JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT “YOUR GOVERNMENT”

For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on His shoulders. And He will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6 New Living Translation

The Bible says that we are in this world but we are not of this world.  This government that is being talked about here is not the U.S.. Government, the Singaporean government, the Russian government or any other man-made government.  This is talking about the government of the Kingdom of God.  The government where Jesus rules and reigns.  Now most people will say,  “Praise God, when Jesus returns Jesus is going to rule and reign.  Things are going to be great!!!!”  As Brother Copeland says, ” I know how it’s going to be when we are there in Heaven, but what about the rotten here and now?”  Let’s look at what another book in Isaiah says.

You will be secure under a government that is just and fair.
Your enemies will stay far away.
You will live in peace,
and terror will not come near.

Isaiah 54:14 New Living Translation

The book of Isaiah goes on to say that, “in that coming day no weapon against you will succeed.”  I am here to tell you THAT DAY is here.  That scripture is talking about  after the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus.  As New Testament believers we need to have a very clear understanding of the difference between the Old Testament dispensation and the New Testament dispensation.  Because of what Jesus HAS DONE, so many things have changed and so many things that were future (in the Old Testament) ARE NOW!!!  The scripture above says that you will be secure under a government that is just and fair.  When you live by faith, you are not bound by the natural and the here and now.  You are seated in Heavenly places with Christ Jesus.  You are now dwelling secure under a government that is just and fair because you are under the government of the Kingdom.

The spiritual world is what the natural world is based and seated in.  None of the evil or bad things that happen here on Earth affect Heaven in any way shape or form.  When you are conscious of that Kingdom by The Word of the living God, and you by faith take your seat in and with Jesus, you are then protected and covered and all the things that are mentioned in The Word are yours.  I know it sounds impossible but that is only with men.  With God, all things are possible and all these things are yours by faith through Jesus Christ.  Your enemies stay far away from you.  You live in peace (in shalom) and terror will not come near you.  This is the government that you are under through Christ Jesus.  This is YOUR GOVERNMENT and it is in effect right here and right now for you.  Now someone may ask, “How can I be protected while evil is happening all around me?”  The same way that the Egyptians were in total darkness while in the same area the children of Israel had light.  Look at this promise in Psalms 91.

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

8Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.  Psalms 91:7-10 King James Version

Where is the ‘there’ in verse 10?  It’s the Secret Place of the Most High?  It’s in JESUS!!!   You are the righteousness of God IN Christ Jesus.  You are in Christ, safe and secure just like Noah and his family were in the Ark.  Death and destruction were happening all around them but not TO THEM.  They were safe in the Ark.  Today that Ark is Jesus and when you come under His Government you are safe and secure.

All the ‘blessed’ to you!!! Shalom!

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JUST DA TRUTH – ABOUT DISCIPLINE

Don’t fail to discipline your children. They won’t die if you spank them. Physical discipline may well save them from death. Proverbs 23:13-14 New Living Translation

As of today protest are still going on in Ferguson over the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer.  It is sad and I have prayed for the family, the police officer involved and the town.  I can’t begin to blame and take sides because I do not know the facts and what happened.  What I do know is this does happen way too often and it never should.  I am not just talking about police shootings, but shooting and death and murder by youths period be they black, white, Latino, male or female.  Lives cut short and it seems as if they were cut short by a bullet or some other unfortunate accident or incident.  But I believe if a closer look is taken, you would find in many if not most of the cases, something else is involved: A lack of discipline.

When I say discipline I mean a spanking, a whippin’, physical loving parental discipline. A lot of people disagree with me and try to classify it as abuse.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  And speaking of the truth I base my belief, confidence and actions in this area on The Truth: The Word of God.  Let’s take a look at some of the things The Word has to say about physical discipline and it benefits. Yes that is not a typo I said BENEFITS.

Do not hold back discipline from the child, although you strike him with the rod, he will not die. You shall strike him with the rod and rescue his soul from Sheol(Hell). Proverbs 23:13-14 New Living Translation

A youngster’s heart is filled with foolishness, but physical discipline will drive it far away. Proverbs 22:15 New Living Translation

Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them. Proverbs 13:24

A spanking and a warning produce wisdom, but an undisciplined child disgraces his mother. Proverbs 29:15 Gods Word Translation

Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death. Proverbs 19:18 New International Version

Wow!!!  Did you see what that last verse said? “Do not be a willing party to their death.”  What is this verse saying?  It is saying that by denying to provide your child physical discipline when needed and appropriate you can willingly participate in their possible death.  I did not say that The Word did.  “Well I would never do that!” Of course you would not knowingly.  Much of what we see going on in the world today is a direct result of men and women thinking they are smarter than God.  God knows the benefit of physical discipline for a child or youngster and this is why He had it documented in The Bible, for people’s benefit.  I believe God.  If He says its beneficial then it is.

Think of this, would you rather physically discipline your child in love (never physically discipline a child while you are angry, it will come across to them as anger and not love) or have it done to them by the police?  And for those of you who are scared of the law and children’s services, here is some food for thought.  Your child does not do what you say on a repeated basis and is rebellious and disrespectful to you.  You allow the child to cuss you out, slam the door you pay for in the house you pay for in your face and tell you to leave them alone.  And you call it respecting their privacy and their space. Let’s flip the script here.  You are their parent.  You are their first encounter with an authority figure.  Once you are disrespected by your child there is no where to go but down the ladder for everyone else.  This is why when a cop shows up in some cases, the child’s mind is already programmed. “Hmmmm, my Mom or Dad is an authority figure and I don’t respect them so I don’t have to respect and obey the cops either.”  So let’s go back to fearing children services. You would let someone tell you you can’t discipline your child if you deem it necessary but, if they don’t obey the cops the cops can beat them, taser them, shoot them and kill them if they deem it necessary. Somethings out of order here. God the Father only does things for our good. Discipline may not seem good at the time but He knows the fruit it will yield now and later in life.

No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening–it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. Hebrews 12:11 New Living Translation

So discipline helps us enjoy a peaceful and right way of living when we submit to it.  Remember God the Father is only out for your good.  He does not desire for a child or any persons life to be cut short as a result of a lack of discipline and He is not the One who cuts a person’s life short.  They do this themselves based on their choices.  So make a decision to operate in wisdom and discipline your children, preferably while they are young.  This can and will eliminate many issues later.  Don’t worry about the naysayers but keep in mind what is said in the book of Acts.

“We ought to obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29

All the “blessed” to you!!!  Shalom!