“Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses” ( 1 Timothy 5:19 )

Title Text

Our title text is from 1 Timothy 5:19.

And, it reads :-

Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.

Background

There is a video I placed on YouTube and someone placed a comment that reads :-

Classic example of someone allegorizing every text that they happen to use in a sermon…. that’s not how the Bible was written. Big problem here

My Quick Take

Personally it hurts me that whenever someone tries to help others, those more learned,  see to jump in and critique that person without doing the following.

Points

  1. Specifics
    • Narrowly pinpointing what they have an offense with
    • Specifically help and say how they can do better
  2. Submit
    • Submit to Leadership
      • We all have to be consecrated
      • And, be under some kind of leadership
  3. Struggle
    • Struggle with things, especially when we feel the Spirit is saying otherwise
      • Be minimal, so to speak, and not be flippant.
        Say what the Spirit Said and say “No more, no Less
  4. Seek
    • Seek each other out
    • And, advice in private
    • Modern era through social media provides various ways to seek each other out.  And in the interest of time, be very specific as to where we think the other person might have erred
  5. Understand we are called to various demographics
    • What appeals to demographics is not always intersected
    • Why will God need me, when the other says everything the way I would have said it
    • It is one thing to speak in error
    • Yet another to appeal to various senses and culture
  6. Work Harder
    • I will say work harder, if you are so offended by what someone is teaching
    • Provide contrasting materials and view points
      • So that others can hear
      • And, the person who is wrong can be convicted

Supporting Verses

  • For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. ( 1 Corinthians 11:19 )

Bible Verses

Old Testament

  1. Leviticus
    • Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour; I am the Lord.
      ( Leviticus 19:16 )
  2. Proverbs
    • There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.
      ( Proverbs 6:16-19 )
    • A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
      ( Proverbs 11:13 )
    • A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
      ( Proverbs 17:22 )
    • The Selfishness of the Unfriendly
      • Who can survive a broken spirit?
        ( Proverbs 18:14 )
      • The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks it out.…
        ( Proverbs 18:15 )
    • The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.
      ( Proverbs 25:23 )
    • Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.
      ( Proverbs 26:20 )
  3. Psalm
    • Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer.
      ( Psalm 101:5 )

New Testament

  1. 1 Corinthians
    • Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
      ( 1 Corinthians 13:8 )
  2. 2 Corinthians
    • For I fear, lest, when I come, I shall not find you such as I would, and that I shall be found unto you such as ye would not: lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults:
      ( 2 Corinthians 12:20 )
  3. Thessalonians
    • Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
      ( Thessalonians 5:11 )
    • And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
      And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.
      Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.
      See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.
      ( Thessalonians 5:12-15 )
  4.  Hebrews
    • Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;
      ( Hebrews 12:15 )
    • Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
      ( Hebrews 13:17 )
  5.  James
    •  If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.
      ( James 1:26 )
    • My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others?
      But if you favor some people over others, you are committing a sin. You are guilty of breaking the law.
      So whatever you say or whatever you do, remember that you will be judged by the law that sets you free.
      There will be no mercy for those who have not shown mercy to others. But if you have been merciful, God will be merciful when he judges you.
      ( James 2:1-12 )
    • Brothers, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against his brother or judges him speaks against the Law and judges it. And if you judge the Law, you are not a practitioner of the Law, but a judge of it.
      ( James 4:1 )
    • Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
      ( James 4:7 )

Jesus

  1. Luke
    • Jesus Sends Out the Disciples
      If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; if not, it will return to you.
      Stay at the same house, eating and drinking whatever you are offered. For the worker is worthy of his wages. Do not move around from house to house.
      ( Luke 10:6-7 )
    • For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
      Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
      ( Luke 12:2-3 )
    • But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.
      ( Luke 22:32 )
  2. Matthew
    • The Leaven to Beware
      When they crossed to the other side, the disciples forgot to take bread.
      “Watch out!” Jesus told them. “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”
      They discussed this among themselves and concluded, “It is because we did not bring any bread.”…
      ( Matthew 16:6 )
    • If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
      ( Matthew 18:15-17 )

Transcripts

  1. Deliverance By Grace
    • Josh Buice
      • Private Accusations Against Your Pastor Is a Sin
        Link

Videos

  1. 119 Ministry
    • 119 Ministries – Echad – The Necessity for Unity
      Link
  2. Steve Gregg
    • 08. 1 Timothy 5:19 – 6:19 – Steve Gregg
      Channel :- The Body of Christ
      Published On :- 2016-Feb-03rd
      Link

Conclusion

We claim we are speaking for God here.  And, not for ourselves.

