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We Must Be a People of Urgency (7 of 7)
Series: MAKING A LASTING IMPACT
II Timothy 4:6-11
If we are to make a lasting impact on what I believe are the last days before the coming of the Lord, we are going to have to be a people of urgency.
Paul gives a message to Timothy that is a message of urgency.
II Timothy 4:6-11 – (6)"For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. (7)I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: (8)Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. (9)Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: (10)For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. (11)Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee: for he is profitable to me for the ministry."
(21) "Do thy diligence to come before winter..."
The message of God for our hearts today is, "Come before winter."
The apostle Paul has a premonition that his race is run, that he's finished the course, that he's going to be martyred for his faith in Christ. His heart longs for that young man that he won to the Lord, that young man that he placed his hands upon and ordained him to the ministry, the young man, Timothy.
He says, "Timothy, time is short, so come before winter."
Paul had some special needs during that time. If you read in this passage of scripture, you'll find that Paul had some physical needs so he said to Timothy in verse 13, "As you are coming, bring my cloak." He says, "I also have some intellectual needs, so bring my books." He said, "Timothy when you come, I also have some spiritual needs, so bring the parchments, those letters that are the word of God. Those writings that represent the very voice of God, Himself." He said, "Timothy, com ...
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