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;
1Ti 5:21 I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
I charge thee — rather as Greek, “I adjure thee”
Webster word adjure;
ADJU'RE, v.t. [L. adjuro, to sweat solemnly, or compel one to swear; from ad and juro, to swear.]
- To charge, bind or command on oath, or under the penalty of a curse.
NT use we are told not to make an oath or swear. O.T. Word usage
2. To charge earnestly and solemnly, on pain of God's wrath.
3. To conjure; to charge, (urge or summon) with solemnity.
Observe (phulaxēis). First aorist active subjunctive of phulassō, to guard, to keep (Rom_2:26). Subfinal use of hina.
2Ti 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
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.
2Ti 1:13 Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.
2Ti 1:14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep by the Holy Ghost which dwelleth in us.
2Ti 2:1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
2Ti 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
2Ti 2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.
2Ti 2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
2Ti 2:5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.
2Ti 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2Ti 3:2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
2Ti 3:3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
2Ti 3:4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
2Ti 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Col 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
Eph 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Redeem the time.
Do all for Jesus.
Know what season we are in, if you did, many of the great plans you have would not be what they are, plan on, pray on, minister on, but for Jesus.
Many are still waiting for a time why?
What have you done since you saved?
What are you doing while you study and pray?
Are you truly seeking great things for self or for the lord.?
How do you handle when you do not see success in ministry?
Success in ministry is not as man sees it but God, is Jesus truly number one you all in all? all else can become an idol.
Do you worship Idols, God forbid, but your ministry, your goals, your home, your family, all can easily become an idol.
Ministry that is of the lord not the flesh, not the intellect, DR's listen a degree means nothing, it is the anointing that breaks the yoke,
We want to master the word,. amen, but we must let the word master us.
I charge you redeem the time for we are in evil days, are you?
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility
consider others better than yourselves. (Philippians 2:3 )
Php 2:3 doing nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself; (KJV)
What do we expect when we go on with God, when we come right out for
God? What have we in view? Well, the answer to that question will
decide whether, in relation to God, we have ambitions for something on
the earth. Do you get the point? You see, it is so possible to swing
over your natural ambitions to spiritual aims. It is the same thing
still at work, and the only difference is the direction or sphere. You
can be as ambitious in the work of God as you can be in the world, and
it is the same natural ambition. It is the ambitiousness of nature.
You desire - what do you desire? To see something, to have something,
to be in something? Ambition for success; yes, once it was in the
world - now the same ambition transferred to other things....
It is a mark of going on when we can come to the place where it is
true before God that we have let go all the prosperity and success
even of Christian work and Christian ministry as men would count it.
To be able to let go the great opportunities and the great advantages
that may be had amongst Christian people, and the prizes that can be
grasped, and to say, “It is all right, the Lord knows; it is for Him
to give or withhold. I am not going to make a line for those prizes. I
am not going to allow those things to influence my walk with God.
Ambition is not going to dictate my course,” is a sure sign of
growth. It may not seem here on earth to mean very big things; wide
open doors and all that, but somehow you may take it that there is
Life there, spiritual influence there, something that is counting
In the end it will have counted. But this does sometimes first
of all necessitate that conflict with ambition where all those
suggestions and influences have to be laid low, and we come to the
place where we see that the way of Life is to go on with God though it
costs us everything. The law of the Spirit of Life works in that
way.... The way of Life demands that we shall get before the Lord
again, and say, “Lord, though all my earthly prospects fade, though
all my ambitions are disappointed, it is You I want. You are my
ambition, my goal. If I have You, these other things will count for
much less.” I believe that, as we can get there - and not many of us
have got a long way on that road - but as we can get there, we find
the secret of Life, of joy, of release.
By T. Austin-Sparks from: The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ
Jesus - Chapter 4
Today, 3:14 AMYou
/The mystery was made known to me by revelation. (Ephesians 3:3 ESV)/
As we take account of the situation today we feel more and more deeply
convinced that the greatest need of the hour is for men of vision and
courage. But we use the word "vision" in the specific sense in which
it is used in the Bible and not in the general sense, of enterprise.
That is, what is needed above all else is men who have had a Divine
revelation by the Holy Spirit in their own hearts as to God's purpose
in this dispensation, and the particular Divine emphasis for the
present hour. There can be much enthusiasm and zeal put behind a more
or less generally conceived idea of what needs to be done, with a
resultant activity and "movement." The opposite of this, and that
which we are seeing to be so much more needed, is a burdening of the
hearts of "chosen vessels" with God's own most pressing concern at
this time, resulting in an all-consuming passion which will accept all
the cost of its realization....
There are very few men in our day of whom it can be truly said, "That
man has had a revelation from God." There is all the difference
between being saved and then going into Christian service with the
resultant studying of the Bible, the preparation of sermons,
addresses, lessons; collecting material, mastering themes and
subjects; etc., etc., and giving this out as required or as
opportunity affords - there is all the difference between this and an
open heaven, an anointing, a revelation by the Holy Spirit. It is the
difference between our laboring to get, in order to meet a constantly
recurring demand, and the Holy Spirit continually revealing Christ in
us. This is a general difference, but it is a very great one, and it
may represent all the difference between bondage and liberty, between
limitation and fullness, even between Life and death in ministry. But
this is not our particular point. The need of the hour is not only for
a higher spiritual level of ministry in general, it is for men with a
specific revelation which will meet the situation as it is /now./
By T. Austin-Sparks from: The Need of the Hour