Exercising Spiritual Authority, Part 2
In the second letter to Timothy, Paul has some very direct instructions that he writes to Timothy, pastor to the church of Ephesus but first and foremost, his spiritual son. He wanted to make sure that Timothy was able to endure, withstand, and be steadfast despite life's opposition. Even though Paul writes to encourage his son as he pastors, this epistle provides encouragement to all believers to continue in the ministry of the church which is to encourage and continue to build up the Saints. While sharing these relevant things with Timothy, Paul had to also remind him of the position and authority that he, Paul, stood in, as an apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We are living in an opportune time for the true Christians to stand up, be recognized and be counted! Don’t just profess Christianity, be a Christian! The power and authority of God is greater than anything. He has transformed us and made us His representatives in the earth. We should be out the closet, fruit filled, mature saints that are always doing the will of God.