Regarding Parenting

3/22/08 From The Lord, Our God and Savior - The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy, 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 that which is written does not speak of physical punishment, but of discipline... O vain and ignorant peoples of this world, stop perverting My Word! Humble yourselves in the sight of God, 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, and how shall striking them 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. 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.

From: The Rod of Discipline

3/11/06 From YahuShua HaMashiach, He Who Is Called Jesus The Christ, Our Lord and Savior - The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy, 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.[2] So then, 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?![3]
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, little children, tomorrow is ending, the end is in sight! Yet I hear My people saying, “A little sleep and a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep”... Beloved, shall you leave your children as lambs for the slaughter?! The wolves gather!
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. But if you share The Truth with those of your household, and they refuse it, they shall surely suffer wrath, yet you shall be delivered[4]... Yet oh how blessed are those who share The Truth, and those of their household receive it!
Parents, you must lead by example. For if one can not manage his own household, how then shall he manage even one flock or one lamb in the body of Messiah? Therefore, love one another as I have shown you. And to love your children is to do everything within your power to save them, even to the sacrificing of yourself for their sake. For this is true love... 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.

Fear not, beloved, I am with you...

The strength of your heart,
The words of your mouth,
The very salt in your tears...
My blood runs through your veins...

Now take up your cross and follow Me,[5] says The Lord.

From: As You Have Received, So Shall You Give