Regarding Obedience

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6/28/06 From The Lord, Our God and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For The Lord’s Little Flock, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
(Addendum to “Abide in the Doctrine of The Messiah”)

This question was asked of The Lord: Lord, how can we convert the sinner from their ways, and bring them the Good News and your warning, if we are to remain separate?

Beloved ones, did you think you could change the hearts of the afflicted by human power? Human power is of no use at all.[1] I soften the hearts of the seekers, pierce the hearts of the insolent, and harden the hearts of the wicked.
And what of you, Timothy? Have you saved even one of these thousands who have returned to Me? Did you author all these words? Did you give the newly redeemed understanding? Did you pour out your spirit upon them? Timothy, have peace, I know your heart, yet I will continue to make you an example to the people.
Beloved ones, all of Timothy’s apparent success in the conversion of these thousands, and soon to be many ten thousands, is answered in one word: Obedience. He has obeyed My voice - I gave him the seeds, he planted, you watered, and I brought forth the increase.[2]
So then how shall you change even one thought or action of those you love, by keeping their company? How shall you teach the blind? What words will the deaf hear? Can you heal the tongues of the dumb? Beloved, I shall teach them.
And if they forbear, I will rebuke them, I Myself shall abase them. Therefore, as it is written: Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship does righteousness have with lawlessness? And what communion does light have with darkness? And what accord does The Messiah have with belial? Or what part does a believer have with an unbeliever?[3]

Beloved, kick not your foot against the stones,
For you will only limp away, wounded by the effort...

You shall go where I send you...

Says The Lord.

From: Obedience

1/27/12 From YahuShua HaMashiach, Our Lord and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy, During Men’s Fellowship
For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

My sons, listen closely as I speak to you this parable: There were three men who devoted their lives to God, three men who sought to serve The Lord their God in righteousness. The first went out feeding the poor and the hungry, doing all he could for the needy, as he was able. The second gave everything he had to those who asked, with no thought to himself, until the day came when he had nothing more to give and he too had to ask. Yet the third did not go out, nor did he give to all who asked, but bowed down each day seeking the will of God, wanting always to walk in the ways of The Lord.
Years passed by, and the three men continued in their walks, serving God each day as they were able. Then the day came when each was presented with a new choice, one which they had not faced before.
To the first, The Lord sent a prophet, saying, “Thus says The Lord: Draw back now your hand from the needy, and no more go out to feed the poor and the hungry round about, but obey the Word of My mouth and sound the trumpet.” But he refused and went away in unbelief, appalled by the Word he had heard by the mouth of the prophet.
The second man was faced with a similar choice; to him God sent the Word of The Lord in a book. Yet because it was not found in his Bible, the man immediately rejected it and went his way in unbelief, appalled by the Word which had been given him in the name of The Lord.
And to the third, The Lord Himself said, “My son, the time has come for you to give up all you hold most dear, to give up your life for My purpose, to serve without constraint... To be greatly hated and persecuted for My name’s sake.” And with tears streaming, the servant said, “Yes, Lord.”

Therefore, My sons, I ask you, of these three men, which one was truly devoted to Me, though all did good and fruitful works? For indeed many are called, yet few are chosen, few have ears to hear. Thus learning the lesson of obedience is far greater than witnessing a prophecy come to pass, or receiving healing by a miracle. For obedience is born of love. For those who have no trust seek after signs, and those who remain in unbelief wait for miracles. And those whose requests are met, while in unbelief, will soon demand them. And those who receive a sign, yet have no trust, will only expect the more.

Yet only those who love Me,
Without condition, will remain faithful...

And only those who truly know Me
Will endure in times of trouble...

Says The Lord.

Without Condition

6/10/10 From YahuShua HaMashiach, Our Lord and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
(Regarding unbelieving family members)

"My sons and daughters, what is trust with abandonment? What is obedience without expectation? Is not your reasonable service love without condition? Yet I tell you the truth, trust is more than letting go. For it remains standing that it must also be shown in your obedience and by your example, and by your willingness to never deny My name, no matter the time or the season."

Excerpt from: Be Instant In and Out of Season


Obedience is more than trust,
And trust much more than obedience...

For obedience by itself
Bears bitter fruit in the end,
And trust left alone becomes a lie...

Says The Lord.

From: Integrity

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