“Therefore do not fear them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.”
Our fear flows from our forgetfulness or tacit denial of Who God is and the authority and power that He has. We are commissioned to confess openly what He has told us our quiet times with Him. Who we are and what we believe will be revealed. It is the truth of life. His call is for us to speak openly what He has shared privately. This was especially evident to the disciples as Jesus had tried so hard to extend His earthy ministry by encouraging those who experienced His healing to be quiet. He had a mission to complete and many to heal. He didn’t want His enemies moving against Him earlier than necessary. Yet, He emphasized to His disciples that His enemies would move against Him and kill Him.
To deny publicly the truth that He has revealed to us privately is dangerous and pointless. It will come to light. Our faith defines us and will be revealed in our lives. So, we must speak it with confidence knowing that the One who created and controls all things and ultimately judges all things knows you intimately and values you greatly. Our fear of the One we cannot see must always outweigh our fear of those we can. More and more I am led to believe that most all of my spiritual maladies or weaknesses are tied to my lack of trust in the eternal love and faithfulness of Father God. Help my unbelief Father.