“Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.”- 2 Timothy 1:13-14
We have learned much from God through the scriptures the validity and the power of His words and commands. It is our spirit within that confirms what the Holy Spirit wants us to understand and believe. Let us put our spirit under subjection to the Holy Spirit. Let’s discern what He is saying. Let’s aknowledge His instructions for us.
We got to listen to One Voice. Moreover, retain what we have heard. Do not neglect the words of God through His prophets and apostles, the pastors, teachers, and evangelists. Let us trust these delegated authorities to speak in our lives. Let us yield to their instructions. They are His people, respect them and follow them. It’s about time to listen to the men and women of God. Those words of wisdom you have heard from your “direct covering” will preserve you, because they are ordained by God. They are responsible for your life as they are responsible for God’s vineyad. Trust them, they will not ruin your life, instead, they will guide you as you go through this journey called life. God, who speak on them, will reveal to them what’s the best for you, and you have to honor them for their dedication and their conviction to take that big responsibility of guiding someone else’s life. Don’t doubt them. Whenever you feel doubtful or uncertain, look at the scripture, go back to the bible, and see if their lifestyle confirm with the bible. It is said in the scripture to test every spirit. However, don’t test their spirit if you have something personal against the guy. It’s hard to kick against the goads (Acts 26:14). If you are standing with the man of God, do not even say or think a word against him, because God is standing on his behalf, be careful. Instead, respect them. Honor them.
Guard. Guard the words entrusted upon you through the holy spirit. Do not waste your life sinning and repenting, then sinning again and repenting once more. You are moving into circles! Our life should be from glory to glory! Not a life cycle of defeat. Guard your heart from every winds of doctrines of men, stick to what you believe in. As long as your heart is pure before God, He will direct you in the right path. And we have to keep our foundation so strong. It’s not enough for us to be righteous. We have to be wise. If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3). We have to be wise enough to see an enemy from the distance. We have to be wise enough to prepare for invasion. We have to be wise enough when to speak and when to keep silent. God is a God of order. We have to live our life in order, according to His plan for us.
God bless you!
-albert2jc – 04/09/10