1 Timothy 1:18–19 (TPT)
"So Timothy, my son, I am entrusting you with this responsibility, in keeping with the very first prophecies that were spoken over your life, and are now in the process of fulfillment in this great work of ministry, in keeping with the prophecies spoken over you. With this encouragement use your prophecies as weapons as you wage spiritual warfare by faith and with a clean conscience. For there are many who reject these virtues and are now destitute of the true faith."
1 Timothy 1:18-19 (J.B PHILLIPS)
Timothy my son, I give you the following charge. (And may I say, before I give it to you, that it is in full accord with those prophecies made at your ordination which sent you out to battle for the right armed only with your faith and a clear conscience. Some, alas, have laid these simple weapons contemptuously aside and, as far as their faith is concerned have run their ships on the rocks.
1. Have you contemptuously laid aside your prophetic weapons and by doing so have shipwreck your faith.
2. Contempt: Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike, Lack of respect or reverence for something.
1 Timothy 1:18-19 (AMP)
This charge and admonition I commit in trust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with prophetic intimations which I formerly received concerning you, so that inspired and aided by them you may wage the good warfare,19 Holding fast to faith (that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence) and having a good (clear) conscience. By rejecting and thrusting from them [their conscience], some individuals have made shipwreck of their faith.
1. Prophecies Pronouncements inspired by God. Prophecies is designed to provide direction for life, relationships, ministry, and motivation to serve faithfully in these areas of life (to fight the good fight of trusting in, resting in, relying on the inspired Pronouncements by God).
2. In difficult circumstances and situations, we must remember that the Spirit of God is ultimately behind our appointment, our assignment to our station or vocation in this realm.