The importance of disciplining our children while they are still young…

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We only have a certain amount of time, early on in our children’s upbringing, while they are young, to instill in them the discipline and respect for authority that will be invaluable to them later on in life.

The biggest problem that we have today in America, is directly related to the breakdown of the family unit within our country.

Over several generations now, I would say going all the way back to the 60s, we can see today the results of what happens to a nation who rebels totally against the God of the Bible.

Let us remember that those wayword and rebellious teenagers, those hippies of which some of us were a party to in our younger years, that today they are the political leaders and businessman, who are directing our nation’s future!

Proverbs 13:24 tells us that:

“Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.”

What does it mean to “spare the rod, spoil the child”?

The phrase “spare the rod, spoil the child” is a modern-day proverb that means if a parent refuses to discipline an unruly child, that child will grow accustomed to getting his own way.

He will become, in the common vernacular, a spoiled brat.

The saying comes from Proverbs 13:24, “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.”

The Lord uses discipline to reveal our sin to us. This is also how parents reveal the truth of our need for a Savior to their children.

When a child does not feel the consequence of his sin, he will not understand that sin requires punishment.

The Lord provides a way to salvation and forgiveness through Jesus, but that means little to those who do not see their sin.

Furthermore, correction shows us that we are not above reproach and that we are accountable for our actions.

Our natural pride blinds us to our need for a Savior, and discipline reveals the truth of our wretchedness (Revelation 3:17).

Since salvation is the most important choice the child will ever make, it is imperative that parents are leading him to Christ, and discipline is critical to this process.

Proverbs 23:13 says, “Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die.”

In the context of verses 13–14, die means “experience spiritual death in hell.”

Children who respect authority and feel sorrow for their sin are much more likely to ask Jesus to forgive them and be saved.

All children are born sinful (Romans 5:12–19).

Their natural self is destructive and unrighteous.

That does not mean they aren’t valuable and worthy of love (Psalm 127:3). It means that they are not born with any natural “goodness” in them.

That is why all children need discipline. Proverbs 22:15 says, “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.”

Discipline is critical for wisdom (Proverbs 29:15), and a child who obeys his parents will be wise (Proverbs 13:1).

And even adults who do not heed correction will feel the consequences of their foolishness (Proverbs 10:13).

Some people believe in discipline, but not in physical discipline, such as spanking.

However, the Bible is the final word on what is truth; and it is not mere opinion or theory.

The word rod indicates a thin stick or switch that can be used to give a small amount of physical pain with no lasting physical injury.

A child should never be bruised, injured, or cut by a physical correction.

The Bible warns that parents should never abuse the power and authority they have over their children while they are young because it provokes the children to righteous anger (Ephesians 6:4; Colossians 3:21).

Physical discipline is always done in love, never as a vent to the parent’s frustration. It is also just one part of discipline and should be used when the child shows defiance to a clear limit, not in the heat of the moment.

God instructs parents to parent their children the way He parents His children.

Hebrews 12:5–11 tells us that God disciplines those whom He loves to perfect their righteousness.

God only disciplines His own, which proves that Christians are His beloved children.

Notice that David says that the Lord’s rod comforts him in his time of trouble (Psalm 23:4).

Finally, we know that no discipline feels good while it is happening, but afterwards the rewards are rich (Hebrews 12:11).

Godly character, fruit of the Spirit, and peace are rewards of God’s discipline.

The same is true for our human children. Children who have learned how to take responsibility for their actions are much happier people (Proverbs 3:11–18).

The importance of the rod of correction is that it steers the heart of a child toward Jesus and the forgiveness of sin He offers.

When parents trust God’s methods over their own, they will see the blessings for their children and themselves.

Recommended Resources:
Parenting Is Heart Work by Dr. Scott Turansky & Joanne Miller and Logos Bible Software.

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The individual family unit and the importance of having one mother and one father under one roof, raising their children in a loving, nurturing and godly environment, is the most important building block of every society; for as the family unit goes within that society, so eventually will the nation!

We know in the Bible that this is the most important thing, from God’s perspective, that we pass the baton of our relationship with God, and our teaching and passing the knowledge of His ways onto the next generation.

This is even the reason why God tells us that He chose Abraham, to be the progenitor of the Hebrew nation (Gen 18:19), because he said Abraham would bring up his children in the fear and admonition of the Lord.

This scripture, in Luke, is speaking of the forerunner of Jesus Christ, John the Baptist, and it also impresses upon us, even today, the importance, from God’s perspective, of our maintaining the family unit within our society.

