Are you denying Jesus?

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When I think about my life and all that I’ve come through, I know without a doubt, that God has been on my side. He has delivered me and provided for me, even when I had no clue how things would come together. He has saved my soul from the pit of sadness and despondency and given me joy that knows no bounds. I know that you can say the same, if you truly believe that Jesus is the son of God. There is no limit to the things you can do in the name of Jesus.

You have been called, as is said in Isaiah 61.

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,

   because the Lord has anointed me

   to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

   to proclaim freedom for the captives

   and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]

2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor

   and the day of vengeance of our God,

to comfort all who mourn,

3     and provide for those who grieve in Zion—

to bestow on them a crown of beauty

   instead of ashes,

the oil of joy

   instead of mourning,

and a garment of praise

   instead of a spirit of despair.

The Prophet Isaiah is often called the New Testament prophet because He had incredible revelation of things that were unheard of. What? The Spirit of God has come upon you? Who are you?

But although He saw things that were to come in centuries, He spoke the word boldly. He prophesied about the Messiah Jesus Christ. And Jesus came and fulfilled all of that prophecy, even quoting Isaiah in Luke 4: 17-21

and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,

   because he has anointed me

   to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners

   and recovery of sight for the blind,

to set the oppressed free,

19     to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”[a]

20 Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

Yet the bible says in John 14:12  that if we believe in Jesus, “greater works than these shall you do.”

With all this assurance, all this encouragement, all this knowledge, why are we so afraid of saying the truth by the Bible and standing on it? Why are so many Christians so easily swayed by false doctrines, why are we now so extreme in our beliefs?

What happened to saying the truth in love?

What happened to speaking the word of God in boldness?

The bible states in Matthew 9 that the “harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few.” Concurrently, the bible states in several places that the harvest is ripe, and has been handed to us.

We only have to open our mouths and proclaim the good news that Jesus saves. Yet, so many of us refuse to do so.

Are you guilty? Restitute your ways today.

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