Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to the fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse. – Malachi 4:5-6
When we look at the state of our culture and our country today, we find that we’re in a crisis situation. How can we not be when 40 percent of our children go to sleep at night with no dad at home? Among the minority populations, that statistic goes up to 70 percent, and in the innermost inner cities, it rises above 80 percent.
There is little respect or dignity among young men. They father children without taking the responsibility to help raise them.
In the Bible, whenever Satan wanted to destroy a nation, he went after the male children. While the children of Israel lived in Egypt, eventually one of the pharaohs ordered the death of all male babies born in the land. In Jesus’ time, King Herod ordered all the male children under the age of two to be killed in Bethlehem in his efforts to stifle the prophecy of a king born to the Jews. Satan understands that if he can immobilize the men, he can hijack the culture.
Christian men must be aware of the attack on them and not fall prey to Satan’s devices. His goal is to destroy them and to leave their families and their nation in ruins.
Men and women should have a goal of restoring the dignity of manhood to our culture.