Because Christ is with us. And with Jesus on our side, who can be against us! Don’t be afraid, speak fearlessly and courageously as the Spirit guides you. We are to be ambassadors for Christ, not because we are perfect but because we have accepted Christ into our hearts and He has great plans for our lives – a plan that will bring a hope and a future.
The enemy will try to beat us up with negativity, with pointing out our problems and imperfections. The thing we need to remember and grab onto is this, we are perfect in Christ Jesus! God sees us through the lens of Jesus. We are complete because we have Jesus and because of what He has done. When we accepted Jesus into our lives as our Lord and Savior, we became accepted by God through Jesus.
But wait, there is more…
There is coming a day when we will all have to go before the throne of God. At that time thanks to Jesus, we will get to be presented before God as shared in today’s morning devotional from Spurgeon’s:
he shall be presented faultless before the throne, without spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing? The Church of Christ then will be so pure, that not even the eye of Omniscience will see a spot or blemish in her; so holy and so glorious, that Hart did not go beyond the truth when he said–
“With my Saviour’s garments on, Holy as the Holy One.”
Then shall we know, and taste, and feel the happiness of this vast but short sentence, “Complete in Christ.” Not till then shall we fully comprehend the heights and depths of the salvation of Jesus. Doth not thy heart leap for joy at the thought of it? Black as thou art, thou shalt be white one day; filthy as thou art, thou shalt be clean. Oh, it is a marvelous salvation this! Christ takes a worm and transforms it into an angel; Christ takes a black and deformed thing and makes it clean and matchless in his glory, peerless in his beauty, and fit to be the companion of seraphs. O my soul, stand and admire this blessed truth of perfection in Christ. – Spurgeon’s Morning Devotions – Day 28
God’s Word provides us with this confidence as we read from Romans 8:
31-39So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:
They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.
None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us. – Romans 8:31-39