Posted by: cindybythesea | January 14, 2012

In the Presence of Many Witnesses

“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called, when, you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses”.  1 Timothy  6:12

In just a few hours, Tim Tebow and the Denver Bronco’s will face off against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in what may become one of the mostly highly viewed play off games in the history of the sport.

Tim Tebow has taken the world by storm and every one is talking!  And, with the appearance of the halo over Invesco field at last weeks game, it seems that even God is pleased!

And, no wonder as Tim Tebow seems to be the real deal in a world jaded by spoiled sports stars, Hollywood egocentrics and Washington phonies. For Tim Tebow does not just “talk, the talk, he walks the walk”.

It seems for Tim, that he was aptly named, as the name Timothy, means “honoring God” and the surname Tebow, means “brave or bold“.  http://www.behindthename.com/name/timothy

http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/meaning_of_Thibault.html

But, what really excites me about Tim is the affect he has on other people, the obvious work of the Holy Spirit in his life.  And, while our President and first lady are hosting lavish parties, drinking faux blood from test tubes and meeting with Hollywood celebrities, Tim is meeting with the sick and disabled before and after even his most important games, offering them both hope and inspiration.

I read an article today about witches in Salem praying against Tim Tebow and today’s game with the New England Patriots – in their words, “attempting to heighten Tom Brady’s amazing energy and positive mojo”   Mojo ???  Really? And, just what exactly is “mojo”?  I’ve heard the term before, but, would be hard pressed to define it, so, I googled it and found, that while it is often used in slang as a term for sexual appeal, it actually means “charm or spell”.  http://www.theblaze.com/stories/salem-witches-hold-ritual-to-stop-tebow-broncos-from-winning/

Make no mistake about it, this is spiritual warfare, for the enemy is not at all pleased with the positive press that God and Tim Tebow have been getting lately.

But, mojo?  I really had to laugh for as it says in Psalm 37:12-13,

“The wicked plot against the righteous and gnash their teeth at them; but, the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming”. Psalm 37: 12-13

Football, it is just a game. But, for some reason, perhaps, because of the boldness of a man named Timothy, who, “in the presence of many witnesses” has chosen to honor God –  has God chosen this particular venue, at this particular point in time for both glorifying his name and making his presence known.

May God bless Tim Tebow both on and off the field today and may the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, be glorified and exalted, both now and forever!  Amen!

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee.” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

 

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  1. So awesome last week, and an absolutely providential act of God for Tebow to be used in a Miracle overtime win last week in Denver: Tim Tebow throws for 316 yards; 31.6 yards per completion and the games had a 31.6 TV rating!!! Tebow’s version of a John 3:16 trifecta!

    In college he was well known for putting John 3:16 on his eye black, which is not allowed in pro football – now he displays his faith on the field by kneeling on one knee and saying a short prayer after any eventful moment. Commentators have long bashed Tebow in their “analysis” with innuendo about his faith.

    The Denver Broncos 29-23 overtime victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers and the 3X 3:16 was a perfect Galatians 6:7 moment: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked.”

    God bless Tim Tebow.

    • To borrow from Art at NewWineskins’ excellent post, there are three 3:16 verses in the books written by John. Given the matching three 316s in that game, perhaps all are in view. They are:

      John 3:16 — For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

      1st John 3:16 — Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

      The Revelation to John 3:16 — …because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

      Art labels them the “offer”, the “response”, and the “consequence” or warning.

  2. Last week’s game and numbers may be all the warning given.

    The ridicule and mockery may bring more glory to God than another Tebow victory.

    Time will tell!

  3. God bless him; he appears to be such a wonderful young man! I am praying for him constantly. We MUST all cover him with prayer, and right now I rebuke those witches and bind the spirits they are calling on in the name of Jesus. Jesus, please put an inpenetrable hedge of protection around him.

    Kim

  4. Sunday morning in the wee hours I do a lot of reading and I do not follow any sports, however I do follow Christ and join with those who do in agreement in the truth and so I looked up the Stats on his passing for Saturday’s game. 136 yards. THE SAME NUMERALS! So I then looked up John 1:36.

    And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!

    Is this not what any follower of Christ should be saying? I then went to Wikipedia and looked at his history.
    His even being amongst the living is a bit of a miracle, never mind being able to accomplish what he has through Christ.

    Tebow was born in Makati City in the Philippines, to American parents who were serving as Baptist missionaries at the time. His mother Pamela is the daughter of a U.S. Army colonel, and his father Robert is a pastor. While pregnant, his mother suffered a life-threatening infection with a pathogenic amoeba. Because of the drugs used to rouse her from a coma and to treat her dysentery, the fetus experienced a severe placental abruption. Doctors had expected a stillbirth and recommended an abortion, even though illegal in the Phillipines, to protect her life, but she decided not to have one.

    The enemy has been after him since before he was born. Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world!

    May many see the truth of the Living Word of God in the lives of His people.

  5. Someone just sent this email to me:

    Pam’s Story

    In a recent email, I read about a woman named Pam, who knows the pain of considering abortion. More than 24 years ago, she and her husband Bob were serving as missionaries to the Philippines and praying for a fifth child. Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in contaminated food or drink. She went into a coma and was treated with strong antibiotics before they discovered she was pregnant.

    Doctors urged her to abort the baby for her own safety and told her that the medicines had caused irreversible damage to her baby. She refused the abortion and cited her Christian faith as the reason for her hope that her son would be born without the devastating disabilities physicians predicted. Pam said the doctors didn’t think of it as a life, they thought of it as a mass of fetal tissue.

    While pregnant, Pam nearly lost their baby four times but refused to consider abortion. She recalled making a pledge to God with her husband: If you will give us a son, we’ll name him Timothy and we’ll make him a preacher.

    Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and eventually gave birth to a healthy baby boy August 14, 1987. Pam’s youngest son is indeed a preacher. He preaches in prisons, makes hospital visits, and serves with his father’s ministry in the Philippines. He also plays football. Pam’s son is Tim Tebow.

    The University of Florida’s star quarterback became the first sophomore in history to win college football’s highest award, the Heisman Trophy. His current role as quarterback of the Denver Broncos has provided an incredible platform for Christian witness. As a result, he is being called The Mile-High Messiah.

    Tim’s notoriety and the family’s inspiring story have given Pam numerous opportunities to speak on behalf of women’s centers across the country. Pam Tebow believes that every little baby you save matters. I pray her tribe will increase!

    May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always!

    • Those who would call him the mile high Messiah NEED to be corrected. There is only one Messiah, Jesus.

      • Jeff…I absolutely agree with you.


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