Ashamed Of Jesus
By Dennis Huebshman
Luke 12:8-9, “And I say to you, EVERYONE who confesses Me before men, the Son of Man will confess him also before the Angels of God. (9) But he who denies Me before men will be denied before the Angels of God.” (All emphasis and any paraphrasing is mine)
Revelation 3:20, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone would hear My voice and open the door, I will come in and dine with him (or her) and he (or she) with Me.”
John 10:9, “I am the Door. If anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture.”
John 10:16, “I have other sheep that do not come from this sheepfold (all gentiles). I must bring them too (those who will accept Him), and they will listen to My voice, so that there will be one flock and one Shepherd.”
John 3:18, “The one who believes in Him (Jesus) is not condemned. The one who does not believe has been condemned already because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.”
Acts 4:12, “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
Romans 10:8-13, “But what does it say? The WORD is near you in your mouth and in your heart, (9) because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, AND believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, YOU WILL BE SAVED. (10) For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth, one confesses and is saved. (11) For the scripture says EVERYONE who believes in Him will not be put to shame. (12) For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing His riches on all who call on Him. (13) For EVERYONE who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Also, Joel 2:32 and Acts 2:21)
My main responsibility is to bring you the WORD. Anyone, ALL, who profess to bring you the truth needs to re-read James 3:1, “Not many of you should become “teachers”, my brothers and sisters, because you know that WE will be judged more strictly.” This is why I take very seriously the content of messages I present. Also, the WORD is more than just what is written in the Bible.
John 1:1, “In the beginning was the WORD, and the WORD was with God, and the WORD was (and is) God.” Therefore, when I present you with the WORD, I am giving you Jesus the Christ, Son of the Most High Living God. I will state for the record, I am not ashamed of My Blessed Savior, and am grateful He has allowed me to be counted as one of His.
Looking at 1 John 2:18; 22-23, “Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard, the anti-christ is coming, so now many anti-christs have appeared. (This was about 2000 years ago.) We know from this that it is the last hour. (22) Who is the liar but the person who denies that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah)? This is the anti-christ; the person who denies the Father and the Son. (23) Everyone who denies the Son does not have the Father either. The person who confesses the Son, also has the Father.” (Note: there is no mention of allah, budda or any other man-made god.)
Putting this all together, there have been false prophets and anti-christs from the very beginning of the covenant of the Cross. Satan has been active through the centuries trying to steal as many souls away from Jesus as he can. Sad part is he understands the nature of all of us, and in many cases has accomplished his goals. There are even satanic “churches” forming around the country. Jesus is not surprised by this as He told of the broad gate and the straight and narrow way in Matthew 7:13-14. Satan knows one other fact; his time here is getting short, and he is pulling out all the stops and evil is increasing everywhere. Things that used to be proclaimed as wrong are now being given as right. Evil is good and good is evil according to those of the new world order. For those who foolishly say they can defeat satan, they are very wrong. Without the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, we are lost.
That is why the Father sent His Son Jesus to be our perfect sacrifice as He knew we were incapable of covering our own sins. For the ones that claim they are “good” or are following the “10 Commandments”, the surprise waiting for them is not a pleasant one. Romans 3:23 says “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” There were anti-christs in John’s day of the first century, and today it is even more evident.
How about organized religions that are saying that God has changed His mind about what is called an abomination? He has not, and will not compromise on this. Another; there are many ways to Heaven, or we all worship the same god. John 14:6, “Jesus said I am the Way, the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through Me.” This is pure Straight and Narrow. This one also disputes the theory that we don’t need Jesus to be saved. Those who are worshiping other “gods” are as lost as the day is long.
It is evident that we are in the “season” of the last days before the tribulation and the physical return of the Savior. Just seeing the changing mentality that’s taking place in the whole world is a good sign the Father is already sending a “deluding influence” as given in 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12. He is fully aware of who are His, and also who have already accepted satan as their leader. He does not wish for anyone to be lost (2 Peter 3:9), but is giving everyone another chance before pulling out what is restraining the final anti-christ from coming on the scene. That would be the Holy Spirit (2 Thessalonians 2:6-7) who is indwelling all True Believers that will be taken up in the Rapture before the start of the Wrath. (1 Thessalonians 4).
For those who have considered their eternal destination, but have not accepted Jesus yet, the time is getting shorter. To say, “Later” is to reject Him; to say “Maybe” is to reject Him. To wait until after the Rapture or to take your last breath on this earth without Jesus are both losing propositions. Here the wait-and-see attitude is exactly as satan wishes you to have. He knows there is no third option. It comes down to him and Jesus, and all who follow him will be thrown into the Lake of Fire as described in Revelation 20.
Satan’s pride caused him to fall (Isaiah 14) and he wants you to fall with him. Pride in our Savior, accepting His gift of Salvation that has been paid in full and being with Jesus forever is God’s wish for us all. He is allowing you to make the choice and will not force you either way. He will have the Holy Spirit to come and be within you and when the Spirit is removed, you will be taken up to meet the Savior in the air/clouds.
Just remember what God put in His letter (Bible) three times for emphasis – ALL Who call on the Name of the Lord Will be Saved. (Joel 2:32; Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13) He will in no means change His mind, and will extend this offer to everyone and that is no lie. (Titus 1:2) He is very proud of His Son, and is proud of all who accept Him. We don’t know the day or hour, so please don’t delay.