Updated: Dec 27, 2019
From Daniel's Desk on 12/24/19
My Title: Wage the Good Warfare Holding to Faith and a Good Conscience!
My Verse: 13-15
",13 though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, 14 and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners."
You are in a battle! Wage the good warfare, holding faith and a good conscience. Never forget WHO... YOU are and always REMEMBER... WHO JESUS is!
You are a complete waste of space sinner. (this is just too true) BUT for some reason Jesus counted YOU faithful to appoint you into His service! This is His overwhelming MERCY and LOVE to come and die to save you. It's to HIS glory that your testimony will tell others just how perfectly patient and loving He is!!! (Again this is just too true!)
Get to work. Wage war against that which we cannot see. There is an ENTIRE SOCIETY ALL AROUND YOU that God intends for His MERCY and LOVE to impact. You are in a battle, no doubt, so remember that you are a mighty warrior meant to be wielded by the Holy Spirit for God's purpose, made possible by the blood of Jesus, the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, to whom belong honor and glory forever and ever; so do it holding to faith and a good conscience! Amen.
Paul always starts his letters with a reminder about WHO he is and his IDENTITY in Christ. Do you?
The AIM of your charge should always be love, from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. - Correct the doctrine of men to focus on salvation through FAITH alone. Genealogies, different doctrines, myths... religion. It's all purposed to take your eyes of what REALLY matters. Jesus. - Remember God's story when your heart or mind wants to lead you into guilt or shame... or even meaningless debate or vein discussion!
Confident doesn't equal correct... be confident in truth. Truth will rock the foundation of any question.
YES the law CONDEMNS SINNERS! ... That's why Jesus came to die! He came to SAVE sinners!
I think Jesus that He judged me faithful, appointing me to His service.
I RECEIVED MERCY... and the GRACE OF OUR LORD OVERFLOWED FOR ME with the FAITH and LOVE that are in Christ Jesus.
THIS IS WHY I received mercy... so that JESUS CHRIST might display His perfect patience for those who would believe in Him for eternal life. <God's patience towards me IS TO SERVE as an EXAMPLE for others how patient and loving Jesus is!!!
NEVER FORGET WHO YOUR SAVIOR IS! - "the KING of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. amen.
WAGE the GOOD WARFARE, holding FAITH and a GOOD CONSCIENCE.