“Love Them To Life” by Bishop O.W. Prince

Tough Love

If God doesn’t hear the unrepentful requests (prayers) of His children and if God doesn’t reward disobedience of His Commands and disrespect of His name and Word, why are Christian parents rewarding their children’s disobedience and disrespect of their instructions and moral standards? Are they more righteous than God?

Proverbs 29:15 instructs us that the rod of reprimand produces wisdom. And Proverbs 13:24 says “Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.”

The rod of reprimand is not always a physical instrument but one of unanswered prayers and requests – one of separation and silence.

If we have done our jobs as godly parents and taught as well as lived the life of holiness before our children and they rebel, sometimes in order to save them, we have to ignore their unrepentful pleas and allow life to teach them the lessons we could not.

This doesn’t mean that we stop praying for them. It just means that we are not going to validate or support their disrespect of us and of God with our monies, our cars, our dwellings or any of our resources. We are not going to enable them to continue down the road of self-destruction. We are not going to knowingly contribute to our children’s demise no more than FATHER GOD would contribute to ours.

However, if they stubbornly insist on traveling the wrong way after receiving admonishments and repeated warnings, then they have to be allowed to experience the full weight of their transgressions on their own. After all, it is what they wanted.

We should not help destroy our children by answering their every cry. We should first and foremost require that they repent. Isn’t that God’s way?

I offer the following prayer for all disobedient, rebellious and lost children, including my own:

I pray that all disobedient children are made miserable until such time as they repent and turn to God and embrace His righteousness.

I pray that those who have ignored God’s Commandments may themselves be overlooked and ignored until such time as they repent and the LORD becomes priority in their lives.

I pray that every ungodly task, venture, activity and plan that they put their hands, minds and energies to fails miserably  until they repent and return to the giver of every good and perfect gift.

I pray that they aren’t killed, maimed or lose their health while consorting with sin but that the Lord would have mercy upon them for Christ’s sake and draw them out of darkness unto repentance and salvation.

I pray that they never find a comfortable place outside of the will of God.

This is my prayer in the name of Christ Jesus, Amen!

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Othealor Wendell Prince,Jr. 

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Scripture References:

Isaiah 1:15

Isaiah 59:2

Jeremiah 11:11

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REAL LOVE TRUSTS

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After a very hurtful experience with a close family member, I came to the painful conclusion that “I can’t truly love someone who I can’t trust.“

I know that some of you will disagree with that statement and you maybe be right. After all, love is an emotion that we can feel towards folks that we don’t necessary trust.

However, is that really the full measure of what love is? Is that the only type of love that we are capable of as human beings?  Is our love always to be limited to degrees of variations?  Is this the type of love that God desires from us toward Him?

I say, “No!”

When we were children we loved with an all trusting love and that love was good.

We trusted wholeheartedly in our parents.  We trusted our parents with our lives and depended upon them for shelter, clothes, guidance, emotional support, education, protection and sustenance or else we wouldn’t have survived. Our very lives and wellbeing were in their hands. We were oblivious of the dangers around us but they were always vigilant, watchful and protective of us. We learned that what our parents told us was the truth and that we could trust their instructions. We had genuine trust in our parents and/or guardians.

The Bible commands us to have a similar type trust in GOD.   It says,“That we are to become as little children or we can’t enter the kingdom of God.” (Matthew 18:3)

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We are to love Father God with a childlike love; with all our heart, with all our strength, with all our mind, with all our soul and with all of our trust – totally trusting in Him for our lives, happiness and security.

We are to entrust our very lives and well being into His hands and be oblivious (unafraid) of the dangers around us – always trusting that Father is always with us, always vigilant, always watchful and protective of us and well able to keep that which is entrusted into His care. We ought to trust what Father God says is the Truth. And because we love (trust) Him we therefore obey His Word.

When we trust God like a child, our Heavenly Father is pleased and the gates to the Kingdom of God are opened to us.

I pray that our love for God grows as we learn to trust Him more and more with all of our being like a child trusts in their Father.

All Glory and Honor Belongs To God in the name of The Holy Messiah.

Amen.

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE / August 26, 2014 Birthday Edition

 

The Master's Table

“Here is how it works: it was through one individual that sin entered the world, and through sin, death; and in this way death passed through to the whole human race, inasmuch as everyone sinned.”  ~ Romans 5:12 (CJB)

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We may not like to think about it this way but every one of us were born into sin and therefore everyone is born a child of disobedience and damnation. 

From our earthly birth we inherit disobedience, treachery, deceit, fornication, adultery, extortion, drunkenness, sexual perversions, lying, murder, idolatry and all forms of wickedness.  Because Adam sinned, the sin nature was passed to all human beings. Sinning comes naturally to us. And the wages of sin is eternal separation from the Father, i.e., death. (Rm. 6:23)

And regardless of how sweet and kind and generous and loving and patient and good we may be, all of us have sinned and deserve death. (Rm. 3:23)

And if we would like to live and be delivered from the wages of sin and the inherent damnation into which we were born, we must be born again.

REPENT!!!

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE – “A Time To Hate” / August 12, 2014 Edition

The Master's Table

Adonai, how I hate those who hate you! I feel such disgust with those who defy you! I hate them with unlimited hatred! They have become my enemies too.  ~ Psalm 139:21-22 (CJB)

Adulterers! Do you not know that the love of this world is hatred toward God? Therefore whoever chooses to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God. ~ James 4:4 (Aramaic Bible in Plain English)

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“The Closer We Get To God and His Holiness, The More Offended We Become By The World and The More The World Is Offended by Us.” (Bishop O.W. Prince)

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A CRUMB FROM THE MASTER’S TABLE

The Master's Table

“The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never overcome it.”

(John 1:5)

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When the lie is exposed by the Truth, it may become irritated, frustrated and aggravated but it is ultimately eradicated.

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)

Authored by Bishop O.W. Prince

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A Crumb From The Master’s Table

The Master's Table

Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You? I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies. – Psalm 139:21-22

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As born-again children and lovers of God we are to hate what God hates. We are to despise those who despise our Father and rebel against Him. We cannot be friends with the enemies of God!

“… For what partnership is there between righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship does light have with darkness? What agreement does Christ have with the Devil?Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? And what agreement does God’s sanctuary have with idols? For we are the sanctuary of the living God, as God said: ‘I will dwell among them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be My people. Therefore, come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord; do not touch any unclean thing, and I will welcome you.’” – 2 Corinthians 6:14-17

REPENT!

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Hated By The World

James 4:4
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