Looking for KADOSHNESS
The first topic I would like to bring attention to is the fact that the stabilizing factor has been removed from the home. As I discuss this I do understand that some may misunderstand the intent and purpose of this discussion. I believe this is a risk that I have to deal with and try by the power of Almighty Yahveh to communicate with purpose. It is easy to be misunderstood when involved in a verbal conversation and much easier when communication is by writing. However, no matter, how great the task of communicating on this subject without offense, I intend to attempt to do so with all the love and grace The Father will grant me.
We are living in a generation that seems to have lost it’s reference point. This generation was raised without some of the benefits that my generation experienced. It is very possible I was among the last generation to experience the influence of iron clad absolutes.
That is not to say we never broke those iron clad absolutes, we did so many times but the difference is that we knew when we were doing wrong, and we knew how to correct the problem. However, if we didn’t know how to correct the issue our parents were not to preoccupied to steer us in the right direction. Sometimes it was required that they apply pressure to the seat of knowledge to encourage opening up of our understanding.
We had a good understanding of the fact that there was consequences to our actions. We were not rewarded for bad behavior in order to improve our self image. If we ignored people’s rights and trampled over their feelings our feelings were ignored. We experienced the fact that pain occurs when people’s feelings are ignored.
I have never known a child that was ecstatic over receiving punishment for unacceptable behavior. “Hebrews 12:10-11 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.” Without consequences for bad behavior where is the incentive to change their practices? Some may have a tender spirit that you can reason with and when they understand that you are displeased with them and will modify their behavior. There are some that need a little more encouragement, I was one of the children that needed a little more encouragement.
The age of Dr Spock had just came in and the age of permissiveness was on the horizon. The Ladies Home Journal had Dr. Spock’s column advising you on a more acceptable and more productive way to raise your child. He promoted the idea that physical punishment was barbaric. He also promoted the idea it was counter productive and it inhibited our children and prevented them from expressing themselves.
Dr. Spock believed that if your child was frustrated with your decision or judgment as a small child they should be allowed to throw a fit, get down in the floor and kick scream. This allows them to understand that they are allowed to express themselves freely.
The result of the Dr. Spock’s generation is we have a whole generation of people who live in excess. Excessive behaviors is a way of expressing yourself. However, it most likely not the most expedient way of expressing your emotions. There are acceptable ways to express ourselves and unacceptable means; we need to be able to distinguish the difference between the two.
There are some men who express their frustration with their wives by slapping them around. This is totally unacceptable, inappropriate and criminal behavior. However, they have in many cases never been trained to respect their mother or rules. Nothing is absolutely wrong so with proper provocation hitting their wife is understandable and others will understand. No they won’t and most of all Almighty Yahveh won’t understand or accept the behavior.
What Dr. Spock and this liberal generation fail to acknowledge is that the relationship a young boy has with his mother will resemble the relationship he will have with his wife. No respect for boundaries set by his mother, he will probably have little or no respect boundaries set by his wife in a marital relationship.
The same principal applies with young ladies if they will not respect their father’s boundaries they probably will not respect the boundaries the husband sets in a marital relationship. We as parents instill good or bad relational practices in our children and bad practices don’t go away easily.
The main question I would like to ask is: If they can’t respect the authority of the parents they can see, how can they respect the authority of The Heavenly Father that they can’t see? If their desires are allowed to take precedent over the rules of the authority over them as children, how are they going to recognize that authority rules over their desires as an adult?
You might say as an adult we are more mature and we have a clearer thought pattern. My response to that is because adults have such a clear thought pattern is why we have Moms who worry more about their Bikini line and time in the Tanning booth than their spiritual appearance and the effect it has on their children.
The Dads do not give enough thought to the effect it has on their daughters knowing that they look at pornography and make comments about women they see in nude or semi nude scenes on television. Is it possible that we transmit to our daughters that their worth is in their looks. Which relates to the not so attractive and less out going that they are worth nothing.
The fact is that this generation of parents have in many cases related to their children that the word of Almighty Yahveh is more or less something to be explained away rather than to be adhered to.
The problem, as I see it, is we have experienced suffering from the frog syndrome. You take a frog and put him in a pan of cold water and gradually heat up the water you can cook him to death and he won’t jump out of the pan to safety, rather he will be cooked to death. Like the frog the sin and permissiveness’ was gradually introduced to this generation till they no longer realize that they are dying and they need to jump out to live.
Man many times no longer focuses on living in a Kadosh manner. Righteousness is walking separated from the patterns of this world and walking in covenant with Almighty Yahveh. To many times women dress in such a manner as the clothes they wear don’t have enough cotton in them to make a band aid. 1 Tim 2:8-10 “I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing, 10 but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.” This generation as a whole has been raised up with compromised standards of what is right and what is wrong.
1 Tim 2:8-10 says it so plain. Men how can you turn from pornography or xxx rated movies and raise up Holy hands to Almighty Yahveh. Women, when you wear clothes that you have to be concerned about your legs being too white or your “bikini line”; that is not proper apparel for women professing Kadoshness.
We are the generation that have all the tools at hand to make a difference. We should never go along with all the politically correct attitudes of today’s world. Let’s be concerned only with the precepts that Almighty Yahveh has set down for us.
Almighty Yahveh is a good Father He does chasten those whom he loves. We need to recognize all the extremes that we endure are not just natural happenings but chastening of The Almighty. He gives the early rain and the latter rain or He can send the floods, the droughts, destructive storms, earth quakes in a multitude of places or He can remove His hand of protection and let the violent, the terrorist, the thief or the murderer come against you as a nation or a person. He will chasten the ones He loves and Heb 12:7-9 tells us “If you endure chastening, Almighty Yahveh 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.
If He lets this generation go without chastening what is that saying to us as a nation?
We as Pastors, teachers and parents owe an apology not only to Almighty Yahveh but we owe an apology to the future generation for leaving the teachings of Almighty Yahveh and following after man’s teachings. This generation is dieing in sin. WAKE UP!!! repent and turn back to Kadoshness (The Commandments). No relationship no Salvation, no boundaries means no relationship. If I regard iniquity in my heart Almighty Yahveh will hide His face from me. Let us pray lifting up Kadosh hands and a pure heart.