“Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law. Thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity until the pit be dug for the wicked. The Lord will not cast off his people, neither will he forsake his inheritance. But judgment shall return unto righteousness, and all the upright in heart shall follow it.” Psalms 94: 12-15.
PRE-AMBLE by Robert
I open this article with a quote from the recently published August 28, 2019 “Will You Walk The Talk?” And this is the genuine care and endeavour of all real Believers. Sin does not now reign in their mortal bodies so that they obey it, Romans 6:12, for they seek to destroy it. Yeshua never will own those who yield themselves up to be the servants of sin. And it is not enough that we cease to do evil, but we must learn to do well. Our conversation will always be answerable to the principle which guides and governs us, Romans 8:5.
That quote is the precursor to this article. It was the sounding of the Trumpet of what is to come both in Teaching to battle Spiritually. And notify what we are going to be confronted with and why it is allowed to confront us. We will be shown the levels of preparation God uses to bring us to victory.
God will reveal how we will be melted down and built back up, so in each case, will be strengthened.
We will through actually living these teachings learn the real value of the gifts previously given to be used as tools, to defend ourselves from the attacks.
We will be given the gift of gratitude as it is revealed without the previous teachings our walks would have been worse suffering more, being reminded not having suffered as much as others.
We will be shown how close to our destiny we have been taken, but noting our time is not yet revealed. However, the inevitable will always be with us as a question of when not if.
The real leader of our Salvation is established in our hearts, and His plans of how we are introduced into the battles ahead will be shown.
It will quickly expose those not walking in the light of our Lord. As the events to come, Yeshua wisely will train those who are dedicated believers, enlisted under His banner.
OPENING PRAYER by Robert
Heavenly Father, we lay our thanks before your throne as an acknowledgement of you taking us into your hands like putty. And through the trials and tribulations confronting us, have melted us down and then reshaped and moulded, us to be positioned under your banner. Prepared to be used in battles against sin within your will and command Lord. We thank you, Father, for the deepening of our patience, endurance, wisdom, understanding and revealing of the depth of our faith. We give thanks in all things you have placed before us in the name of your Son Yeshua whose, name our prayer is placed before your throne Father. Amen and Amen.
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert.
Paul, states to the Jewish Believers, they had suffered much, they had been striving to an agony against sin. Here, The cause of their conflict was sin, and to be engaged against sin is to fight in a good cause, for sin is the worst enemy both to God and man.
Our spiritual warfare is both honourable and necessary for we are only defending ourselves against that which would destroy us if it should get the victory over us we fight for ourselves, for our lives, and therefore ought to be patient and resolute.
Every believer is enlisted under Yeshua’s banner, to strive against sin, against sinful doctrines, sinful practices, and sinful habits and customs, both in himself and in others. Paul puts them in mind, they might have suffered more, they had not hurt as much as others.
For they had not yet resisted unto blood, they had not been called to martyrdom as yet, though they knew not how soon they might be.
Our Lord Yeshua, the captain of our salvation, does not call his people out to the hardest trials at first, but wisely trains them up by fewer sufferings to be prepared for higher.
He will not put new wine into weak vessels, he is the gentle shepherd, who will not overdrive the young ones of the flock. It becomes Believers to take notice of the gentleness of Yeshua in accommodating their trial to their strength.
They should not magnify their afflictions, but should take note of the mercy which is mixed with them, and should pity those who are called to the fiery trials to resist to blood not to shed the blood of their enemies.
But to seal their testimony with their own blood. Believers should be ashamed to faint under fewer trials when they see others bear up under greater and do not know how soon they may meet with greater themselves.
What are our little trials to his agonies, or even to our deserts? What are they to the sufferings of many others?
There is a proneness in believers to grow weary, and to faint under trials and afflictions; this is from the imperfection of grace and the remains of corruption.
Christians should not faint under their trials. Though their enemies and persecutors may be instruments to inflict suffering, yet they are Divine chastisements; their heavenly Father has his hand in all, and his wise end to answer by all.
They must not make light of afflictions, and be without feeling under them, for they are the hand and rod of God, and are his rebukes for sin.
They must not despond and sink under trials, nor fret and repine, but bear up with faith and patience. God may let others alone in their sins, but he will correct sin in his own children.
In this, he acts as becomes a father. Our earthly parents sometimes may chasten us, to gratify their passion, rather than to reform our manners.
But the Father of our souls never willingly grieves nor afflicts his children. It is always for our profit. Our whole life here is a state of childhood, and imperfect as to spiritual things; therefore, we must submit to the discipline of such a state.
When we come to a perfect state, we shall be fully reconciled to all God’s chastisement of us now. God’s correction is not condemnation; the chastening may be borne with patience, and greatly promote holiness.
Let us then learn to consider the afflictions brought on us by the malice of men, as corrections sent by our wise and gracious Father, for our spiritual good.
CLOSING PRAYER by Robert
You have heard our pleas for mercy and divine justice Father. You have brought us to drink of the Living Water, filled us with wisdom in preparation to stand under your banner as warriors against sin. In preparation for the battles. You have blessed us with discernment and understanding of how to use your gifted wisdom in dealing with the chastisements placed before us, during our moulding and reshaping. We thank thee O Lord, for your patience, love and compassion during this process. We pray this in the name of Yeshua, Amen and Amen.
CLOSING STATEMENT by Robert
Afflictions, rightly endured, though they may be the fruits of God’s displeasure, are yet proofs of his paternal love to his people and care for them (Hebrews 12:6,7): Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. Observe, (1) The best of God’s children need chastisement. They have their faults and follies, which need to be corrected.
(2) Though God may let others alone in their sins, he will correct sin in his own children. They are of his family, and shall not escape his rebukes when they want them.
(3) In this he acts as becomes a father, and treats them like children no wise and good father will wink at faults in his own children as he would in others his relation and his affections oblige him to take more notice of the faults of his own children than those of others
(4) To be suffered to go on in sin without a rebuke is a sad sign of alienation from God such are bastards, not sons. They may call him Father because born in the pale of the church, but they are the spurious offspring of another father, not of God, Hebrews 12:7-8.
Paul, recommends humble and submissive behaviour towards our heavenly Father when under his correction and this he does by an argument from the less to the more significant,
 Our earthly fathers are but the fathers of our flesh, but God is the Father of our spirits. Our fathers on earth were instrumental in the production of our bodies.
Which are but flesh, a mean, mortal, vile thing, formed out of the dust of the earth. As the collections of the beasts are and yet as they are curiously wrought, and made parts of our persons.
A proper tabernacle for the soul to dwell in and an organ for it to act by, we owe reverence and affection to those who were instrumental in their procreation, but then we must own much more to him who is the Father of our spirits. Our souls are not of a material substance, not of the most refined sort they are not ex traduce–by traduction to affirm it is bad philosophy, and worse divinity: they are the immediate offspring of God, who, after he had formed the body of man out of the earth, breathed into him a vital spirit, and so he became a living soul.
Remember, these messages are given by a humble servant obedient to our Lord Yeshua as a Watchman. I pray for all. ”Our Heavenly Father brings us to the river which bringeth forth fruit so we may partake of its sustenance and be filled spiritually with nurturing wisdom, and humble dedication in service to Yeshua. “Blessings to All.” As you go forward in peace, knowledge, and strength.