And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:
“My son, do not despise thechastening of theLord, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; 6 Forwhom theLordloves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives.” (Prov 3:11-12)
7 If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? 8 But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. 9 Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live? 10 For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. 11 Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”
“These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.” 1 Peter 1:7 (NIV)
Recent Aglow meeting, Holy Spirit said the current crisis is “opening, preparation for revival”
This has been prophecied to me and others over the years that you are in training for end times. Our faith is being tested, hold onto what’s true and lasting. When things are being shaken, we are stable, calm, trusting in God, not circumstances. Jesus wins!
“Therefore I say to you,do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Jesus in Matt 6:25-26
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” Vs. 34
“Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Matt 10:31
Who are we in God? We are His sons and daughters. I heard God has no grandchildren.