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Our Standing With God

Finding help in the Word

Text:

2 Timothy 4:2-3.

 

Teacher's Duties:

In our text, Paul gives all teachers a charge:

"Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season;
Correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction.
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine (teaching)."

In this passage Paul was speaking of the end-times in which we live.  What is to happen in these times?  The Bible tells us that they will gather around teachers, who will tell them what their itching ears want to hear.

That is exactly what is happening in some churches today.   Many people want to hear what is comfortable, and not what they ought to do.

Time is Short:

Paul was concerned with preaching the Gospel that Jesus saves, but also with warning people that the Day of Judgement is coming soon.  This is missing today and many people have weak experiences with God and only have a form of godliness, but deny the power of God.

It seems as if the days of real conversions are gone.  They were brought about by the conviction of the Holy Spirit and with true sorrow and repentance.

The result was people not only accepted Jesus as Saviour, but they were converted.  As a result, their lives were changed and immediately began to serve God with all their hearts.

Being Examples:

As children's teachers and workers, God wants us first and foremost to be examples to those we minister to:

"You are my witnesses, declares the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen,
so that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He.
Before Me no god was formed, neither shall there be one after Me" (Isaiah 43:10).
Examine your teaching, and make sure that Jesus is always the central Figure.  Warn your children that Jesus is coming soon and that we need to be ready for Him.

Are You Ready?

Dear friend, what is your standing with God?  I pray that you will search your hearts and lives and allow the Holy Spirit to minister healing and revival into your souls.   The only way to be ready for Jesus, is for us to be serving Him with all our hearts.  God wants us to really know Him, so that His power will change our lives and bring peace, healing and joy to us.

God bless!
 

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