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RUSSELL SANDERS
12-7-2020
PROVERBS TO LIVE BY
PROVERBS 29:15, 17
 
Proverbs gives much instruction for life, including child rearing. Consider the following one.
 
Proverbs 29:15, 17 (NKJV) says, 15 The rod and rebuke give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. 17 Correct your son, and he will give you rest. Yes, he will give delight to your soul.”
 
Have you ever seen a child that always gets his way? They often are given whatever they want. There is little or no discipline. This creates problems later on. The mother is usually the one that the grief affects the most emotionally. Fathers are usually less affected and sometimes will “write off” or be disassociated from the child upon becoming an adult. 
 
Children need discipline. When they are wrong, a “rebuke” is in order. Verbal correction needs to let the child know why he is wrong. If he understands it, he is more likely to correct the behavior.
 
Some of the more severe infractions may require “the rod” (not necessarily a literal rod). This means spanking. Modern liberals have erroneously labeled all spanking as child abuse. Nothing could be further from the truth than that particular lie which has been perpetrated. However, it can become abusive if the parent renders the spanking in a very angry mood; they get carried away with it. A parent who has that kind of lack of control should not give a spanking.
 
My father was one such of those. That is why my mother would do the spanking. She would do it slowly and methodically and would explain the reason for the whipping. It was effective. Usually one spanking corrected the matter once and for all. 
 
Children need to know their parameters. Set limits. Let them know what is expected of them to do and to not do. An undisciplined child usually feels unloved by the parents. They intuitively understand that if Mom or Dad really loved them, they would set boundaries for behavior and enforce it. A child who feels unloved will become not just a problem child, but also a problem adult.
 
Proper correction and instruction will give you “rest” when they are grown. This “rest” means you can have peace in how they live and conduct themselves. It brings delight to your soul to know they have turned out well. It gives the son or daughter “wisdom” which means understanding how to live life well.
 
It does not mean everything will turn out perfect, but it does mean they have a solid foundation of understanding (wisdom) for the journey of life.



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HELEN SANDERS
12-7-2020
DON’T QUIT
 
As a young girl I was very athletic. I loved to do all the things that my two older brothers did. They played hardball, so I played hardball. They pole vaulted, so I pole vaulted. They ran, so I ran. I had a lot of fear as a young girl, so if I visited my friend a block away and came home in the dark, I ran with my feet barely touching the ground, in case the “boogie man” was out there and might catch me. (I got delivered of this fear, but that is another story).   I was a very fast runner in those days, and when there was a race, I ran to win. Somewhere I have some old blue ribbons from grade school for winning some of the contests that they had.
 
One thing about running a race, you can’t give your all to begin with. Many do that, and they get winded, or run out of steam before it is time to get to the finish line. They don’t make it because of this. The press always comes just before the finish line. It is painful to press when you are tired but that is when it must happen. I sense that there are many that have run their spiritual race, and just before victory they fall short. You see, the race for us as Christians is not a sprint. It is a marathon. It is a daily race that we run. Yet, obstacles come up and cause us to stumble, or lag behind. We get “tired” in this race, and there are many that have fallen by the wayside because they gave up. 
 
We have a real opponent in the spiritual race, and it is Satan. He will do his best to trip you as you run and put obstacles in your way. He doesn’t play fair. He is out to destroy you before you win the “crown”. Many have gotten discouraged because they never were prepared for this spiritual race. As a young girl, it was a natural thing to run, but I had been running for a long time before those races came. Often in the spiritual we are told to run, but not told about the things that will try to deter us. It may be finances, or sicknesses, or any number of other things, but we can’t quit. We must keep our eyes on the prize, which is Jesus Christ, and run with endurance. We must condition ourselves to run and exercise our spiritual muscles, so they don’t fail us in the race.
 
Philippians 2:16 says, “Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.” Then in Philippians 3:14 it says, “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”
 
If we could look back and see just how close we were to winning before we quit, we would definitely have pressed harder. Is this easy? No way. We can be spiritually winded as much as physically winded, but we can’t quit my friends. Victory is at hand. We must press to win the prize!


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AS GIVEN TO HELEN SANDERS
12-6-2020
PURIFICATION FIRES
 
For this is the hour that things are about to change. For I am bringing things into place for my return saith the Lord. I am bringing purification to my people, my church, and to the world. This time it will not come with a flood, but it will come with fire. Both in the natural and in the spirit realm. For there are many things that need to be burned away to bring forth the purity that I desire saith the Lord. For in this hour it may seem painful as these things are removed but I would say to you that the burning must take place. 
 
Are you willing to be purified my child? Would you stand before me on that great wedding day with spots and blemishes or are you willing to have them removed. I would say that your desire is to please me, and therefore this is necessary. Do not think that it is the big things alone that I am removing for that would not be the case. For I look at the deep areas of your being and I will remove those little things too that have hindered your walk and hindered the purity I so desire. 
 
Do not look at the fires as your enemy. Look at the fire as being purification. As with Esther of long ago, it took the purification process to come before the wedding so I shall do it with you. Draw close to me in these hours saith the Lord and feel the comfort of my Holy Spirit through the process. For there is nothing that I would have you do unwillingly. I would say yield your entire being to the process so you will come forth as pure, fine gold, prepared for me the soon coming bridegroom. 
 
I love you my child and would have you know that this hour will bring a newness of life to you and those around you through the process. So, come to me and spend time with me as we go through this process together saith the Lord.
TODAY'S BIBLE QUIZ
After Jesus was baptized what happened to him next?
He called forth the disciples
He started to preach immediately
He was led into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan
He performed his first miracle at a wedding
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How old was the boy Jesus when his parents found him teaching in the temple?

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Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
Psalm 91:14 KJV
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Which son of King David raped his half sister Tamar?
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The Levites

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The Levites










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