Troubled Times (COVID-19 pandemic series)
Through faith in Christ, we are given a spirit of power, love, and discipline, and for that reason, we have nothing to fear. We can hold on to His promises and be confident that He’ll see us through even the darkest days.
Serving With A Pure Conscience
2 Timothy 1:3-7
I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayers night and day; Greatly desiring to see thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be filled with joy; When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also. Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
The wisdom of my mother’s mother bears in my remembrance of prayer, night and day. Timothy’s remarks are authoritative references to the importance of raising children at the beginning of their days, so they will not forget. The more generations you have with the establishment of the “Way,” the less chance you will forget when under spiritual duress. In verse 7, Timothy adds these words of encouragement: God has not give us the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.
Intercessor, Romans 8:26. One of the most encouraging and comforting aspects of the Holy Spirit is His ministry of intercession on behalf of those He inhabits, and for this, we come to Him with thanksgiving. We lift our voices in a spirit of oneness to give Him the praise. We decree and declare the blessing (the indwelling of the Holy Spirit) upon those who appreciate their heritage, so that; those who have found Jesus will press toward the mark and hold the standard. Now, for the Kingdom and Glory of God, we petition, with anointing, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.