I Can’t Keep It To Myself

And he charged them that they should tell no man of him. (Mark 8:30)

Jesus commanded the disciples not to tell anyone about Him.  This is very strange.  Some theologians feel that it is because they did not totally understand the role of the Messiah.  Some feel that it is because the disciples needed to know what would happen to Him concerning His death.  Yet others feel that it is because He felt that they would get the story wrong if they attempted to tell it now before being filled with the Holy Spirit.  Whatever the reason He said it then, but He is not saying that to us today.  No longer does He say “tell no man”.  Jesus is not telling us to be quiet about Him.  But quite the opposite, Jesus is saying to tell everyone about me.  Wherever you go and as you go, tell others about Christ.  Get the story right and tell someone else.  Tell them in Jerusalem and in all Judaea and in Samaria and unto the uttermost parts of the world.  Tell them in your home.  Tell them in your neighborhood.  Tell them all over your city.  Jesus is saying go into the highways and hedges and compel men, women, boys and girls to come unto Me.  He says go into all nations and teach them and baptize them in the name of the Father and in the name of the Son and in the name of the Holy Ghost.  Teach people everywhere to observe and obey God’s word and to believe the good news concerning Jesus Christ.  TELL EVERYONE THAT HE LIVES.  I discovered that I can’t keep it to myself.

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