From Daniel's Desk on 1/7/20
My Title: Preach the WORD!
My Verse: 1
"1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and his kingdom; preach the Word; be ready in season and out of season;"
"As for YOU, ALWAYS be sober minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry."
Daniel, get busy livin' or get busy dyin. There is no third option, and it will ALWAYS be better to die FOR something than OF something. You and everybody around you suffers from a perspective problem. Never forget that this world is just castles of sand being built on the shore of an approaching tide. Set your mind and heart on the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Every breath should be to inhale God's breathe and exhale the gospel on everyone around you. LIVE with URGENCY.
Press hard and expect opposition. Welcome it gladly and find JOY in it. In the midst of the fire you will experience the LIVING GOD standing with you strengthening you SO THAT THROUGH YOU HE WILL ACCOMPLISH mighty works to complete HIS STORY. That is adventure I WANT to be apart of rather than oppression I have to suffer through!!! CHOSE. CHOSE WHO YOUR KING IS AND THEN FIGHT FOR HIM. Be READY in season and out to reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching those that are fighting along side you. ALWAYS be sober-minded, endure suffering, DO THE WORK of an evangelist to fulfill your ministry to those that God would have you deliver the gospel of His Grace and Mercy so that the message might be fully proclaimed and all might hear it.
IF YOU ARE BRAVE ENOUGH to walk in FAITH, you will experience God moving in and THROUGH you to accomplish His will for HIS STORY in the pages of eternity BUT you will live a life of ADVENTURE being rescued from the lion's mouth to fight another day and eventually when your race is over you'll see and fully trust that God will also rescue from EVERY evil deed and bring you safely into HIS HEAVENLY KINGDOM stored up with GREAT REWARD. < That. Is. Worth. LIVING. For.
Lord, remind me of that perspective EVERY morning.
I CHARGE YOU in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus WHO IS TO JUDGE the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom; PREACH the WORD.
BE READY in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.
There is coming a time where people wont endure SOUND TEACHING!
People (the mob) will accumulate teachers that suit their own PASSIONS, and will turn away from listening to truth and wander off into myths.
AS FOR YOU always be sober-minded, endure suffering, DO THE WORK OF AN EVANGELIST, FULFILL YOUR MINISTRY.
These are desperate words from a man who knows he wont escape the noose this time. His finish line is in view and he's struggling. Everyone has deserted him and he is holding out strong for what he KNOWS to be TRUE.
I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Daniel, get busy livin' or get busy dyin'. There is no third option, and it will ALWAYS be better to die FOR something than OF something.
Never leave a man in the trenches... BECAUSE YOU WILL HAVE YOUR TIME WHEN YOU WISH YOU WEREN'T LEFT THERE ALONE EITHER.
Demas (more like dumbass) deserts Paul in his time of need because his heart is tied to the present world around him.
"Above all, bring the parchments." - Do YOU value the word of God?
THROUGH the chaos and tribulation, GOD WILL STAND BY YOU and strengthen you SO THAT THROUGH YOU the message might be fully proclaimed and all the Gentiles might hear it. - The LORD WILL rescue me from every evil deed and bring me safely into His heavenly kingdom.
The Lord be with your spirit, Grace be with you.