“Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” Matthew 26:34
Peter told Jesus he would never deny him, but Jesus told Peter the harsh reality, when in public he would deny him three times. How true is this today with ourselves? How many of us our “Closet Christians”? We proclaim the gospel in Church, but once we leave, it’s never spoken of.
When Jesus was taken away to be crucified, his loyal disciples scattered like rats. Everyone was looking to save themselves, but what they didn’t realize they one they abandoned is the only one who can save.
(Matthew 10:32-33) “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.”
Will you or do you acknowledge Jesus before others? Or do you deny him like Peter? If Jesus was being crucified today, would you stand by his side like his mother Mary did? Or would take off for the hills like everyone else?
The only way to the Father is thru the Son, if you deny the Son, why would you expect him to acknowledge you? You need to make a choice, acknowledge Jesus or you deny him.
(Mark 8:38) “Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”
Are you ashamed of the gospel of Christ? The world wants to reject Jesus, remove God from Schools, Courthouses, from Work. How did this happen? How did God get some easily removed from public? It’s because of the complacency of Christians.
The Easter Holiday, remember the crucifixion of Christ and celebrate the resurrection of life. Acknowledge Jesus before others and he will Acknowledge you before God in Jesus name Amen