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)