If we want to speak for ourselves, there are plenty of materials and videos to speak on.

Words Said

Background

There has been so much said in the last few days.

Sometimes it is not quite topical.

It is really just people hijacking issues and wanting something to say.

Whether it is school shooting or whatever else is trending, it really does not matter.

People are angry, frustrated and just wanting to let off.

 

Friendships & Ties

Not having friends, associates, and ties to communities sometimes allows and excuses us to paint with bigger brushes than we otherwise would have.

When we are among friends we sometimes take the liberties we otherwise wouldn’t.

Physical spaces affords us that intimacy, but now sometimes now it is Web Communities.

 

Almost Naivete

We are probably at that point where speaking against someone that people look up to, will cause a bit of rancor.

In as much possible, just don’t to do it.

The stakes are high and will likely only get higher.

 

Words do matter

Words do matter.

  1. Miranda Rights
    •  You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.
  2. Good Book
    • Gossips
      • Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. ( Proverbs 17: 9 )
      • Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. ( Ephesians 4:29 )
      • But let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No.’ For whatever is more than these is from the evil one. ( Matthew 5: 37 )
      • But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.
        For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. ( Matthew 12:36-37 )
    • Uncareness
      • Whoever does not gather with me scatters. ( Matthew 12:33 )
    • Anger
      • …Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are members of one another.
        Be angry, yet do not sin.” Do not let the sun set upon your anger,
        and do not give the devil a foothold.…
      • Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. ( Psalm 4:4 )
      • for man’s anger does not bring about the righteousness that God desires. ( James 1:2 )
    • Walk
      • Act worldly of your calling ( Ephesians 4:1 )
    • Heart
      • Out of the abundance of the heart, the mind speaks ( Luke 6:45 )
    •  Doubt
      • an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute ( Hebrew 6:16 )

Public Spaces

With difficulties and sometimes headstrongness we come into our public spaces.

And, think that if we say things a certain way, we might make our points.

We sometimes riddle the other side.

 

Gaps

The truth of the matter is that we have gaps.

Some are obvious.

Parenting Gaps

We are experiencing a parenting gap.

And, it translates to economic gap, and within a generation or two into education deficits.

Uncorrected we feel and get comfortable with being who we are, where we live, what we do, and the words we use.

Peoples read into words and and take the viewpoint that “If you don’t care about me, reading from how you speak to or about me, why should I care about you“.

It is vitally important to our conduct how we dissect how much care about us.

If read wrong, our conduct is a bit forced or withdrawn.

 

Role Modeling

I think it is important to step in and help these young men as they are role models, whether they are ill prepared or not.

In too many cases they are all we have.

 

Affords

I hope that life affords you the opportunities to take some words back.  But, more so to care where you did not as much.

To re-arrange things and if unable to, to pray and hope God sends those more able.

 

Work to do….

Just the other day, one young man said

I still have a lot of work to do….

Don’t we all.

There is just too much to do that we ought not to waste “put downs“.

Undeserved put-downs are sometimes just what one needs.

Things said sometimes acts as great reminder and reasons to work harder.

 

Dedicated

Dedicating to Colicchie

Come Back Home
Link

Barricaded, but I see you shoving hard
And, if you fuck her, it will not cover the scars

You never run your mouth, and that’s a great quality
you never talking __ that’s something that you never see
Any issue, you just speak about yourself
do you understand all the people that you have helped

Roman Trachuk

 

