Godly Discipline: Reproof, Correction, Instruction in Righteousness

Godly Discipline: Reproof, Correction, Instruction in Righteousness

"Change the way that you think. I am teaching you how to be led; take correction. Focus on my word." - Holy Spirit
Reproof, Correction, Instruction in Righteousness
King Solomon was one of the wisest persons who ever lived on this earth besides Jesus Christ according to 1 Kings 4:30-44 which reads "Solomon’s wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt. He was wiser than anyone else, including Ethan the Ezrahite—wiser than Heman, Kalkol and Darda, the sons of Mahol. And his fame spread to all the surrounding nations. He spoke three thousand proverbs and his songs numbered a thousand and five. He spoke about plant life, from the cedar of Lebanon to the hyssop that grows out of walls. He also spoke about animals and birds, reptiles and fish. From all nations people came to listen to Solomon’s wisdom, sent by all the kings of the world, who had heard of his wisdom." 

King Solomon wrote the book of Proverbs, in which he speaks about three key points: knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Solomon outlines the purpose of the book of Proverbs in it's first chapter. I would say sub-key points to the book of Proverbs would be prudence and discipline. In the first 15 chapters of the book of Proverbs, discipline/correct/instruction is listed in almost every other chapter, if not every chapter.


"My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in." -Proverbs 3:11-12 


"Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent." -Revelation 3:19
As I grow into this apostleship, I am realizing what my apostleship is focused on. I've asked myself why would God have me prophesy so much gloom and doom? Why would he have me go through what I've been through both before being born-again and afterwards?  You guys, I love, encouraging prophecies too lol. Sometimes, I want to teach heart&light encouraging teachings. However, I cannot do what I want to do, remember I am dead; at least I try to remain dead (Galatians 2:20).=)

"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work. - 2 Timothy 3:16-17

When I was in my latest trial and tribulation in Philadelphia, the Holy Spirit told me to focus because he was trying to reveal things to me. One night, while in my car I had a dream that I was speaking to the Holy Spirit, and we were in a nice corporate office but he was busy directing and leading the staff. He was looking at people in their corporate offices [five-fold] and cubicles [laymen, laywomen] as they worked. I went to him and asked for my promotion back. He told me first you said that you wanted to be demoted due to classes, but now you're asking for your promotion back. He didn't say anything afterwards but I went away excited knowing that I'd get my request answered. He answered my request but now the Holy Spirit and I was in another building. It was beat down, and not sturdy. The Holy Spirit was in my office, which was nice, btw! He gave me assignments and sent me out to four other offices to deliver messages. I was busy working to get the messages delivered to the other offices. The people in those offices seemed super busy, but not busy with what God wanted them to focus on. They also, appeared to reject what the Holy Spirit sent me to give to them (a message). There is more to the dream but I will only specify what I mentioned. At the beginning of every promotion, I had to re-die to myself, Paul said that he dies daily in 1 Corinthians 15:31. The reason I had to re-die to myself is because I keep thinking that I'd have the American dream, but the Lord keeps telling me trials, tribulations, persecution, and etc. I've finally had to accept the fact that my life may very will be like the Apostle Paul, at least I will be well rewarded in heaven.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS LED ME TO DO THIS, PROBABLY BECAUSE OF THIS APOSTLESHIP. I AM NOT SURE WHY, AS I AM NOT THE APOSTLE OVER THIS CHURCH. HOWEVER, I HAVE CHOSEN TO BE OBEDIENT DESPITE WHAT MY SOUL WANTS TO DO.

It is 1:45am, and I was trying to go to sleep, like really trying to. However, the Holy Spirit would not allow me to. I saw a church name in the Spirit, since this church name is popular (meaning hundreds of church have this name) I inquired of the Holy Spirit to find out which church he was referencing. I thought he wanted me to pray for the church because I had no idea why I'd see their name in the Spirit. To make a long story short, he told me to "watch." I hadn't watched this church in months, I was led to watch the latest video. I was actually super excited about watching this video, not necessarily because of the church, but because I hadn't been watching any sermons due to idolatry (check out the teaching 3 of 12 of the Ministering To The Lord Series -The Ministry of Love), and due to COV-19 I hadn't attended church in months. Like, I was smiling from ear to ear before the pastor gave a word, and even when the prophet spoke. To my surprise the Holy Spirit wanted me to address something that was said because he revealed to me that this person referenced something I said in one of my teachings. I believe the Holy Spirit wants to expose a heart issue that this person has, and I believe I am being used in this equation somehow. If it were left up to me, I'd be sleeping as I've had a lot going on, like spiritual warfare on steroids. BTW, I defeated the Jezebel spirit (check out the teaching 2 of 12 of the Minister To The Lord Series). Side note: I also have been having dreams and visions about a lot of stuff that I will not share right now, but I will say that this is all now making sense. When we are pure in heart, God the Father will look out for us, to prepare us for what is to come.

