Words from the Daughter of Zion
“A Good Soldier for the Lord Jesus” - -“Run to win” “Jesus was a Revolutionary”
God bless you all today. God bless you this week . I pray that you are all doing well and happy in Him. This week I am touching on us being a good soldier in Jesus.
“Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:3
The Apostle Paul was exhorting young Timothy concerning the right heart attitudes that are necessary to be a good soldier . We have 4 points here to come to being in the right heart attitudes.
- Endures hardship in James 1:12 “Blessed is the man who preserves under trial , because when he has stood the test , he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. “Jeremiah 48:10 goes on to say, “A curse on him who is lax in doing the Lord’s work ! A curse on him who keeps his sword from bloodshed!”
- Pleases Father God (his Commander) – Verse 4 speaks about : A soldier so desires to please his commanding officer .
- Strives for mastery lawfully . Verse 5 : “…he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules .” Read Deuteronomy 28 to see what blessings are in store for following orders obediently and correctly.
- Is interested in the spoils . Verse 6 “ The hardworking farmer(soldier) should be first to receive a share of the crops (spoils) .” Jesus spoke of it this way : “This is to my Father’s glory , that you bear much fruit , showing yourselves to be my disciples (soldiers) .” John 15:8
We are to have our prayer to be to our Father God – to our Commander in Chief , We are ready for our marching orders today. We want to be part of His kingdom’s army bringing deliverance to the oppressed .
We need to run to win this race that is before us . “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run , that ye may obtain .” 1 Corinthians 9:24
The people of Greece in the Apostle Paul’s time were athletic and competitive in the events at Olympia . The original sole event , a 210 yard race that was held 778 B.C. in honor of Zeus , the supreme god of Greek mythology . So at the church of Corinth could relate easily to what Paul was trying to say when he used “running a race “ as an illustration in writing the spiritual truths .
In this scripture , he explains the need for strict training if you want to run the race in such a way as to obtain the prize. In verse 25: “ And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things ….”
This Christian life , this walk for the Lord Jesus is to be one of fruit bearing of a true disciple. It can be aimless struggles of ups and downs if we do not listen and obey our Father God. We need to learn and study His word , and to renew our minds daily in His word. Spend time with the Father and with our Lord Jesus. To spend time with the Holy Spirit , we need to spend that precious time with the Lord to live this life for Him. To show forth His ways to a world , to a people that needs to know His love, and saving power, healing power , deliverance. Praise His name ! We need to watch our diets, to have proper discipline in all areas of our lives, to be in preparation for what lies ahead in our lives. Again I stress highly to feed on the word of the Lord Jesus , to talk daily with the Lord Jesus. That fellowship in His presence is so needful . It is so necessary , every breath that we breathe comes from Him,and we are to be so thankful ,and to spend that time praising Him,and spending time from Him. Gaining all that we can from Him to live this life for Him . To draw all men and women unto Him. . Can we all get excited here about this- this life is full of joy and peace in the Holy Spirit . Learn how to be fruit bearing , to be the disciple that has made the mark of the high calling that we need to see is on our lives as children of the Living God. We need to see that Father God has the wisdom . It is He that assist us in our studies of His word . In doing this – we prepare to be a workman that need not to be ashamed .
We have a job to do , to be about the Father’s business while there is still time. Jesus was a revolutionary , and that is what we are to be in Him. “And whosoever will be chief among you , let him be your servant . Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to , but to minister , and to give his life a ransom for many .” Matthew 20:27-28
Father God is preparing the way- and we are to hear His voice to see what steps to take for the time of people , of all people groups to come to the Lord Jesus. He is setting the groundwork for this to happen. We need to just listen ,and to obey – as to who ,and when to talk , to minister to those that He puts in our pathway to minister to . Evangelism in this time, in the last days is crucial ,and we need to be so wise and obedient in how to reach those in our world . The world is our goal, we must reach souls for the Lord Jesus. To do this at whatever the cost. We need to see an unprecedented thrust of evangelism that never before.
Our Lord Jesus was a revolutionary , just consider His teachings throughout the New Testament. “Love your enemies “; “Bless them that curse you”; “Do good to them that hate you “; “Pray for them which despitefully use you , and persecute you .” Look at Matthew 5:44. One would have to be radical to live his life by these principles. That is what the Lord Jesus would have us to do and to be .
Literal adherence to the principles laid down by Jesus Christ would result in world wide revolution ….a revolution motivated by love, a revolution executed by love, and a revolution culminating in love! The Word of God , the Bible prophesies it…. Let us believe for it ! Let us read Joel 2:32 “ Then anyone who calls on the Lord will be saved because on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be people who will be saved , just as the Lord has said . Those left alive after the day of punishment are the people whom the Lord called.”
God bless you all . I am here if you need to talk or to pray.
Blessings to you all this week and stay in touch-
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Words from the Daughter of Zion - Teresa Kay Abert