The Name of Jesus! (2)

  • Makes people to become very bold

One of the foremost things that the name of Jesus does for people is that, it makes them to become very bold.  For instance, Apostle Peter was well-known for his timidity.  He was so timid, that he denied Jesus Christ three times, before He was crucified (John 18:15-18, 25-27).  This he did, to play safe, and to stay alive!  But this same Peter later preached the gospel with unusual boldness and fervour, in the name of Jesus.  It is worth mentioning here, that himself, and Apostle John were so bold, that the people in authority, who by the way, detested them, took notice of them.  The bible relayed this occurrence in Acts 4:13 this way: Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marvelled.  And they realized that they had been with Jesus.

Before I became a Christian, I could not imagine myself talking to people about Jesus Christ.  But immediately I became born again, I picked up a rare boldness, which enables me to address congregations of diverse sizes, perform leading/multiple roles in Christian drama and film presentations, take part in Christian talk shows, write to people about Jesus Christ using all manners of social media that I fancy, etc.  And as a Medical Doctor, I offered healing, hope, and help to people, where conventional medical knowledge had failed them.   I did all these, by the grace of God, in the name of Jesus Christ.

Friend, if you want to do very well where others have flopped, if you want to move forward where others have retreated, and if you want to be noticed for God, where others have been largely ignored, then you must be prepared to do things differently from now on.  You must be prepared to shake off the restrictive yoke of timidity hanging all over you, and obtain indescribable boldness from God.  The good news is that He is prepared to give it to you today, if you ask Him in the name of Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:7, John 14:13).

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