Category Archives: 2 Timothy

Carpet Color?

Have you as I often heard or even said yourself, we can agree to disagree?”

I have come to think that is not Biblical.
I have yet to find an address in Scripture that says we are allowed to agree to disagree.
Example.
Paul and Barnabas had such a disagreement they parted company.
They did not agree to disagree.
Their disagreement had to do with John Mark. (Don’t you just love that name? John Mark. Sounds like his mama could have yelled that out the backdoor so well.)

Paul did not want John Mark to go along on their next missionary journey and Barnabas did.
Check it out
HERE.
Sometime later Paul changed his mind about John Mark. (2 Timothy 4:11)
So perhaps he and Barnabas came to a time they could keep company again even before they got to Heaven.
I hope so.

It is the will of the Father that His children be of one accord. (See Acts 2)

Scripture asks us this question:

Amos 3:3  (NKJV) Can two walk together, unless they are agreed? source

In the Body of Christ, we don’t get to agree to disagree over Sin.
We don’t get to agree to disagree over Scripture.
We get to come together in one accord and pray until we KNOW what GOD has said and we both agree with HIM which puts us in agreement with one another.

Red carpet or Blue carpet?
Really? Are we going to divide the Body over that?!
For these kinds of matters to bring us to hot words and slamming doors means we have far, far, far uglier problems in our hearts than carpet color.download (6)

Eating

Just a quick word. It seems important. 

2 Timothy 2:15 and 1 Peter 2:2
Both are familiar.

2 Timothy 2:15  (NKJV) 
15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. source

It takes work to eat. You have to be intentional.  Good nutrition does not come without effort. 
Planning, prepping, preparing, and actually eating. 

1 Peter 2:2  (NKJV) 
as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, source

Newborns. Have you noticed Moms don’t have to beg healthy newborns to take milk?
So, based on 1 Peter 2:2 why do Christians not desire the Word of GOD as intently as babies desire milk?

That’s it. I promised quick. 

An Offer to Read

I have a read for you this morning.

It is entitled The Stupidest Idea Ever. No, I did not write it. 🙂

Is it a political sounding piece? 
It is. 

Is it a call to be an unlawful militant?
Nope.
But it is to encourage those who prize truth and freedom, to know we are not alone, stay in peace and hope, and do what is right. 

Again I say these are the days to be Wise as serpents, harmless as doves, and to study to show ourselves approved.

Matthew 10:16  (NKJV)
Persecutions Are Coming
16 “Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. source

2 Timothy 2:14-16  (NKJV)
14 Remind them of these things, charging them before the Lord not to strive about words to no profit, to the ruin of the hearers.
15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
16 But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness. source

Click HERE to read the aforementioned article by Mario Murillo.

2nd Friday

I don’t think I have much to say today. I just didn’t want to miss a weekday saying hello. 
My soul is bruised and sore but I will heal. 
Politics is a nasty business and a sabbatical is much in order for me at this juncture. It likely does not mean you will see no more ‘political awareness’ category post but for now – no.

It is my aim to absorb Scripture, to pray, and see if can discern The Father’s direction for me for this season.
Discipling comes to mind.
The Bible does say older women are to teach (disciple) the younger women
I’m making it a matter of prayer.  We shall see. 

Here’s to healing this 2nd Friday of 2021.

Perhaps There is Time

First I am set to remind you, those of you who might not know me well enough, I am neither a Scholar nor a Theologian, barely a Layperson. Today’s post is a WHAT IF post. A What if for you to consider prayerfully. A What If post that I hope encourages you to dig for yourself. That’s what I am doing. I dare say many may not like this post. I surely don’t. Let’s begin.

What if learned Scholars and well-studied Theologians have missed the message of Scripture? 
What if what we have believed is not actually borne-out in Scripture? 
What if The Rapture of the Church is not any day now?
What if The Rapture of the Church is not until Revelation 11?
I’m not saying it is, I’m saying What if?
I’m still mulling it over; still asking Adonai to talk to me about it.

What would it mean if this What If is what will be? 
Perhaps you have read my suggestion that 2020 is a trailer to the Tribulation. A means for us to gain more clarity on how the coming days will play. 
If The Rapture is not until after the Last Trumpet, that means we (unless we die prior) will see The Mark of the Beast. UNLESS, of course, the Last Hour is still many years away. 

I am wondering how faithful, how strong would I be? How strong would you be?
Many Churches closed their doors because the Government said close.
The Government said, isolate, put on a mask, shut down your businesses, stay home. 
We did.
We did that for a virus that has at its least rate of survival for aged persons with one or more comorbidities a 94.5% survival rate.  (And don’t forget the Vaccine. It’s already mandatory for some.) 
I am confident what we have done so far is not equal to the Mark of the Beast, but it should tell us something about who we are, shouldn’t it?
How would we tell the Government no I will not let you put that chip in my hand? No, I will not bow to the god of this world even if you starve my children and me to death. The survival rate then is not 94.5%. And surely not 99.997%.
For those caught refusing, 100% die. 

What if? What if many, many of us have been wrong? 
Should we not today start preparing? 
How do we even prepare for such an unthinkable event? 
That’s a good question. 

We have believed, many of us, that this passage is not talking about us because we have believed we won’t be here. What if we are? 
I’m not learned enough to argue either way today. I thought I was. Now I am not so sure. Shouldn’t I be? Shouldn’t you be?  

Revelation 12:11  (AMP) 11 And they overcame and conquered him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, for they did not love their life and renounce their faith even when faced with death. source

I do know this: it is not The LORD’s will for us to be afraid of this.
It is not The LORD’s will that we be sad, borrow trouble, have downcast faces and worried spirits.
It is His Will for us to overcome TODAY by the Word of our Testimony that The Blood of JESUS is enough to cleanse and save a wretch like any of us. 

One more question. How much Scripture do we have sealed in our minds that we could call on it, lean on it and be embolden with it even if we didn’t have a cellphone to look it up or a Bible to hold in our hands to read?
I confess I am lacking BUT perhaps we have a few years to study and show ourselves approved

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