Correction is Not Judgement!
It is His Love, but you must know His Word to know the difference
There are prophets out there right now, who do not know what spirit they are prophesying by, because they have never renewed their mind enough to know who it is that is speaking to them!
It may sound all good to those who have a mind that is not renewed, but how would you know who is speaking unless you know God and His word? Again…. There is a separation coming!
There are those who give encouraging words, and that is a huge part of the words that I receive, but God’s heart is to also lead people to repentance.
The number one reason that these kind of words offend people, is because they do not have their minds renewed, to understand that God is calling them to repentance, because He loves them, and is trying to spare them from the wiles of the enemy.
We are seeing this so much right now, that people with unregenerate minds, are saying that we who speak the truth in love are evil, are judgmental people!
Remember, the Word says that they will kill us, thinking that they are doing God a service! He is trying to save them from their own ways. They feel condemned and judged, instead of corrected to live a more abundant life.
God always has a redemptive purpose in all that He says or does.
Are you a son or are you illegitimate?
“You must submit to and endure [correction] for discipline; God is dealing with you as with sons. For what son is there whom his father does not [thus] train and correct and discipline? Now if you are exempt from correction and left without discipline in which all [of God’s children] share, then you are illegitimate offspring and not true sons [at all]. Moreover, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we yielded [to them] and respected [them for training us]. Shall we not much more cheerfully submit to the Father of spirits and so [truly] live?” Hebrews 12:7-9 (AMP).
It we heed to correction, we will be a way to life for others
“He who heeds instruction and correction is [not only himself] in the way of life [but also] is a way of life for others. And he who neglects or refuses reproof [not only himself] goes astray [but also] causes to err and is a path toward ruin for others,” Proverbs 10:17 (AMP).
If we heed to correction – we get understanding
Many are praying for understanding but have never heeded to the last word of correction.
“He who refuses and ignores instruction and correction despises himself, but he who heeds reproof gets understanding,” Proverbs 15:32 (AMP).
I believe that the Lord is speaking that it is time for those who desire to be among the Manifest Sons of God, to heed to the correction of the Lord, weather it be through someone in authority, or from a prophetic voice, a Pastor, or from Holy Spirit. Then they will get the understanding that they need for their next season.
You will only grow up to the extent that you learn how to endure correction and do it with a grateful heart. It is time to be joyful that God loves them enough to continue to allow correction to come until they become like Him.
Remember. You are predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son!
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
|Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.|