Archive for July, 2011

Setting the Tone in the Home

July 28, 2011

Setting the Tone for the Home

Charles Elliott Newbold, Jr.

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od the Father wrote a symphony and called it Family. Music, flowing from the depths of His heart! Beautiful. Harmonious. Movements with variations going from fast to slow to dance-like and back to fast again. Harmoniously drifting outward as a gentle breeze over forests, through dales, cascading downward from mountain tops, passing over troubled waters at times, but always mounting again on the high winds of eternity.

Father God created this symphony, Jesus penned the music, and the Holy Spirit conducts the orchestra. We are the instruments of varying kinds: woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings. We are as different as can be from each other; yet, we make the music happen. We are the Family—a righteous family defined as an orchestra playing God’s symphony!

The husband/father (Dad) of each righteous household is the oboe in this orchestra—not all that celebrated, but his importance is distinct. He not only sounds the note by which all the other family members tune their instruments, but more importantly, he sets the tone for the household.

If the life he lives is off key, he will sound a sour note—not one from heaven. He will be in rebellion to the conductor and the music, and will throw the whole family into discord. The symphony cannot be performed. How important then is it that he sounds the right note?

“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the called-out-ones [the Bride of Christ], and gave Himself for her.” Eph. 5:25. “Husbands, love your wives, and do not be bitter against them.” Col. 3:19. “Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.” Col. 3:21.

If Dad’s tuning note is true and any member of the family fails to tune the instrument of who they are to his, they will be in discord. Even when all others are in tune, that one who is out of tune will throw the symphony into discord. “A little leaven leavens the whole lump.” Gal. 5:9.

How beautiful is the sound of those who stay in tune with the music that flows from Father’s heart. “Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.” Eph. 5:22. “Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.” Col. 3:20.

Now the Dad of the home does more than sound the pitch from which all others tune their instruments. He sets the tone for the home. Playing the right note is necessary, but there is more to the music. We can be in tune to the uniform pitch and still lack tone. Tone has to do with the quality of the note. He determines the quality of the music being played in his household. Is it a warm, safe, compassionate, encouraging, and heartfelt tone?

Is the Dad-tone in the house one of peace or anger, comfort or fear, self-giving or self-centeredness, sharing or demanding, safety or danger, hope or despair, encouragement or disheartenment, criticism or compliments, instruction or blaming, laughter or grief, happiness or depression, godly discipline or lawlessness, unity or chaos, faith or disbelief, righteousness or sin, strength or weakness, guidance or control, nurture or abusiveness? All in all, is the tone of the house a Holy Spirit atmosphere or a demonic atmosphere? Is it nourishing or toxic? It will be one or the other.

Everyone, being a different instrument, has a part to play in this symphony, but not all always play at the same time. Some may be featured more than others, but that doesn’t matter. It is not about the instrument. It is all about the symphony from heaven called Family.

The Dad sets the tone of the home; therefore, Dad, make sure that you are in concert with the heavenly music, playing in tune and in time with the conductor’s baton.

“But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” 1 Cor. 11:3.

There is no greater joy or blessing to be found apart from God’s Kingdom order.

Words are pictures

July 12, 2011

Words are pictures of thought forms that are wired to our emotions. They have power. They can speak a curse or a blessing, bring fear or hope, convey sorrow or joy, destroy or build up, kill or give life. It really is all in your mind, but don’t take that lightly. Therefore, choose your words wisely. We will be held accountable for every word we speak. “Not that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.” Mat. 15:11; Jas. 3:1-12.

An explosion of God’s word

July 12, 2011

I was sensing something in the Spirit the other day and, as I began to write it out, these words came in first person, so I wrote as I heard. The word “explosive” is the best way I can think of to describe what I was sensing—an explosion of God’s word throughout the earth. It encouraged me. I submit it for your encouragement as well.

I am about to release My Word and the words through My prophetic voices today as a flood upon the whole world to hear it in all languages by whatever means possible. My  words will fly freely to all four corners of the earth as a flock of birds released from their cage.

I will release them by all means necessary—electronically, internet, air waves, written, verbally, sold or given, whatever, wherever, however.

Once they are released, nothing or no one can stop them. They can never be retrieved or reeled back in.

Isaiah 55:11 “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”