by Duane Bemis

The Art Of The Rebuke
Duane Bemis

"Satan get behind Me"
"The Wrong Rebuke"

I hate being rebuked and I hate giving a rebuke. But there is a need today in our Churches to learn the "Art of the Rebuke." So before we start let us come together through prayer seeking God's heart in this matter of the Christian rebuke.

"Abba Father, our hearts cry out to You to teach us through the Holy Spirit Your scriptural truths in this matter of the rebuke. Open our hearts and our minds to gain Your wisdom in this matter. Lord there are many who rebuke and many who run from the rebuke helps us and guide us into Your Spiritual truths that are in Your word. Amen."

So first of all we must learn what a rebuke is. The word rebuke means to reprimand a person because of the need for correction using strong words. I found that a rebuke is to use strong words to correct some ones actions or thought process. Rebukes can also be said to admonish someone for perceived evil intentions. Rebukes are to give warning to someone or to reproof another. Parents might rebuke their children by scolding them with strong words. As Christians or disciples, who follow Jesus, what does the rebuking process all mean?

It means that if you are a child of God then God will rebuke you when needed. God will discipline every one of us who belong to Him. What does it say in Hebrews?

And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons:
"My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD,
Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him;
For whom the LORD loves He chastens,
And scourges every son whom He receives."

If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate and not sons. Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much more re ...

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