Videos

  1. Prayer
    • Prayer of Intercession
      • Videos
        • Roman Trachuk – Life of Prayer: Prayer of Intercession // Part 1 (Church of Truth)
          Channel :- Church of Truth
          Streamed Live on :- 2015-Jan-11th
          Link
        • Roman Trachuk – Why Jesus Prayed (Church of Truth)
          Channel :- Church of Truth
          Streamed Live on :- 2015-Jan-11th
          Link
        • Roman Trachuk – Why Jesus Prayed (Church of Truth)
          Channel :- Church of Truth
          Streamed Live on :- 2015-Jan-11th
          Link
        • Roman Trachuk – Why Jesus Prayed (Church of Truth)
          Channel :- Church of Truth
          Streamed Live on :- 2015-Jan-11th
          Link
        • Roman Trachuk – Why Jesus Prayed (Church of Truth)
          Channel :- Church of Truth
          Streamed Live on :- 2015-Jan-11th
          Link
        • Roman Trachuk – Why Jesus Prayed (Church of Truth)
          Channel :- Church of Truth
          Streamed Live on :- 2015-Jan-11th
          Link
        • Roman Trachuk – Seated with Christ (Ephesians // Ephesus)
          Channel :- Church of Truth
          Streamed Live on :- 2017-Dec-11th
          Link
  2. Maturity
    • Roman Trachuk – Make Maturity Your Goal (Church of Truth)
      Channel :- Church of Truth
      Streamed Live on :- 2017-May-22nd
      Link

 

Indepth

Prayer

Prayer of Intercession

Prayer of Intercession – Part 1

  1. Lester Sumrall
    • God raised up prayer warriors
    • It was night there, but Day her
  2. Verses
    • And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. ( Ephesians 6:18 )
    • Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. ( James 5:13-16 )
      • Power released in heaven
      • Not you, but the Lord will raise him up
      • If he has committed sins, he will be forgiven
      • Confess your sins to one another and pray for one another
  3. Prayer and authority of Intercessory prayer
  4. Power of life and death is in the tongue
    • The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. ( Proverbs 18:21 )
  5. Nehemiah
    • Nehemiah Prayer ( Nehemiah 1:4-8 )
      Link
      As soon as I heard these words I sat down and wept and mourned for days, and I continued fasting and praying before the God of heaven.And I said, “O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your servants, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Even I and my father’s house have sinned.We have acted very corruptly against you and have not kept the commandments, the statutes, and the rules that you commanded your servant Moses.
    • Daniel
      • Daniel’s Prayer for His People ( Daniel 9:3-7 )
        Link
        Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.I prayed to the Lord my God and made confession, saying, “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments,we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled, turning aside from your commandments and rules.We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.To you, O Lord, belongs righteousness, but to us open shame
      • Daniel’s Prayer for His People ( Daniel 9:17-19 )
        Link
        Now therefore, O our God, listen to the prayer of your servant and to his pleas for mercy, and for your own sake, O Lord, make your face to shine upon your sanctuary, which is desolate.O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city that is called by your name. For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy.O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, pay attention and act. Delay not, for your own sake, O my God, because your city and your people are called by your name.”
      • Gabriel Angelic Visitation
        Daniel’s Prayer for His People ( Daniel 9:20-23 )
        At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out
        , and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved. Therefore consider the word and understand the vision.
  6. Intercession
    • Intercession is coming in between
    • Coming in between things

 

Why Jesus Prayed

  1. Jesus Prays on the Mount of Olives ( Luke 22:42-44 )
    Link
    …“Father, if You are willing, take this cup from Me. Yet not My will, but Yours be done.”
    Then an angel from heaven appeared to Him and strengthened Him.
    And in His anguish, He prayed more earnestly, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground.…
  2. Fellow Workers ( Colossians 4:2-4 )
    Link
    …Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful,
    as you pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains.
    Pray that I may declare it clearly, as I should.…
  3. What prayer is not
    • It is not an option
    • It is not an obligation
  4. Struggle
    • I think the reason why we struggle most in prayer is because we do not see results
    • But, that is a different message, for a different day

 

Seated With Christ

  1. Ephesians
    • Messages
      • Opposition to Church
      • Application
      • Warfare
    • Spiritual Warfare ( Acts 19  [ Link ] )
      • When Paul started to preach there was a lot of opposition
      • Many people started to receive Deliverance
    • Message designed to circle around other Churches
    • Seated with Christ
      • Connected to death, burial, and resurrection
    • Time with God
      • Seated
        • Principle of Rest
        • Position myself with Seating before Christ

 

Prayer

Roman Trachuk – Make Maturity Your Goal (Church of Truth)

  1. We have to be humble.
  2. What is the value of the truth if it does not change us.

 

Additional Insight

  1. Bible.Org
    • Nehemiah
      • Lesson 1: The Man Who Cried About a Wall (Nehemiah 1:1-11)
        Link
  2. Russell Korets
    • A Pastor’s Blog; By Russell Korets
      Link