What would you say ?|
Bible Study on Prayer
Written by Michael J. Martinez
Guiding Light Praying Ministry.
?Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.? Proverbs 25:27.
I am a believer in the Jesus Christ of the Holy Bible. Oh, I do not belong to a religion; I do not belong to a body or sect as such. I follow the instructions of the book that contains the Holy Scriptures penned by men. Who started as uneducated normal going for the times men who later became inspired to write what the Holy Spirit told them too. They became Apostles of Jesus Christ, a man who claimed He was God in the flesh. Came into His world through a virgin birth, and left His world a sinless man that is known by one of His many nicknames to His believers as the God-man.
The Apostle Paul in Romans 10 verse 8 asks the reader, ?But what does it say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart" (that is, the word of faith which we preach)? Rom.10:8. The word that is in the bible and near to just about everyone, and can be near to anyone who calls upon the Lord for His salvation. The word of faith is the message, the way to God.
?that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved? Rom.10:9. I believe in what it tells me, and that history proclaims scriptures to be authentic and real. Is this what you still believe, because we must believe or else what could be there, might be snatched away. Jesus speaks this when He tells the parable of the sower: ?when anyone hears the word of the kingdom, and does not understand it, the wicked one comes and snatches away what was sown in his heart? Matt 13:18-19. This is one who only tries out Jesus to see if it will work for him or her along their sinful path. Unable to really grasp the reality of what was preached to them because their ways in serving satan are more enticing?they like the darkness (sin) more than the light. "And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil? John 3:12.
What would you say to someone about your faith, your belief, and your confession unto the most high priest in heaven? Because if your relationship with Jesus Christ is healthy and strong and the Lord knows you, then preaching Jesus Christ as your savior will be a blessing. And do not get me wrong, I too am being spoken these words to my heart, I am praying all the time that I would boldly proclaim the word of God, spoken in the Holy Bible.
?For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture says, "Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame? Rom 10:10-11. God will not shame us for His purpose, will not leave us to say, ?Ok, go ahead, do it with all your own strength?. He does not require works that you might have a ticket to heaven or a better seat, you will want to do the good work of Jesus Christ because you will be taking on the likeness of Christ. It will be of your heart willingly not with grudge or complaining. Your confessing before men is told to us that Jesus will confess you to the Father, which of course is a good thing.
For "whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved? Rom 10:13. This is what the believer is promised when following Jesus Christ and we will know what to say to others who Jesus leads us too. We follow and obey what His scriptures tell us without doubt ?But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him? 1 John 2:5.
What would you say to the one who is lost and follows the desires that we once followed? The desires of the world and the ruler of the world, satan, because the devil is a good liar and will lie to the one whom you seek to tell of the goodness of Jesus Christ.
Praying without ceasing for the wisdom and understanding of God to be around your neck will be given to the Holy Spirit and be made known to you, but you must ask first as a believer, ?for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer? 1 Tim 4:5.
I hope in a way that as a believer you might be stirred up to understand that many are lost as you and I where and they need you to proclaim His word. I hope as well that if you do not believe in Jesus Christ, maybe as I pray, you will call out to Him who has a free gift for you, eternal salvation and believe.
Read Hebrews 4:12-16
May God Bless you and give you of His peace, Amen.
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Published on: 2005-12-04 (1334 reads)[ Go Back ]