Recollection Entry 5: Rebuke
February 11th 2023
Posting this on here for context. When I refer to gpartiesh that are late at night and these gfriendsh that she goes with, this is what I am talking about. My mother has now confirmed today, this moment, that my sisterfs friends are talking about doing hardcore drugs, weed and cocaine. My sister is a minor, below 18, and they tried to get her to drink alcohol, which is dangerous, since getting intoxicated could potentially lead to sexually assault. I didnft want to reveal these details until it was confirmed, because this is very serious. This is the road to destruction. Literally. Because they drive in dangerous road conditions.
She stayed with the friend group because she has a crush on a boy, but she discovered the boy talks about doing extreme drugs like cocaine, this illegal criminal behaviour. Her heart is crushed, shefs cried about it, waking my mother up late at night for many days. Ifve sat next to her, as shefs cried, offering her Bible verses of support. My sister is incredibly thankful for our support, our loving grebukeh of her behaviour. Even though she doesnft believe all the Bible is true, she says she believes in the verses I showed her about love. My family members are amongst the most gentlest, supportive, caring people I know!
Another one of these friends, who knows about my sisterfs crush, has taunted and mocked my sister. She laid her head on his lap and did other secret things with him. Shefs tried to stalk and find out where his home address his. Wefre worried shefll find where we live and where she might physically harm us out of jealousy. Or she could potentially poison the food they eat. My sister says she is traumatized. We must protect her, itfs our family duty, this is TRUE kindness my friends! We love my sister and rebuke her feelings of self-doubt towards herself. She deserves so SO MUCH better <3. Even to those gfriendsh who have traumatized my sister, I forgive them.
My Mother, My Father and I (Brother) Rebuke My Sister Who's Become an Atheist. It was around 10:00 PM today, February 11th 2023. Usually we have a family dinner, but instead, my sister has been partying with her friends late at night multiple times a week for multiple weeks. Shefs lied about it, saying shefs doing something else when shefs really partying. Shefs really smart academically, but we fear she may neglect her studies. We all talked about the Bible with her, days on end, hours on end, but wefve just discovered that she now rejects it. :( My Mother, My Father and I, the Brother, are all Christian. So this is a great shame ☹ She said that she wants to run away! I had my suspicions, but this confirms it sadly. My mother will confront her friends and her parents about their behaviour tomorrow, since she knows where they are. My family humbly asks you all for your prayers during these trying times. Prayers to help my sister believe in Jesus Christ with faith alone and be saved, so the Holy Spirit can go inside of her and so she can, after salvation, be truly capable of doing good works that are seen as righteous before the Lord.
Proverbs 10:17 Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.
My sister told me to gshushh and gbe quieth when quoting Bible verses out of love and kindness. I will not stop loving her, even when I rebuke her, I will never stop showing her kindness my friend.
Here is what I said to her aloud, at this moment.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 15:32 Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.
This is true intelligence, the Bible! My sister is very smart, academically so, however, I wish to also show her wisdom through the Holy Scriptures.
Proverbs 30:17 The eye that mocks a father and scorns to obey a mother will be picked out by the ravens of the valley and eaten by the vultures.
My mother and I were rebuking my sister because she lied to us, the family. She said she was doing one thing, but was really doing another.
Proverbs 3:1-2 My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.
If she listens to us, her life will be extended, but if she does not listen to use, her life will be shortened.
Ephesians 4:26-27 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil.
We rebuke her in righteousness!
Her friends have been a very bad influence on her! They are making her go out late, when itfs very dark out, putting her in danger, making her go on the bus alone at night from a far away residential area. And they keep trying to get her to go to these parties! My mother and I are worried that this will cause her to neglect her studies, because she has very good grades, but if she doesnft study, she may not do well academically moving forward. She reminds me of the Prodigal style at this moment. She has intelligence, but she lacks wisdom. Wisdom comes from the Lord! It comes from life experience that comes with age.
That was a good session. Ifm glad that I could show her the Bible before this world is destroyed. When will that happen? Who knows. But you never know when your life could be destroyed, by natural cause, or something else. But the fact that so many young people are now becoming more disobedient to their parents, is a great shame. To me, this is a sign that the end will come!
