2 Timothy 4:6-8
For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.…
I. THE TWO ARMIES.
1. The army of the saints.
(1) Their Captain-General is the Lord Jesus Christ.
(2) The officers are the ministers of Christ, and all who are active and useful in His service.
(3) The soldiers are the saints.
(4) The enlisting — conversion.
(5) The uniform — the graces of the Spirit, and the robe of righteousness.
(6) The armour — helmet of salvation, etc.
(7) The instruction of the young soldiers — Bible.
(8) The allies — angels.
2. The army of the enemy.
(1) Generals — sin, Satan, and world.
(2) Soldiers — the wicked.
(3) Allies — evil spirits.
II. THE BATTLE.
1. What kind of a battle?
(1) A good battle.
(2) A hot battle.
(3) A very profitable battle.
(4) A battle that must be constant.
2. Where fought? Whole world.
3. When shall it be finished? At death for each individual soldier; at the day of judgment for the whole army.
III. THE VICTORY.
1. Is certain.
2. Shall be held in ever-lasting remembrance.
(A. Fletcher, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.