A Pure Offering

 

Bring to Me
your purest offerings

whatever you have
without blemish

for I am truly
your Great King

Who you can trust
with your very best.

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I can give You my very best, for You are with me.

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” ‘For from the rising of the sun, even to it’s going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations,’ says the LORD of hosts.”

” ‘ But cursed be the deceiver who has in his flock a make and takes a vow, but sacrifices to the Lord what is blemished – for I am a great King,’ says the LORD of hosts, and My name is to be feared among the nations.”

Malachi 1:11,14 NKJV

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Finishing The Race

 

Lets allow ourselves
to be poured out

fighting
the good fight

keeping the faith
finishing the race

receiving our crowns
from Christ.

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I can finish the race for You are with me.

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“For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.”

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

“Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.”

2 Timothy 4:6,7,8 NKJV

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Be Ready

 

Preach the word
in season and out

convince, rebuke
exhort

for the time will come
when sound doctrine won’t be heard

so be watchful and fulfill
your work.

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I can preach the word for You are with me.

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“Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching.”

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears they will heap up for themselves teachers;”

“and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.”

“But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”

2 Timothy 4:2,3,4,5 NKJV

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Thoroughly Equipped

 

All scripture is given
by our God

and needed for
instruction

that we His people
may be complete

equipped for every
situation.

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I can be thoroughly equipped, for You are with me.

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“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,”

“that that man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

2 Timothy 16,17 NKJV

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Continue

 

We will suffer
persecution

when we desire to live
godly in Christ

as evil men
grow worse and worse

God’s word will make
us wise.

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I can endure persecution, for You are with me.

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“Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.”

“But evil men and imposters will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.”

“But you must continue in the things whcih you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,”

“and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith whcih is in Christ Jesus.”

2 Timothy 3:12,13,14,15. NKJV

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In Humility

 

Be gentle
avoiding quarrels

teaching others
patiently

humbly correcting
those who oppose

so the truth is known
and they’re set free.

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I can avoid arguing, for You are with me.

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“And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient,”

“in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth,”

“and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.”

2 Timothy 2:24,25,26 NKJV

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He Remains Faithful

 

If we die with Him
we shall live

if we endure
with Him we’ll reign

if we deny Him
we’ll be denied

if we’re faithless
His faithfulness remains.

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I can endure all things, for You are with me.

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“Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.”

“This is a faithful saying: For if we died with Him, we shall also live with Him.”

“If we endure, we shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us.”

“If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.”

2 Timothy 2:10,11,12,13. NKJV

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Share In The Sufferings

 

We’ve been saved and called
with a holy calling

by His own purpose
and grace

to share in the sufferings
for the gospel

bringing forth His power
and praise.

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I can suffer for the gospel according to Your power, for You are with me.

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“Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God,”

“who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began . . .”

2 Timothy 1:8,9. NKJV

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Stirred Up

 

If you have
a spirit of fear

it does not come
from Me

for I give you love, power
and a sound mind

so you can think
clearly.

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I can use the gifts You have given me without fear, for You are with me.

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“Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands.”

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

2 Timothy 1:6,7. NKJV

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By The Will Of God

 

We are here by
the will of God

according to His promise
of life

all grace and mercy
and all peace

flow from God and His Son
Jesus Christ.

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I can live out the promise of life in You, for You are with me.

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“Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, “

“To Timothy, a beloved son:”

“Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.”

2 Timothy 1:1,2 NKJV

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