Psalm 22:22 Make A Declaration

I will declare Your name to My brethren; in the midst of the assembly I will praise You. Psalm 22:22

There are different types of declarations made on a regular basis all over the world. Some become very famously known, such as the Declaration of Independence by the United States, while most remain unheard of. Declarations are just someone making a solid statement about a belief or some truth as being firm and unmoving about it. Most declarations are just for the moment by an individual, while some are made by a group of people that are long lasting and recorded.

David stated that he would declare God’s name to others and in the middle of the people give Him praise.

At the moment a person chooses to make a declaration, that person is believing in something very solidly, with no thought of change or questioning. It is believed to be true beyond any shadow of doubt.

Although the world makes many declarations, it will also commonly make the declaration that truth cannot be fully known or that it is only true for the individual and not the whole. Truth, according to the world, can change according to the needs and desires of the people.

There is only one Truth in this world that never changes no matter what happens, and that Truth is that Jesus is Truth and is the only way to the Father in heaven. Believers in Jesus know this and hold to it.

However, many people in the church are silent about this Truth. They tend to hold to the same belief that the world does and are silent. They are afraid to declare the Truth of God’s name to the world.

Instead of being afraid, believers need to speak up and declare the Truth that the world needs to hear. Declaring that Jesus is Lord and that there is no other.

There are a lot of things in your life that are true, and you are not ashamed of telling others about. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, one of the things you should not be ashamed of or silent about is His name. Be willing and bold to declare His name to those around you. Declare what He has done for you in your life each day. The world needs to hear about Jesus.

What will you declare for the world to hear today?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the truth about Jesus; that God will give you boldness to declare His Truth for all the world to hear; and that you will not be ashamed of Jesus among anyone.

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Romans 10:9 Are You Saved?

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

All over the world there are people who understand the concept of claiming something and believing in it. Motivational speakers will talk about how one must claim something, believe it and than see it actually occur.

Often this is done to motivate one’s own self to accomplish some difficult or crazy task or to attempt something new. This belief will come from the core of the person’s heart, giving him strength to overcome any obstacles, but it is always done by self alone.

The overall message that Paul was proclaiming to the people was that one has to declare that Jesus is Lord, believe that He was raised from the dead and he would be saved.

People around the world see the many troubles and struggles that this world has. Many do not see any hope in things changing or getting better.

Some will try to do good things in order to satisfy themselves that they are worth it and maybe some good will come about. In the process of doing this, many are trying to earn their way into heaven.

God does not allow for people to ‘earn’ their way into heaven. There is no sliding scale as to who did enough to get into heaven. It is the same for every person, regardless of who he is, where he came from or what he did.

The first thing a person must do is make a statement that Jesus is Lord. This is that Jesus is the Master, Absolute Controller of his life. In doing this, one will also repent from and turn away from all sin.

Then he must believe that Jesus rose from the dead to save him. Once these things are done, God will save him from his sins.

If you have not made the choice to believe in Jesus, today is the day to do it. Take time to read through the bible and see who God is and who Jesus is.

See the truth of God’s word. Instead of seeking things of this world, that will fade away and fall apart, seek God.

Turn from your sins, repent, and declare that Jesus is Lord of your life. Believe that He rose from the dead and will save you.

Are you saved today?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will make Jesus your Lord; that you will believe Jesus rose from the dead; that you will turn away from all sin towards God; and that you will know that Jesus is saving you today.