Beating Children and Adrian Peterson what the Bible says:

Hebrew 12:5 and you have forgotten the exhortation which is addressed to you as sons, “MY SON, DO NOT REGARD LIGHTLY THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD, NOR FAINT WHEN YOU ARE REPROVED BY HIM;6FOR THOSE WHOM THE LORD LOVES HE DISCIPLINES, AND HE SCOURGES EVERY SON WHOM HE RECEIVES.” 7It is for discipline that you endure; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom his father does not discipline?

Proverbs23:12 Apply your heart to discipline And your ears to words of knowledge. 13Do not hold back discipline from the child, Although you strike him with the rod, he will not die. 14You shall strike him with the rod And rescue his soul from Sheol… AKA. . . Hell.
Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.

Proverbs 19:18
Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.

Psalm 111:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.+

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Is Adrian Peterson guilty of switching his child?  I say NO.  He may been guilty of going about it the wrong way.  But correcting our children is essential for their growth and well being, as the Lord has said this in His Word.  I will contribute to Mr. Peterson’s defense fund if necessary, we are losing our freedom at every level and our homes are becoming more and more volunerable.

Children that do not fear their parents in a respectful way will not fear the Lord or any authority. It is essential that we punish our children in the appropriate way. My personal use of corporal punishment are: After two stern warnings about inappropriate behavior, I would send the unruly child to their room and tell them they had a spanking coming. Later after I thought on their transgression, maybe an hour or so, I would enter the room and talk to them (in the presence of their mother when possible), and explain why they were being punished and show them where God instructed me as a father it insure their obedience.  After the mother left the room, I would administer the punishment and then hold them and love on them until all was good between us. This was the primary and I might say seldom used order of corporal punishment.  The spanking would be strong enough that they did not want another one and the memory of it lasted for long periods of time.  The Child would mind very well for extended periods.  I don’t recall spanking any of my children more than four times in their entire life.  One of my sons lied to me when he was 16 and I called him in and reminded him of our standing rule on lying and informed him he had an option to take 16 licks or he could leave my household and go live with his mother or some other relative but if he did not want to pay for his transgressions as a man then he was not going to live under my roof.  He took the licks.  We are best friends today and at 45 years old he has a wonderful wife and three of the best behaved children a man could want.

When one of my daughters was 16, driving her own car and out with her friends, she came home with alcohol on her breath.  She also received a good spanking at 16 years old.  She is a mother of two grandsons, ages 5 and 7, and teaches school. The apple of any dad’s eye.  When her two sons, came to visit this summer on vacation, they knew of grand dad’s belt.  I went out to the oak tree and cut a switch, I cleaned it and made it smooth then called them in and sit them down and told them how proud of this switch.  I told them it was oak and just the right weight, I showed them how it was smooth and how I thought it was my best switch ever.  I told them I made it just for them and I could not wait to use it. I swung it through the air a few times. . . Swoosh, Swoosh, Swooch.  Then I said, “I would appreciate it if they would go and do something wrong because I can’t wait to use it.”  They said in unison OHHH NO Grand dad we don’t want you to use it. To which I replied, “Oh pleeeeeeese,  Pluzzzzzzeeeee, Plezzzzz do something wrong.  I need it, I have to have it. I can’t wait to use it.  They started screaming and running around laughing and playing hide and seek.  We had a great time on their visit and I did not have any problem with them.  They knew what was expected, and they knew I loved them. We set boundaries without any animosity or fear.  They knew the limits.  If one was picking on the other or if they were generally being boys at the expense of the adults I just walked to the fire place and swooshed my switch a couple of times and that was enough said, we had a great time.  Children need to know you love them even if you have to correct them. If you communicate love and boundaries to them and give them a chance to get it right before you have to punish them, it all works out just like it works out with us and God.

Let’s rethink this government controls all concepts of our life and get back to family values and love for our children.  Sometimes tough love is the best love.

 

Proper punishment is essential if you want your children to respect authority. This is one of the major problems of our society today, children with no respect for authority or God. In Mr. Peterson case, we should let the law handle it, this is a family matter and the authorities have a handle on it.
I do not condone excessive punishment or punishment in public but I personally think the government is trying to take our freedom away and raising a child is our most important obligation. The government should have nothing to say about it in public,  a private consultation with the parent and warning on excessive force should be the first action when child abuse is suspected. The government is undermining our rights at all levels and I refuse to consent to the intervention by government officials at my family level.
Public beatings however should be outlawed.
Your Child deserves the same respect you expect from others, if you respect them they will respect you.
God Bless our country.

Teaching a Class and Writing a Manual

Hi folks, I am teaching a class for 3 hours two times a week while writing a manual for the Class as we go.  Sorry I have neglected my post; hopefully I will have more for you soon.  Here is the First Class Scriptures for understanding Prayer.  I hope you use them often.

 LESSON I –  PRAYER THAT BRING RESULTS

Foundation scriptures:images (7)

Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours Matthew 21:21-22 Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. 22 If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.

 

  1. Prayer that brings results must be based on God’s Word. Start with the answer which is the Word John 15:7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you 1st John 3:22 and receive from him anything we ask, because we keep his commands and do what pleases him. 1st John 5:14-15; This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. Isaiah 55:8-11 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.

 

  1. Begin the application of faith.
  2. Confession: Believe you receive when you pray. Hold fast to your confession Hebrews 4:11-16 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. 14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need
  3. Act as though it was already done: James 2:14-24 What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? 15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 18 But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. 19 You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. 20 You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? 21 Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? 22 You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. 23 And the scripture was fulfilled that says, “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness,” and he was called God’s friend. 24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone

 

III.        Refuse to allow doubts and fear to enter your consciousness.

 

  1. Satan works in the area of suggestions, dreams and visions. Visions, dreams, etc., must agree completely with the Word. Refer to Point I.
  2. You are the establishing witness; Satan, doubt, etc. is on one hand saying that you don’t have it; the Word is on the other hand saying that you do.
  3. 2nd Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

Control your mind with the Word.

