Consider what I say, and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. 2Tim 2:7
OPENING STATEMENT by Robert
In the following instance, when we use a formula of reading three verses before and three verses behind the verse being discerned, it becomes clear what is expected of a follower of Yeshua becoming a spiritual warrior. The verse we start with is v4. No man that warreth entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
I am going to use Matthew Henry’s commentary v4. Our Father is asking those who are committed to His calling of warfare to be entirely at the ready, knowing they are going to endure great hardships as modern-day disciples of the word. Our times are perilous, and in taking up the arms for warfare, we must do it in a manner which demonstrates our action, so it cannot be seen or spoken of, as being evil.
Now we look at V5. A Believer is to strive for masteries; he must aim at mastering his own lusts and corruptions. He must strive according to the laws given to him; he must strive lawfully. Those who do so shall be crowned at last, once a complete victory is obtained.
In V6. We see the believer must be willing to wait for recompense. The Husbandman that laboureth must partake of the fruits, as appears.
Now we reverse and start from V10. Good disciples may and should encourage themselves in the hardest services and the hardest sufferings, with this, that God will certainly bring good to his Flock, and benefit to his elect, out of them. That they may obtain the salvation which is in Yeshua. Next to the salvation of our own soul’s we should be willing to do and suffer anything to promote the salvation of the souls of others. The elect is designed to obtain salvation.
We recognize in V9. Paul was a man who did good, and yet suffered as an evil-doer: we must not think it strange if those who do well fare ill in this world, if the best of men meet with the worst of treatment; but this was his comfort that the word of God was not bound.
Finally V8. Finishes our information gathering so we might better understand and discern V7. we recognize Paul was encouraging Timothy: To encourage Timothy in suffering, the apostle puts him in mind of the resurrection of Yeshua. (2Tim.2:8) Yeshua, the seed of David, was raised from the dead, according to my gospel. This is the great proof of his divine mission, and therefore a great confirmation of the truth of the Christian religion, and the consideration of it should make us faithful to the profession of our faith in Yeshua. And should particularly encourage us in suffering for it.
From this one verse and the information of the six verses we just read as additional background information, it becomes clear what v7. is calling for. We must adhere only to the leading of the Lord as it is the duty as a soldier to please his general; so as followers of Yeshua take great care to please Him. It is here we are reminded that our Father will provide understanding for all things, bringing us to the knowledge, that we will and must endure the hardships upon us still to come.
CLOSING STATEMENT by Robert
So as a reminder to all who pick up this mantle of leadership within their walk reflect on the resurrection of Yeshua. Which should make us faithful to our profession of following His teachings the incarnation and resurrection heartily believed and rightly measured will brace us under all sufferings in the present life.
To support this further, we should recognize through the Scriptures the Apostle Paul’s sufferings which he endured and know by these examples that the word of God was not bound.
Discern, nothing the enemy places before us can hinder the operation of the word of God, upon men’s hearts and consciences, which cannot be confined by any human force. It is with this knowledge, and assurance we will suffer, showing our willingness to do something without complaining, for the salvation of our souls, recognizing this is why we should be ready to do and suffer anything to promote the salvation of the souls of others.
I will conclude by issuing this warning as a “Watchman” and pray you will recognize this method of discernment is from our Lord, showing you how to sharpen your Two-Edged Sword, to an even keener sharpness, as we are about to pass through the deep darkness shrouding the world today (by entering the den of wolves). Remember discerning and understanding information brings about strength, courage, determination and the absolute removal of fear and doubt. May our Father bestow His Peace and discernment upon you all who choose to go forward in the name of Yeshua. AMEN AND AMEN.
I am quoting the following from the article “Doom and Gloom” published Feb.24th, 2020. “Our Father will never interfere with our free will choices. He will show us our err but will never force a change in our decisions made with our free will. He does protect those of His Flock, from the enemy who would attack them, however, to alter a course made in err, we must make the moves involved in changing our path and a thought process which has opened the door for an attack.” Robert
Remember, I am only the messenger doing as my Father (Yahewa) has called me to do as a “Watchman”” share His warnings to His children, so they will know of His presence. You now must decide your position in this walk with our Father and His Son Yeshua. Blessings and Peace be before you as you chose your journey’s path. “The one who listens to you listens to Me, and the one who rejects you rejects Me, and he who rejects Me rejects the One who sent Me“ (Luke 10:16).