2Ti 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2Ti 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
2 Timothy 4:2
Preach the word - Proclaim the doctrine, the doctrine of Christ crucified, for the sins of the whole world; the doctrine, that the Gentiles are invited to be fellow heirs with the Jews, and that for Jews and Gentiles there is no salvation but by faith in Christ.
Be instant in season, out of season - Be urgent whether the times be prosperous or adverse, whenever there is an opportunity; and when there is none, strive to make one. The Judge is at the door, and to every man eternity is at hand! Wherever thou meetest a sinner, speak to him the word of reconciliation. Do not be contented with stated times and accustomed places merely; all time and place belong to God, and are proper for his work. Wherever it can be done, there it should be done. Satan will omit neither time nor place where he can destroy. Omit thou none where thou mayest be the instrument of salvation to any.
Reprove - Confute, the false teacher.
Rebuke - Reprove cuttingly and severely those who will not abandon their sins.
Exhort - Comfort the feeble-minded, the diffident and the tempted.
With all long-suffering - In reference to each and all of these cases.
And doctrine - The different modes of teaching suited to each.
This is part of the Apostle Paul's Last recorded words and thus they are important.
We are given the same charge and it is a charge before the lord Jesus and Jehovah, what a charge indeed, before the very lord, that will come to judge. I would be, and am in fear and trembling every time I read verse 1. This charge is not before a counsel of elders, or another Minister, but the lord himself, the lord hears this charge and is witness to it, powerful stuff, the next verse tells us a bit about this heavenly charge ( command).
Clarke wrote it like it is, it is what we are to do and how. It is very close to Ezekiel Ch 33, The real call of a watchmen, (Pastor, Evangelist, Teacher, are all watchmen) a Prophet and the Christian. A watchmen is not just to watch against and tell the latest secrets the government is doing, so many watchmen are now basically Christian truthers, this is not what a real watchmen does, this is a new thing, a new wave of doctrine.
The watchman is to warn of sin, the enemy being sin and watch against wolfs in sheep’s clothing, not every Intel they get from unknown sources about bazaar events, many watchmen do not understand this.
I had to delete the current link I had to a watchmen site, as I looked closer I found the same theme, a lot of twisted truths and a lot of Truther news and conspiracies.
This is not a watchmen, a Christian Alex Jones, we do not need these , we need watchmen, that watch against false doctrine, preach truth, expose sin, expose false teaching and on his watch post against wolves that come in and try to sow discord, that is what the bible says a watchmen is, one who declares Judgment, and one who preaches and teaches sound doctrine, and stays with the word, more than current events.
We should all be aware of what’s going on as we are watching for the start of the tribulation and waiting on the lord our holy watchmen to tell us what to do and whisper his heart and secrets to us.
Most of these watchmen have one thing in common I noticed, they all say we are in the tribulation already, this is why I canned the link, yet another watchmen that does not know the proper biblical time frame.
They twist the word, we are not in the tribulation yet fact, the word clearly teaches us what events lead up to and in the tribulation, seal one is the coming of the Antichrist, so how can anyone say we are in the tribulation already, no seven year peace treaty, no temple, etc. It is not correct, or biblical, the bible is very clear and specific on this.
Secondly most use extra biblical sources for info like the book of Enoch, ancient belief's and prophecies from pagans to make their case, this is not a bible watchmen, but if anyone uses the book of Enoch and other pagan documents to back up their beliefs and teachings, run, man, run.
2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2Ti 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
2Ti 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
The next part of this heavenly command , notice we are not to get into fables, the book of Enoch, Gematra, pagan historic documents , these are fables, like the Hopi Indian prophecies, I have heard many so called watchmen refer to them to support what they are saying, Pagan prophecy? You see what I am saying, doctrines, prophecies of demons and pagan at that, use the word. Nothing else, anything else is suspect and for vain and evil purposes.
A great cross reference is Ezek Ch 33, I will post the whole chapter for your convenience.
Eze 33:1 Again the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Eze 33:2 Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman:
Eze 33:3 If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;
Eze 33:4 Then whosoever heareth the sound of the trumpet, and taketh not warning; if the sword come, and take him away, his blood shall be upon his own head.
Eze 33:5 He heard the sound of the trumpet, and took not warning; his blood shall be upon him. But he that taketh warning shall deliver his soul.
Eze 33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.
Eze 33:7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
Eze 33:8 When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Eze 33:9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
Eze 33:10 Therefore, O thou son of man, speak unto the house of Israel; Thus ye speak, saying, If our transgressions and our sins be upon us, and we pine away in them, how should we then live?
Eze 33:11 Say unto them, As I live, saith the Lord GOD, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn ye, turn ye from your evil ways; for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Eze 33:12 Therefore, thou son of man, say unto the children of thy people, The righteousness of the righteous shall not deliver him in the day of his transgression: as for the wickedness of the wicked, he shall not fall thereby in the day that he turneth from his wickedness; neither shall the righteous be able to live for his righteousness in the day that he sinneth.
