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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Psalm 9:13-14 Saved To Tell

Have mercy on me, O Lord! Consider my trouble from those who hate me, You who lift me up from the gates of death, that I may tell of all your praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion. I will rejoice in Your salvation. Psalm 9:13-14

Thinking about one’s own self is often the at the forefront of the thinking of most people. When they are saved from some difficulty in their life, many feel it is because of who they are and that they are a great asset to the world that is still wanted.

David asked God to have mercy on him, as he had many enemies, then he would be able to tell of His praises to everyone and rejoice in the salvation given him.

Any person who has chosen to repent of sin and believe in Jesus has been saved from condemnation. The salvation provided is not because of something that one did, but because of the work of Jesus. And the work of Jesus was done because of the love of God for people who hated Him.

Since salvation is not provided because of a work a person has done, it is done out of the mercy and grace of God. Some believe that they are saved because of what they had done or who they are. Once a person is saved it is one’s duty to go and tell others of what God has done and to rejoice in that salvation.

People are dying without knowing that there is salvation available. The world needs to hear of the mercy and grace of God and their need to be saved from death. Without God, there is no life or saving from trouble. God saves so one can tell of the salvation available.

From the moment God had mercy upon you and forgave you of your sins, you are saved. This salvation is not only for you, but for you to do a work for God in this world. Begin by rejoicing in that salvation.

Then go out and tell others of what God has done. This is a telling of how God meets your needs from day to day and brings you through difficulties in this life. The world needs to hear how they can be saved from destruction, and you have the message that they need. You are saved so you can tell others.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will give God praise for the salvation provided; that you will tell others of what God has done in your life; and that many will believe in Jesus through your testimony.

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2 Kings 9:5 You Have A Message To Deliver

When he arrived, he found the army officers sitting together. “I have a message for you, commander,” he said. “For which of us?” asked Jehu. “For you, commander,” he replied. 2 Kings 9:5

Prior to the days of cellphones, if a person had a message for someone else, he had to go to him to present it or else send someone to pass the message on. In large corporations, many of the top leaders will have others working under them to pass on information to others. The expectation is that the person will pass the message on correctly and timely.

Elisha had one of the young prophets go to Jehu, an army commander, to give him a message. This young prophet brings the message to Jehu immediately.

When someone has some very important or exciting message to pass on, he will try to get it passed on as quickly as possible. The person wants whoever needs to hear it, to hear it right away.

In order to get the message to the person clearly, one may have to pull that person aside to remove all distractions. This is so that the message may be heard clearly and completely.

Believers have a message that Jesus has told them to pass on to others. It is the gospel message that God loves people, Jesus died and rose again, and God wants to forgive the people and for them to live with Him forever.

This message is a timely one that needs to be delivered as quickly as possible. Every day people are dying without hearing that message. They are not given the opportunity to believe in Jesus and be saved and are heading to hell.

Many believers are sitting on that message and not passing it on. Each one needs to go out and deliver that message to everyone they meet.

Someone at some point brought the gospel message to you. Now it is your turn to pass that message on to others. As long as you have breath, God has a mission for you to tell others about Jesus. He does not want anyone to perish but have everlasting life.

Do not wait or hold back on giving that message. It may be their last day on this planet. Go and give this life-giving message to every person you can as quickly as you can. It is a matter of life and death.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the message God has for you to pass on to others; that God will give you boldness to tell others about Jesus; and that many will believe in Jesus because of your message.

Romans 1:14-15 Are You Eager To Spread The Gospel?

I am obligated to Greeks and non-Greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome. Romans 1:14-15

Any person who has really good news is always eager to pass it on to others around him. Those who have good news that can help others are also eager to pass it on to anyone and everyone that they can.

Car salesmen often seem very eager to sell a person some new car. To the salesperson it is the best thing on the market and everyone needs it right now.

Paul, in his letter to the Romans, tells them that he is obligated to everyone, regardless of who they are. He is very eager to preach the gospel to everyone in Rome.

All over the world people are seeking for and desiring life, a long life. Very few actually want to die. The sad part is that the answer to eternal life is available, but many do not get to hear about.

The person who has heard the gospel and accepted it, believing in Jesus for forgiveness of sins and gaining eternal life, now has the greatest news of all time. However, many believers do not pass that information, that great news on. They hold that great news to themselves, not wanting to sound preachy or pushy.

Since the believer has the greatest news of all time, he should be very eager to pass that news on, to allow every person a chance at having eternal life. Each and every day the believer will have opportunities to tell someone about Jesus.

Doing this is showing the greatest love to a person that can be shown. Not telling a person about Jesus is showing hatred towards that person.

Every day you get opportunities to talk to various people. What is the first thing that you want to talk about?

Allow God to put His love in your heart for the people so that you will desire and be eager to tell them about Jesus. Despite all the important things that can be talked about in life, nothing is more important than the salvation of a soul.

Be eager to tell others about Jesus. Seek opportunities to tell more and more people about Him. The more people you tell about Jesus, the more people can choose to follow Him and have eternal life.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will have God’s heart of love towards all people; that you will tell as many as possible about Jesus; that you will be eager to tell people about Jesus; and that God will save many people through your message.

Acts 24:14 Are You Willing To Admit To Worshipping God?

However, I admit that I worship the God of our ancestors as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets. Acts 24:14

Admission of doing something is often not done by many people, because it often means that they are doing something wrong. As a whole, most people do not being known as going against the flow of common society.

Instead of admitting publicly what they do, people hide it and skirt around admission. They don’t want to be seen as a crazy or bad person.

Paul was being charged in court for doing wrong. After saying he is innocent of the charges, he admits that he is a follower of the Way (that the court believed was bad) and a believer in the Law and the Prophets.

Many people are very quiet about their belief in Jesus. They know that a lot of other people are against it, or think that they are against it, so they do not want to say anything about Jesus. They will not deny Christ, but neither will they be His witness. They fear repercussions or whiplash for their belief, or it is that they do not truly follow Jesus.

True believers are not afraid to make bold, public statements that they are following Jesus. Their lives are also being lived in a way that shows that if they made that statement, it would be able to be proven as true. There is evidence that they live for God.

Admitting that one follows Jesus will often open doors to persecution and ridicule. However, at the same time, it can open other doors for others to choose to believe in and follow Jesus.

If you are a believer in Jesus, are you willing to share that information with the world?

Do not live your life as a believer in secret, but let the world know. Do not deny Jesus by a sin of omission, by being quiet when you can speak. Shine the light that has been given to you, so that everyone has a chance to know Jesus.

Trust God when you make those statements that He will take care of you, should you have to go through any persecution.

What are you willing to admit to for the world to see?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will not be ashamed to tell the world about Jesus; that there will be evidence of you believing in Jesus; and that you will trust God when any persecution comes to your life.