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SpiritFire: What You Should Say
[Jesus said,] "I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. ... When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say."
Jesus gives us two incredible promises. First, he assures us that if we publicly confess our allegiance to Him, then he will claim us as his own before the Father and the angels in heaven. Then, he goes one step beyond the first promise: he tells us that we aren't to even worry about what to say in difficult situations because the Holy Spirit will give us the words to say! No wonder the Holy Spirit is described as God's seal of ownership and our guarantee of salvation (Eph. 1:13-14).
O Father, fill me and guide me through your Holy Spirit to say the things I need to say to honor Jesus with courage, conviction, and effectiveness. Holy Spirit, I thank you for your presence and help, in Jesus' name I offer my thanks. Amen.
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