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Holy Boldness
By: Daniel Adams


Holy Boldness is one of the greatest keys to operating in the supernatural power of God. As you study throughout the scriptures especially the gospels and the book of Acts you will find that those who were empowered by the Holy Spirit had a boldness to stand for God through great persecution and even in the face of death. When the power of God comes on you, you will become bold for Jesus! 


A Key To The Move of God

(Proverbs 28:1)The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.

I want to talk to you in this writing about boldness in relation to the move of God and being a witness for Jesus. In order to have a move of God and see the power of God demonstrated you must have a holy boldness. I'm not talking about arrogance. Arrogance always draws attention to self. Holy boldness points the way to Jesus and gives all of the glory to God. In the book of Proverbs it says, "the righteous are as bold as a lion." When you look at the Apostles in the book of Acts you could ask the question: What was the greatest characteristic about them? Apart from the fact that they were filled with the Holy Ghost, it was their boldness. In fact, the Holy Spirit and boldness go hand in hand. When you get filled with the Holy Spirit you are going to have a supernatural boldness to speak the Word of the Lord. One of the greatest keys to boldness is to understand our righteousness through the finished work of Jesus Christ. The blood of Jesus has given you right standing with God regardless of what you have done.

Your right standing with God is not based on what you have done or how you feel, it's based on what Jesus has done!

(Romans 5:17) 17For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the GIFT of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.

The Place Of Command

(Acts 3:1-8) 1Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. 2And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; 3Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. 4And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. 5And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. 6Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 7And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

It takes boldness to say, "look on us" to a crippled man. There is a divine command in holy boldness. It's the command of faith. It takes a bold person to take a cripple man by the hand and lift him up. A timid person would think, what would happen if he fell? What would happen if it didn't work? What would happen if I end up looking like a fool? God is not worried about our comfort zone. In fact, people that never step out of their comfort zone, never see the supernatural. I want to encourage you today to step out of your comfort zone and step into the Acts of the Holy Ghost! One definition of the word boldness is to dare to do. God is looking for people who will dare to do. Dare to lay hands on the sick, dare to share the gospel with the lost and dying, dare to get out of their comfort zone, dare to step out of the boat and walk on the water with Jesus. Do you dare take God at His word? I want to encourage you today to step out of your limitations and step into his limitlessness!

Dealing With Fear

(1 Timothy 1:7-8) 7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.8Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God.

When you hang out with Jesus you will become bold, perfect love casts out all fear. The best way to deal with fear is to confront it head on. Nothing will hold you back like fear. Fear paralyzes whereas faith energizes. The Holy Spirit comes to demolish fear. If you are in fear and intimated then it may be time for a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit. In Acts the 2nd chapter we find that the Holy Spirit was poured out. To the onlooker the disciples looked drunk. When you get filled with the new wine of the Holy Spirit you may look drunk. They appeared drunk because they were filled with great joy, they were speaking in other tongues, and they were telling of the wonderful works of God. Think about a person who is drunk in the world. If you get enough drink in them they may become loud, even when they might really be a timid person. They might do some things they would never do, because they are under the influence. When you get under the influence of the Holy Ghost you will step out of your own estimations and you step into His estimations. All of a sudden it doesn't really matter what people think. You might be out in public and just begin to boldly preach like Peter did on the day of Pentecost. You may pull someone out of a wheelchair. You need to drink, be a Holy Ghost drunk. I'm not talking about being flakey. I'm talking about staying filled with the Holy Spirit. We are to stay continually filled with the Spirit, that's the key. When you are drunk and bold, religious people may get nervous. It doesn't matter what man thinks. It only matters what God thinks, and God wants you to be filled to overflowing with His Spirit. When the Holy Ghost comes on you, there is no telling what might happen!


Conclusion

(Acts 4:29-31) 29And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, 30By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus. 31And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

Here we find in Acts 4 that it is scriptural to pray for boldness. These first believers in the early church prayed for boldness and God answered in a mighty way. The whole building shook with the power of God, they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the Word of God with boldness. God is looking for people that are totally sold out to Him. He is looking for people that are not ashamed of the power of God, because they understand that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the power of God unto salvation. Maybe you have allowed the spirit of fear to cause you to back down from being a witness for Jesus. This is your day to allow the fire of God to burn all of the fear of man out of you. This is your day for a fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit! Ask God to come and fill you afresh with His power that you may proclaim His word with boldness in Jesus name! 

 

 


 

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