Acknowledging the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
“So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but however denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 10: 26-33
Throughout the Holy Bible, we are reminded that ultimately the LORD is in control. We are reminded that the Father sent the son to die for us on the cross and redeem us of our sins. Through this, we are able to have a hopeful assurance that no matter what happens, the LORD is in control. Everything that is in the dark for now will be revealed and nothing can remain hidden for so long.
The LORD tells us that we are to proclaim the Gospel to everyone Jewish individuals and Gentile individuals alike. We are to pay attention to glorify the LORD and not ourselves. Ultimately, while there may be many dangers in today’s world, the LORD tells us that we are to fear Christ who can decide where an individual goes. We are not to be afraid of anything, anyone, or any except the LORD Almighty, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
So as we make sure to acknowledge the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, we begin to understand that we are not to be ashamed of preaching the Gospel. We ultimately want people to be saved and to be able to be part of the inheritance in which they were destined for through the grace of GOD. If this is not something that seems like a viable plan for some, there is an alternative that is reserved for those who wish to deny the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Free will allows for individuals to decide if they wish to accept or deny the free grace that is given through the atoning sacrifice of the lamb who will come back as the lion of Judah.