The calling to serve God is a calling to a position of special honour. Paul designates Timothy (and equally all faithful ministers) as man of God, a title given to Moses (Deut 33:1), David (Neh 12:24), Elijah (1 Kings 17:18) and Elisha (2 Kings 4:7) in the Old Testament. In so doing, he sets the minister apart as one having a special relationship with and an origin in God. The minister is God’s special representative, one whom God has personally chosen and sent.
Over his almost 7 years of active ministry Prophet Bushiri undoubtedly a man of God has always lived by four characteristics as depicted in the bible which are righteousness, godliness, faith and love, which is also the new life of faith in contrast to the perverse behaviour of the false teachers (1Tim 6:4-5). He has lived a life in accordance with God’s values. His ministry portrayed in Faith and Love depict two dimensions of genuine Christianity, a balance of personal faith and correct doctrine and works done in the .
“Man of God” is the description given to a man that follows God in every way, who obeys His commands with joy, who does not live for the things of this life but for the things of eternity, who willingly serves his God in giving freely of all his resources yet gladly suffers as a consequence of his faith.
Perhaps Micah 6:8 sums up the man of God in one neat verse:
“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”