"At the end of your life you will groan,when your flesh and body are spent.You will say, “How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction! I would not obey my teachers or turn my ear to my instructors. And I was soon in serious trouble in the assembly of God’s people.” - Proverbs 5:11-14 

Before we get into this (whatever it is), please understand that it's the devil who steals, kills, and destroy. If we do not realize that we are in a spiritual battle, we will be fighting the wrong battle (one another). The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy, and if we are either easily offended or very arrogant we will think that everyone is teaching about us, and what we've said. Within the last 6 weeks I have only watched one teaching from a five-fold leader who is currently living, and it was not this church. Had it not been for the Holy Spirit waking me up from my drowsiness, I wouldn't have watched the message from that church. ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT HAS LED ME TO ADDRESS AN ISSUE AS SUCH!

"For this command is a lamp, this teaching is a light, and correction and discipline
are the way to life," - Proverbs 6:23

Let me reemphasize, that I have nothing but love for the Kingdom of God, the church, and Jesus Christ. Although, every now and then, I do have to check my soul. With that being said, I always have to teach what the Lord wants me to teach, even if it makes people feel uncomfortable, even if people disagree, etc. I am not on earth to please man, get over yourselves, I had to learn to do the same thing. I am okay with believers disagreeing with me, I've learned how to accept it on my journey with Christ. One of the main reasons why is because when people disagree with me, they aren't disagreeing with me, as much as they are the Holy Spirit, as he leads me in speech, dreams, visions, In the Spirit, etc.

"Do not rebuke mockers or they will hate you; rebuke the wise and they will love you. Instruct the wise and they will be wiser still; teach the righteous and they will add to their learning." - Proverbs 9:8-9

So, when I came across this message from this church, at first, I thought maybe the Holy Spirit wanted to correct me on something that I may have said in a teaching; I am open to correction. If there's anything that I know about God, it's that he will use someone who is offended by us to teach us a lesson, and to correct us but we have to be teachable. While I aim to be more spiritual, you guys know that I don't have a problem with saying that I am wrong, when I am wrong. Please understand that when I am teaching, I am really being led by the Holy Spirit. The same when I am prophesying. I am not sure how many ways that I can say it. Thus, if you are offended at something that I've said it is not a "me," problem, it's a "you," problem, and the Holy Spirit wants you to examine your heart. I had to learn that myself, check out the teaching the truth about offense. Nine times out of ten, I don't even remember what's said in the teaching because it's really the Holy Spirit leading me as I teach. The Holy Spirit literally directs me on what to add, what to remove, even the graphics to use. After watching this message, I asked the Holy Spirit what he wanted me to do, and he told me to speak about spiritual family, mentors, being led by God, and community. I'm almost cringing inside at the thought of making a video to address this because the Father has been teaching me how not to justify myself to man. I asked the Holy Spirit wouldn't this be a justification? He said no, because he is asking me to create this. Against what my soul wants, I am going to address this, and once again I believe it's because the Lord is seeking to correct heart issues within this church, because he loves them. He often uses people who have had to be corrected in a particular area, to correct other people who need corrected in that same areas. It's up to them to examine their own heart. I am learning how to do this better because God's discipline is hard on the soul, but benefits the spirit.

