2 Timothy 4:10 – For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia.
In the journey of Pastoral Ministry, there are usually those who begin the course with a Pastor, but later abandon, quit, desert or reject his Ministry, for their personal or worldly pursuits. Paul, the Apostle had similar experiences, one of which he expressed in our opening Scripture.
Prior to this, in Philemon 1:24, Paul had acknowledged Demas amongst others, as one of his “fellow laborers”, but the story changed in 2 Timothy 4:10, where he expressed that Demas had forsaken him for the love of the world. And this is still true today, as many people forsake their Pastors either because of their love for the world (which includes, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, or the pride of life); or because of temporal challenges, or their desire to attain or acquire things for themselves. How sad!
But if a Church must enjoy the ministry of its Pastor, then they must be willing to stand with him through the trials of life; through thick and thin and remain focused on the assignment. Can you be that person who stands and strives with his Pastor until the completion of his Ministry?
Prophecy 1: Receive the grace to stand with your Pastor always in Jesus’ name.
Prophecy 2: As you step out today, may you be lifted high above every challenge of life in Jesus’ name.
W: Ponder how supportive you are with your pastor, and be determined more than ever before to stand with your pastor.
X: I decree and I declare that the nature of Christ is in me!
STUDY YOUR BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: HABAKKUK 3, MATTHEW 17, PSALMS 83.
The Solomons have a history of revivals in the churches even up to the 1990s. However, new charismatic networks and churches emerged in another wave of spiritual life. Presently, Evangelical and charismatic believers have grown in number across almost all denominations.
Y: We are praying for lasting peace in the nation and pray against civil wars from reoccurring.
Startup Prayer: Dear Father, I receive grace to be a supportive member in Jesus’ name.