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5/24/08 From YahuShua HaMashiach, Our Lord and Savior
The Word of The Lord Spoken to Timothy
For His Brothers in Christ, and For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear
My beloved sons, whom I have also called friends, trust in Me. Stop denying My name, and cease from covering over My doings. For I have indeed called you, yet you have kept secret that which I said to show before all, and quieted that which I commanded be trumpeted loudly. Therefore give heed to My voice, embrace the leading of My spirit, and do those things which are right and good in My eyes; proclaim the Truth, speak it aloud, and no more hide what you are doing. For though you say, “I shall keep the peace,” there is no peace. And though within your heart, you have said, “I shall serve in secret,” I tell you the truth, you have surely denied Me. Therefore let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No,’ as it is written.
Therefore gird up your loins like men, and serve Me in sincerity and in truth, or serve Me not. For it is far better to do nothing, than to deny Me by concealed works and dark speeches. Nor shall you attempt to justify yourselves by false and erred parables, which you did not receive from Me. For you deal not with children, nor with those who feign ignorance, but with those of your own household, of which you were to be the head.
Thus you are to blame. For by your actions you have added to their quandary, when instead you should have quickly set all these crooked paths straight. For it is written: Whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in Heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in Heaven. Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth; I did not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and a man’s enemies will be those of his own household. For he who loves father or mother, more than Me, is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter, more than Me, is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it.
Thus that which I had spoken
To My servant, Kefa, I say also to you:
Do you love Me more than these?...
Then feed My sheep, and take care of My lambs...
Says The Lord.
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