Word of the Lord Mar. 22, 22

SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND BY MARSHA BURNS:

When confusion sets in and things become too difficult, take the time and make the effort to get back in the flow of My Spirit. Deal with issues that have taken you off course. Seek to establish yourself in peace. Then, you can know without question that I am with you and directing your steps.
 
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
MADE PERFECT TO RULE
March 18, 2022
Victoria Ann
This morning, the Lord led me back to the Word He gave me exactly one year ago… this is my provision, laid up ahead of time and perfect for the day!Made Perfect To Rule
Wednesday, March 18, 2021 The year of my LordIn dreams of the night, I was given the understanding that we cannot rule a family, a church… town, city, organization, or any things that are outside of us IF we have not learned to rule what is IN US! That is the purpose of Discipline! We must learn to take authority over all that is hidden in us that would keep us from the ways of truth! All the Enemy may have planted in our bloodlines… or snuck into our hearts or minds through ignorance of our own ways! We must be taught how to detect the “intruders.” We then must be taught how to expel them and keep them out! We must learn to “rule” ourselves!We must learn how to rule and reign over what is within ourselves before we can expect to rule and reign in righteousness with the King! We are far too eager for authority over others when we have yet to learn to take authority over our own tempers, addictions, impulses, weaknesses and self-will! The will of self must be broken and offered in submission to our King! He will rule over us! He will lead us in perfect righteousness… There is NO natural inclination unto righteousness in ourselves! We must make way for HIS Righteousness, that is graciously imparted unto and into us!
Incredibly, even Jesus had to learn to submit and wait… Even though He was perfection! Even though there was no sin in Him. Even though He was Love! Even though He was the Son of God… He STILL had to learn submission and obedience, for He was being trained to Rule and Judge ALL Creation and all time for Eternity! The greater the Responsibility the more rigorous the training! There are no shortcuts!He has first shown His favor to us so that we would know what it looks like, or we would not even know! He is favor and He will teach us by Holy Spirit what favor is and school us in discipline and vigilance!

It is our own sin that afflicts us! We are afflicted by the sins of no others but ourselves! As David cried out… “Against You only have I sinned!” Even as he took the wife of another man! We would think that Bathsheba and Uriah were the ones who were sinned against; But NO… it is God Himself who paid for the sins of David! —He took the shame of Bathsheba and the penalty of the murder of Uriah upon Himself at the cross. He paid the price for what His forefather did! Against Him only do we sin!

I opened my Bible and found myself in Psalm 119:65-80 “You have dealt well with Your servant O Jehovah, according to Your Word. 66. Teach me proper discernment and knowledge, for I believe in Your commandments. 67 Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now I keep Your Word. … 71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, That I might learn Your statutes. The law of Your mouth is better to me than thousands of pieces of gold and silver. … 80 May my heart be perfect in Your statutes, that I may not be put to shame.”  (Recovery Version Bible 1999)

Now, Holy Spirit spoke to my innermost being…“Consequences for going astray are a part of growing. Under the hand of a father, the child is brought to learn what is right and what is wrong. —For those who have no father there is no discipline! For the wild born creature there is no discipline.
The steps of discipline are seen to the child as “afflictions.” They bring the child into relationship with the Father. For the child will ask, “Why? What have I done that has caused me to hurt like this?”
NO discipline is enjoyable. But it brings about the fruit of righteousness! Even the Son of God learned Discipline through what He suffered.

Yes, He was afflicted for those things that you will not be punished for! I struck My Son and not you! I punished Him in your stead. And by this, He experienced affliction and punishment for all men.
He learned the curses that come upon those who have run after their own evil courses. Though He was perfect, He learned obedience by what He suffered and He never opened His mouth…For the punishment He bore was the great price He eagerly desired to pay for His Bride; just as Jacob joyfully served for his bride Rachel, for the love he had for her! —How much more Your Beloved loves you!
What more could the Son of all mankind, the Giver and Sustainer of life do or give, but to receive the many blows due His Bride? — To stand in her place and receive what was due her; that the blood He shed may be applied to her and make her whole and clean and born into His own linage, to be made like unto Himself!  So that she would be bone of His bone and flesh His flesh!NO! It was not a sorrowful Savior who went to the cross! Did He not say that He was eagerly looking forward to this time? (Luke 22:15) Did He not exult in the time He would be glorified by the Father? (John 17:5) To be vindicated and proven by the Judge of all the earth, that He was indeed the Perfect sacrifice for all man and by His suffering for all men’s sin, He shed His life-giving blood over their sin to make them new? It was a time of exceeding joy for Him! Yes, He suffered greatly and He had to do this alone! Just as He earned the right to then tread the winepress of wrath alone! (Isaiah 63:3)
For He will now judge the evil acts and motives of men who are now persecuting and attacking His Bride; who He deemed worthy of every stripe! —That He may bestow upon her in return, the most precious of treasures: His own life and righteousness and share His robe with her! He crowns her with the glory the Father gave to the Son! He cloths her in the finest of raiment. He anoints her with the sweetest of healing oils and balms. She is His joy and delight! And for her, He was afflicted by the Father.”

Holy Father… What would You now say to encourage Your Bride?

I have waited from eternity past to spend all eternity with you My beloved ones! Know that this difficulty is passing. It shall seem to be but the blinking of an eye in the sands of eternity, but it will yield fruit for you under My hand for all eternity for you to be blessed in. Be encouraged! Look up precious one. My Redemption is indeed drawing near. Cleave unto and into Me! I see you and love you and will cover you with My right hand. Do not think that there is anything strange going on if you are being afflicted or persecuted at this time as though it were strange…Indeed as Peter said, it is doing the work of perfecting your belief. Knowing that I Am with you through the storm is better than to never go through a storm. —You must know where your strength and expectation lies. Rest in and on Me.”

Genesis 1:26
Hebrews 4:14, 5:7-9, 12:2-12
Isaiah 53
Proverbs 3:12

Afflicted: afflict
AFFLICT— to strike; flog; to strike; a stroke. being suppressed; 1. To give to the body or mind pain which is continued or of some permanence; to grieve, or distress; as, one is afflicted with disease, or melancholy, or with losses and misfortunes.
2. To trouble; to harass; to distress.
AFFLICTED Affected with continued or often repeated pain, either of body or mind; suffering grief or distress, of any kind; followed by at, by or with; as, afflicted at the loss of a child, by rheumatism, or with losses.

March 22, 2022. Jettison fearful thoughts from your mind. Keep a clear mind and refuse any more of these fearful thoughts. If you persist in thinking toward the fearful, it will come upon you. You do not want to live this way. You are not sure this is correct. I say, yes, this is correct and will surely come about! Get your mind on faithful thoughts and faithful things. It takes the same amount of energy to keep your mind on the faithful as it does the fearful.

Job 3:25 “For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me and what I dreaded has happened to me.” Bev Robinson

March 22, 2022. I have created you to be in relationship. Your relationship with Me is first and foremost most important. I love you so much and desire to make you happy. Therefore, I created you to be in relationship with others on the earth to love and encourage you. Allow Me to direct you to the one with whom I intend for you to spend your life. I created you to enjoy the sweet fruit of ordered relationships.

Genesis 2:18 “Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.’”  Jonas Bohlin

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