Emanna for 09/08/2020
Not Being Ashamed of the Gospel (2)
Matt 10:32 Every one therefore who will confess in Me before men, I also will confess in him before My Father who is in the heavens. Acts 5:20 Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this life.
Words of Ministry
[Part 2 of 2]
Since the Lord has been gracious to us and has redeemed us, being ashamed of confessing Him is like the early morning sky being ashamed of the illumination of the sun. Today the Lord has graced us. He has redeemed and preserved us. He will even bring us to the heavens. Yet we consider it a shame to confess Him! If that is a shame, then all the grace we have received should also be considered a shame to us, and we should deny it all! The Lord has done so much for us, and yet we feel ashamed of confessing Him! How can this be? We should feel shameful for such things as carousing, drunkenness, unrestrained dissipation, works of darkness, sinning, and evil works. The Lord has delivered us from all these. We should feel glorious. How can we have a sense of shame? It is not shameful for us to confess the Lord; it is glorious and joyous for us to confess Him! We are those who will never perish, who will never be condemned or judged by God, and who will never have to depart from the glorious face of God. We are those who follow the Lamb and who will always be with Him. It is altogether wrong for others to plant the seed of shame in us. We should stand up boldly and say that we belong to God. We should rejoice and glory in Him.
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. 64-65. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 8/8/99) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.