Emanna for 09/04/2020
Being Saved Practically through Confession
Rom 10:9 That if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; (10) For with the heart there is believing unto righteousness, and with the mouth there is confession unto salvation.
Words of Ministry
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Suppose you do not open your mouth and say, "I have decided to follow the Lord Jesus; I am His now." Others will still consider you the same as they. When they sin or indulge in lustful things, they will consider you to be one of them. In your heart you realize that you are a Christian and that it is wrong for you to be among them. But you cannot reject them, because you want to please them. You may come up with an excuse to turn them down. But the next time they will still drag you along, and you will have to think of another excuse to refuse them. So why not put the signboard out from the very first day and confess that you are a believer? You only need to confess once or twice and others will give up trying to persuade you. If you do not confess with your mouth, that is, if you are a Christian secretly, you will experience much more difficulty than those who are Christians openly. Your temptation will be many times greater than the temptation of those who openly confess the Lord. This is why you must declare from the first day, "I have believed in the Lord Jesus. I have accepted Him." Once you put out this signboard your colleagues, classmates, relatives, and family will know the kind of person you are. If a person confesses the Lord with his mouth, he will be saved from much trouble.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Watchman Nee, Messages for Building Up New Believers, pp. 57-58. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 7/13/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.