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Chastisement Is An Indication of the Father's Love 

Revelations 3:19 - Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent.

Without discipline, no one will make it into the gates of heaven. It should be a blessing to know that our Father loves us so much that when we fall from His grace, He will bring the rebuke and chastisement. Discipline comes when we forsake the Lord and lean to our own understanding.

We tend to get upset when the Lord takes something away from us. We serve a jealous God. When we do not listen and obey as He commands us to, He may have to take away something so we may turn back to our first love. Our chastisement can last as long as we want it to. The more we fight against the Lord, the longer our time of discipline will be. Yet if we can but humble ourselves and run from pride, He will be faithful and just to forgive us and deliver us out of the grip of our fleshly lives.

Discipline should bring restoration, not condemnation. Correction produces righteousness and perseverance and will be our guidance toward holiness. The Lord tears and heals those He loves. The Lord gives and takes away. Whatever you do, do not get mad at God or man, because all you are doing is making a hole for yourself. The more you blame others for your circumstances the deeper the hole gets.

If you are at a point in your life where the Lord has taken away your finances, your home, your vehicle, your children, your world, do not get upset with the situation. Change your way of thinking. Praise God that His hand is upon your life and that He will be glorified because when He takes away, it can draw us closer to Him.

The Lord tells us to be earnest. To be earnest, means to be diligent and to hasten. Repentance means to change. No matter the sin, repent and change. Run from the sin and hasten to the Father who loves you.

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