Borrowed Truths

Are You Ashamed?

are you ashamed
Borrowed Truths

Are You Ashamed?

I would ask that you contemplate this verse at length and while doing so, look into your heart, for it speaks of many who believe they will be entering into the Kingdom of the Almighty, but who are deceiving themselves, and for a seemingly innocuous reason.

“For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels.” (Luke 9:26)

You said the words you were told to repeat, you got baptized, attended church, sang the songs, enjoyed the company of those in the pews, even placed part of your increase into the plate as it passed by. You lived what you considered the “Christian life,” but not once did you mention the name of Jesus Christ to any that you met, you told no one of the grace offered by the Most High through faith in His Son, His name, the name of the Lord Jesus Christ never once passed your lips outside of those church walls.

Because you were embarrassed.

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?” (Matt. 7:22)

To prophecy in these days of grace means to expound properly, with the wisdom and Spiritual discernment that the Lord has blessed us with about the Scriptures, specifically, and always with the intended goal to glorify the Living God. To speak to others about the One who went to the cross and the reason why, to tell them that all their sins can be forgiven, that they, as they are today, can be saved from the wrath of God and live eternally in His presence.

“I will not profess your name,” means that person is going to hell, not heaven, and not because they were living an evil life, not because they were a murderer, a blatant sinner with no regard for man or God, but because they were too embarrassed to speak His name in public.

You have met them; I pray you are not one of them.

Good people, upright but not righteous in the eyes of the Lord, honest, caring, helpful, polite, rarely contentious, never judgmental, fine upstanding people, even church people.

“Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:” (Matt. 25:41)

Accursed because they were embarrassed of the One they proclaimed for so long to serve.

Some of them sit in the pews beside you every week, some are deacons and elders, there are even men who hold the title of pastor that will not speak openly of our Savior.

This embarrassment many times begins with the fear of offending, of not wanting to stand out from the crowd, of wanting to be accepted. These are the hypocrites, these are the self-deceived, these are those who believe that the Lord understands their hesitancy, their fear, and these will give their account at the Great White Throne of Judgement.

Because they were embarrassed.

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:” (Heb. 9:27)

Those “excuses” that many have, those “reasons” I am led to bring up in so many of these letters to you, now would be a very good time to take a look at them in your life, now is the time to understand, and that full well, that not one of them will be accepted.

“But I loved you!”

“Then why did you not tell others about me?”

It will be that simple and will end that quickly.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16)

To those of you this letter is written to, there is something you need to realize about yourself, and today, right now is the time to do that. If you do not speak to others about the Lord Jesus Christ, that means much more than being personally embarrassed to be associated with Him, it means that you are ashamed of Him.

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