THE PRAISE OF MEN

KEY SCRIPTURE: Joh 12:42 KJV “Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue:”

John 12:43 reads “For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.”  These people of influence would not confess Jesus openly to others, although in their hearts they believed in Him. They loved the praises of men. It is the biggest error of all times to fear men, more than God. There are many people who believe in Jesus today, yet are very much afraid of the reaction of others to them. They pray in their closet, read their bibles yet are not ready to testify of Jesus to the world. Dear one, I have news for you. It is not safe to keep your mouth shut about the Lord Jesus.

What makes it not safe to believe but keep your mouth shut? Dear one according to the bible salvation is not complete without one confessing with his mouth that Jesus is Lord. Rom 10:10 KJV” For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Salvation must always go with an open bold confession of the Lordship of Jesus over your life Rim 10:9. It is your confession that gives the spirit of God the right to take over your life. It gives the angels something to act upon. The following is what Jesus says to all who confess Him before men. Luke 12:8 KJV ” Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:” Let me reveal a very open truth to you. Many of us see certain men of God, whom we say have a very great anointing, because they make bold declarations and it comes to pass. Beloved it is not a special anointing these men have; it is the principle of confessing the word boldly before men that causes the Lord to get the angels to act. If you do not confess Jesus and His word to men, He has nothing to instruct the angels to do. Psalms 103:20 KJV ” Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word.”

Another dangerous thing about keeping your mouth shut about your faith is that, you give others no knowledge about your position concerning Jesus. They would cause you to compromise and even practice certain sinful acts because they think, know and assume you are just one of them. There are some brethren who refused to let their friends know that, they no longer do certain ungodly acts. Sadly, they are back into their old life of addictions, and other sinful lifestyle. There is nothing shameful about making known your faith in Jesus to all men. When men stand to oppose you, you would surely have God, and the Holy angels on your side.

CONFESSION

I declare to all men that Jesus is my LORD. I submit my life to Him. I do that which pleases Him always. As Jesus is my Lord, no evil power can Lord itself over me. I have power and authority over devils in His name. I heal the sick and deliver the oppressed because He is my Lord.

FURTHER STUDIES

Rev 3:5 KJV “He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.”

Acts 27:23 KJV” For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I serve,”

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