Luke 1:17

“He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are upon us…

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are upon us…

Both scripturally and from every eschatological point of view, for anyone, with spiritual eyesight to see and ears to hear; for anyone who has any kind of crasp of what the holy writ of scripture warns us about in the last days, I think it is beyond clear that today we truly are watching these events unfold before our very eyes.

What follows is my perspective of what I see happening today and where I believe we are headed as a nation.

We have a national group today, made up of mostly Christians, who are actively pursuing impeachment, and as much as I would like that to happen, I don’t believe that it will.

The problem with impeachment is the Bankster oligarchy has, over the years, gained an extremely strong grip and control over both houses of the legislature, in both parties, not to mention the White House, and most of our judicial system.

This Banister Oligarchy also controls all the gold, meaning that our entire banking system and the printing of our money are under the control of a  private international banking cartel, which literally has autonomous control over all the central banks of the world.

It is because of this fact that they control everything else, including public opinion, through their control of 90+ percent of the media, here in America.

These people and the corrupt system they rule over, meaning the entire Washington D.C. Corporation, is under their absolute control, and they have no oversight whatsoever from any elected official, within this de facto government.

They are the “pink elephant” in the room that nobody EVER talks about in the mainstream media, nor within the halls of Congress.

These politicians, like former Senator  Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Feinstein, Boxer and so many others, even on the Republican side, including the Bush family, as much as they may look like it, these people aren’t dummies; and they know exactly what’s going on!

Not only do they know what’s going on and what the ultimate endgame is, but they and the entire Washington D.C. power structure, that backs them up and is calling the shots from the shadows, under the mantle of this de facto and unconstitutional D.C. Corporation, including politicians on both the left and the right – Republican and Democrat alike – are being used, after having already long ago been bought and paid for, in order to bring this “New World Order” agenda about.

If they are not actively working for this evil system, then they at least know about it and are too afraid to do anything to stop it.

Satan certainly has not kept his agenda secret, and he is getting more and more embolden as the time of the end approaches.

These same Banksters are the very ones who throughout history and until this present day have actually murdered or assassinated, including three presidents, anyone that represents a serious threat to their system!

This includes the strongest voices, among any would-be whistleblowers, who would expose their evildoings; and I believe that would probably include Donald Trump, and so to that end, I believe Christians need to be praying for his protection and safety.

When you are talking about these people, in who they are and what they do, you’re talking about pure evil, among those who sit at the very top of the world’s power structure, and they are connected directly to Satan.

The same deal that Satan once offered to Jesus, I believe he later offered to others, who accepted his deal.

He is the one pushing this whole New World Order agenda, and these International Banksters literally have all the money, influence and the power in the world to do it.

This includes the Vatican Bank, and just about all of your major corporations and individuals, including politicians in our government and members of any number of secret organizations, such as the CFR, Trilateral Commission and others.

It is a stacked deck and they hold all the cards, except for the most important one!

It has even gotten to the point where the powers that be are daring anybody to stop them, because in their dimwitted perverted thinking they think that they are indestructible; but we know better, don’t we?!

As Christians and students of biblical prophecy, we already know how all of this is going to end; we just don’t know the timing.

Howbeit, we do know the season, as the Bible tells us what to look for.

We all know that the power of God, in His sovereignty, can literally change our situation overnight.

We can read about it happening many times in biblical history.

Normally, as we review the precedents of Scripture, God will generally use a good size 2 x 4 upside the head of His people, in order to get our attention!

That is where I believe we are now, as a nation.

We’re told also in the Bible that judgment ALWAYS begins at the household of God; and God has already told us, in Hebrews 12, starting at verse 27 and on to the end of the chapter, that God will shake not only the heavens, but also the earth, in the last days, so that ONLY those who truly have their faith centered in Jesus Christ will be left standing.

I believe that we are now in that season of which Jesus warned us about, which He called “the beginning of sorrows” (Mat 24:8).

We can learn from the Bible that nations invariably reach a point, which the Bible calls “the fullness of sin,” where God says enough is enough and that’s when the serious chastisement and correction begins.

I believe that America is now at that point and probably has surpassed it.

Our strongest trump card in all of this will be played only when we Christians get serious about obeying 2 Chronicles 7:14.

The only time we read in the Bible, where God’s judgment was abated and totally turned away from a nation, at the last hour, is when Jonah preached in Nineveh.

And you will note that the ENTIRE nation, starting with the king on down, repented in sackcloth and ashes.

Certainly that has not happened here in our country, not even close!

