a) For the last day, we shall continue in our study of 1Timothy 3:15.
v15. But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.
As a preamble, Apostle Paul’s admonition to Timothy was based on the importance attributed to the household of faith which by the grace of God had been set up after dethroning Diana of Ephesus who was in charge of the spiritual network that prevailed at that part of Asia Minor at that time. The labour of the brethren had produced a very much cherished Church and like all Churches was dear to the Heart of the Lord Jesus who had indicated that He would build His Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Anyone who would be an overseer there or in any household of faith, therefore should take care to himself in lording with zeal, integrity, righteousness and the 9 fold fruit of the Spirit. On a final note, meditate on Hebrews 3:1,2,5 and 6:
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus; who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house….. And Moses verily was faithful in all his house, as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were to be spoken after; but Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
Hebrews 3:1-2, 5-6 KJV
Let us therefore as children consider like the Lord Jesus did, to be faithful to the One that appointed us and serve Him with zeal imbibing the fruit of the spirit, fruit of integrity and exhibiting the gifts of the Spirit. We need to especially at this time exhibit the revelation, vocal inspiration and power gifts. In addition, let us manifest gifts of helps, government and of all forms of administration.
b) Pray 30 minutes for your Church to set integrity standards for the community
c) Pray 30 minutes to mobilise others.
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Lord help us as we commit to truth,as leaders in the household of character ,