And I assure you of this: I, the Messiah, will publicly honor you in the presence of God’s angels if you publicly acknowledge me here on earth as your Friend. But I will deny before the angels those who deny me here among men. (Yet those who speak against me may be forgiven—while those who speak against the Holy Spirit shall never be forgiven.) “And when you are brought to trial before these Jewish rulers and authorities in the synagogues, don’t be concerned about what to say in your defense, for the Holy Spirit will give you the right words even as you are standing there.” Jesus said that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is unforgivable. This sin means attributing to Satan the work that the Holy Spirit accomplishes, thus it is deliberate and ongoing rejection of the Holy Spirit’s work and even of God himself.
Deny or Confess?
We deny Jesus when we (1) hope no one will think we are Christians, (2) decide not to speak up for what is right, (3) are silent about our relationship with God, (4) blend into society, (5) accept our culture’s non-Christian values. By contrast, we confess him when we (1) live moral, upright, Christ-honoring lives, (2) look for opportunities to share our faith with others, (3) help others in need, (4) take a stand for justice, (5) love others, (6) acknowledge our loyalty to Christ, (7) use our lives and resources to carry out his desires rather than our own.
With all your heart confess Him!
We still need the following items for our future visits to homeless shelters
- Toothbrush – Toothpaste
- Disposable Razors
- Tampons – Pads
- Soap – Shampoo – Conditioner
- Anti Perspirant – Deodorant
- Washcloths – Towels
- Pillows – Sheets (twin) – Blankets