In the bitterness teaching, and another teaching (perhaps the dreams & visions teaching) I spoke about the first two things, but I want to address three things in total:
  1. Mentors - I never said it was wrong for anyone to have spiritual fathers/mothers. Matter-a-fact, I don't believe I ever mentioned spiritual fathers/mothers, just mentors. Additionally, I also said I totally believe it's God's will for us to have Godly counsel (Proverbs 11:14). If the Lord has led anyone down that path to have a spiritual father/mother/mentor, follow the Lord. I also mentioned that the Holy Spirit isn't mad at anyone who has a mentor, and how I wanted a mentor but that I was not directed down that path by the Lord. We have to understand that whole point of having a spiritual father/mother/mentor, is so that we can learn how to be fully led by the Holy Spirit. Think of mentors/spiritual mothers & fathers as training wheels; they are support until we can ride the bike ourselves. Notice that the Apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinthians, who needed a lot of spiritual help and guidance as they were big idol worshipers. Who was the Apostle Paul's mentor? Who was Jesus's mentor? The Holy Spirit! 
1 Samuel 8:4-22 Then all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah, and said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons do not walk in your ways. Now make us a king to judge us like all the nations.”  But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord. And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them.  According to all the works which they have done since the day that I brought them up out of Egypt, even to this day—with which they have forsaken Me and served other gods—so they are doing to you also. Now therefore, heed their voice. However, you shall solemnly forewarn them, and show them the behavior of the king who will reign over them.” So Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who asked him for a king. And he said, “This will be the behavior of the king who will reign over you: He will take your sons and appoint them for his own chariots and to be his horsemen, and some will run before his chariots. He will appoint captains over his thousands and captains over his fifties, will set some to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and some to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, and bakers. And he will take the best of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves, and give them to his servants. He will take a tenth of your grain and your vintage, and give it to his officers and servants. And he will take your male servants, your female servants, your finest young men, and your donkeys, and put them to his work. He will take a tenth of your sheep. And you will be his servants. And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the Lord will not hear you in that day.” Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No, but we will have a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.” And Samuel heard all the words of the people, and he repeated them in the hearing of the Lord. So the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed their voice, and make them a king.”
  1. Being led by God - I honestly do not understand why anyone would be offended that I would say be led by God, and not by me or man. I am not the Holy Spirit. I am not Jesus Christ. I am not God the Father. Heck, I am not even the Apostle Paul. [BTW, the Holy Spirit wanted me to clarify something. The Holy Spirit leads us as God. Man should not lead us as God does. Thus, we have shepherds who lead their flock, but they should never replace the leading of the Holy Spirit]. On Jan 2020, God the Father told me "I love you daughter. I have been training you how to deal with people, for you will lead many." Guess what I am going to do as I lead them, and possibly mentor them? Teach them how to be led by the Holy Spirit. If one is okay with people being led by them without  teaching those they are leading how to spread their wings and fly themselves, that's your decision. Personally, and respectfully, I would imitate the Apostle Paul who accepted Godly discipline as God's love & mercy, and who I believed walked in the Spirit, but I wouldn't imitate a lot of other people, unless the Holy Spirit told me to. I know what it's like to be led by good intended believers, and I also know what it is like being led by God, I'll stick with being led by God. If I was led by man, I wouldn't have grown spiritually as quick as I did, and I would have given up a long time ago. In the epistles, we see how some members of the churches, strayed away from the gospel because they were being led by man instead of the Holy Spirit. The whole point of believers imitating someone who is spiritually mature, like Paul etc, is so that we can learn how to fully depend on Christ, through the truth (the word and the Spirit) and not man. We have to understand that there's a difference between God allowing us to do something vs God's best. For example, I support inner healing because I was led by the Holy Spirit to do inner healing not with a natural counselor but the Holy Spirit as my counselor. However, I believe God's best was and is for us to take him at his word. Likewise, God's best for us is always going to be for us to be led wholeheartedly by the Holy Spirit but if we aren't there yet, he will allow a mentor in some capacity. We have to be careful not to teach our experiences. Rather, we should teach the bible and use our experiences to explain further. What if you and I had have had difference experiences because of our character? I didn't realize how much I needed to change, until I actually started to change. What if we've had different experiences because of God's calling for our lives? This is why a teacher, preacher should not teach out of their experiences but utilize the word of God, and have our experiences help us explain further. If I taught based upon my experience, no one would have a mentor.
  1. Community - I support the body of Christ. I've said it over and over again that I wouldn't have been able to get through any of my trials without the body of Christ. I support church ministries in time, tithe, and love despite my circumstances. I don't know what screams non-community or non-unity about ANJWC Church. 
My advice to anyone who wants a mentor/spiritual father/mother is:
  • Seek the Lord, and ask him his will for this matter. 
  • Only the Holy Spirit, Jesus, and The Father knows what we need as a community and individually.
"Have I now become your enemy by telling you the truth?" - Galatians 4:16 

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