1 Chronicles 16:8 Tell The World

Telling others

Give praise to the LORD, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. 1 Chronicles 16:8 

Watching or listening to the news is a very common thing for people to do. They want to know what is happening in their city, state, nation and world. The television and internet is filled with hundreds of different sources for news.

Some news is focused on world news, while others are just local. Yet, even other news can be personal news. Facebook is filled with personal news about what is happening in a person’s life.

People get excited to talk about the good things that are happening in their life. They will also talk about the negative things that are occurring. Either way, people love to talk about what is happening and want to know what is happening in the lives of other people.

As David had the priests set up the ark of the covenant for worship, he told the people to being to give praise to God. In the process of giving that praise, they were also to tell the world what God has done for them. God had established them and made His presence among them.

Every believer has something to talk about. They have a news that is greater than any other news ever given. As soon as one becomes a believer, he has the message that he was a dead man, sentenced to die, but has been forgiven, set free and given eternal life. That is just the minimum of what God has done for the believer.

Each day believers can talk about how God has given them another day, the joy God has given them, the strength He has given, and all other provisions He has given. The world needs to know these things. They want to see what God has done and how it has changed a person.

God has done the same things for you and probably much more. Think about all the things God has done for you in your life. Now you must go and tell the world that news.

If the world can freely share all the bad news around the clock, you can share the best news ever around the clock. Someone out there is waiting to hear what you have to say about Jesus.

Take the time today to proclaim the name of Jesus and tell what He has done and is doing in your life with someone.

I pray today that you will know what God has done for you; that you will tell others what God has done; that you will not be ashamed of Jesus; and that many will believe in Jesus because of your story. 

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Deuteronomy 32:3 Proclaim God’s Name

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I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! Deuteronomy 32:3

To proclaim something is to talk about it, to let something be known to others. It is to open about some information or news.

Many years ago in nations that had a king, the king would have people who were town criers. They would go out through a town crying, shouting out loud, that the king had some news for the people. Later in time, the newspaper companies had people walking around to sell papers. As they would try to sell the papers, they would shout out loud some part of the news to get the people’s attention to buy the paper.

Those people were not ashamed to shout out that they had some important information that they felt every person needed to hear about. They did not keep silent with what they knew.

Today when people know of some great news, they are quick to talk about it. When they know of some great person, who does great work, they are quick to tell others about that person.

As Moses is getting ready for his death, he states that he proclaims the name of the Lord and praises God’s greatness. He will not be silent with what he knows about God.

The world really does not know who God is. They do not know what He can do or has done. People need to let the people know this information.

God has many names that are attached to His name. He is God the Healer, God the Provider, God our Salvation, God our Helper, God our Peace, God our Banner and many more. Believers can go around proclaiming these names of God.

Take a moment and think about all the great things God has done for you and how great He really is to you. This is great news! Now you need to take the time to proclaim what you know.

Do not be ashamed to shout this information on the streets and from the rooftop. You have the greatest news the world has ever heard. No news story can top the greatness of the news of Jesus.

As you praise God for what He has done or is doing in your life, proclaim it to this dark and dying world. Tell everyone what you know about God. Let them know Jesus.

What can you shout out today?

I pray today that you will realize how great God is; that you will proclaim the news of Jesus to this world; that you will tell others of what God can do and has done; and that you will give God praise for His greatness.

Isaiah 44:8 There Is No Other God

“Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.” Isaiah 44:8

During the time Isaiah had prophesied, the nation of Israel had to go through a lot of trouble. They were captured and placed in exile for a time. Going through this, there were people who were afraid and maybe began to wonder if God was really the only god there was.

God tells them not to be afraid, because He had proclaimed all that would happen long before it occurred. He calls them His witnesses, because they had heard what He proclaimed would happen and they saw it actually happen. They could know that He, alone, is God and that there is no other God out there.

The person who can accurately predict something in the future every time, all the time, is the master and is in complete control. He would know things that no one else could possibly know. In life, there is no one that is that good on this earth. Some can predict some things accurately, some of the time, but no one can do that one hundred percent of the time. The more times someone does a prediction, the higher the chance of making a mistake.

