DEAD SONS AND POISONED COUNSEL
When I got into the land of Eruwa, someone reached out to my brother and said, “Your brother is in Eruwa. He will soon leave. He cannot survive in that place”. After some years, the same person said, “Your brother is still there. That’s amazing”. I know God kept me on the assignment, but another thing did- the guidance of my spiritual father, interpreting seasons and giving accurate counsel to navigate each season.
I watched a movie about a girl who had to run a marathon once. The dad used to be a coach. When they reconnected, even though the dad took ill and could not be at the race, he recorded instructions of what she should do at each level of the race. He coached her on when to pace and when to sprint. He coached her on when to catch some breath and when to conserve her strength. She won the race even though her father was not there. His voice was enough.
A dead son no longer hears the father’s voice. Even when he remembers counsel from a conversation, he is probably offended and annoyed with something flimsy, and he does not heed such counsel. He wants to be his own man.
Once Esau despised his birth, he died to the signals and the guidance of his parents. A dead son brings grief to the hearts of his pastors or parents.
When Esau was forty years old, he married Judith, daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Basemath, daughter of Elon the Hittite. They turned out to be thorns in the sides of Isaac and Rebekah. Genesis 26:34-35 MSG
A dead son wants other sons dead. They are hurt and want the pattern to spread.
From that time on, Esau hated Jacob because their father had given Jacob the blessing. And Esau began to scheme: “I will soon be mourning my father’s death. Then I will kill my brother, Jacob.”
Genesis 27:41 NLT
You will pick it in their words. If they do not make it, no other person should also make it.
Lucifer is a dead son who wants other sons dead too. He was kicked out of heaven when he said, “I will be like the most High”. Do you remember?
For you said to yourself, ‘I will ascend to heaven and set my throne above God’s stars. I will preside on the mountain of the gods far away in the north. I will climb to the highest heavens and be like the Most High.’ Instead, you will be brought down to the place of the dead, down to its lowest depths.
Isaiah 14:13-15 NLT
When he was brought down, and he saw the son of God called Adam (Adam was the son of God Luke 3:38 NLT), he began to scheme, and guess the lines he used to cause man to fall, “You will be like the most High”
“God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.”
Genesis 3:5 NLT
A dead son does not want any other sons standing. They move around with poison. Be careful. They have crossed the line and made up their mind not to return.
A dead son is an ex-anointed. A dead son knows so much about being on fire, but he is no longer on fire. A dead son knows about prayer but no longer prays. A dead son knows about fathering but now attacks it with poisoned thoughts, words and actions. He tells you that the father does not have your best interest at heart. When you see a dead son, anoint your feet and run.
The man who told my brother that I would soon leave the ministry had his reasons- he left the ministry. He forsook the assignment. He could not stay through. He went into strange things. He got into astrology. He is no longer in ministry.
Be careful of counsel from poisoned hearts and ex-anointed people- the devil was also formerly anointed. He wants you to be like him- kicked out, wandering and fatherless! Refuse his counsel.
© temilOluwa Ola, Eruwa