|Reverend LC Muzembi|
My friend, I know God is able to strengthen you through these articles of mine. The preaching of Christ is so that you may have faith in him and as you obey him, you will be established, as you grow through his word.
God wants to establish you through scripture, and reward you for your obedience of faith. But first, He must bring into captivity your thoughts to the obedience of Christ; that you have “a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled" 2 Corinthians 10:5-6.
Obedience, i.e. Your faith in him is it that shows you’re ready to revenge all disobedience.
Hebrews 11:2 says, For by it [faith] the elders obtained a good report, and we see in Romans 16 how others believed and it was counted unto them for righteousness.
- Phoebe made herself useful in the church she belonged, she helped many who believed, and the man of God, vs 1-2.
- Priscilla and Aquila availed themselves to all the churches, not only to the one in their house, but they were coworkers in the ministry of Christ, they risked even their own lives, Romans 16:3-5
- Mary, the Apostle said she worked so hard to our benefit., vs 6. And some were genuine, like good friends, and hard working.
But "Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple" Romans 16:17-18
Stay away from those who cause divisions, whose aim is to destroy other people's faith, teaching things about Christ that are contrary to what you have been taught. Stay away from Balaams, Judas Iscariots, and Demas who’re evil workers.
"And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen" Romans 16:20.
Always remember, God will strengthen you, not by your own effort, but by his spirit which works in you through the prophetic Scriptures, according to the command of the eternal God to advance the obedience of faith to you.
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