“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” – Mark 16:15-18
LIGHT FOR NOW: By confessing the name of Jesus constantly and consistently, you are constantly and consistently acknowledging the facts of the gospel.
The believer’s authority is for the work of ministry and thus must be used. Your authority is in place because you will need it. What should be our attitude to the name? We will take our lead from 1John 5:13-15 as we answer this question, it reads “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the son of God; that ye may know that ye may believe on the name of the son of God. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him”. The man born again must develop confidence in the name and that confidence will come from knowledge. The believer must treat the name with references. Hence, you do not begin to use the name for frivolities. Hebrews 13:15 has something important to say “By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name”. The word “giving thanks” means confession, that is, to acknowledge his name.
Observe Hebrews 2:11-12, “For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee”. This is the praise. You make claims of what Christ has done. Paul in Romans 10:9-10 echoes “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation”. In 1Timothy 6:12, the preaching of the gospel is what Paul calls confession. Therefore, in confessing His name, it is an acknowledgement of the facts of the gospel. Glory!
INSTRUCTION: Keep confessing his name.
CONFESSION: I sing more talk more about the name; I consistently confess the name, in Jesus Name, Amen.
QUOTE: A knowing man is a confident man.
DAILY BIBLEREADING: MORNING: 1TIMOTHY CHAPTER 6; EVENING: ROMANS CHAPTER 10