Isaiah 55:9 ~
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.”
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Hebrews 12:1-11 ~
“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us,
let us also lay aside every encumbrance
and the sin which so easily entangles us,
and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
fixing our eyes on Jesus,
the author and perfecter of faith,
who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame,
and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself,
so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
You have not yet resisted to the point of shedding blood in your striving against sin;
and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons,
“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord,
Nor faint when you are reproved by Him;
For those whom the Lord loves He disciplines,
And He scourges every son whom He receives.”
It is for discipline that you endure;
God deals with you as with sons;
for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
But if you are without discipline,
of which all have become partakers,
then you are illegitimate children and not sons.
Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them;
shall we not much rather be subject to the Father of spirits, and live?
For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them,
but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.
All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful;
yet to those who have been trained by it,
afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness.”
Greetings my brothers and sisters in Christ and ALL who are reading this post right now. I know at least one person is thinking, “How can I be encouraged when I read about the discipline written in Hebrews?”
Good question . . . I know it brings an automatic “OUCH!!!” when I think about it too and worse? When going through the discipline . . . “OUCH!!!! ” . . . and “OUCH” AGAIN!!!! Let’s add a “YIKES” here too. .. “YIKES!!!!”
EVEN WHEN we have been, will be or currently are going through some “discipline” . . . Some challenging things in our lives that tests us . . . THE HEAVENLY FATHER LOVES US!!!
If we were tooling along, thinking “all is well”, when it isn’t . . . And we’re actually heading into hell . . . That’s NOT loving us. Think about that for a moment and let that settle into your spirit.
Now I’m going to get a bit “heavy” here, to discuss the WORST times this planet has ever seen since the flood.
Brothers and sisters, the judgements we will see unfold before our very eyes will impact us ALL. Our hearts will be grieving and we may even lose EVERYTHING we have, except the clothes on our back. BUT . . . without the judgement, MOST PEOPLE ON THE EARTH WILL BE HEADING INTO HELL.
So please remember these judgements WILL be with MERCY.
Many will be saved in the last few minutes or seconds of their lives, because they call on the name of the LORD . . . And they WILL be saved (Romans 10:13).
Please don’t let events or circumstances propel you into bitterness and anger at the LORD; the enemy WILL try to do that, amplifying your emotions, so don’t give in to it. PRAISE THE LORD IN THE STORMS . . .
Even if it’s through grief and tears. It will release peace on your soul and help you overcome the enemy’s plans against you.
So, prepare yourselves for what’s going to unfold, by submitting to the Holy Spirit, while enduring discipline you are going through right now. It’s “prep” so you’ll be ready to minister to the hurting, lost and dying. . . To usher in the GREATEST “harvest of souls” for the Kingdom of Heaven.
When it seems like you just “can’t take it any more”, remember the Heavenly Father LOVES YOU And this life is a brief “blip” on the map of eternity.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18 ~
“For momentary, light affliction
is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,
while we look not at the things which are seen,
but at the things which are not seen;
for the things which are seen are temporal,
but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
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MY PRAYER FOR YOU TODAY:
Father I lift up ALL who are reading this post right now. May each person be granted a greater measure of understanding of Your love for them. Help us ALL to cling to YOU in the storms, for YOU are our only hope. I ask that You remove all blocks, barriers and confusion that prevent us from moving forward in ALL that you have for us to do. Help us to submit to YOUR FULL WILL. Help us to KNOW Your will and help us to do YOUR will. We can’t do this on our own, Father, for we are weak and living in this fallen world. We MUST have YOUR intervention in our lives or we won’t make it. We PRAISE YOU LORD, We THANK You, LORD and we ask this prayer in the MIGHTY name of Yeshua, our Messiah. Amen and AMEN!!!
Remember, we are Ambassadors of Christ. Let’s act accordingly, for the Heavenly Father IS watching us.
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