[The Glory Unveiled]
Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, ( 1 Timothy 1:18 )
In themselves, prophecies are not finite. Many a people receive prophecies and then by reason of the words of that prophecy, they abandon everything to God. They become irresponsible because they think that the words of the prophecies will make them what it promises and life will take its own course until they become what the prophecies say. Unfortunately, that is not true. Prophecies by themselves do not make prophecies come to pass. And so, in our verse of Scripture, we see the apostle Paul advising his son in the Lord, to pay heed to some commands he gave him so that in keeping with those commands, he may enter into the reality of the prophecies that had been made concerning him. If it were automatic, this verse of scripture wouldn’t be necessary but then, we need to live lives that are consistent with the words that have been prophesied about us. Prophecies will guide us and show us what we ought to do and what we ought not to do. But they do not prevent us nor forbid us from doing what we are guided to do. This explains why many people might have been prophesied to concerning a matter but then it seem nothing is happening; they have decided not to fight for the fulfillment of those things. With prophecies, we should fight well and live a regulated life.
Prayer_Bead: Gracious Father, thank you for the opportunity to see ahead what you intend to do. Help me through the guidance of your word to fight well for the actualization of that purpose.
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