Do leaders need to repent …or can they sweep things under the carpet?
When leaders fail to repent for idolatry and do not make heart change, not only do they cut off blessing in their own lives, but also in the lives of the people that they lead.
When a leader walks in idolatry (bowing down to money, to other people out of fear, intimidation, lust, etc), they can expect the opposite of a blessing – a curse onto their children to the third and fourth generations. Idolatry in the lives of parents, grandparents, great, and great-great grandparents opens the door for this.
Sweeping sin under the carpet only makes your kids and grandkids pay more for it later. Is that really the inheritance you want to leave behind? The reason why your children, your flock are suffering, or walking away from you, cutting off all ties with you, etc…could be …you. And you could be a parent, a church leader, a business leader, a city leader…
And if you are calling your people to repent first (before you do), this is not love. This is control and manipulation. Leaders must repent first. (Otherwise, they are not leading. Leadership requires example, not hiding.)
Thankfully, repentance breaks this.
Jesus’ shed blood covers our sin when we repent.
God is a faithful God, who keeps his promise and is merciful to thousands of generations of those who love him and obey his commands.
Ask the Lord:
What is blocking me from receiving blessing for me and my children, my church, my business, my city etc? Whatever He brings to mind, repent of, and be set free! 🙂 This in turn will set your family line, your church, your city …free! 🙂
Read: Exodus 20:5,6; Deuteronomy 7:9,10; Romans 8