the following message God laid on my heart several years ago. I present this teaching to you unedited.In the next few weeks it very well could turn up on Thunderdome Ministries website.
Over the last few months I have heard professing Christians saying that God does not punish His people. This dear friend is one of the biggest lies I ever heard coming out of the church today. And let me show you according to scripture why this is so. Now if you believe the Word of God is true and does not lie then we are in agreement at this point so allow me to demonstrate.
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.” John 16: 7-11 Mind you those were the very Words of Jesus Himself. And I really don’t believe you are going to call the Son of God a liar are you?
“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” 2nd TI 3:16
“And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons. Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” Hebrews 12: 6-11
If God does not correct His people then the Hebrew children wandered in the wilderness for nothing, King Saul lost his empire for nothing and the list of people God corrected in the scriptures was nothing more than a fairy tale. No dear reader God does correct and disciplines and punishes His people otherwise what would the point be of having the Holy Spirit here on earth after Jesus left. What this would be like would be like the days before the flood.
How does God do this by usage of His Word through either prophets teachers, that HE set forth to do HIS work. I am sorry my friend if you believe that God does not punish His people. IF you truly believe this then I highly suggest you get into reading God’s Holy Word and listen to the truth.
God is truth and in Him is no lie!
|Psalm 33:4-5“For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.”
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