2 Timothy 3:1-5 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.
She repeatedly insulted us, so I blessed her in return, and I told her the Bible truth. And what shocked me is she said, and this is an exact quote gThe Bible is not facth. WHAT!??!?! The Bible is TRUE. Thatfs the TRUTH.
Ephesians 1:9-10: God's "purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time,"
She also said that she wants to live her life the way she wants (a sinful lifestyle of lying). She said that she is against converting people to Christianity. WHAT?!?!?!? The Bible COMMANDS us to convert everyone to Christianity, because eventually everyone will come to Christ! Book of Mark tells us to spread the Gospel! And my father came in and said that what I was saying is true as well. We must honor our father and mother! We must obey their good teachings!
Exodus 20:12 Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
Deuteronomy 5:16 Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
The problem is that she is against being rebuked, being disciplined. For me, I welcome discipline with open arms, because it helps transform me into a better person! He who is wise loves discipline, but he who hates reproof is a fool! We also rebuked her yesterday for lying. Thus, tomorrow, my mother will go to her friends house and confront them, the friends if they are there, and the parents, and tell them to stop being a bad influence on my sister, who is my friend! I pray that my sister understands that, me, as her brother, her mother and her father, we are all Christian, and we love and care about her. Christian Universalism gives me great joy because it shows that eventually, she will be saved! This gives me great joy my friends :D
I told my sister the Gospel truth, finally. I said something along the lines of. Jesus is God, He lived a perfect life, He died on the cross and resurrected 3 days later. Thus you must believe in Jesus Christ with faith alone to be washed of all your sins. Thus, the Holy Spirit will dwell within you permanently. And Christ shall be all in all (reference to the Victorious Gospel at the end).
LAMENTATIONS 3:31-33 For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though he may punish cruelly, yet he will have compassion in the fullness of his love; he does not willingly afflict or punish any mortal man.
I rebuked my mother when she promoted spanking, aka corporeal punishment, since thatfs physical abuse that brings a child to anger, which the Lord is against. gSebeth in the Bible, from the Rod verse, refers to a Shepardfs Rod, a Shepardfs Staff, thatfs used to move sheep, you donft hit sheep! Physically hitting your child provokes your child to anger, which the Lord commands us NOT to do! We are to rebuke her with the Words of God, we discipline her by preventing her from going out with bad crowds, we train by confronting her friends and rebuking them as well! And luckily, my mother understands this, as I showed her the original Hebrew word on Biblehub and outlined the verses, and how theyfre used to describe like sceptres of tribal leaders. I love my mother very deeply, and I love her teachings, so Ifm glad she could learn more about this truth too.
Ephesians 6:1-4 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. gHonor your father and motherh (this is the first commandment with a promise), gthat it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.h Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
As well, I remember mentioning earlier on that my mother wasnft saved, that was speculation. Same with my sisterfs salvation. Of course, I donft know for sure about anyonefs salvation status so to speak really, thatfs on God, because itfs with faith alone in Jesus Christ in which we are saved. However, when I talked to her, she agreed with the Gospel I had said to my sister and said that my sister must pray for the Holy Spirit to come inside of her. Even though this was an intense conflict, I feel grateful for it, because itfs with these troubles that the Lord transforms people. Ifve prayed long and hard for this day to come! And so many miracles happened all at once, things I wanted to say, but couldnft find the opportunity to say. And Ifm posting this because, we have rebuked her privately many many times before, yet she continues to sin. As such, this post will serve as a warning to those too. I say these words with kindness and love my friends. As well, to all the people on these forums, you have my great thanks! Having the opportunity to talk more about the Bible, Christianity, the TRUTH, has made me be more Christ-like in every area of my life, and has helped me help others. So truly, thank you my friends :D
1 Timothy 5:20 As for those who persist in sin, rebuke them in the presence of all, so that the rest may stand in fear.
Titus 1:13 This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
ZEPHANIAH 2:11 The Lord will be awesome to them when he destroys all the gods of the land. The nations on every shore will worship him, every one in its own land.