True Word of Yah: Are You A Good Soldier for YAH? For Yahusha? A 2 Timothy 2 study
Have you ever wondered what we will be duing as a Solider of Jesu Christ? Or do you just think that once He comes back we will go to battle? Sorry to tell you but You are In War Right Now, my Brothers and Sisters!!!! Now that you Have your Full Armor: Here are Your Instructions on How to Use it!
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
OUR Messiah Christ/Yahusha States in John 17:14-18
I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil.They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
A Good Soldier of Yahusha/Jesus Christ OUR Messiah
2 Timothy 2
1. Do Not Entangle your self in Everyday Life
(vs.4)No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.
2. Suffer The Hardships
(vs3) Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
3. Compete According to The Rules
(vs5) Also if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not win the prize unless he competes according to the rules. ( Please understand that this is used as an example not comparing being a soldier to an athlete but how in games which war is one- There are Rules)
What are the Rules? Who's Rules are They ?
Rules G3545- νομίμως nomímōs, nom-im'-oce; adverb from a derivative of G3551; legitimately (specially, agreeably to the rules of the lists):—lawfully. These are the Laws are Not Our Laws...
Knowing our Enemy is Key in Combat
1 Timothy 18-11 tells us who laws these are
But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine; According to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.
*This is not the same law given to us in Romans 10 That is G3551 νόμος nómos, nom'-os; from a primary νέμω némō (to parcel out, especially food or grazing to animals); law (through the idea of prescriptive usage), genitive case (regulation), specially, (of Moses (including the volume); also of the Gospel), or figuratively (a principle):—law.) These are Gods Laws ( see my post on Romans 10 for more clarification)
4. Be first to Receive The Truth Then Give
(vs6) The hard-working farmer ought to be the first to receive his share of the crops.
5. Understanding Comes from The Lord God Almighty
(vs7) Consider what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
6.Don't Struggle around with Words for it leads to Ruin of Hearers
(vs14) Remind them of these things, and solemnly charge them in the presence of God not to wrangle about words, which is useless and leads to the ruin of the hearers.
7. Present yourself approved to God as a Workman Who Is Not Ashamed to Handle the Truth
(vs15) Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
8. Avoid Worldly and Empty Chatter: Among Them are Those who have been lead astray From The Truth & Upset the Faith of some
(vs16-18)But avoid worldly and empty chatter, for it will lead to further ungodliness, 17 and their talk will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18 men who have gone astray from the truth saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and they upset the faith of some.
*Hymanaeus and Philetus
They taught that "the resurrection is past already," that there shall be no bodily resurrection at all, but that all that resurrection means is that the soul awakes from sin. This awakening from sin had already taken place with themselves, so they held, and therefore there could be no day in the future when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God and shall come forth from the grave https://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionary/hymenaeus/
9. The Lord Knows Who are His and Everyone Who Names The Name of The Lord is To Abstain from Wickedness
(vs19) Nevertheless, the firm foundation of God stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are His,” and, “Everyone who names the name of the Lord is to abstain from wickedness.”
Wickedness-G97- ἀδικία adikía, ad-ee-kee'-ah; from G94; (legal) injustice (properly, the quality, by implication, the act); morally, wrongfulness (of character, life or act):—iniquity, unjust, unrighteousness, wrong.
10. Flee from Youthful Lusts & Persue Righteousness, Faith, Love & Peace
(vs22) Now flee from youthful lusts and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart.
11. Cleanse Self and Home From Idols
(Vs20-21) Now in a large house there are not only gold and silver vessels, but also vessels of wood and of earthenware, and some to honor and some to dishonor. 21 Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
12. Do Not Pick Fights, Be Kind to All Gental in Correction & The Lord God Will Lead them To Truth Releasing them from The Devil(
(vs23-26) But refuse foolish and ignorant speculations, knowing that they produce quarrels. 24 The Lord’s bond-servant must not be quarrelsome, but be kind to all, able to teach, patient when wronged, 25 with gentleness correcting those who are in opposition, if perhaps God may grant them repentance leading to the knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.