Victory Walkers: Insist To Be Victoriously Devoted On The Journey

Beloved, on the journey to destIny our intimate devotion with God reminds us that our walk must be a devotion of Good works.

Titus 3 (TPT)

Believers’ Conduct in Society

Remind people to respect[a]their governmental leaders on every level as law-abiding citizens and to be ready to fulfill their civic duty. And remind them to never tear down anyone with their words or quarrel,[b] but instead be considerate, humble, and courteous to everyone. For it wasn’t that long ago that we behaved foolishly in our stubborn disobedience. We were easily led astray as slaves to worldly passions and pleasures. We wasted our lives in doing evil, and with hateful jealousy we hated others.

The Hymn of Salvation by Grace

When the extraordinary compassion of God our Savior[c]
    and his overpowering love suddenly appeared in person,
    as the brightness of a dawning day,[d]
he came to save us.
    Not because of any virtuous deed that we have done
    but only because of his extravagant mercy.
He saved us,
    resurrecting us[e]through the washing of rebirth.
    We are made completely new by the Holy Spirit,[f]
    whom he splashed over us richly
    by Jesus, the Messiah, our Life Giver.
So as a gift of his love,
    and since we are faultless—
    innocent before his face—
    we can now become heirs of all things,
    all because of an overflowing hope of eternal life.

How true and faithful is this message!

Faith Produces Good Works

I want you to especially emphasize[g] these truths, so that those who believe in God will be careful to devote themselves to doing good works. It is alwaysbeautiful and profitable for believers to do good works.

But avoid useless controversies,[h] genealogies,[i]pointless quarrels, and arguments over the law, which will get you nowhere.[j] 10 After a first and second warning, have nothing more to do with a divisive person who refuses to be corrected11 For you know that such a one is entwined with his sin and stands self-condemned.

Paul’s Coworkers

12 When I send Artemas[k] or Tychicus[l] to you, be sure to meet me at the City of Victory,[m]for I’ve decided to spend the winter there.

13 Give a generous send-off to Zenas the scribe[n] and Apollos,[o]and send them on their journey with what they need.

Conclusion

14 Encourage the believers to be passionately devoted to beautiful works of righteousness by meeting the urgent needs of others and not be unfruitful.

15 Everyone here with me sends their loving greetings to you. Greet the believers who love us in the faith. May God’s wonderful grace be with you all!

Love in Christ,

Paul[p]

Footnotes

  1. 3:1 Or “be subject to.”
  2. 3:2 Or “strive with others.” The implication is that we accept the differences of others and allow people to be who they are and not try to make them over into our image of who we think they should be.
  3. 3:4 Many scholars believe that vv. 4–7 are ancient Christian poetry or perhaps the words to a hymn.
  4. 3:4 Implied in the Greek word epiphainō (epiphany), which means “to shine forth [brightly] in an appearing.”
  5. 3:6 As translated from the Aramaic.
  6. 3:6 All three members of the Trinity are mentioned in vv. 4–6 and are seen as active participants in our salvation.
  7. 3:8 Or “affirm strongly,” a hapax legomenon.
  8. 3:9 The Aramaic can be translated “offensive debates.”
  9. 3:9 The Aramaic can be translated “tribal traditions.”
  10. 3:9 See also Heb. 13:9.
  11. 3:12 Artemas, or “Artemas of Lystra,” was considered to be one of the seventy disciples whom Jesus sent out.
  12. 3:12 Tychichus, an Ephesian, was a beloved coworker of Paul and is mentioned five times in the New Testament (here; Acts 20:4Eph. 6:21Col. 4:72 Tim. 4:12). He was listed among the seventy disciples whom Jesus sent out according to Hippolytus of Rome. See Francis Mershman, “St. Tychicus” (1913) Catholic Encyclopedia, Charles Herbermann, editor.
  13. 3:12 Or “Nicopolis,” a Greek city on the western shore. Nicopolis means “the City of Victory.”
  14. 3:13 Or “lawyer.” The word translated “lawyer” can be used for either Greek or Roman law. Zenas is considered to be one of the seventy whom Jesus sent out.
  15. 3:13 Apollos was a powerful preacher and coworker of Paul, who was very influential in the church of Corinth. He is listed ten times in the New Testament (Acts 18:2419:11 Cor. 1:123:4–6224:616:12). Jerome states that Apollos, after Paul’s letters brought healing to the divisions of the church in Corinth, returned and became an elder (overseer) in the church. See Jerome, Commentary on the Epistle of Titus.
  16. 3:15 The Aramaic adds, “The end of the letter written by Paul to Titus from Nicopolis, sent by the hand of Zenas and Apollos.”

