“This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare.”  1 Timothy 1:18

One thing I’ve learned over the years, and am still learning, is that God won’t give us more instruction until we take heed to what He has already said to us. Why would He if we won’t do what He has already instructed us? Many times, when we find ourselves on the wrong side of life, it might be wise to ask ourselves, ‘What was the last thing God said to me? What was the last thing God told me to do?’

What Are You Meditating On?

In the above scripture, Paul is reminding his son, Timothy, about the prophecies that were spoken over him. By doing so, Timothy would be empowered to wage a good warfare against the enemy’s attacks. Timothy was facing problems. Due to his youth, he was seeking to gain the confidence of his congregation as their Pastor. It seems he was neglecting a gift of the Spirit that was conferred upon him through prophecy. He wasn’t giving himself over entirely to these supernatural gifts, and by the record we have in Paul’s letters, it seems Timothy was slipping into the approval trap and neglecting the powerful spiritual weapons God had given him. Paul said, “Meditate on these things.” In 1 Tim. 4:15, Paul continues to remind Timothy to take heed to the last things God said to him.

What Was the Last Thing God Spoke to You?

Was the last thing God spoke to you an impression? Was it an intuition, or a mental picture that inspired a hope for the future? Was it a Word that came to you when you were praying, or during a worship service? Was it a word you heard at church that sparked something in you that God was calling your attention to? If we allow the Spirit to speak to us concerning these things, they add up to a vision the Lord is giving you; and, these are the things from the Lord that we are to meditate on. By doing so, we will also be empowered to wage a good warfare against the enemy, who always tries to hinder us with lies, distractions and opposition.

Let the world think what it wants to, but if we meditate on the things the Lord has spoken to us, He will bring the vision to pass! Jeremiah 1:12 says, He watches over His Word to Perform it! Paul said, “Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all.” Be a doer of the Word, and nobody will be able to legitimately criticize you!

With Love,

Pastor Tom