Don’t Deny – Magnify!
…As these words exploded within me, the Holy Spirit speaking within to my own spirit… I realized that this was a message, not only for me, but for believers in Christ Jesus throughout the earth.
My thoughts went immediately to the fact, that throughout the day, we are each given “opportunities”… one right after the other… to either pull back from confrontation and to silently ignore a prompting of the Holy Spirit to take a stand, or to become passionate about our faith in Christ, and to magnify His holy name in speaking of Him or giving thanks.
I asked myself, and I now ask you: Which do I do??
Do I deny? Or do I magnify?… Christ, as Lord, and more specifically, My Lord.
Am I taking ownership of Christ, as He has of me?
Do I lift Him up to others, as He has lifted me up?
Am I full of contentment and thanks? or am I magnifying (enlarging by speaking of) the works of the Devil in my life and in the world.
What comes out of my mouth, and attitudes, and deeds?… Magnifying of Christ?
If you are a believer, those around you should not be made to “wonder” if you might be a believer in Christ, or just a good person! And God forbid, should they perhaps think you are an unbeliever, when you’ve come to Christ. They should Know the One you are committed to… They should, beyond the shadow of a doubt, realize that you are HIS devoted, thankful, and committed follower.
There is to be a distinction between those who are Christ’s and those who are not. That distinction is our magnifying Jesus in our daily walk. And God himself will also make a distinction in these last days between those who are his and those who aren’t. I share a scripture at the end that says so!
I’ll make this short, and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart and in regard to your own individual circumstances, about this simple instruction: Don’t Deny … Magnify!
May You be given every grace to take your own individual stand FOR CHRIST in an AntiChrist World. You won’t regret it.
Don’t Deny – Magnify!
I scanned two scripture passages from my own bible, for I believe the WORD will encourage you to put these words I heard into practice, for you’ll see a great result mentioned in Psalm 34, verse 5: “They looked to Him and were radiant, and their faces will never be ashamed.”
An awesome passage in Malachi 3:15-18 speaks of what God plans to do for those who fear Him and esteem His Name in these last days. Hang onto God’s promise to the obedient and faithful. Take a look:
Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes…”
Jesus says, “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.” “But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32-33
So, to close… If you are not ashamed of the gospel of Christ… and want others to believe… and if you want Jesus to confess you before the Father…and not to deny you..
DON’T DENY- MAGNIFY!
Written by Beth Ann Smith, March 2, 2015