Eze 33:13 When I shall say to the righteous, that he shall surely live; if he trust to his own righteousness, and commit iniquity, all his righteousnesses shall not be remembered; but for his iniquity that he hath committed, he shall die for it.
Eze 33:14 Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;
Eze 33:15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he had robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.
Eze 33:16 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live.
Eze 33:17 Yet the children of thy people say, The way of the Lord is not equal: but as for them, their way is not equal.
Eze 33:18 When the righteous turneth from his righteousness, and committeth iniquity, he shall even die thereby.
Eze 33:19 But if the wicked turn from his wickedness, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall live thereby.
Eze 33:20 Yet ye say, The way of the Lord is not equal. O ye house of Israel, I will judge you every one after his ways.
Eze 33:21 And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is smitten.
Eze 33:22 Now the hand of the LORD was upon me in the evening, afore he that was escaped came; and had opened my mouth, until he came to me in the morning; and my mouth was opened, and I was no more dumb.
Eze 33:23 Then the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
Eze 33:24 Son of man, they that inhabit those wastes of the land of Israel speak, saying, Abraham was one, and he inherited the land: but we are many; the land is given us for inheritance.
Eze 33:25 Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Ye eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land?
Eze 33:26 Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbour's wife: and shall ye possess the land?
Eze 33:27 Say thou thus unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; As I live, surely they that are in the wastes shall fall by the sword, and him that is in the open field will I give to the beasts to be devoured, and they that be in the forts and in the caves shall die of the pestilence.
Eze 33:28 For I will lay the land most desolate, and the pomp of her strength shall cease; and the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, that none shall pass through.
Eze 33:29 Then shall they know that I am the LORD, when I have laid the land most desolate because of all their abominations which they have committed.
Eze 33:30 Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the LORD.
Eze 33:31 And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness.
Eze 33:32 And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
Eze 33:33 And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.
Clarke on the chapter and what it means;
The prophet, after having addressed several other nations, returns now to his own; previously to which he is told, as on a former occasion, the duty of a watchman, the salvation or ruin of whose soul depends on the manner in which he discharges it. An awful passage indeed; full of important instruction both to such as speak, and to such as hear, the word of God, Eze_33:1-9. The prophet is then directed what answer to make to the cavils of infidelity and impiety; and to vindicate the equity of the Divine government by declaring the general terms of acceptance with God to be (as told before, chap. 18) without respect of persons; so that the ruin of the finally impenitent must be entirely owing to themselves,
So you see a watchmen, is to be as Paul said in the text, doing the work of an evangelist and warning of Judgment.
Most in this new internet field have it all wrong, it must line up with the bible. I have been a watchmen, preaching sound doctrine, judgment and from the word, or a prophecy, I am but a humble example.
I am concerned at all this I read on the net, and of late as I said I am fasting from YT and websites, as I want to hear from the lord, and get His word and not a mans word or thoughts. I know this will upset a few folks and some may disagree, but a watchmen is clearly a bible call and in the N.T. all Pastors are to be watchmen, doing the work of an evangelist, refute the word, its all bible you have read so far and not opinion.
I guess in some ways some of my messages sound like what I am refuting, in the vain of a Christian truther-Watchmen. I am not, nor ever have been a part of the truther movement. A sound mind that can think is all that is needed to see the USA and the West are dead and the Politicians the destruction of the Constitution it is not a secret.
A thinking person can clearly see these things, I do not need, or want to hear Truthers tell me a lot of fear mongering they get from Non Christian secret Intel sources, I do not need it and the remnant do not need it, our connection to any Intel we need comes from our God Father, (hay I am half Italian LOL). Our Father God, amen
The lord has said to me it is time to move in your gift again as a evangelist that prophesies, That is what I have been doing and the devil is mad as hell LOL. He would rather have me and you side tracked by information overload, reading every blog, watching YT videos, man I say to all take a break from all this information overload, and get into your prayer closet and the word, that is all you need.
Listen to sound preaching, like those found on sermon index, and time square church, they stream every Sunday the services live, if you do not have a church its the next best thing. Keep it sound.
Move in your Gifts, they are needed now, move in the spirit, do the work of an evangelist, and pray as never before. Whole hearted, not half hearted.
I read a post a little while ago and canned that on my links due to the man, said the lord will hear any prayer even a half hearted one, ..delete……, where does it say that anywhere in the bible, one of the 10 commandments, in fact the first one is love the lord thy God with all your heart, mind and soul, I have never read in all of the bible where the lord said he hears a half hearted prayer, another non biblical post modern doctrine, we are to pray and worship with all of our heart, mind and soul. Never half hearted.
I will continue to teach sound orthodox doctrine and Jesus as Lord of Lords ,the only way to heaven till I die, how about you? Are you IN?