Luke 12:8-9 I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him will the Son of Man also confess before the angels of God. 9- But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
As a new Christian, one of the first things that we all must come to grip with is the that people who are familiar with us will not easily accept the fact that we choose to follow and confess Christ and turn our backs on the world and all it's pleasures.
Jesus was not received by his own people while he was on earth for scripture says in John 1:11-He came to His own, and His own people did not receive Him.
Many of the people that Jesus dwelt among did not accept Him as "God" in the flesh, but as a Prophet sent by God even after all the signs, wonders and miracles Jesus performed, many people who were around during his stay on earth still refuse to acknowledge Him as the Son of God.
Let us not look to hard and deep into the hearts of those who did not acknowledge Jesus because many today are still doing the same in their refusal to acknowledge Him in fear of " other people’s opinion".
The call today is to confess Christ before men with our mouth and in our actions. If we choose to deny Him before men, Jesus says "He will deny us before His God.
Acknowledging Jesus means that we acknowledge Him as the “Sovereign God”, we acknowledge and submit in obedience to his “Kingship” and rule over our lives, His teachings, His truth (Word), His ways, and His instructions to name a few.
Is other people's opinion causing you to deny Jesus before men? If you answered yes to this question, Jesus says this to you in Luke 12:4-5 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
Are you acknowledging Jesus or denying Him before men? This question stands straight in the face of everyone of us on today. We all must give an answer to this question.
The good news on today is the truth that "straddling" the fence is not an option with Jesus. Either you are in His will for your life or you are out of His will for your life. No one can operate in 2 places at the same time.
In or out, wheat or tear, sheep or goat, for Him or against Him?
Acknowledging or denying Jesus? Where do you stand on today? For Christ or against Him? Where are you in your heart of heart?
Ponder these questions on today. The answer to them will help you prepare for your eternal destination. Yes, you will be the only one to choose where you will spend eternity.
God bless you all.