Wednesday, March 18, 2021 The year of my Lord
In dreams of the night, I was given the understanding that we cannot govern a family, a church, town, city, organization, or any things that are outside of us, IF we have not learned to rule what is in us. That is the purpose of Discipline. We must learn to take authority over all that is hidden in us that would keep us from the ways of truth. All the Enemy may have planted in our bloodlines… or snuck into our hearts or minds through ignorance of our own ways. We must be taught how to detect the “intruders.” We then must be taught how to expel them and keep them out! We must learn to “rule” our selves!
We must learn how to rule and reign over what is within ourselves before we can expect to rule and reign in righteousness with the King! We are far too eager for authority over others when we have yet to learn to take authority over our own tempers, addictions, impulses, weaknesses and self-will. The will of self must be broken and offered in submission to our King. He will rule over us! He will lead us in perfect righteousness… There is NO natural inclination unto righteousness in ourselves. We must make way for HIS Righteousness, that is graciously imparted unto and into us.
Incredibly, even Jesus had learn to submit and wait… Even though He was perfection. Even though there was no sin in Him. Even though He was Love. Even though He was the Son of God… He still had to learn submission and obedience, for He was being trained to Rule and Judge all Creations, and All times for all Eternity. The greater the Responsibility the more rigorous the training. There are no short cuts!
He has first shown His Grace to us so that we would know what it looks like, or we would not even know. He is grace and He will teach us by Holy Spirit what Grace is, and school us in discipline and vigilance.
It is our own sin that afflicts us! We are afflicted by the sins of no others but ourselves. As David cried out… “Against You only have I sinned!” Even as he took the wife of another man. We would think that Bathsheba and Uriah were the ones who were sinned against; But no… it is God Himself who paid for the sins of David. —He took the shame of Bathsheba, and the penalty of the murder of Uriah upon Himself at the cross. He paid the price for what His forefather did! Against Him only do we sin.
I opened my bible and found myself in Psalm 119:65-80 “You have dealt well with Your servant O Jehovah, according to Your word. 66. Teach me proper discernment and knowledge, for I believe in Your commandments. 67 Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now I keep Your word. … 71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, That I might learn Your statutes. The law of Your mouth is better to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver. … 80 May my heart be perfect in Your statutes, that I may not be put to shame.” –(Recovery Version Bible 1999)
Now Holy Spirit spoke into my being…
“Consequences for going astray are a part of growing.
Under the hand of a father, the child is brought to learn what is right and what is wrong. —For those who have no father there is no discipline!
For the wild born creature there is no discipline.
The steps of discipline are seen to the child, as “afflictions.”
They bring the child into relationship with the Father.
For the child will ask, “Why? What have I done that has caused me to hurt like this?”
NO discipline is enjoyable. But it brings about the fruit of righteousness!
Even the Son of God learned Discipline through what He suffered.
Yes, He was afflicted for those things that you will not be punished for!
I struck My Son, and not you! I punished Him in your stead.
And by this, He experienced affliction and punishment for all men.
He learned the curses that come upon those who have run after their own evil courses.
Though He was perfect, He learned obedience by what He suffered, and He never opened His mouth… For the punishment He bore was the great price He eagerly desired to pay for His Bride; Just as Jacob joyfully served for his bride Rachel, for the love he had for her! —How much more Your Beloved loves you!
What more could the Son of all mankind, the Giver and Sustainer of life do or give, but to receive the many blows due His Bride?— To stand in her place and receive what was due her; That the blood He shed may be applied to her, and make her whole and clean and born into His own linage, to be made like unto Himself!: So that she would be bone of His bone and flesh His flesh!
NO! It was not a sorrowful Savior who went to the cross!
Did He not say that He was eagerly looking forward to this time? (Luke 22:15)
Did He not exult in the time He would be glorified by the Father? (John 17:5)
–To be vindicated and proven by the Judge of all the earth, that He was indeed the Perfect sacrifice for all man, and by His suffering for all men’s sin, He shed His life-giving blood over their sin and make them new?
It was a time of exceeding joy for Him!
Yes, He suffered greatly, and He had to do this alone!
Just as He earned the right to then tread the winepress of wrath alone! (Isaiah 63:3)
For He will now judge the evil acts and motives of men who are now persecuting and attacking His Bride; who He deemed worthy of every stripe!
—That He may bestow upon her in return, the most precious of treasures:
His own life and righteousness, And share His robe with her!
He crowns her with the glory the Father gave to the Son!
He cloths her in the finest of raiment.
He anoints her with the sweetest of healing oils and balms.
She is His joy and delight! And for her, He was afflicted by the Father.“
Holy Father… what would You now say to encourage Your Bride?
“I have waited from eternity past to spend all eternity with you My beloved ones!
Know that this difficulty is passing.
It shall seem to be but the blinking of an eye in the sands of eternity, but it will yield fruit for you under My hand for all eternity; for you to be blessed in.
Be encouraged! Look up precious one. My redemption is indeed drawing near.
Cleave unto and into Me!
I see you and love you and will cover you with My right hand.
Do not think that there is anything strange going on if you are being afflicted or persecuted at this time as though it were strange thing… indeed as Peter said, It is doing the work of perfecting your faith…
Knowing that I Am with you through the storm is better than to never go through a storm. —You must know where your strength and hope lies.
Rest in and on Me!”
Genesis 1:26… and God said, “Let us make man in our image and likeness.”
Hebrews 2: 9: But we see Jesus who was made a little inferior to the angels because of the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor, so that by he grace of God he might taste death on behalf of everything. 2:10 For it is fitting for Him, for whom are all things and through whom are all things, in leading many sons into glory, to make the Author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.2:1 7, 18:Hence He should have been made like His brothers in all things that He might become a merciful and faithful High Priest in the thins pertaining to Tod, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For being tempted in that which He Himself has suffered, He is able to help those who are being tempted.
Hebrews 4:14 Having therefore a great Hight priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast the confession. 15 For we do not have a hight Priest who cannot touched with the feeling of our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all respects like us, yet without sin. (Let us therefore come forward with boldness to the throne of grace that we may receive mercy and find grace for timely help.
Hebrews, 5:7,-9 …Even though He was a Son, learned obedience from the things which He suffered. And having been perfected, he became to ALL those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation. Hebrews 12:2 Looking away unto Jesus, the Author and the Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him, (*We are His joy! His Bride is His joy!) endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down on the right hand of the throne of God. (Recovery Version Bible 1999)
Isaiah 53: He was afflicted for us! Hebrews12:4-12 & Proverbs 3:12 Tell us the Lord disciplines the one He loves!
Afflicted: afflict— to strike; flog; to strike; a stroke. being suppressed; 1. To give to the body or mind pain which is continued or of some permanence; to grieve, or distress; as, one is afflicted with disease, or melancholy, or with losses and misfortunes. 2. To trouble; to harass; to distress.
AFFLICT’ED Affected with continued or often repeated pain, either of body or mind; suffering grief or distress, of any kind; followed by at, by or with; as, afflicted at the loss of a child, by the rheumatism, or with losses.