FEAR GOD, NOT MAN!
Brothers, Be not afraid of them that kill the body,
but rather fear Him who after he has killed has the power to cast into hell.
Fear God, not man.
Luke 12:1 In the mean time, when there were gathered
together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon
another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the
leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Luke 12:2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not
be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
Luke 12:3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken in
darkness shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear
in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
Luke 12:4 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.
Luke 12:5 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.
Luke 12:8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess
me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God:
Luke 12:9 But he that denieth me before men shall be
denied before the angels of God.
Luke 12:10 And whosoever shall speak a word against
the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against
the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.
Luke 12:11 And when they bring you unto the
synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what
thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say:
Luke 12:12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the
same hour what ye ought to say.
Brothers, Jesus is teaching his disciples, and the
multitude that is gathered. He says that there in nothing hidden that shall not
be revealed, and known. He tells us here that we are not to fear men who may
kill us, but rather we are to fear God who can both kill, and condemn unto hell
for all eternity.
What we speak shall be known brothers. If we confess
Jesus before men then Jesus will confess us before the angels of God. But, if
we deny Him then He will deny us before the angels of God. Jesus tells us that
we are to give no thought as to what we will say when man will bring us to be
judged before earthly men. He says that when that hour comes he will give to us
what we are to answer.
Brothers, on February 15th the news media showed 21
Egyptian men, who were Christians, lined up to be beheaded by the group known
as ISIS. This group has beheaded others before at various times. They have
killed many Christians before, but this is the first time that the news media
has acknowledged, and shown Christians lined up to be beheaded, by this ungodly group known as
ISIS, just because they were Christians. We know that these brave Egyptian men
did not denounce Jesus Christ or God the Father. But, rather these men stood
strong proclaiming their faith unto death. Jesus tells us in the above verses
of Luke chapter 12 that He Jesus will confess these brave men before the angels
of God. The Word of God tells each of us, who are Christians, that to be absent
from this life is to be present with God. Amen, and Praise God!
Please put yourself in the place of these 21 brave
men. How would you fare when put in this situation. I hope that all of you
would stand on the truth that Jesus Christ is the living Son of God and that
there is no other God, only God the Father the creator of us all. We Christians
may indeed be put in this situation one day soon if Jesus does not appear
first. When that day comes please know that your words and actions will be
known by God. There will be nothing hidden that shall not be known, and all things
shall be revealed. Hypocrites will be revealed. We will answer to God for our
actions, and He will reward us accordingly.
God Bless you my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.
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