Most anybody, with any kind of military background, knows what it means to occupy.

Well we are told in the Bible that, as Christians, we are to occupy until Jesus returns; meaning that we seek God’s wisdom and guidance, and having done that, as God’s occupational force in the earth, we take every opportunity to resist the “Turkey” and block whatever he is doing.

Also as intercessors, we are God’s “Watchmen on the Wall,” and it’s our job to, not only watch and pray, but we are to warn the people of what’s coming; and believe me our nation and the nations of the world are about to be shook very severely in the very near future.

Jesus described it as being the worst time this world has ever seen, or ever will see again.

We are talking here about people, who are the actual puppet masters of this Washington D.C. Corporation, who are already in control of just about every aspect of our daily lives, here in America, who also financed the Bolshevik Revolution and also finance Hitler’s rise to power, of which by the way Prescott Bush, George W. Bush’s grandfather, had direct involvement.

These Banksters also financed World War one and two, and they profited on both sides in each!

What they have in mind for our country will be far worse than anything Hitler ever did.

I believe we are about to see George Washington’s prophecy come to pass, where he said that he saw our nation at a time where we came under attack by foreign enemies; and we lost our liberty for a time, but he said the “Sons of Liberty” would rise up out of the smoke and ashes, and that we would once again regain control of our country.

I also am a firm believer that Satan’s original plan was to have the European Union be the instigator that spawns the Antichrist’s rise to power; but I believe that God has already said no to that plan.

There are just way too many Christians and patriotic people, who love this country, people like you and me, who are just too ornery and stubborn to ever let this evil antichrist agenda succeed in our country.

For one thing the Bible says that the whole world is not going to be controlled by the antichrist, but there will be nations that will be resisting and fighting against him in the last days.

The Bible also says that when Jesus returns, there will be both sheep nations and goat nations; and I have to believe that there’s still enough Christian influence in our nation and in the Western European nations, even as bad as some of them have fallen, that when push really comes to shove that these nations will rise up again in force, against this wickedness that is trying to dominate our world.

I totally believe that in the end, our de jure united states Republic, along with certain other nations, are going to be the “sheep nations” that the Bible speaks of.

I believe also that the Antichrists will ultimately have his base of operations centered in the Middle East, with Israel, and more specifically Jerusalem, being the center of this end of days conflict.

The Middle East is where everything in the Bible began, and I believe that’s where everything is going to culminate in the end!

This certainly is the time for all you fence sitters to get off the fence and choose what side you are on, because our days are few.

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There is ONLY one mediator between God and man…

1 Timothy 2:5-6

Aramaic Bible in Plain English

For God is One, and The Mediator of God and the sons of men is One: The Son of Man, Yeshua The Messiah,

Who gave himself a ransom (on Calvary’s cross) in the place of every person, a testimony that has come in its time.

Ephesians 4:1-10
Living Bible (TLB)

Paul speaking to ALL Christians
4 I beg you—I, a prisoner here in jail for serving the Lord—to live and act in a way worthy of those who have been chosen for such wonderful blessings as these.

2 Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.

3 Try always to be led along together by the Holy Spirit and so be at peace with one another.

4 We are all parts of one body, we have the same Spirit, and we have all been called to the same glorious future.

5 For us there is only one Lord, one faith, one baptism,

6 and we ALL have the same God and Father who is over us all and in us all, and living through every part of us.

7 However, Christ has given each of us special abilities—whatever he wants us to have out of his rich storehouse of gifts.

8 The psalmist tells about this, for he says that when Christ returned triumphantly to heaven after his resurrection and victory over Satan, he gave generous gifts to men.

9 Notice that it says he returned to heaven. This means that he had first come down from the heights of heaven, far down to the lowest parts of the earth.

10 The same one who came down is the one who went back up, that he might fill all things everywhere with himself, from the very lowest to the very highest.

Acts 4:12

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

His name in Hebrew is Yeshua Ha’Mashiach (a.k.a. Jesus the Christ–Messiah)!

He’s our Creator, our God, our Saviour, our Lord and our soon coming King!

He is the one who has made our salvation and our redemption possible, and has paid for both though His poured out blood and life on Calvary’s cross.

The whole story, and all the instructions, including the road map showing us the way back home, can all be read in the Bible; however whether you believe it, accept it and obey it, that is entirely up to you?

It is your eternal soul that’s at stake here, and I seriously recommend that you not put this decision off another day, because this Gospel message and this offer of reconciliation both expires on the date of your death.

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