A Word to Faithful Christian Homeschooling Families Bereft of Lost Children


Jn. 15:18 “If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me.


Jn. 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”


I Jn. 5:4  For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.


Tribulation is the price we pay for knowing God and living according to His will amidst this world. It is the price we pay simply for being different. Being different carries a stigma.

In all things we have to choose who and what we will be like or not like. The world around us presents us these choices. We make comparisons. And from these comparisons we make decisions.  But because we are Christ’s, we do not have the choice to make these decisions for our own sake. Behind each and every comparison and decision, we have to ask if we are making this comparison according to God’s valuation or ours, and are we making this decision for His sake or ours. Why are we choosing to speak the way we do, or dress the way we do, or act the way we do in the presence of others? What is motivating us? Why do we want to be like or not be like someone or a group of people?

All these decisions involve cost, because they have to be made at the expense of our sense of acceptability with the world for our own sake. We have to ask whether our desire to conform or not conform to a certain standard or pattern of behavior around others primarily reflects our desire to be acceptable to God, or does it primarily reflect our desire not to be thought ill of by others? This is where the tribulation is. Tribulation is pressure, and pressure is wherever this question has to be answered in a way in which to be acceptable to God means we have to be unacceptable to others.


The Anti-Progenitorial Spirit

Christian families have been and continue to be rent because as children are maturing, they are making more and more of their own decisions, but are doing so without acceptability to God as their primary motivation as was modeled to them. They feel stigmatized by past standards according to which they were raised in opposition to mainstream beliefs and practices. The stigma has often been further magnified by the added pressure of social deprivations simply due to financial tribulation. And they are responding more to their sense of stigmatization than to their sense of whether the changes they want to make are motivated by their desire to be acceptable first to the Lord.

Children need to ask, “why” are they wanting to change this standard or this practice or that way of living which they were taught? But they are not consciously asking that question. Rather, they are responding to the stimuli around them and drawing conclusions based on that stimuli alone—how it makes them feel to be different—without any real thought as to why or how acceptability to God is at issue.

Spirits appear at the root of this shift away from former values. They include contempt, resentment, parental alienation and disaffection, and lack of transparency. There is a curse on the generations of the land because of these things. It has been best called the “generation gap.” It is a rejection of all things progenitorial simply because they are progenitorial. If the parents did this and said this, then we must absolutely do and say the opposite.  This has led in our culture to a natural a-parentism and spiritually to a-theism.

II Tim. 3:1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. 2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power;

Mal. 4:5 “Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the LordHe will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.”

Jn. 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

The difficult last days warned of by Paul describes the curse warned of by Malachi and the tribulation referenced by Jesus. We live in an anti-progenitorial society. Perhaps more than anything, the end times spirit of the world is characterized by the anti-progenitorial spirits of a-parentism and a-theism. The question becomes, are we inevitably trapped and doomed to have to live out our days under this curse? 

This is where the words of Jesus show their strength. For the anti-progenitorial spirit is at the nexus of the tribulation Christian families face in their bid to live differently from the world around them in obedience to God. Yet Jesus says, “Take courage, I have overcome the world.”

In overcoming the world, Jesus is telling Christian parents and families that He has overcome the progenitorial curse on the land related to the extreme stigma associated with living differently than the end time world for His sake.  John further tells us that Christ’s overcoming is expressed through our faith. The Elijah spirit of the last days then is simply the spirit that rises to claim the faith to overcome the anti-progenitorial spirit, to the preventing of the curse where it has not yet shown itself, and to the reversing of it where it has.

It is up to us as an Elijah people to maintain faith in the Lord’s ability to defeat the pressure of the progenitorial curse associated with the end times now decimating the families and churches He has called into being. A mantle of faith for this overcoming is required of us at this hour. It is a mantle that says, “Take courage,” and that finds a way to rest in the declaration of the Lord’s victory over this curse of the world in our own midst.


With whom does that overcoming begin? Does it begin with the children? No. It begins with the fathers. The turning of the hearts of the fathers to the children precedes the turning of the children to the hearts of the fathers. We of the older generation have the first call to be turned toward the hearts of those of the younger generation. This is true in the natural as pertains to the families, and it is true in the spiritual as pertains to the churches. (How much lack of spiritual parenting and reproducing of leadership has taken place in the churches leading to spiritual a-parentism and the despising of church leaders who have groomed no one but themselves to perpetual control?)


Elijah, Jezebel and Mt. Carmel – The Anti Progenitorial Showdown

If Elijah is the man called on in the final days to overcome the anti-progenitorial curse, then Jezebel is the personification of that spirit. What is Jezebel known for? Her rebellion, her sorceries and her immorality. All these have beset the younger generations of the last 50 years especially in the West.  All the cancers that have destroyed the family including the gay and feminist movements are directly tied to Jezebel. These are the “children” of Jezebel spoken of in Revelation:

2:23 I will kill her children with death, and all the churches shall know that I am He who searches the minds and hearts. And I will give to each one of you according to your works.

For quite some years there has been prophecy of a coming revival marked by a Mt. Carmel showdown between the spirit of Elijah and the spirit of Jezebel in the church and in the nations. If this is true—and it is true—then a key element of that outpouring will be the casting down of the anti-progenitorial spirit among the people of God in fulfillment of Malachi’s prophecy.

In the Mt. Carmel showdown, when God answers by fire to prove that he is the one true God in Israel, Elijah proceeds to kill all the prophets of Baal. These prophets represent those in the church who advance the anti-progenitorial spirits of Jezebel, including homosexuality, feminism, rebellion, idolatry, witchcraft, a-parentism and a-theism of every kind. The prophets of Baal are the “children of Jezebel” to be killed in Revelation 2 by the Elijah spirit.  And this is the “overcoming of the world” in the church promised by Jesus in the face of the tribulation brought on the church by anti-progenitorialism.

Many family restoration ministries have arisen the last two generations in the West to challenge the societal breakup of the family and the anti-progenitorial movements that have cursed the land since, but without success. For they have not possessed the spirit of Elijah, but only a fleshly-minded nostalgia for restoring “the past.” But nevertheless, as Jesus said, “Take heart, I have overcome the world.”

In other words, let us not be discouraged by the past failures of now dying ministries who had a good heart, but were ineffective in their approach. The promise of overcoming the world remains. The Elijah spirit will arise. Until then, the “anti-progenitors” are being “given time to repent” (2:21). But when the Elijah spirit comes, the anti-progenitorial children of Jezebel in the church will be “put to death.” There will come to the church a revival of holiness marked by a restored wholeness of the generations both naturally and spiritually. And God will protect that restoration in the Elijan wilderness unto His coming.  



If your heart is faint because of the tide of immorality, rebellion, witchcraft and atheism that has invaded the land, “Take courage,” And if your own family and church have fallen victim to the anti-progenitorial spirit, “Take heart.” Elijah is on the way. And He will not tarry. And He will overcome the world in our midst. The curse among us will be reversed. And the righteousness for which our soul has hungered in the land will be satisfied.

Chris Anderson

First Love Ministry
a ministry of Anglemar Fellowship



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