Only God can predict the future perfectly every time, all the time. Since He can do this, He is the Master, and in complete control.

Read the Bible and see the predictions that Jesus had made. Some of those predictions were great–returning to the earth, building a new heaven and earth. Others did not sound so great–being persecuted, ridiculed, and sin being rampant on the earth.

As you look at the predictions or promises of God, you will see that most have been fulfilled. This means that God is in complete control. You do not need to be afraid. Be His bold witness in telling the world that He is the One who is in control and that Jesus will return someday. Do not allow the bad situations in this life to discourage you, God knows what is happening, He already proclaimed it.

Keep your focus on God and His promises. He is the Rock that will crush all false gods in the end.

I pray today that you will know the promises of God; that you will see that God is in control; that God will be your Rock; and that you will have no fear in this world. 

1 John 1:3 What To Proclaim

“We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.” 1 John 1:3

John opens his first letter stating what he wants to talk about. He is going to talk about what he has seen and heard about Jesus. At that time, John was one of the people who was physically with Jesus and was a direct eyewitness of what Jesus said and did.

There are many news channels out there with many different people reporting what has happened or is happening at the moment. Some of those reporters are physically at the location reporting what they are seeing and hearing. Most, however, are reporting from another source telling them what is happening. The difference is that the second group may often get things wrong. The words change and the view changes when seen through someone else.

Children often played the telephone game. This is where a person whispers into one person’s ear a sentence. That person then does the same to the next person, and so on down the line. Once everyone has heard the message, it is spoken out loud to see if it was the same as what it was originally. Most of the time it is completely different.

The best reports come from the one who seen it. Just as Peter wrote about what he had experienced, you also can tell others about what you have experienced.

What has God done in your life?

Why do you believe in Jesus?

How has believing in Jesus changed your life?

These are the things that you need to proclaim and tell everyone you meet. You have been given the gift of life, don’t keep it to yourself. You have a message that can bring life to others, don’t keep silent.

Today proclaim what you know about Jesus. Proclaim what you have seen and heard. Give more people a chance to have fellowship with you, the Father, and Jesus.

I pray today that you will realize the message you have for others; that God will fill you with His boldness to spread His message; that you will proclaim what Jesus has done for you; and that God will draw many to Jesus through your words.

Acts 9:15 Chosen Instrument

“But the Lord said to Ananias, Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.” Acts 9:15

Saul was a leader with the Pharisees in stopping all Christians. He had a lot of power and authority. With the written authority of the head leaders, he was going to Damascus to kill more Christians. He had the governments backing to kill. God had another plan for him. As Saul is going to Damascus God gets a hold of him and gets his attention. He is blinded and told to go into Damascus where another man will tell him what to do.

God tells Ananias to go to Saul. Ananias, understandably, was afraid of Saul. God then points out that He had a plan to use Saul to reach the lost Gentiles. It would not be just a few people, but many from the low peasants to the kings that Saul would reach.

Often as believers people are like Ananias. Many do not want to go anywhere near a person who is against God. Yet, God loves them just the same. Jesus can change any person and draw him to Himself. The challenge comes in getting someone to go to that person.

Most believers do not know someone who has authority to kill Christians, but they may know someone who is against believers. That person may be the one who will severely cut down believers and make life rough for them. Yet, that very person may be the one God is trying to reach. He may be the one that God wants to use to reach the lost.

Once Saul met Jesus he was changed. Instead of fighting against Jesus, he started fighting for Jesus. He got onto the front lines trying to tell others about Jesus.

Two things can be seen in this passage. First, are you changed for Jesus? Are you willing to go onto the front lines for Jesus? Are you willing to make a difference for Him?

Second, are you willing to go to those who look hopeless for Jesus? Are you willing to go to those no one wants to try and talk to about Jesus? That person may be the next Paul, are you willing to tell him about Jesus?

God has a plan for you and for everyone else. Be willing to fulfill that plan and help others fulfill God’s plan for them. Be the instrument God needs.

I pray today that you will have a vision of who Jesus is; that Jesus will help you reach the lost; that you will not fear the lost; that you will be changed for Jesus; and that you will be the instrument to change the lost.