Sep. 8, 2022 Biblical Minute Man – 2Tim.4:1-2

In the year 1775, on the North American continent, the Minute Man was the title of the colonial militia men.  It meant they were ready at a minutes notice to respond.  They fought with irregular warfare, which is a pretty handy approach, even for today.  Are you prepared to be a minute man for today? 

The Biblical Minute Man is perhaps 2 Timothy 4:1-2, “I charge thee therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom.  Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”  This reads like the administering of an oath of service.  The Biblical Minute Man is called to “preach the word”.  Preaching at a minute’s notice is how I would want to view this.  I so much enjoyed shooting a black powder rifle.  Put your measure of powder in the barrel, set the patch and ball on the muzzle, and use the stick to ram it deep in the barrel.  Find your target and boom!  Out comes lots of smoke with the lead.  Although the preaching is certainly not comparable to blowing smoke, it is just like firing a canon.  We park the truck, connect the sound system, flip the switch to “on” on the microphone, and let go with the leading of the Holy Spirit, blasting out with the preaching of the gospel message.  I preach that Jesus is coming, the anti-christ is coming too, but oh! Hallelujah! Jesus is coming.  We need more Biblical Minute Men.