The Rod of Discipline
The Lord explains… The Rod of Discipline, the Love of a Father, Disobedience & Rebellion
March 22, 2008 – From The Lord, Our God and Savior – The Word of The Lord spoken to Timothy, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
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, pharmacopoeia, 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…
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 chooses 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.
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.
Timothy, all that you and your wife have spoken, do. Yet I tell you the truth of these things, even all of this shall be played out once again, at which time you shall reveal to her both this Word and My Word spoken to her of not returning home, and by what means she shall come to live with you, fulfilling all I had spoken through you concerning her.
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… The Father and The Son are one, and yet two, and that third part, the Spirit, which comes into the world, manifesting His will. Therefore, that which you have received of Me must in turn be made into actions, bringing forth obedience in those children who remain destitute of that which I bring.
For how can one walk in Me, if one will not walk in the ways of their earthly father, nor obey his commands? How much more, then, shall it be impossible for one such as this to obey My Commandments? Therefore, this work must be done by you, according to what you have received of Me, also forever being an example until the Day comes… And it will surely come, it will not tarry…
Where, then, The Father will come to say… ‚Behold, the sons and daughters of God… I see of Myself in them… Come up here!‘