Presiding Pastor of Living Spring Chapel International, Pastor Femi Emmanuel, has counselled Christians on family values, stating that first children of he family, in particular, had the duty to ensure that they set good examples.
He stated this in an interaction with newsmen ahead of a special service for first-born children to be held at the Adeniyi Jones, Ikeja headquarters of the church in Lagos State.
Pastor Emmanuel, who also noted that many first children in families ended up struggling in life, as a result of being born out of wedlock, a situation which attracted curses and pains.
According to the cleric, “first born children are supposed to be the stars of their families; they’re supposed to be the pacesetters; the ones the younger ones look up to.
“They are expected to take care of their parents in their old age but in many families, the reverse is the case. You see first born children assisted by younger ones.”
Speaking on the forthcoming programme scheduled for September 29 till October 2, he quoted scriptural and contemporary examples, stating that by virtue of the position of such children in the family, it was necessary for them to embark on intensive prayers for breakthrough.
Referring to his experiences in this area of ministry over the years, the cleric said: “I have seen a lot of turnaround as we share and teach people with impartation and the prophetic. The anointing breaks the yoke and God is always willing what he wants to do over and over again.”