My Moving Orders From Headquarters Are Ready (2 of 4) by Wayne Hinson

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My Moving Orders From Headquarters Are Ready (2 of 4)
Series: Termination Of A Tour Of Duty
Wayne Hinson
II Timothy 4: 6

Outline:
I. My Discharge Has Been Issued
A) A Discharge Is A Release
B) A Discharge Is A Relief
C) A Discharge Is A Reassignment
II. My Date Has Been Initiated
A) When My Flesh Shall Be No More
B) When My Fruits Shall Be Gathered In
C) When My Faith Shall End In Sight
III. My Departure Has Been Implemented
A) My Ticket Has Been Purchased
B) My Transportation Has Been Provided
C) My Take Off Is Now Pending

Intro: As we noticed in verses 1-5, there was, in military terms, a transfer of command. Paul has thoroughly charged his young replacement with the responsibilities that will soon rest upon his shoulders. His orders were special, specific and solemn. His instructions were both pointed and personal. He has successfully passed the torch, and is now prepared to leave this combat area. The memory of past battles and conflicts were beginning to flood the mind of this tired and aged soldier of the cross. Reality was beginning to set in, and as he looked to the future, his attention now switches from that of Timothy to himself It must be credited to Paul's account, that there are few times in his many epistles, where he even mentioned his own personal condition. The next few verses where Paul discusses his present situation, are well justified and honorable. The personnel change is complete, plans have been finalized and preparation lacks nothing. Paul is simply waiting to board his scheduled flight.

I. My Discharge Has Been Issued ("for I am now ready to be offered")
A) A Discharge Is A Release
Paul now directs his total attention toward himself. The words "for I am" indicates that he has no more words of indoctrination for his young recruit. He has done all that he could, to pass the torch, and now Timothy would have to bear up to the responsibilities on the battlefield. This valiant soldier has ...


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