  1. Dwell on the answer instead of the problem.
  2. `Refuse to accept anything against you and your receiving! Most people will try to talk you out of your stand of faith on the Word!

 

  1. See yourself succeed, not fail.
  2. Proverbs 4:20-22 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.
  3. Matthew 6:22-23 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!
  4. Romans 13:14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh Make no provision for the flesh to fail. Prepare to succeed!

 

  1. Testify of what you believe-the Word. Revelation 12:11 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
  2. You are redeemed by the blood of Jesus. You have a right to all Jesus can do.
  3. Add your testimony to what you have received by the blood.

 

  1. Get involved helping someone else. Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.
  2. Get on the giving end. Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”  If you need healing, pray for someone else. James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
  3. The way you measure out is how it will be measured back to you.
  4. The Word says God is love.

 

  1. Theology magnifies the power of God rather than His love, compassion.
  2. The Word magnifies His willingness to use His power more than the power itself.

3.            Never doubt God’s willingness to use His power to set us free!

 

Psalms 91 edited Poem by Paul Poston

Paul is a student in my Understanding Prayer Class, I think He nailed it with this poem. – Randy-

Psalm 91

“Poem of Protection”

 I live in the shelter of the Most High

And I find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

This I declare about the Lord on High

He alone is my rock and my safety.

He is my refuge and where I go to hide

When my enemies surround me.

And a thousand fall at my side

Traps and snares try to grab me.

But the Lord rescues and I rejoice gladly

Deadly diseases and a world of evil things

Yet my God covers me and protects me under His wings.

His promises are yes and true

Our armour protecting me and you.

I will not be afraid of the terrors in the night

Though the world tries to fill each heart with fright.

The Lord goes before me, He strengthens me with His might.

No evil can touch me, my prayers reach His heights

For I know He hears each word I pray

Protecting me each night and every day.

I have made the Lord my refuge, a shelter is He

Therefore He’s promises no evil can conquer me.

Plagues cannot touch those I love

His angels protect me, commissioned from above.

They hold me up with their hands

And protect me as I walk through this land.

I love my God, whose throne is on High

And Jesus, His Son, on His right side.

He is with me through all my troubles and fear

Always beside me – Always near!

AMEN!

Prayer for our Country, Please share.

Father in the name of the Lord Jesus, please author this prayer; that no guile will come forth out of our mouth or written word.  Let this prayer convey only that which you have ordained to communicate so all utterance will edify You and your children. Allow us as children of the Most High to follow your good and perfect will in all requested, typed and prayed.  Allow our prayer to be powerful and filled with the Holy Spirit in knowledge and understanding so that we may edify our fellow man and speak only as the Holy Spirit directs.images (11)

You know the problems we face in our nation and what is being orchestrated here in our country; so we will not expound on the fruits of our enemy Satan, but rather focus on the answers to the dilemma we the people, of this “One Nation Under God“ have allowed through complacency. We lift up our leaders, especially our president.  We are many in agreement when we command the demonic forces of darkness, which guide the thinking of our leaders, to be bound in the name of Jesus. “We bind the Anti-Christ spirit that controls the president’s agenda.  We agree that the principalities, powers, the rulers of the darkness of this world, and spiritual wickedness in high places will be confused and powerless in corrupting our leaders’ thoughts and the future of our Great Nation.  We further ask Father that you place each person reading and joining in this prayer under your protection and in the secret place of the Most High, under your wings, that retaliation from evil will not manifest or harm us in any way.  We ask in the Spirit of Psalm 91 that your Word protect each of your children.   Heal our nation Father as we lift President Obama up to you for purification and Godly direction.  We ask you Father to touch his soul, open his eyes and turn him from the path that is destroying our country.  We love you Lord and love our country. We are being held captive by evil and we stand united in our plea for divine intervention to save our nation. We all agree in this, that our government and all the elected leaders turn from their un-Godly ways and place our nation back to the original state of “One Nation Under God”.

In the Name of the Lord Jesus we pray.

Note to my Readers and Followers.

Many of you have expressed the desire for me to shorten my post.  I have been pretty lengthy with the teachings and in fact they take more study and edit time  AKA; more work.  So I will endeavor to break down the teachings to re-leave some of the time needed to read the post and shorten the preparation time as well.

Sorry I have been so long between post, we bought a new house and have been moving and we are now moved in.images (2)… I hope I will be able to get back on a schedule with my post.  God Bless and thanks for following.  Randy

From the Lord to all His Children

Freedom Baptist Church Mineola Texas  Resurrection Sunday (Easter)

After Son Rise Service, there was  a pancake breakfast before the regular service at 11AM, during this time, the Lord gave me a Word of Knowledge and I would like to share it with you.

My children you are beneficiaries of my Testament.  All I have has been given to you through my attributes as you emulate me, I will manifest myself in you and use you as a vessel of good works.  Focus on Me, and My Word will instill in you habits that will define Me in you and allow my power to flow through you.Jesus

This power will be in direct relationship to your obedience to My Word, which defines the issues of Life. As you submit in all humility, great power will be given to you.  You will reign in my Kingdom and rule my Creation…..  inside servitude, love and compassion.  For in my attributes is where I reside…. In Spirit…   I AM  Spirit and all creation is subject to Me…..   My Spirit is Love and this Love is for You.

This Word is given to all who have ears, let them hear.