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From such withdraw thyself!

Keep away from wicked leaders! "If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness...supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself." 1 Timothy 6:3,5 Believers need to learn to withdraw themselves from people, or churches that don’t anymore serve their purpose. Some churches you can’t even tell what purpose they serve; they neither have a doctrine of godliness nor that of sin. I know one church which is superstitious, they don't know how to tell the truth, they don’t even bind devils nor mention Satan when they pray. To cut the long story short, to them what they call Good News is just a means of making money. Paul says from such keep away, my friend! Keep away from perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and men "destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself." Stay away from prosp

These things teach and exhort!

And these things give in charge, that they may be blameless.  1 Timothy 5:7 KJV A believer who does not put into practice sound doctrine is worse than an infidel who has denied the faith. You just have to know how as a believer you’ve been invited for supper, it now has been made ready for you to come and partake thereof. He’ll not be happy if you start to make excuses not to come.  So, behold supper is ready, and it’s godliness nonetheless, it’s good doctrine. Every believer in that state wherein they’re, are invited to partake of good doctrine, there is no excuse. Here is how we should partake of the Lord’s supper - with all purity! Firstly, he expect of us appropriate relationships, again no excuse. Secondly, we shouldn’t shy away from our responsibilities, instead show piety at home! Also, we should " honour widows that are widows indeed " 1 Timothy 5:3.  Allow me to show you this verse also, " I will therefore that the younger women marr

Put the brethren in remembrance!

If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.  1 Timothy 4:6 KJV Put the brethren in remembrance of these things; " that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. " 1 Timothy 4:1-3 It makes you a good minister to make someone to remember, to believe, know, and attain to sound doctrine. This you can do if yourself too are nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine. If you’ve no sound doctrine you make it easy for you to be turned away from the faith, no matter how strong you feel you are. Mind you, some people

The office of a bishop!

A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach. 1 Timothy 3:2 You got to tick all the boxes to be a bishop, not to tick tick the only one box that suits you most, but all. It‘s not enough only to be able to teach whilst you fail on the other aspects. A bishop must be blameless and beyond reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, sensible, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to wine, not a bully, but gentle, considerate, and free from the love of money. Now consider also your leader, if he/she can teach, but falls short on the other characteristics then you should know you’re both liable to falling into the devil’s trap. How will he/she take care of the church of God while ethically wrong? Paul says, " These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of G

Pray much for others!

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth .1 Timothy 2:3-4 KJV What is that good and acceptable in the sight of God? It’s PRAYING - making; supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, made for all men, (ref: 1 Timothy 2:1). To exhort you to pray is " Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, ... a teacher...in faith and verity " 1 Timothy 2:7. A preacher, an apostle, and a teacher share same characteristics; i.e., they all should speak the truth in Christ, and lie not, (1 Timothy 2:7). Say, "I’m a good teacher! I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not!" Why is it important that you speak the truth? It is good and acceptable in the sight of God. " who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth ," and obviously You shame the devil. Now, Paul is giving you and me directions to praying well,

He counted me faithful

And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief  1 Timothy 1:12-13. I obtained mercy, Paul says, and grace, because in me first he taught me " all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting " 1 Timothy 1:16 And I like this part, he says, that I became a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on Jesus for life everlasting. Don’t we all want to be like Paul? I do, but wanting isn’t enough. You also have to make people stand to the end. God has to enable you, and then count you in. Paul suffered, and endured throughout, not for his own glory, but Christ’s, and that’s all he wanted too, to see Christ gloried. If you’ve the same mindset you shall also be counted in. Please don’t be like some false prophets we know, who made

De-stressing yourself

How you can de-stress yourself! You can actively shrink the load of stress you carry by changing your atmosphere and the way you think. Follow these few simple ways; Reduce clutter - put-off, cutoff   people/things you don’t need. Organise - put your house in order, "present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service" Romans 12:1. Reframe - place your life in a new frame, you’re a new creature! Ask for help - there is always someone willing to help Learn something new - adopt new skills, "Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God" 2 Corinthians 3:5. Meditate - have a quiet time Count your blessings - your life is a miracle. David said, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom" Psalm 90:12. More wisdom to you! God bless, Laurence  www.muzembi.org - Simple Gospel Summation