Doing what is under the prophetic –I should consider the prophecies that were said about me when I’m getting ministerial assignments. The question – what is ministerial commissioning to me, is according with the prophetic of my call?
Fighting the good fight –I should lean on the prophecies that were said about me, using those words as weapons in order to fight well, while I fulfill it. The question – the ministerial battle I’m facing, is based on the prophetic fulfill of my call or the motivations are not related to the prophetic of my call?
Keeping the faith –I should hang on to my faith in Christ, keep my faith and trust in God, taking care not to insult God for not shipwrecked. The question: my words under ministerial pressure, are confessing faith in God and in the prophetic of my call (what God said of my ministry) or I am insulting the character of God by confessing distrust in the prophetic of my call?
Maintaining a good conscience – I should keep my conscience clear, so I cannot be accused of anything bad. The question: my ministerial behavior, is supported by a good conscience so that I can not be accuse of doing anything wrong while I am doing the prophetic, I am fighting for the prophetic and I am trusting the prophetic of my call to ministry?
1 Timothy 1:18-20
New International Version
18 Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well, 19 holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith. 20 Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have handed over to Satan to be taught not to blaspheme.
New Living Translation
18 Timothy, my son, here are my instructions for you, based on the prophetic words spoken about you earlier. May they help you fight well in the Lord’s battles. 19 Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked. 20 Hymenaeus and Alexander are two examples. I threw them out and handed them over to Satan so they might learn not to blaspheme God.
Good News Translation
18 Timothy, my child, I entrust to you this command, which is in accordance with the words of prophecy spoken in the past about you. Use those words as weapons in order to fight well, 19 and keep your faith and a clear conscience. Some people have not listened to their conscience and have made a ruin of their faith. 20 Among them are Hymenaeus and Alexander, whom I have punished by handing them over to the power of Satan; this will teach them to stop their blasphemy.
American Standard Version
18 This charge I commit unto thee, my child Timothy, according to the prophecies which led the way to thee, that by them thou mayest war the good warfare; 19 holding faith and a good conscience; which some having thrust from them made shipwreck concerning the faith: 20 of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I delivered unto Satan, that they might be taught not to blaspheme.