By: Brandon T. Ward
A friend of mine sent me a message the other night that was short and sweet. It was a very simple message, it contained only one thing, they were the pure Words of God. He received this message from another friend of his and he decided to share it with me. Now, I have decided to share it with all of you…
The message, “2 Timothy 2:3-4.” Which reads,
3 “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”
4 “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.”
This is how the body of Christ works. We all work together to lift and build up each other. The Words of God are very powerful. The thoughtful concerns of one person with one simple message has reached several lives and now that message is with you. This is a very important scripture considering the times we are in and the days of darkness that are fast approaching. Endure as a good soldier in Jesus Christ and set aside the cares of this world, all of them. Focus on our Lord and Savior for that is the only thing that truly matters.
How can we be a good soldier for Christ you may ask? The answer is contained within Ephesians chapter 6. This is my expansion of the message I received. I will close now, leaving you with those Words of God. Just as the message I received were only those Words. Share these scriptures with your family and friends if you feel so led. Let us build up the body of Christ. In Jesus Name Amen.
10 “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.”
11 “Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
13 “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
14 “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;”
15 “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;”
16 “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.”
17 “And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:”
18 “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;“