Regarding Parenting

3/22/08 From The Lord, Our God and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For The Lord’s Little Flock, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

Thus says The Lord: When a child comes of age by sin and continues therein, despite the word of their parents or the Word of The Lord written in the Scriptures of Truth, they must be punished. Failing to respond with swift correction and discipline will only encourage further disobedience and sin.

You have heard it said, to spare the rod is to hate your child.[1] This Scripture is true. Yet I tell you the truth, the rod is discipline, and not that of physical punishment.
O vain and ignorant people, stop perverting the Scriptures of Truth! Humble yourselves, that you may gain wisdom! A child’s disobedience is brought forth from a troubled heart and an unsettled spirit, wrought in ignorance. How then shall a beating correct the heart, or striking them with a rod bring about a right spirit?!
Beloved, do not exasperate your children by bringing them into subjection by abuse. Rather take them by the hand, and lead them in the ways of The Lord, with love. For the love of a father is displayed in tenderness and kindness, and is also revealed through the correction and discipline of those he loves. Therefore, as it is written: Let the children first learn and show piety at home, and requite their parents, for this is good and acceptable before God.[2]


From: The Rod of Discipline




3/11/06 From YahuShua HaMashiach, Our Lord and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For The Lord’s Little Flock, For All Believing Parents
And For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

Thus says The Lord: Whoever receives My message receives Me, and I sanctify them. Yet whoever does not receive My message is against Me. And he who does not gather with Me scatters abroad, as it is written.[3] Likewise all those I have sanctified must also sanctify their own children, in My name. For they are Mine, and I have given them to you; even as you are The Father’s, and He has given you to Me.
Therefore, I ask you, where are you and how is your house? It is in disarray, letting those who abide there chase after the world. Do you not know that this world is condemned, and all who love the world have made themselves enemies of God?[4]
All children must obey their parents, and parents, you must cause them to obey. There is no quarrel. Would you say to Me, “Yes, Lord, I have heard you, but let me sleep and go my own way, and tomorrow I shall obey”? Not so, beloved ones - tomorrow is ending; behold, the sun is already setting upon this age of men.


Therefore now is the accepted time,
Now is the time of action...

For all those who know The Truth
Must share the Truth.


Yet if you withhold, and those in your household continue in sin, assuredly I say to you, they shall fall under judgment and their blood I will require of you. However if you share the Truth with those of your household, and they refuse it, they shall surely suffer wrath, yet you shall be delivered[5]... Yet oh how blessed are those who share the Truth, and those of their household receive it!


So again, I ask you, where do you stand?...

And these of your household,
Where are they and where are they going?...

I tell you the truth, your work is not finished
Until all I have given you is returned to Me...


Says The Lord.


From: As You Have Received, So Shall You Give