Did you know that parents have a superpower that can help their children stay on the path of Father’s perfect will?
Children, as fully functional humans with eternal spirits, have the ability to make decisions from the moment they are placed in the womb. The ability to make decisions, or vows, is a function of the mind, will and emotions. That right to choose is so precious to the Father that He paid for us to have it through the blood of His Son, Jesus.
However, children (and even adults at times) don’t always have all the information they need to make the best choice or vow.
The evil one capitalizes on this and accosts them both in the womb and in early childhood with thoughts and emotions in an attempt to overpower them.
This is one key reason to flood their spirits with spirit blessings*, words of love and affirmation, the Word, and worship in the womb—and afterwards. The Father has already light-scribed their spirit with eternity, their missions, and more, but they need to hear from us, Earth-side, the truth and love about Father and themselves so they are equipped to not receive and agree with the evil one’s input.
In the Old Testament, Moses commanded the men on behalf of the Lord to keep their word—their vows—period. The Father set Israel apart from the other nations, and the commands they were to keep would reflect Father’s character among the nations. Keeping your word is exactly what the Father does. So, the men were commanded to keep theirs.
However, the Father made provision for daughters and wives. He said:
“When a young woman still living in her father’s household makes a vow to the Lord or obligates herself by a pledge and her father hears about her vow or pledge but says nothing to her, then all her vows and every pledge by which she obligated herself will stand. But if her father forbids her when he hears about it, none of her vows or the pledges by which she obligated herself will stand; the Lord will release her because her father has forbidden her.” Numbers 30:3-5
The Father commanded the men to keep their word. He also backed the men to release their daughters, children and wives from keeping a word or vow, as the men would be required to back their family’s word. The Father backed the men on this release because keeping one’s word is serious business.
Fast forward to Jesus’ instruction on this matter.
“All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.” Matthew 5:37.
Jesus pinpointed the reason that oaths (which can be the same, and also a little different from vows) didn’t need to be made. The evil one uses our every infraction (and not keeping one’s word is a big one) to cause trouble, difficulty and to bring punishment on us.
Praise be to Father for rescuing us from the trouble our mouths (and hearts) can get us into!
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9
Our children in the womb and in early childhood are spiritual beings first and, as such, they are experiencing the spiritual realm, whether we know about it or not. With the limited information they have, they are making choices. These choices are decisions or vows. They can be as simple as: I will not be a burden. I will never do that. I will always do this. I am bad. I am unlovable.
The vows may be simple, but they are powerful.
These vows, then, become the computer program running the course of our children’s lives.
Angry Moments Make Vows – Use Superpower, Parents!
Have you ever had an argument with your child? Have you ever ended the day on a bad note when the sun went down on your anger? Have you ever sent your child to his/her room to “think about it”?
Most likely, we ALL have!
In those moments, too, many times, they are making vows in their anger.
If we asked our children, what vows did you make?, they wouldn’t be able to tell us because this is happening, often, at a deep inner level, beyond the ability to communicate.
Enter our parent superpower!
We go to Father on behalf of our children and ask forgiveness, nullifying their vows.
No Dad? No Problem!
If there’s no dad available, no problem!
“So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:26-28
The Father honors us, each one, as if we were His firstborn Son with rights and privileges! He honors a mother’s right as a firstborn Son in Christ (though she is distinctively female) to ask forgiveness for her children’s vows and nullify them!
Since we don’t know what all vows our children have made, we can exercise our parental superpower daily or weekly to help keep them on the path of Father’s perfect will for their lives.
This saves us a lot of trouble in the long run!
Removing Vows Release Miracle Growth!
Bill and Judy’s son Alex** made vows in his childhood about the transition to the teenage stage unbeknownst to them. Alex, as he entered his pre-teen years, noticed that his friend rapidly progressed physically while he did not. One day while hanging out in the kitchen as his mom prepared their meal, he quietly said, “I think I made a vow.” She stopped and asked him some questions. Sure enough, he’s reacted to the negatives he’d heard about teenagers as a child and made a vow refusing to become one for a really good reason. He didn’t want to be, or have, that kind of negative response that he’d witnessed. In order to achieve that noble objective, he vowed to not be a teenager. When the time came that he physically needed and wanted to transition physically and emotionally into the stage of teenage-hood, he was in a bind, blocked by his vow.
Together, they prayed to break the vow. Thank the Lord for His faithfulness to forgive and cleanse us when we confess our sins!
That day began a release. Alex felt the shift in his spirit. Within a short time, a couple weeks, he noticed growth. He sported a whisker or two!, increased muscle mass, and made forward progress in his height.
The miracle release was visibly noticeable to Alex!
The vow he’d made as a child blocked the growth he wanted as a pre-teen. How many vows that our children made, and forgot, are blocking their growth and development on some level?
Teenage or Adult Children? Go Back in Time!
What if you have children who are teenagers or adults and you’re just now discovering this root cause and superpower?
Praise the Father, there’s hope!
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 He’s the same Word who was with God in the beginning and through whom all things hold together. He redeems today, yesterday and forever.
So use the prayer below, and ask Him to take it back in time to when your children (adult though they may be) made these vows. You will be able to pray into that past time yourself with the Lord because you are seated with Him in your spirit in heavenly places–and He moves freely through time. Apply your parental superpower to the Father in prayer.
YOU are Father’s Beloved Child!
What about you?
All of us were infants and children at one time. You have a Perfect Parent–the Heavenly Father–who is twice your father. He is Father by creating you, and Father by redeeming you. So, go to Him, confessing your vows known and unknown. Pray through the following prayer for yourself.
It’s worth it! You will feel space clear around you and in you which increases your strength and breathing room. It will also accelerate redeeming time so you can walk with more ease and flow on the path of Father’s perfect will for your life.
Father has granted parents superpowers! Let’s use them!
Father, thank You for the blood of Your Son, Jesus Christ my Lord, who cleanses me. Thank You for giving me the right to be a firstborn Son with privileges! Thank You that I can come boldly to Your throne to receive mercy and grace.
Please wash me and my family with the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
I confess every sin I and my children did today (name the time if you know it; for instance, in the womb, this week, this season of life, all through their time and timing) on purpose or on accident. I confess every darkness we took in. I confess every word we said that we shouldn’t have said. I confess every vow we made, at any time, that was out of alignment with Your perfect will for me and my children. Shine Your light for me to see specifically any vows, hidden in darkness, that You want me (for myself or my children) to know in order to be released and made new in You.
I take Christ’s power and authority over me and my children (name them) and release this all to You. Destroy it at the Cross. Wash us clean to the core to the Garden with Your blood, and sprinkle Your blood on our conscience to cleanse it.
I shut every door and gate we opened to the enemy to the core to the Garden. I dedicate the doors and gates in us to You, Lord Jesus Christ. Please saturate them with Your blood. Lift up and open up, come in King of Glory, Lord strong and mighty, mighty in battle. Saturate our wounds and memories with Your light, love and life to the core to the Garden.
I dedicate all these places in us to You, Lord Jesus Christ. Rebuild, renew, restore, rule and reign forevermore. Holy Spirit, take out the trash, cleanse and heal us to the core, rebuild, restore and do much more. Father, take Your big sword and separate our soul and spirit, joint and marrow, cleanse, heal and restore us, and Adonai Kadesh (Lord Sanctify, set apart) us to Yourself. Download Your love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, self-control, grace and mercy, freedom and purity to our core. We receive it with thanksgiving and bind it to our core. Please seal this in us by the power of Your Holy Spirit, in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.
*spirit blessing resources available at Hope Streams, click here
**names have been changed.
copyright by Crystal Wade, 2017