Thursday, August 6, 2015
THE VOICE OF DISCRETION
My voice of discretion, which means hearing My voice which makes you free to make good, beneficial decisions, is resident within every baby who is born into the earth. When Jesus was questioned about who in His kingdom is the greatest, he said that people must humble themselves as a little child or they will never be able to enter into My kingdom while in the earth. Little children were flocking to Jesus, humbling themselves to be with Him. The Pharisees were judging Jesus, having long ago lost connection to My voice of discretion which makes them nonjudgmental of others but efficiently equipped to make wise decisions for themselves. (Matthew 18:1-4)
Jesus said that if anyone causes one child to sin, meaning to become judgmental, that it is better for that person to have a millstone tied around his or her neck and cast him into the sea. Jesus knew that if My children teach their children to become judgmental, critical, snobbish and condemning of others, that their own lives, as well as the lives of their children, will become likewise judgmental and condemning and the seeds that they sow will return to their lives the plants of judgment and condemnation. (Matthew 18:5-6)
Jesus continued His teaching by saying that if one of your body parts causes you to sin that you should cut off that body part and cast it into eternal fire. He was being figurative, talking actually about the demons who cause you to become judgmental and condemning of others. He was telling the people that they have the authority to cast the thoughts of judgment and condemnation of others into hell because that is where they originate. (Matthew 18:7-9)
Jesus taught truths about your having the ability to be just like Me, nonjudgmental and forgiving. He said that I leave the 99 safe people and go after the lost one who is caught in the throes of his own sins, whether they are being judgmental, condemning, stealing, lying, envious, murderous, promiscuous, bound to religious or political sects, angry, jealous or yielding to other demons who bring the curses of the devil into your life. He then launched into a teaching about if a person offends you that you should make peace with that person instead of judging him or her. (Matthew 18:10-14)
He then taught what to do if the person refuses to make peace with you, that you must take another person with you and go again to the person, then take two people with you, because things are confirmed by two or three witnesses. He eventually taught that if the person refuses to make peace, that you should take the person before the entire church. Those instructions that He taught tells you how important it is to Me for you to make peace with everyone, refusing to be judgmental and condemning.(Matthew 18:15-17) He amplified the teaching by teaching the truth relating to your being bound to a person when you are being judgmental and condemning of him or her. When you judge a person, you make yourself one with the other person and you become condemned with the person, receiving the same judgment of satan that the person does from his or her being judgmental and condemning of others.(Matthew 18:19)
Along with this truth comes the truth from Jesus that where two or three agree on anything, including forgiving someone, that it will be done by Me. If you ask for Me to forgive anyone, I erase their mistakes and misdeeds just as I erase yours. (Matthew 18:20; John 20:21-23))
Peter was perturbed by this teaching and asked how many times you need to forgive, as many as seven times? Jesus said seven times seventy times, if necessary. (Matthew 18:21-22) Remember that Jesus amplified the importance of His own teaching when He asked Me on the cross to forgive the people who crucified Him because they didn't know what they were doing. (Luke 23:34)
Then Jesus taught you and all of My children about the king who wanted to settle all accounts and a man had no money to pay what he owned the king. The king ordered him to be sold, along with all of his family, and his lands. After pleading with the king for mercy and being granted mercy, the man approached another person who owed him money who had no resources with which to pay him. When that person begged for mercy from the person who had been granted mercy by the king, he refused to grant him mercy, putting the man in prison for not paying. When the king heard about the lack of mercy shown by the first man who owed the king money to the second man who owned him money, he called the unmerciful one to him and put him in jail until he could pay his debts. (Matthew18:23-34)
Then Jesus summed up His teaching by saying that My children must forgive others because they have been forgiven My Me. (Matthew 18:35)
The gospel, the good news, is that you are forgiven; and because you are forgiven, you must forgive others. My Holy Spirit softens your heart to people who make mistakes. My Spirit also gives you the power to forgive other people from your heart, not only from your mind but from your heart.
When you have a forgiving heart by forgiving all people for their offenses against you, you behold My face again, just like your angels do, because you are as humble as a child again.
Your Forgiving Father