Fatherly Correction


“For the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes each one he accepts as his child.  As you endure this divine discipline, remember that God is treating you as his own children.  Who ever heard of a child who is never disciplined by its father?  If God doesn’t discipline you as he does all of his children, it means that you are illegitimate and are not really his children at all . Since we respected our earthly fathers who disciplined us, shouldn’t we submit even more to the discipline of the Father of our spirits, and live forever?”   Hebrews 12:6-9, NLT.

My child, as the Good Father, I bring correction to My children in love.  This process becomes much easier on you when you come willingly asking for My correction so that you will not be living in opposition to My Word or My way.

When you come to Me like this, I will guide you to make the adjustments you need to advance to higher spiritual ground.  It is the humble heart that receives correction without grudging resentment and actually follows through to implement the change that is needed.

Sadly, I must say, that the majority of My people do not want My fatherly correction.  They tune out the nudging of My Spirit.  They take up offenses when I send My ministers to bring My Word in sermons, teachings, or counseling sessions that challenge their behavior.  They have become petulant and unruly children who always want their way and for Me to wink at their sin.

As the Good Father I see that this behavior takes them out from under the protective covering of the Atoning Blood.  In their rebellion and disobedience they are like wayward sheep that walk into a den of wolves.  The evil one and his minions are quick to move in to separate those who stray.

I AM bringing order into My House and that requires correction and rebuke to those who have dismissed My Word as mere suggestions.  The hour is late.  Hearts are being tested.  Whose standard will you choose: My Word or man’s ever changing cultural ways?

The stiff-necked and stubborn child who wants to be pleased and petted will have a hard road in this hour.  I caution My children to seek My correction in the secret place of intimacy with Me.  This is the place where adjustments are made in our times of sweet communion that produces great breakthroughs.

Rejoice and glad! You are My child.  I love you with an everlasting love.  I go after the strays and call them to Myself in this hour.  Pray for the prodigals and those who have begun to drift away and question the truth of My Word.  I AM doing a quick work.  Some may think it strange, but it is My hand that shall accomplish much in this hour.

Stay under the Blood.  Be quick to repent when needed.  Be constant in prayer, for your victory and breakthrough are at the door.  Shalom.

“A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but must be kind to everyone, be able to teach, and be patient with difficult people.  Gently instruct those who oppose the truth.  Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth.  Then they will come to their senses and escape from the devil’s trap.  For they have been held captive by him to do whatever he wants,”   2 Timothy 2:24-26, NLT.

Scriptural References:

Exodus 32:9; 34:9;  Numbers 23:19;  Deuteronomy 30:19;  Joshua 24:15-16 Psalms 14:2; 27:5; 31:20; 34:11; 51:16; 103:13, 17; 91:1
Proverbs 1:8; 3:12; 4:1; 5:7: 7:24; 8:32; 14:26
Matthew 5:16, 44-46; 7:11; 11:15-19; 18:11-13; Luke 11:13; 15:11-32
2 Corinthians 7:9-10;  Ephesians 6:18;  James 1:17;  2 Peter 3:9
Revelation 2:5, 16, 21-22; 3:3, 19.


~ Mary B. Dovie
“In God We Trust”

Mary B. Dovie imageMary B. Dovie is an ordained minister of the Gospel under the covering of Joy Christian Church and Gideon Christian Fellowship in New Orleans, Louisiana.  She operates under a prophetic and teaching anointing.  Mary is married to her high school sweetheart, Paul; they live in Theodore, Alabama.  Their family includes son Anthony, who serves in the US Army, as well as their son Matthew, his wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Amelia and Stella.


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