Celebrating the Life of a true “Man of God”

Daniel D Rodes went home to be with the Lord Jan. 6, 2018 at the age of 79. He was a man of integrity whose leadership gifting left an indelible impression on my life and ministry. He was one of my mentors and imparted much into my life and ministry. I will always appreciate the “Ancient Paths” of righteousness set forth both through doctrine and manner of life by my brother and look forward to a reunion in eternity some day! The message called “Characteristics of a Man of God” is my tribute to the legacy of┬áDaniel D Rodes.

Characteristics of the Man of God

Opening: 1 Tim 6:7-11

Da 6:3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. 4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

1. A Man of Prayer (Daniel)

Da 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. 11 Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God.

2. A Man committed to the Kingdom of Heaven (Apostle Paul)

Mt 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

1Ti 1:12 And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry;

3. A Man of Righteousness (Noah)

Heb 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

2Pe 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

4. A Man of Courage (Joshua)

Jos 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. 9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

5. A Man of Resolve (Nehemiah)

1Co 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

6. A Man of Humility (Moses)

1Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: 7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

7. A Man of Generosity (Cornelious)

Ac 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band, 2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

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