Hide The Children

Shawnna and Ella-Claire, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

I failed to note the exact title, but the sermon that Scott Graham preached at camp meeting on Wednesday night was one of the most powerful sermons I have ever heard concerning our children and their salvation.

Taken from accounts in the 11th chapter of II Kings and in II Chronicles 22 and 23 is the story of the wicked queen Athiliah. She was the daughter of Jezebel, and she was so evil that she ordered her own grandchildren to be murdered–the “seed royal,” the Bible calls them. She passed her satanic eye over her entire family, and when she considered any children that might become an heir to the throne, she lined them up for execution. She then became the ruler.

Baby Joash, less than a year old at this time, and in line for the throne was spared from this demonic act, when his aunt snatched him away to safety. She hid him. At first it was in a bedchamber where she secreted him; later she hid him in the house of the Lord. Many years later, but while he was still a young boy, Joash assumed the throne, and became a godly, righteous king.

Oh, how critical during these challenging days in which we live, is the hiding of our children. We must strictly guard them, shield them from evil, teach them God’s ways, train and instruct them. Satan gloats with hellish anticipation as he claws for our babies. His clutching hands stretch toward our tender boys and little girls. His conniving eyes wink their deadly, persistent signal.

The Holy Ghost Has Fallen!

But definitely, we will hide them. We will never release our treasured children to satan and to his cohorts. Safe in our bedchambers and in the house of God will be our children, well hidden among godly training and deep inside the hallowed halls of the temple of God.

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About Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 78 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She has been married to Jerry for 60 years. They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)
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6 Responses to Hide The Children

  1. Tena says:

    That was the best message regarding children I think I’ve ever heard. I purchased the CD and I will listen to it often and give copies to my boys when they have children. It will go down in history as a “classic”. Scott Graham titled his message, “Church, Let’s Hide Our Children”. I wish every parent could hear it!

    I love your pic of Ella Claire and Shawnna. Ella Claire is soooo cute! Did you see the pic of her on my blog? I’ll be emailing you some pics that I took at Camp Meeting and you are welcome to put them on your blog if you want to. I’d like to see the ones Mike took, too.

  2. Shirley says:

    Good morning, Tena.

    Thanks for the info about the title of Scott Graham’s message. I agree with you that it is an enduring sermon.

    I’ll go to your blog in a few minutes, and look forward to more pictures by email. My new address is: shirleybuxton@gmail.comm

    We’re off to Tucson this morning. Jerry’s preaching tonight, and we’ll return on Friday.

  3. Tena says:

    Have a safe trip and may God bless Bro. Buxton’s preaching.

  4. Deb Pryor says:

    Wow, what a message. Our children are worth protecting! Have a great trip.

  5. Tom Contino says:

    From Mom Contino: I totally agree with hiding the children. They are the next generation of believers, and we need to pass the truth of the Bible down to them, so they can be strong in the Lord. I heard Bro. Graham’s sermon. Yea and Amen!

  6. waychoir says:

    It was an outstanding message. We played it to our church following our Monday night prayer meeting and I was moved just as strongly hearing it for the second time.

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