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Based on Malachi 3:16-18 I believe the Lord will harken to us as we consider his word together.

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GRMD #133   T. Austin Sparks

Started Sep-21 by PAULFROMNYS; 18 views.




Back To The Beginnings

As we look into these letters, we find Paul reminding Timothy - yes, reminding him very forcefully - of certain things which lay right at the very root of his own life and of his service to the Lord. We have fragments like this: 1 Timothy 1:18: "according to the prophecies which went before on thee" - literally, 'the prophecies which led the way to thee'; in modern language, 'in accordance with the prophetic intimations concerning you'. If you look at the context, you will see that the time referred to was when Timothy was coming under the anointing for service, for ministry, for his active part in the Gospel. The Apostle is calling to remembrance the great principle, the great truth and foundation, of his life and work. Further, 1 Timothy 6:20: "O Timothy, guard the deposit". 2 Timothy 1:6: "Keep constantly blazing the gift of God which is in you..."; again it is dated back, as you see, to a particular time. 2 Timothy 2:2: "The things which thou hast heard from me..."; 3:14: "Abide thou in the things which thou hast learned..." You see all this takes Timothy back. Paul is calling up the past, calling up the foundations, calling up what has been. He is, in effect, saying: 'Now, Timothy, this has got to be reinforced, this has got to be consolidated, this has got to be confirmed, in the face of the present tendencies and perils, the present course of things. All this has got to be brought up in a new way, and re-established. We are going round a bend in the road, and that is always a dangerous place and time, and we need on such an occasion to be reinforced with what has been of God in the past.'

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   I'm seeing the battle forming around being together with childlike faith to worship, experience, and grow in edifying one another by the presence/Spirit of GOD 100%.  Satan want's to energize our old nature of discerning good and evil in ourselves and moving to act and affect one another on that basis((Ephesians 4:14)).  The simplest and most profound of the speaking of truth which takes us out of verse 14 into verses 15@16 is:  GOD is GOD.  That being true, how fearful is it to inject our own person into His work to accomplish His desire?  What is the measure in you? How will you apply it?