“…If we stick it out with him, we’ll rule with him;” (2 Timothy 2:12aTM)
IF—a little word with a great big meaning but what a reward! God is raising up leaders—men and women who are filled with wisdom—knowledge and understanding—understanding—an acceptance of the ways of God. David said, “He made known His ways to Moses…” (Psalm 103:7NKJ) God will make His ‘ways’ known to us if we ‘stick’ it out with Him’. The KJV uses the word ‘endure’ and the Lord knows that you need to be encouraged to be the leader God wants you to be in His Kingdom. Listen to a couple of the words of encouragement that Paul gave Timothy in his letter. (1 Timothy 1:18:19)
- Believe the prophetic word. Take the word that has been given to you and with it wage war! Hold on to the word of truth that you have received and use it to expose and eradicate every lie of the enemy that comes against you. Accept the challenge of change! Personal change is painful it is the challenge of every emerging leader to change by accepting the fact that God has given us the power and ability to learn His ways and change ours expecting the miraculous. Result—Change in behavior
- Exercise faith derived from a good conscience. Nothing can provide you with a good conscience but the blood of the Lamb of glory. “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience…” (Hebrews 10:22) The battlefield of the enemy is always the mind—voices gain entrance when lies are believed in the place of God’s word. To stop the war, accept the challenge of change by God’s Grace expect the miracle of transformation… Result—Change in thinking.
“One of the outstanding miracles of God’s grace is to make us able to take any kind of leadership at all without losing spiritual power. There is no more searching test in the whole of Christian life than that.” (Oswald Chambers) God is calling and challenging every disciple of Christ to follow Him, endure with Him, and rule with Him.
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