“Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.”
“No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth [it] in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.”
Brothers and Sisters Our Faith, Our Beliefs are Not To Be Hid, but are to Shine Forth from a Inward Change to an Outward Evidence that the Lost will Know that Jesus Is Lord of Our Lives, both in Word and Deed. Too many of you are Secretly Blood Bought, fearing Loss of some kind, whether in Jobs, Friends or Family…this is a Sin!
No matter who we are, what manner of work you do, no manner who your friends might be, no manner of Love For Family is to Separate you from being The Light In The World. What this means is, that we, who claim to be Blood Bought, MUST shine forth a Change From Within, that Produces An Evidence Of Such Change In An Outward Manner, both in Word and Deed.
Too many of you are Saying One Thing but your Words, your Actions speak an entirely different story. Did Jesus not pay for the Entire Life giving of Himself His Entire Life for Your Salvation? Is it Not A Debt that we owe, that no matter what we do or say can never be repaid? The only Payment that is Acceptable in God’s Sight, is the Giving Our Entire Life To Him, for He is the Potter and we are The Clay.
“But now, O LORD, thou [art] our father; we [are] the clay, and thou our potter; and we all [are] the work of thy hand.”
Our Lord Jesus used the illustration of the Candle on a Candle Stick so all may see, but let us look closer at this picture. If you put a Candle in an environment that it is covered, not able to shine, the oxygen is Burned Up and The Flame of the Candle will go out for the Lack Of Oxygen. We are the Candle, Jesus is The Flame, the Oxygen Is Faith…so, what does that say about you?
“The spirit of man [is] the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.”
“32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.”
Now, Denial can come in many Different Forms Of Action. It can be that you tell no one that you are a Blood Bought keeping it a Secret because of the Fear Of Loss. It can be as simple as not allowing any one to see that Jesus Is Lord by not Praying for your food before you eat. It can be not showing any Emblems or Signs that you are a Believer. Example, I have a Sign that says the Apostle Creed, which is in our private office that No One Sees It But My Wife and I, it has NO PURPOSE TO THE LOST!!!
We should be Bold as Lions showing the World that Jesus Is Lord Of Our Lives. Jesus said that we should not Fear them that can Kill Us, Reject Us, but we are to Fear God, Fear Jesus because He can Destroy Us, both Flesh, Soul and Spirit.
“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
If Jesus has truly Saved You, then there MUST BE EVIDENCE. Example, I can say that I am a mechanic all day long, but if I Can Not Show Evidence that I am a Mechanic then it is JUST EMPTY WORDS, EMPTY ACTION that Bear No Truth or if I say I am a Programmer but I did not Show Evidence that I Can Program then it is JUST EMPTY WORDS, EMPTY ACTION!!! This making YOU A LIAR to whom YOU CLAIM YOU ARE!!!
Our Brother James says that Evidence Must Accompany Belief, Faith.
“18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works… 20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead? … 26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
Jas 2:18, 20, 26
There is the Other Element that walks Hand in Hand that Jesus said…
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
If you are Hiding Your Faith then I must conclude with the question…Do you Really Love Jesus? If Evidence of Love is by Actions, then your Candle Light CAN NOT BE HIDDEN, IT MUST BE SEEN BY ALL THE WORLD TO SEE!!! Now this comes with a Cost, it means that People, that is, Your Fiends, Your Family, Your Co-Workers…The World WILL HATE YOU in Shining Your Light. Jesus said they Hated Him for speaking The Truth. While Bearing Signs Of Your Love For Jesus, then THEY WILL HATE YOU, if they are not truly Blood Bought.
“18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you. … 25 But [this cometh to pass], that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.”
Jhn 15:18, 25
The World should not have to Try and find out that You Are A Blood Bought, it should be as evident as the air you breath. There has to be an Outward Evidence To The World that Jesus Has Saved You and if there is not, then you need to really examine yourself in all areas of Your Life and see what the cause for Denying Jesus Is.
Let me give you some examples for the Evidence Of Faith in My Life. Every morning before I do anything, I lay prostrate on the floor Seeking Jesus, my Wife can testify to this as she has seen me in more than one occasion in doing so. I Listen to Nothing But Christian Music anywhere, all the time. It is in my vehicle, it has played in my work place, it has played so that my neighbors have heard. I Read Scripture every day in multiple places, multiple times. My Language is not of The World, meaning I do not curse, nor seek Ungodly Council, but is kept in Godly Communication at all times, with all people, fighting my fleshly desire not to be as the World is. My Life Bears Fruit, Bearing Evidence that Jesus Is Lord!
You can Confess that you are a Christian all that you want, but if you Bear No Fruit, then YOU ARE A LIAR!!!
Jesus said that if The Truth, that is, If Jesus is Truly Lord Of Your Life, then You Must Bear The Fruit There Of, you CANNOT BEAR TWO DIFFERENT FRUITS IN THE SAME BODY! If you try, then it opens doors of Confusion, Deceit, Anxiety, Head Aches, Body Illnesses and a Conflicted Mind. The Peace Of Jesus will Not be with you, but Torment is assured!
“4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. … 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.”
Jhn 15:4, 8
“16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither [can] a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.”
This covers every aspect of Your Life where you Work, Your Life Style, Your Friends, including Marriage, Your Family, All Associations, being Obedient To Them Over You. In all attributes you are to Bear Some Kind Of Fruit…that IS NOT HIDDEN…that IS NOT UNNOTICEABLE BY OTHERS.
The Scriptures tells us to Examine Ourselves That There is No Sin, and Ask Jesus to Examine you to make sure You Are Walking In The Light.
“Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?”
“23 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: 24 And see if [there be any] wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
There is no such thing as a Secret Blood Bought. If you struggle with this, then there are things in Your Life that are Ungodly that need to change. But you need to Understand this one thing…Jesus can help you to change, but it is Your Choice To Change…Not Gods!!! Every day I must Choose how I am to Live, in How I Love my Spouse, my Children, my Co-Workers and my Associations to make sure that my Guard is Up At All Times Showing them The Love Of Jesus In Me, By Word and By Deed!!!
Your Choice…Can I See Your Light?…
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!