16All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Because of recent events and because of the way the church is right now dealing with Correction, the Lord Jesus has moved me to minister on this topic. One of the area’s that Man in general has an issues with, is being Corrected, being told that they are Wrong, that What they have Done or Said has opened a door to sin.I have been Reproved, Rebuked and Corrected throughout my whole Christian Walk, it has not been fun or enjoyable in any event. Through these events it has taught me so many lessons that I could write several books just on this one topic.
But because of the Love Of God, He Corrected my Wrong Idea’s, my going down Wrong Paths, my Speech, my Relationship with Him. Most of the Bible is written in Correction, trying to get God’s People to Live Right according to the Will Of God.
“10 For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: 11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake. 12 One of themselves, [even] a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians [are] alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. 13 This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith; 14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth. 15 Unto the pure all things [are] pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving [is] nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. 16 They profess that they know God; but in works they deny [him], being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.”
So let us bring into light that which seems to be in darkness. There are three phases to correcting a wrong doing. Teaching, Correction, Reprove or Rebuke. Teaching is the softest in turning someone from one Life Style to another, Correction is a little sterner and Rebuke is A Sharpe Correction. There are somethings that just need a correct Teaching on how to do something that was Unknown. Correction is being used here as a Middle State of Wrong Idea’s and Thoughts and should be dealt with as soon as possible, where as a Rebuke or Reprove is very Direct and deals with something in someone’s Life that either Has or Could Affect Other People’s Lives that go against Scripture or God.
One such action that must be Rebuked is a Liar. It was because of lies that Satan used to convince other Angles to follow him, one-third in fact. It was Half Truths that have been used against Jesus and All Followers to convince them to Do or Go in a direction contrary to God. Because of the severity of a Lie it must be dealt with swiftly and hard, that is to root out that which is buried deep within the soul. It does not matter the size of the Lie, but it is what the Lie causes within and without a persons life.
Since Jesus is the Truth and Life of our Salvation, then we must also Walk in that same Truth in every aspect of our lives. In other words, we cannot Lie! Now there is a difference in saying you will do something and then something else happens to keep you from the Action Of Truth, and then is Corrected at the Most Near Time to the Lie. Example, if I say that I will come over at 3 PM and did not show up until 3:15 PM it could be that something interfered with me on keeping the original time, but it was corrected at the Earliest Convenience. Now same scenario, if I make a Commitment to be somewhere at 3 PM and I just do not go or say anything, then my Action Becomes A Lie!
Keep Your Word! Let it not become a Lie, which then makes you a Liar in Your Walk!
“Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly [are] his delight.”
God HATES a Liar! In His Eyes there is no such thing as a little white lie, all lies are wrong and an abomination.
“11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.”
We have a Responsibility to Walk Righteously among All Men, in All Things! When the Lord Jesus Called me to the work of His Hands, He commanded me a few things and I cannot turn from them. Some are that I was to keep my Focus on Jesus and not worry or consider what other people say, but to stand In God’s Truth!
“Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.”
“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
Brothers and Sisters we live in an age that Truth is not the Truth. We are taught within the church to believe certain things based on Denomination or based on Theology regardless rather it goes against God’s Holy Word or not. We have been taught within the church that it is okay to have those who Serve Sin to be in a Leadership Position, that it is okay to put Sports above God, that Living a Pure Life only means “don’t have sex”.
“13 Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because [they have] no knowledge: and their honourable men [are] famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst. 14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. 15 And the mean man shall be brought down, and the mighty man shall be humbled, and the eyes of the lofty shall be humbled: 16 But the LORD of hosts shall be exalted in judgment, and God that is holy shall be sanctified in righteousness. 17 Then shall the lambs feed after their manner, and the waste places of the fat ones shall strangers eat. 18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope: 19 That say, Let him make speed, [and] hasten his work, that we may see [it]: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know [it]! 20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe unto [them that are] wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight! 22 Woe unto [them that are] mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: 23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him! 24 Therefore as the fire devoureth the stubble, and the flame consumeth the chaff, [so] their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of the LORD of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.”
These Days are upon us! Where those who make a Stand are called Pharisees all because those people want to Live Their Life the way they want to, to turn Truth into a Lie and teach others that it is okay to do so! For those who Stand will be made fun of, called radicles, that we are hard without feelings or that Love is not whom we are, but in Truth it is The Love Of God that makes us Do and Say the things that we Do and Say!
Brothers and Sisters it is past time that we wake up and stop this ignoring what is going on! We have been taught that we must be Tolerant of Other People’s Life Styles and Ways! Show me that in God’s Word! The Enemies of God ARE MY ENEMIES and I need to acknowledge that. I do not want to be Friends with the World, but I do want to see a Sinful World turn to God and His Gift of Salvation! For the Scriptures Declare it and God Established a means of Reconciliation, that is, Jesus Died For My Sins, Washed Me Clean! For God So Loved the World that He Gave His Only Begotten Son, God Loves His Creation, but He does not Love what His Creation has become or is doing, especially His Children!
I will Rebuke, Correct and Teach all of those who are willing to have a Relationship with God and will do so with my last dying breath that some will be saved! I would rather die trying then to allow Satan to have victory over you. If I Rebuke, Correct or Teach you it is to God’s Glory through Jesus, The Christ that I do so. As God gives His people an opportunity to repent and turn from their sins, so am I commanded in the Work Of The Lord.
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
“3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. 4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. 5 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: 6 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.”
“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.”
God’s purpose is that none should perish, but that all come to Him for Forgiveness, in Repentance of our sins, to have a Relationship with God The Father, God The Son and God The Holy Spirit! For when you are Rebuked, Corrected and Taught it is not to repel but to draw you closer to Jesus, to have you Walk As God would have you to do so.
You must understand in my calling, I have been told that if someone will not listen, then I am to wash my hands of them and that Jesus will deal with them at the Day Of Judgement. In me it is set in stone and I cannot move to the Left or Right of that commandment. Many enemies I have and most are in the House Of God because they have become stiff necked and will not abide by God’s Holy Word, but choose to walk with the World and accept the Darkness that surrounds them. Am I above Rebuke, Correction or being Taught of the Lord Jesus, I am not! If I have made any mistakes I take Ownership of them and will Repent and will go to a Brother or Sister asking for Forgiveness when I have done so. But to those who refuse to turn from doing evil, I will not Repent, nor will I gravel at their feet!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!