Posted by: peebles | July 8, 2014

2 Timothy 1:11 (NIV) And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher.

The Apostle Paul, in both 1 Timothy 2:7 and 2 Timothy 1:11, says this amazing statement, “I was appointed a herald.” The Greek word for ‘herald’ is ‘Keryx,’ meaning to proclaim, tell, often urging acceptance of the message, with warning of the consequences for not doing so.
Many years ago, in the villages of a kingdom, there were appointed town criers, also known as, ‘town heralds,’ who would loudly proclaim the message from the King. This was a huge honor, which shouldered a great deal of responsibility. It was a position of trust, to proclaim the message of the King to the people.
The Bible says in Daniel 3:4 (NIV), “Then the herald loudly proclaimed…” He loudly proclaimed to the people, instructions from the King. How much more should we be heralds of our great and awesome King? God has appointed every one of us to herald His message to the people. What an awesome position of trust, what an awesome responsibility to have, to be a herald of the good news, to proclaim the message from our great and awesome King to the people.
My friend, God has called and appointed each and every one of us to be a ‘herald’ of the gospel, to boldly and unashamedly declare the message of the King to every nation, tribe and tongue, and to proclaim His love, His mercy and the year of His favor, with an urgency to the ‘whosoever,’ that they may be saved,
God bless you my friend, Matthew.


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