Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier
of Jesus Christ. 2 Timothy 2:3
Read: 2 Timothy 2:1-4
2:1 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace
that is in Christ Jesus.
2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me
among many witnesses, the same commit thou to
faithful men, who shall be able to teach others
2:3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good
soldier of Jesus Christ.
2:4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with
the affairs of this life; that he may please him
who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
The word 'soldier' appears in the Bible quite
frequently, along with a number of synonymous
terms. A solider is a person involved in military
activity, one who is specially trained for war. In
Bible days, the phrase 'men who drew the sword,'
was commonly used to identify a soldier's
primary function as a combatant and to
symbolise warfare in general. Psalm 91:5-6 the bible says, Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;91:6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. In This verses, the bible say something about Terrors, "Meaning Witches" .Terrors in that bible verses means the witches ready to destroy and torment people. In the other hand, the witches can also become an Angel defend you if they find you not guilty. Psalm 91:9 Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;91:10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.91:11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. that is the Angle part of it. Furthermore, Ephesians 6:11-17,
is a Bible reference comparing the weapons of a
fully armed Roman soldier to that of a Christian's
spiritual armour. In recruiting earthly soldiers,
some are chosen while others who are unfit are
dropped. The fact that you are born again shows
that you have scaled through the first selection
hurdle. The next thing is to prove that you are a
good soldier of Jesus Christ. Why? There are bad
soldiers of the Cross. There are many supposed
soldiers in God's army who are no better than
earthly civilians. In 1 Timothy 6:12, Paul enjoins
fellow Heavenly soldiers to fight the good fight of
faith. We have been called into a fight. It is a
fight that is based on your faith in Christ. 2
Timothy 2:4 says:
"No man that warreth entangleth himself with the
affairs of this life; that he may please him who
hath chosen him to be a soldier."
The chosen is also expected to be a soldier.
Therefore, if you cannot fight to resist or
terminate Satan's operation in your life, family or
church, you are a civilian not a soldier. If you
cannot fight for God's promises to be fulfilled in
your life and circumstances, you are a civilian, not
a soldier. Can you imagine a soldier who is armed
and at the battle front drops his weapons, only to
plead with fellow soldiers to assist him in
shooting at his enemies? That is a civilian
soldier! In the Christian faith, there many civilian
soldiers. If you keep relying on others to pray for
you, you are a civilian soldier. If you pay prayer
contractors to go to Prayer Mountains on your
behalf while you are asleep at home, you are a
Civilian soldiers make God nauseous. If you are a
soldier of the Cross, you must endure hardness. If
because of little trials- delayed conception, no
money, or some persecution, you decide to call it
quits with your faith in Christ, you become a
deserter, not a soldier. Soldiers are tough and
able to go through tough and difficult terrains.
What would stop civilians cannot stop soldiers.
They are armed, disciplined and operate according
to the orders of their superiors. They are faithful
to their oats to defend and kill identified enemies
of the kingdom. They fight, putting their lives on
the line. The big question that every Christian
must answer with all sincerity is, are you a soldier
of the cross, a deserter, or a civilian?
Father, I am determined to be a soldier of the
cross, please help my resolve to stand for you. For information visit nigeriantopsecret.blogspot.com