Sid: We want everyone everywhere to have so much fun in the Lord and one of the ways to have fun in the Lord is to see your children and your grandchildren sold out on fire for Jesus. And I have an end time mentoring tool so that this next generation, if we even have forty years, this next generation will be able to not walk in the disadvantages we’ve walked in; that we would be able to literally nip the devil in the bud just before he tries to sabotage our children and our grandchildren. I have Mike Shreve’s new book just off the press called “God’s Promises for Your Children.” In which he has found that there is 65 distinct promises in God’s Word that you can pray to God, pray let the devil know you’re aware of it. And not only does he write these promises in the word, but then he has an explanation of the promises and then he actually writes the prayer out for you and allows space for you to write in the name of your children or the name of your grandchildren. It’s going to take a few minutes every day and it’s literally going to change their destiny, it’s going to enhance your relationship with Him. They will fulfill their destiny, it’s like if some of them are lost, if some of them are real challenged, with the word of God you can take that sword and you go in and you prepare the way for them to get out. And woe is me if I don’t do this for this for my children, I’m prophesying to myself, but I’m also prophesying to you…But on yesterday’s broadcast Mike Shreve we were talking about your son when he’s 4 years old. How would you like your son to walk up to you and say “Mom & Dad, I died in my sleep,” what happened Mike?
Mike: Well he didn’t actually die, that was his perception of it, but I believe he did have an out of body experience with God because what he said to rehearse it completely came down oh about 6:00 in the morning and said, “Mommy, Daddy I died in my sleep last night and Jesus took me to heaven. And then he began to just describe some of things that he saw and heard, and he was using words we never heard him use before. For instance he said that “Jesus told him to always have compassion on all people.” Well, he never used the word compassion and didn’t even know what it meant. And then the Lord was real practical with him too, the Lord told him and said “Now don’t ever watch bad TV,” and He spoke that to him. And we were convinced that it wasn’t a figment of his imagination the glow about him, his demeanor, the atmosphere around him we could tell that he’d had had a genuine experience with God, and I believe that he did have a heavenly experience. But that was on the basis of one of the promises that God’s given, it’s Isaiah 54 verse 13 where the scripture says, “All your children shall be taught by the Lord and great shall be the peace of your children.” And there’s only so much that we can do as parents as far as instructing our children concerning Biblical truth. Then it takes a revelation from God to make it really penetrate their lives. So when we move off of what we can do instructing them in God’s word then God takes up with His supernatural ability to transform them from within and that’s exactly what He’s done for my son and my daughter. Another great promise is Matthew chapter 18 verse 10 where Jesus was talking about children, and He said, “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.” I find that to be a very intriguing promise. First of all the angels are simultaneously conscious of every activity of our child and the face of God as well. I thought how can that be, how can they always beholding the face of the Father and always beholding the activity of a child? Then I realized in the heavenly sphere there’s no distance, there’s no time and they can be simultaneously aware of both. But that’s an encouraging thing to claim for your child, angelic protection in his or her life.
Sid: This must be very important because just before you started quoting that scripture I opened your book at random and I happen to be on page 51 and it’s called “Angelic Protection.” It’s the exact scripture you were quoting. Why don’t you turn to page 51 and just explain the scripture, what it means, and then pray that prayer and explain how they write in the name of their children and grandchildren.
Mike: Well, in the explanation of that passage I talk about how this is actually a promise for all children and if it’s a promise for every single child in the world how much more it is a promise concerning the children that are in a covenant relationship with God. I believe we have even more so angelic protection around us, the Angel of the Lord camps round about those that fear Him to deliver them. And Hebrew 1:14 says that “God sent forth His angels as ministering spirits that will minister to the heirs of salvation.” And so we have ministering spirits in our homes, all around our families, our children, our sons, our daughters that are watching over them continuously. Now as you mentioned after each promise and after explanation, I have a prayer confession. Incidentally let me preface it with this, the God of heaven is called the Lord of Hosts, the true God the living God, it’s referred to as the Lord of Hosts and that is a name for God that means the God of an army of angels that are poised and ready for battle. So I start out the prayer recognizing that title of God, I say “Lord God You are the Lord of hosts, the God of an army of angels who are poised and ready for battle, and I confess that at least one angel is assigned to constantly watch over.” Then you can insert the name of your child to insure Divine protection and provision in his life. “According to Your word many centuries ago just one angel brought total defeat to the entire Assyrian army. So one angel in my child’s life if sufficient to bring deliverance in every area of need; yet I believe that there are many ministering spirits actively engaged in ministering to our family that we might inherit all of the benefits of salvation. I praise you God for this very thing taking place right now in Jesus name Amen.” And you can pray that prayer over your child every day and I guarantee you that it will intensify the spiritual warfare in behalf of that child because as you believe and expect angelic protection to be sent forth I believe all the more it will take place.
Sid: Well, you know and I’m looking at the prayer just before that which is called “Proclaimer’s of God’s Word” from Isaiah 59:21. Explain that.
Mike: Well, vision is generational and I believe God many times stirs our hearts with a certain anointing, a certain revelation of His word that we are then called to pass down to the next generation and the generation after that. And this promise concerns that, Isaiah 59:21 God says, “As for Me says the Lord, this is My covenant with them, My Spirit who is upon you and My words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart out of your mouth, nor from the mouth of your descendants, nor from the mouth of your descendants, descendants says the Lord from this time and for ever more.” So I have a particular revelation of God’s word and Sid you have a particular revelation of God’s word, and God is saying “I’m going to transfer this revelation, this specific understanding from you to the next generation and to the following generation forevermore!” And what a powerful thing to pray for your child that the understanding of God’s word that you have a Christians believer, as a believer in the Messiah, the understanding that you have is being transferred to your son to your daughter and then you have a confession on that same page that you can confess over your offspring that that very thing will take place.
Sid: I’m thinking that in this age that we’re living in everyone’s looking at how much can the government do for our children, let’s change generations, let’s take care of their health insurance, let’s take care of everything that they need. But you realize that number one we can’t do that, and number two your book would change in a generation.
Mike: I believe that.
Sid: If you were running for President you could say “I’m going to put one of these books in every pot.
Mike: And I’d be glad to do that, praise God we need to take our nation back! I was impressed recently with the fact that in Hebrews chapter 11, that’s called faith hall of fame, and it mentions all the great patriarchs and leaders of old who by faith accomplished this is accomplished that. Well, one thing that really penetrated my heart is that a majority of all the incidents mentioned in Hebrew’s 11 involved the preservation of our seed, the bringing forth of the seed the preservation of the seed, the impartation of the anointing to the seed. Just to mention a few verse 7 “By faith Noah being warned of God of things not seen as yet moved with fear prepared an ark to the saving of his house.” So that was talking about the preservation of the seed through faith. Then verse 11 “Through faith Sarah received strength to conceive seed and was delivered of a child when she was passed age.” Then it goes on verse 12 “Therefore spring there one and him as good a dead and as many of the stars of sky in multitude.” Then verses 20 and 21 are powerful, “By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning thing to come.” Then verse 21 “By faith Jacob when he was a dying blessed both of his sons of Joseph and worshipped leaning on the top of his staff. So over and over again God is showing how that by faith there’s an impartation to the next generation so that the work of God can go on from one generation to the next. And that’s why I believe that this book is prophetically important because this generation is under attack with evil like we never saw. I came up in the hippy generation and it was bad then, I would dare to say that it’s ten times worse now with the corruption the children are facing.© Copyright 2012 sidroth, All rights Reserved. Written For: Sid Roth