The Path of An Approved Servant in the Day of Apostasy 

By GL Jones

In the second chapter of II Timothy the Apostle Paul lays out the Path of an Approved Servant of God.

In this message and article I want to share with the readers things that we must as both Christians, Leaders and Servants of God Must & Must Not do in order to bring Deliverance to God’s people!

I – The 23 Basic Things to Do as Christians

II. – What the Servants of God Must Not do in Ministry

III – What to Do as The Servant of God to Specifically Bring Deliverance to Others 


2 Timothy 2 :1-26 KJV :

“Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 

And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. 

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 



No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier. 



And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 
The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits. 



Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. 



Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel: 



Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound. 



Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 



It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: 



If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself. 

Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers. 



Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 



But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness. 
And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus; 



Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.



 Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 



But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. 



If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work. 
Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 



But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes. 
And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,



In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;



 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.”
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I – The 23 Basic Things to Do as Christians

II. – What the Servants of God Must Not do in Ministry

III – What to Do as The Servant of God to Specifically Bring Deliverance to Others 


I – The 23 Basic Things to Do as Christians

1. Be Strong in the Grace that is Christ Jesus

2. Learn my message & commit it to other Faithful Men

3. Endure Hardship as a Good Soldier

4. Don’t Get Entangled with the Affairs of this Life

5. Strive Lawfully for Mastery and to be Crowned

6. Be a First Partaker of the Fruits

7. Consider My Message-And May God Give thee the Understanding of All Things

8. Remember Jesus Christ – The Resurrection-My GOSPEL

9. Though I suffer as an Evildoer- The Word of God is not Bound 

10. I Suffer for the Elects Sake- For Others to Obtain Salvation 

11. If We be Dead with Him- We Shall Live with Him

12. If we Suffer with Him – We shall Reign with Him

13. If We Deny Him -He Will Deny Us

14. When we Do not Believe – He Abideth Faithful

15. Put to Remembrance that They Strive not with Words of no profit (Great Oratory) – but to the subverting of the Hearer (object of Change)

16. Preparation is the Key: ( II Timothy 2:15) (II Timothy 3:16,17) Study to show thyself approved…

17. Shun Profane & Vain Babbling for they will increase Ungodliness (chatter) (Gossip)

18. Don’t Err concerning the Truth and overthrow the Faith of Others (Resurrection is Past)

19. The Foundation of God standeth Sure & God Knows those that are His

20. Let Everyone that Naneth the Name of Christ – Depart from Iniquity See Ezekiel 3:17-21)

21. Build with the Proper Materials (Vessels of Gold &Silver vs earthen vessels of wood, hay & stubble which are burn’t up in the fire)

22. Purge Self from these (WoodHay& Stubble which represents the 3 Prides:Revelation, Redemption & Satisfaction)

23. Follow Righteousness, Faith, Love, Peace with those who call on the Lord out of a Pure Heart (Watch your Associations).


II. – 2 Timothy 2:23 Tells us What the Servants of God must do in order to Eliminate Strife


* Foolish & Unlearned Questions Avoid because they breed Strifes


‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:5-8‬ ‭KJV‬‬:


“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.”


The 2 Enemies of Christ’s Humble mind: 


1. Proud Strife – Pushes Others Down

2. Lifts Itself Up in Fleshly Exaltation & Pride!


III – What to Do as The Servant of God Specifically to Bring Deliverance to Others 


2 Timothy 2:24-26 – Tells us how the Servants of God must behave in order to Bring Deliverance 


And the servant of the Lord must not Strive but be:


1. Gentle to All Men

2. Apt to Teach

3. Patient

4. In meekness instructing those who oppose him


A. If God, perhaps will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the Truth 


B. And that they may Recover themselves out of the snare of the Devil, who are taken captive by him at his will




Copyright 2017 by GL Jones Publishing & Christian Heritage Press.All Rights Reserved.


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