Updated: Apr 9
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."
Destitute: Completely wanting or lacking, Utterly lacking; devoid, lacking something needed or desirable.
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 word which is your prophetic weapons. Have you treated it with contempt and by doing so have you shipwreck your faith.
Contempt: Lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike, Lack of respect or reverence for something.
A. Prophecies are 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).
B. Pronouncement: An authoritative or official decision, especially one made by a court, A pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity.
Luke 4:4 NKJV)
"But Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God."
Job 22:28-30 (AMP)
"You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it. shall be established for you; and the light [of God’s favor] shall shine upon your ways. When they make [you] low, you will say, [There is] a lifting up; and the humble person He lifts up and saves. He will even deliver the one [for whom you intercede] who is not innocent; yes, he will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.
Decide and decree or despise and be paralyzed.
Daniel 11:36 (AMP)
"And the king shall do according to his will; he shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god and shall speak astonishing things against the God of gods and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished, for that which is determined [by God] shall be done."