The Power of a Father’s Word *Isaac’s Blessing over Jacob*
So he went to him and kissed him. When Isaac caught the smell of his clothes, he blessed him and said,
“Ah, the smell of my son
is like the smell of a field
that the Lord has blessed.
28 May God give you heaven’s dew
and earth’s richness—
an abundance of grain and new wine.
29 May nations serve you
and peoples bow down to you.
Be lord over your brothers,
and may the sons of your mother bow down to you.
May those who curse you be cursed
and those who bless you be blessed.
This story teaches us how a Father must be careful of how his “word” is used and how it is directed. A father’s word contains the power to speak over his family and totally shift a thing that is out of balance into balance or something that is in balance to become out of balance. In Isaac’s case he shifted the birthright of his sons from the older to the younger without intention. A father’s word needs to be certain before it is spoken. A father’s word plays the role of the bow as well as the arrow. It sets things in place like a bow sets an arrow. Then once the word is released if aimed correctly it can save a life at the exact same time it’s taking one. A father’s word has the ability to encourage or tare down. It has the power to lift up or to discourage. A father’s word must be directed with intention. Its one of the reasons the father should speak the least in the house. His words need to be strategic, thoughtful, and thought provoking. A father must understand that the power in a father’s word can not be mishandled. There are four things a father’s word has the power to do that I see in this blessing that Isaac spoke of Jacob.
A Father’s Word has the power to:
- Confirms his son’s position as blessed
When we speak over the lives of our children we must be able to see what hasn’t been seen yet and through our words guide them to a place of authority, power and blessing. Speak Blessing into the lives of your children.
- Declares the presence of overflow
It doesn’t matter about your background, where you are from, your current title or status. Too many times a father can judge where their children will be based solely on what they have or have not accomplished. Declare that your children will live their lives in a place of overflow. Declare they will find favor with God in their finances and well being through connections and resources.
- Provides Perspective on who His child is
Father’s must be very careful what we speak and how we speak to our children. The name we call them by becomes the name they wear. Even when they make wrong decisions, we must remind our sons and daughters that they are royalty and that their lives are necessary and full of purpose. We must constantly guide the thoughts of our children by speaking positivity and encouragement to them. Sharing God’s word and wisdom with them daily.
- Speaks into existence spiritual power providing protection and Success
As Father we must always pray for our children. There is a real enemy that is committed to destroying the life and soul of our children. Faithfulness in prayer and active parental is necessary to cover our children. We must constantly guide the thoughts of our children by speaking positivity and encouragement to them. Sharing God’s word and wisdom with them daily.