Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God. - (2 Timothy 1:8)
A person can call on the name of the Lord all he or she wants for deliverance, but according to Romans 10:9–10, if they have not also confessed the name of the Lord that they call on, their request could be denied. To experience heaven’s authority and power on earth, a person must be willing to confess Jesus Christ as Lord publicly in what they say and do. Christ’s investment and involvement in your life hinges upon your public declaration that He is Lord through both your words and actions. Paul told Timothy boldly,“Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord” (2 Timothy 1:8).
If for no other practical reason than accessing the power of deliverance on earth, you must establish and declare Jesus Christ as Lord in your life and over your world. You must open your mouth publicly and let others know through what you say and do that He is your Lord and Master—that you are not ashamed to be associated with Him and under Him. He is seated at the right hand of God in the heavenlies, as are you through His redemption on the cross.
Access His power and authority through a public declaration of His lordship in your life. His blood has established the new covenant under which you are to align your life and world in order to receive its full covenantal covering and protection.
Reflection: Do you find yourself embarrassed in certain situations to admit that you are a Christian? How has God given you a platform to confess Him publicly? Ask God to give you courage for consistent public confession of Christ.
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