We have a written prescription from the Lord and an anointing from His Spirit to proclaim His good news to the poor.
The rod is for reproof, which should cause us to rethink, and applied in love should help us restore the relationship.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you be a vessel of honor for Him wherever He leads you.
God will deal with the things that are in place of Christ in our lives. If we choose, we can remove them and be blessed, or He can bring in a rod of correction and help remove them for us.
When anything we have put in place of Christ (anti-Christ) is removed, Christ has absolute room to flourish and be fruitful in our lives.
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