1 Corinthians 15:57-58 (TPT)~

57 But we thank God for giving us the victory as conquerors through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. 58 So now, beloved ones, stand firm, stable, and enduring. Live your lives with an unshakable confidence. We know that we prosper and excel in every season by serving the Lord, because we are assured that our union with the Lord makes our labor productive with fruit that endures. “

Be Victoriously Devoted In His Grace!

Victory Walkers: Walk With God Like Enoch

Beloved, let us continue to walk with our God. Faithfulness will take us on a path of prophetic revelation leading us to a spectacular destination!

Genesis 5:22-24 (TPT)

22 Now Enoch walked with God continually for 300 years after he fathered Methuselah, and he fathered sons and daughters. 23 So all of Enoch’s days were 365 years.

24 And Enoch continually walked with God—then he was not there, because God took him.”

Jude 14 (TPT)

Enoch’s Prophecy

14 Enoch, the seventh direct descendant from Adam,[a]prophesied of their doom[b] when he said, “Look! Here comes the Lord Yahweh[c] in his myriads of holy ones.[d]Read full chapter

1 Corinthians 15:57-58 (TPT)~

57 But we thank God for giving us the victory as conquerors through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. 58 So now, beloved ones, stand firm, stable, and enduring. Live your lives with an unshakable confidence. We know that we prosper and excel in every season by serving the Lord, because we are assured that our union with the Lord makes our labor productive with fruit that endures. “

Be Victorious In His Prophetic Encouragement!

Victory Walkers: Meditate On Prophetic Words Of Victory! -Via Lana Vawser

1 Thessalonians 5:20-21 (TPT)

20 And don’t be one who scorns prophecies,[a] 21 but be faithful to examine them by putting them to the test, and afterward hold tightly to what has proven to be right.[b]Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. 5:20 There is an implication in the context of vv. 19–20 that we put out the Spirit’s fire when we scorn prophecy. Prophecy is a valid gift of the Holy Spirit needed by the church today. There is no place in Scripture or in church history that indicates the gift of prophecy has ceased or disappeared. It is an active function of the Holy Spirit in the church around the world. We must not ignore, despise, or scorn any true gift of the Holy Spirit. Putting out the fire of the Holy Spirit (v. 19) is connected to scorning the prophetic ministry. We need prophets and prophecy to keep the fire (inspiration) of the Holy Spirit burning in our hearts. See 1 Cor. 12–14.”
  2. 5:21 The Aramaic can be translated “Regard everything seriously and choose what is best.”
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1 Corinthians 15:57-58 (TPT)~

57 But we thank God for giving us the victory as conquerors through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. 58 So now, beloved ones, stand firm, stable, and enduring. Live your lives with an unshakable confidence. We know that we prosper and excel in every season by serving the Lord, because we are assured that our union with the Lord makes our labor productive with fruit that endures. “

Be Victorious In His Prophetic Encouragement!

Timothy S. Lewis

Victory Walkers:Walk In The Reflection!

Beloved, if we walk as children of the light, we will remain awake to destiny!

1 Thessalonians 5:5 (TPT)

For you are all children of the light and children of the day. We don’t belong to the night nor to darkness.”

1 Corinthians 15:57-58 (TPT)~

57 But we thank God for giving us the victory as conquerors through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. 58 So now, beloved ones, stand firm, stable, and enduring. Live your lives with an unshakable confidence. We know that we prosper and excel in every season by serving the Lord, because we are assured that our union with the Lord makes our labor productive with fruit that endures. “

Be Victorious In His Light!

Timothy S. Lewis

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1 Corinthians 15:57-58 (TPT)~

57 But we thank God for giving us the victory as conquerors through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. 58 So now, beloved ones, stand firm, stable, and enduring. Live your lives with an unshakable confidence. We know that we prosper and excel in every season by serving the Lord, because we are assured that our union with the Lord makes our labor productive with fruit that endures. “

Be Victorious Through His Blood