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Discipline of a Loving Father

God's Relationship With Israel

All nations know that Jehovah God loves Israel. When Israel is oppressed by its enemies, Jehovah fought for them and delivered them time after time.

Is God’s love for Israel cuddling then? By no means! Rather, it is strict and severe!

How Does God Teach His Children?

First, God gave His Laws only to Israel, and commanded them to follow strictly. For the disobedient Israelites, God punished them and healed them, then taught them patiently, over and over again!

Is this unfair to the Israelites? Absolutely not! God's plan is to let His children inherit His Kingdom! It is like the Chairman of a big Corporation who has decided to pass on his huge business to his son. However, he knows very well that unless his young son develops the top management capabilities and mindset, he would never be able to continue managing its operations!

God therefore first handed a portion of his inheritance (the Earth) over to his son (Adam) to manage, and commanded him to follow all His instructions. In this way, Adam could learn from his own experience, while God hid behind the scene to guide him in appropriate times. When the Son has grown up, becomes mature, and has passed all the tests, the Father delightfully handed him all the inheritance.

Matt 28:18 Jesus came and said to them, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Matt 28:18

Our Lord Jesus, is the last Adam!

1 Cor 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

God Prepares His Children to Fulfil Their Purposes

After Lord Jesus has received the authority, He immediately gave instructions to pass on His inheritance to His followers. (See my blog Who are the Real Israelites?).

Rev 3:11. Whoever overcomes, I will give him to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. Revelation 3:11

We can see that God's strict teaching to His children is for their own good. As God Himself has said, He does not need any offerings or sacrifice from His creations (Psalms 50:10-12). Rather, what He wants is for His children to grow, and have the knowledge and wisdom to have dominion over His Kingdom. This is the purpose of Man what God first created them (Genesis 1:26)

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