| The Rod of Discipline
The Rod of Discipline
3/22/08 From The Lord, Our God and Savior – The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
[God The Father]
Parents of such children, who do continually forsake The Lord for their own way, running eagerly after all diverse lusts of this world, running along a wide path, heavy-laden, paying no attention to all these stumbling blocks laid at their feet – mine-fields – of which satan has laid to bring about severe injury and death and pain to all involved, bringing forth a multitude of evil fruit… Hopelessness, fear, darkness, licentiousness, lusts, pharmacopeia, disobedience, lying, scheming, vanities, the love of money, vexation of spirit, a hardening of hearts, lack of affection… Even to blasphemies and the misuse of My name and The Christ’s, because of faithlessness… Having that seed sown, choked and taken away…
Never really receiving, but rather, taking that which was given, and grasping it only lightly, holding it before them for all to see, where it is quickly blown away by deceptive winds, never having been sown in their hearts, nor clinging to it with all the heart, nor with all the mind, nor all the strength… Forsaking their neighbor for the love of self and foolish desires, which only brings upon them more of the same. This only serves to widen the gap, increasing the darkness inside them, where they then seek to fill this darkness and emptiness with those things of the same… Bitter sorrows and deceptive pleasures, the many poisons of this world, thick chains and mire holding them fast, sinking into sorrows. Yet when brought to light, that darkness in them recoils and then strikes in rebellion.
Therefore, Timothy, what shall you do, when faced with all these things brought forth of the tempter, which grow rapidly in this world? And how shall you teach your beloved wisdom and knowledge, even of the deep riches in Christ, when she remains consumed, lost in confusion and vexation of spirit? Timothy, shall you blame yourself? What of her mother?… The world? I tell you the truth, what is done is done, and can not be undone, save The Lord choose to move His hand. I have not, and will not yet move, until the Day comes and is at hand, that I shall bring My hand against this nation, for all its forsaking of Me. And so, at present, My hand is removed and your nation is given up… My face is turned against it. And what it shall suffer is of itself and according to all its enemies, from which I will no longer protect it.
Yet remember this, beloved…
Therefore, Timothy, do you love Me? Do you trust in your God and do you abide in My Right Hand?… You are in Him and He in you. Hear My words, and do them: When such an one, of whom you love, and I also, come of age by sin and continue therein, despite the word of their parents, even despite the Word of The Lord Most High, they must be punished and disciplined according to, and in accordance with, their sin. For to spare the rod is to hate your child. And to not respond with correction is to encourage further disobedience and sin. The rod, of which I speak, is of discipline and correction, and not of physical punishment. O vain and ignorant peoples of this world, stop perverting My Word! And gain knowledge. All children’s disobedience comes from ignorance and from the troubles of the heart and spirit. How, then, shall a beating correct the heart?! And how shall the striking with a rod bring about a new spirit? DO NOT exacerbate the problem with your children, by bringing them into subjection by abuse! Let the children first learn and show piety at home, and requite their parents, for this is good and acceptable before God.
[Jesus The Christ]
Know you not the love of a father is displayed in tenderness and kindness? And is it not also shown through discipline and correction, especially for those he loves? And what of your Father in Heaven? Have I not done all of these things, even to the displaying of My hot displeasure toward My enemies, who have hurt My beloved?… Vengeance is Mine, says The Lord, I shall repay.
Here is wisdom…
And when it comes, I shall come to live in them…
Wherein I shall rush in, healing them swiftly, wiping away all these tears of anguish…
Then shall their tears be renewed, even as a torrent of a new kind,
All burdens lifted… My glory revealed…
Where, then, The Father will come to say,
“Come up here!”