Thursday, 26 January 2012

Year 2012 is the year where God will do AWESOME things for His children (The year of harvest)

Number changes from 2011 to 2012, but God never change... He is the same everyday.
And for us here in Tonga we are expecting great things from God and looking forward for all the AWESOME things He is about to do, FOR HE IS IN CONTROL, hallelujah .......

God has been speaking to me through the book of 2 Timothy and what a great book to begin a new year.
To highlight some of the points that God has been speaking to me ......
          1. Fan into flame the spiritual gift God have given you ... (1: 6)
          2. God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self discipline .... (1: 6)
          3. You are a Soldier, Athletes and a Farmer - Paul used a comparison with Soldier, athletes and farmer                  who must discipline them self
              a) Soldier - .We have to give up worldly security and endure rigorous discipline
              b) Athletes - we must train hard and follow the rules
              c) Farmer - We must work extremely hard and be patient

But we keep going despise suffering because of the - thought of Victory
                                                                              - Vision of winning
                                                                              - Hope of harvest  ............ ( 2:3 - 7)

           4. Change of attitude (Paul mention this 3 times in 2 Timothy)
                  - Vs 14 - stop fighting over words ( they can ruin those who here them)
                  - Vs 16-18 - avoid worthless foolish talk (it leads to more godless behavior and spread like
                                       cancer)
                  - Vs 23 -25 - don't get involve in foolish, ignorant arguments ( this starts fighting)
                                      - servant of the Lord must not quarrel
                                      - be able to teach
                                      - be patient with difficult people
                                      - gently instruct those who oppose the trueth

            5. It alerts you  of the very difficult days of the end time, which is now. (3:1 - 9)

            6. Encouragement form Paul to continue serve God no matter what (3:14-17;4:2-8)

All this scripture is from the NLT                                                               

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