Constant God - Whatever the thought, the deed, the possibility - there is God, always there, knowing our thought and awaiting our request for His insight.

The Wise Men  -- November 22, 2013

The Bible does not report whether the wise men confessed that Jesus is the Son of God1, but it is certain that they believed Him to be. They had searched for Him, not just to see the Holy child, but to worship Him. They had brought with them ample riches of gold and incense and of myrrh to provide for the child and His family through youth and to adulthood. They knew. They had to!

And what of those in the boat? They knew and confessed it.2 Or Peter? He knew, and said as much!3 And throughout the New Testament there were others who knew and in various ways stated so. The demon possessed, the awed, the evil -- they all knew! So what happened to them, or for them. In these instances was there a lack of we what we are told new expect? Were they instantly

indwelt with God and vice versa? We'll never know.

But we do know that there is power in the specific confession that Jesus is the Son of God.

Whoever shall {It applies to anyone who will.  You may or may not perform the conduct that activates the condition. It is totally up to you. If you do not value the consequence, do nothing.}

confess {To acknowledge or avow, to own or admit as true. This implies that you know what you are talking about, that you are the arbiter. Your confession is absolute on this issue � again, no one other than you is impacted. And this does not deal with what you know � you must say something! Who do you say it to? Does not say. But you must say. You can not confess.}

that Jesus is {Not that He is, although He is! Not the Messiah or the Christ or the Morning Star}.

the Son of God {Not that Jesus the one anointed to save us. This is specific. That you know that Jesus is the Christ is not important here. Jesus is the Son of God.

Now why does this work? Other than it is the word of God, we don�t know.

Are we sure it works? The word of God says so. There is no waiver given.

To whom shall we confess? It does not specify any person, place, or thing. It also does not exclude any person, place or thing. How do you read it? What do you read into it?

When will it work, or how long before it works? The Scripture does not say. But our confession should not cease.

It is perhaps the most powerful promise in Scripture, right up there with Colossians 1:27 ". . , which is Christ in you, the hope of glory" with an activator.

11 John 4:15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.

2 Matthew 14:33 - Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."

3 Matthew 16:13-16 - When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, "Who do people say the Son of Man is?" 14) They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets." 15) "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?" 16) Simon Peter answered, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

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