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They say that 'You mustn't rock the boat'. 'Be careful not to be insensitive'. 'Just wait for the right time to say something about Jesus'.
Ps 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, NKJV
I am forgiven, I am redeemed (bought back from Satan), I am set free from the power of sin, I am adopted by God as His son, I have a promise of an eternity with God in heaven and I am blessed here and now.
This is worth talking about!
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, means exactly that – don't be afraid or hesitate to say who you are!
Whereas everything we say needs to be true and not 'forced', the Holy Spirit will always give us words when we need them. We make lots of excuses to shut up, when we should really be 'saying so'. It should be the exceptional case where we need to be quiet.
You are not Clark Kent or Peter Parker, so why live with a secret identity? Especially in countries where your life is not exactly in danger for being a Christian – let the name 'Jesus' out of your mouth more often.
Just as those around you may use His wonderful name as an expletive, why not use it as the divine spark of power that it really is?
I have found repeatedly that if I can get the name of Jesus into the conversation then I get such a freedom to talk about Him. If the redeemed of the Lord will actually say something then we will see such a release of the power of God around us that the kingdom will be able to come!
At a military outpost you would be challenged 'Halt who goes there?' So who are you anyway? Talk about Jesus. Look at the miracles that were performed in the New Testament in the name of Jesus. When you speak in that name, demons tremble!
If you believe you are redeemed – say so.
If you don't say so, is it because you don't really believe?
If so, get your head in the word today, believe and speak – you will release something inside yourself and see a new reality of the Spirit of God working around you too!
2 Cor 4:13 "I believed; therefore I have spoken ." With that same spirit of faith we also believe and therefore speak, NIV