Jesus, working through the Spirit, “will give [us] words and a wisdom” that those to whom we witness cannot oppose or contradict.


“I tell you, whoever acknowledges Me before men — the Son of Man will acknowledge him before the angels of God.” —Luke 12:8

In this Year of Faith, several billion people desperately need to be introduced to Jesus, the only Way, Truth, Life, Savior, and God. The most deprived people in the world are those who have not come to know, love, and worship Jesus. Until we give our lives to Jesus, we have not begun to fully live.

Consequently, because life in Christ is most important, and because God Who is Love wants the best for everyone, the Lord must insist that we acknowledge Him before men. He must hold us accountable if we don’t acknowledge Him. To strongly encourage us to invite others to live for Jesus, the Lord even promised to send the Holy Spirit, Who will teach us “all that should be said” at the moment when we are sharing our faith.

But, whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God

What is denial of the Son of God? Surely it isn’t just saying the words: “Jesus is not the Incarnate Son of God!” But rather, it involves behaving like Jesus’ teachings are irrelevant. All we need is faith and love, and the Lord must and will make us great evangelizers and missionaries. Therefore, because we believe in Jesus and because we love the most deprived people in the world, let us center our lives around sharing our faith. In love, what else can we do?

Only God knows what lies at the depths of the hearts of men and women. He knows what will reach a person’s heart and what won’t. We Christians, who are charged with making disciples, are “fishers of men”. We are like fishermen casting a line. Fishermen generally see only the surface of the water, not the fish under the water. Likewise, we see the outside of a person to whom we witness, but not the inside, while the Lord sees the inside as well. We Christians need “inside information” if we are to reach a human heart.

When Jesus called us to be fishers of men, He gave us the Holy Spirit to teach us to fish. The Spirit gives us that inside information, teaching us at any given “moment all that should be said”. If we use our own words, they might be eloquent, but they will ultimately be ineffective in catching men. However, the Spirit’s words spoken through us will reach hearts.

“I tell you, whoever acknowledges Me before men — the Son of Man will acknowledge him before the angels of God.” —Luke 12:8

In this Year of Faith, several billion people desperately need to be introduced to Jesus, the only Way, Truth, Life, Savior, and God. The most deprived people in the world are those who have not come to know, love, and worship Jesus. Until we give our lives to Jesus, we have not begun to fully live.

Consequently, because life in Christ is most important, and because God Who is Love wants the best for everyone, the Lord must insist that we acknowledge Him before men. He must hold us accountable if we don’t acknowledge Him. To strongly encourage us to invite others to live for Jesus, the Lord even promised to send the Holy Spirit, Who will teach us “all that should be said” at the moment when we are sharing our faith.

But, whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God

What is denial of the Son of God? Surely it isn’t just saying the words: “Jesus is not the Incarnate Son of God!” But rather, it involves behaving like Jesus’ teachings are irrelevant. All we need is faith and love, and the Lord must and will make us great evangelizers and missionaries. Therefore, because we believe in Jesus and because we love the most deprived people in the world, let us center our lives around sharing our faith. In love, what else can we do?

Only God knows what lies at the depths of the hearts of men and women. He knows what will reach a person’s heart and what won’t. We Christians, who are charged with making disciples, are “fishers of men”. We are like fishermen casting a line. Fishermen generally see only the surface of the water, not the fish under the water. Likewise, we see the outside of a person to whom we witness, but not the inside, while the Lord sees the inside as well. We Christians need “inside information” if we are to reach a human heart.

When Jesus called us to be fishers of men, He gave us the Holy Spirit to teach us to fish. The Spirit gives us that inside information, teaching us at any given “moment all that should be said”. If we use our own words, they might be eloquent, but they will ultimately be ineffective in catching men. However, the Spirit’s words spoken through us will reach hearts.

Jesus, working through the Spirit, “will give [us] words and a wisdom” that those to whom we witness cannot oppose or contradict. Let us constantly, moment by moment, seek the Holy Spirit. He is the Master Communicator, and is able to teach us what to say. “Since we live by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s lead”. Come, Holy Spirit!

Let us constantly, moment by moment, seek the Holy Spirit. He is the Master Communicator, and is able to teach us what to say. “Since we live by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s lead”. Come, Holy Spirit!

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