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I Will Also Deny Him Before My Father

February 11, 2020


I Will Also Deny Him  Before My Father

It seems like  many are abandoning Christianity  and embracing various cults  and self-proclaimed religions  that try to be  all-inclusive  in their definition of “God”.      These all-inclusive religions  claim that “God”  has revealed himself  to different peoples  in different ways,  so all religions  are really worshiping  the same god,  but just with different emphases.

Because there seems to be  a bit of an adventure  in forsaking Jesus  as our Savior — and because  the rituals  of another religion  have a mystic appeal — many people  fall for what they imagine  to be a more  “spiritual”  experience.      They  “feel”  that the Bible  does not prove  the reality  of God Almighty  and our Savior — and that is probably linked  to the fact  that they haven’t really read  God’s word.

Volumes have been written  about all the fulfilled prophecies  showing that Jesus truly is  the Savior promised.      And,  we need to consider  all the early Christians  who willingly died  for their faith  in Jesus.      They wouldn’t have wanted to die  so horrifically  for a fake.      But,  many were actual witnesses  of the resurrected Christ,  and they were willing  to die  for that truth.

They had even heard Jesus prophesy  in Matthew 24:9-13,

Then they will deliver you  up to tribulation,  and will kill you,  and you  will be hated  by all nations  on account of My name.      And at that time  many will fall away  and will betray  one another  and hate one another.    
And many false prophets  will arise,  and will mislead many.      And because lawlessness  is increased,  most people’s love  will grow cold.      But  the one who endures  to the end,  it is he  who shall be saved.

These sorts of things  started happening  right after Jesus’ resurrection — and they are continuing  through today.      We see the false prophets,  lawlessness,  and cold hearts.      We can’t stop any of them.      They have been prophesied.      But,  we can go to Jesus  for the strength  we need  to  endure to the end,  so that  we may  be saved.

Some want to imagine  that they can take part  in the false religions  and still be saved  because they know  about Jesus  and have gone to church.      But,  Jesus won’t put up with  that sort of imagination.      He says to us  in Matthew 10:32-33,

Every one  therefore  who shall confess Me  before men,  I will also confess him  before My Father  who is in heaven.      But  whoever  shall deny Me  before men,  I will also deny him  before My Father  who is in heaven.

We can’t waffle on that one.      If truth  means anything to us,  Jesus is worth confessing,  no matter how  others might mock  and deride us.      Jesus had told  all of His followers  to expect tribulations,  killings,  hatred,  betrayals,  and false prophets.      That makes some unwilling  to confess Him.      But,  they’re even afraid  of things like  losing  “friends”  or being considered  less intellectual.

There are all these fears  in spite of Jesus’ promise  in Matthew 28:20,

I am with you always, even to the end  of the age.

And, again  in John 14:18,

I will not  leave you  as orphans;  I will  come to you.

With so many promises of support,  along with the love and power  to keep those promises,  and all the fulfilled prophecies,  we have every reason  to remain  in the true faith.      As we consider  all those  who have suffered and died  because of their faith,  we can know  their reward  is great,  and say,  “Hallelujah!      Lord,  all things are  just as You said.      Help us  to realize  Your nearness  at all times  so we won’t disgrace  Your holy name.”




A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


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Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1


How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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