”…the righteous are as bold as a lion” [Proverbs 28:1b]
Being bold as a lion is based on being as a lion in the knowledge of who God has made the created to be. A lion never questions what has been given to him, he never questions his qualifications, the authority he has, or the effect that authority has to create victory over his foes. He is who he is!
So what are you basing your sense of authority on this morning? As children of God we are living in the end times, but we have the presence of God, the power of His Word—and a message to proclaim! We have three pronged plan to participate in.
- Edify “The Message has to be preached all across the world” [Mark 13:10 TM] Your task is to edify—to be a sentinel to truth—stay focused on the truth—the Cross of Christ is the power of God unto salvation. The message has not changed. Focus on the Cross of Christ.
- Empowerment “the Holy Spirit will make his witness in and through you.” [Mark 13:11 TM] The power and anointing is provided for all those who speak the truth boldly becoming light in the darkness. Focus on Jesus Christ.
- Endurance ”Stay with it—that’s what is required. Stay with it to the end.
You won’t be sorry, you’ll be saved.” [Mark 13:12 TM] A watered down gospel will water down your faith until it is murky, weak and will be swallowed up by the darkness—it is no gospel! Only the truth will set others free. Focus on the Words of Christ.
Further Reading: Mark 13:10-12 TM – 1 Thessalonians 4: 13 – 5:1