
Ephesians 1:22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
So we see that He has given us power as His children over all the power of the enemy and we shall not be hurt. What Jesus did here was He gave us the word on what He has done. What you need to do likewise is for you to give your children the word of God on what Jesus has done then show them the enforcing power that Christ said we have over all the enemies. If only parents can see parenting as how God fathers us and give us His Word then our children will definitely speak to the enemies at the gate. When your children know this, they will know that Jesus cause them to triumph in every place.
2 Corinthians 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.
When your children understand this they will have no fear in their heart concerning anything, they can by this speak to the accusers at the gate. Making your children to understand the word and stand upon the authority of God’s word will make them speak to the enemies at the gate.