Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
I'm not ashamed by Nilopher I'm not ashamed by Nilopher

“For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.” ~ Luke 9:26  

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” ~ Romans 1:16

God bless! :heart:

I wanted to share a beautiful song related to these bible verses:

I Am Not Ashamed by Heritage Singers

We're an anchor for those who are hurting,
We're a harbor for those who are lost;
Sometimes it's not always easy bearing Calvary's cross.

We've been ridiculed by those who don't know him,
And mocked by those who don't believe.
Still, I love standing up for my Jesus
'Cause of all that he's done for me.

That's why I am not ashamed of the gospel,
The gospel of Jesus Christ.
No, I am not afraid to be counted,
But I'm willing to give my life.

See I'm ready to be all he wants me to be;
Give up the wrong for the right.
Oh, I am not ashamed of the gospel,
No I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

For ev'ry moment his hand has held mercy,
For all the love he's shown all my life,
A simple thanks doesn't say how I'm feeling;
I get tears in my eyes.

So, as for me I'm gonna keep on believing in the one who's been so faithful to me.
I'm not out to please this whole world around me,
I've got my mind on eternity.

That's why I am not ashamed of the gospel,
The gospel of Jesus Christ.
No, I am not afraid to be counted,
But I'm willing to give my life.

See I'm ready to be all he wants me to be;
Give up the wrong for the right.
Oh, I am not ashamed of the gospel,
No I am not ashamed of the gospel...

Of the gospel of Jesus Christ
(I've got too much behind me to let this world blind me.
To some he's a name, but to me, he's my ev'rything)
Oh, I am not ashamed of the gospel,
No I am not ashamed of the gospel...
I've got too much behind me to let this world blind me.
Maybe to some he's a name, but to me he's my ev'rything.

I am not ashamed of the gospel,
Oh, I am not ashamed,
Oh, oh I am not ashamed of the gospel,
Oh, I am not ashamed of the gospel...
Of jesus christ

 

Add a Comment:
 
:icongold-heart-clay:
Gold-Heart-Clay Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017
Using! God Bless!! Heart 
Reply
:iconthetraitor44:
TheTraitor44 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
Amen.
Reply
:iconnateflazh1000:
NateFlazh1000 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2016
You should be.
Reply
:iconbluemacaw11:
bluemacaw11 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 26, 2016  Student Artist
I have to shame at all I don't care what the people say im just gonna keep fighting for God and Jesus till the end Amen! :D
Reply
:iconvamgoddessprincess:
VamGoddessPrincess Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me either! <3
Reply
:iconsteamrailwaycompany:
SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I have no shame with Christ forevermore. 
Reply
:iconnilopher:
Nilopher Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:w00t: :hug: 
Reply
:icongodismyfather:
Godismyfather Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
I am not ashamed of it either.
Reply
:iconnilopher:
Nilopher Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: :la: 
Reply
:icongodismyfather:
Godismyfather Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016
+fav that's what you are in his eyes!
Reply
:iconholyartsalchemist:
HolyArtsAlchemist Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful. No should renounce their faith in Jesus Christ.
Reply
:iconnilopher:
Nilopher Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: 
Reply
:iconfuzzymarshmallow1:
fuzzymarshmallow1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
Amen! <3
Reply
:iconi-stamp:
i-stamp Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
Cool. :)
I'm not ashamed of being an atheist, either.
Reply
:iconnilopher:
Nilopher Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:tighthug: 
Reply
:icontr0llhammeren:
TR0LLHAMMEREN Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Okay? Why wouldn't you be? Unless you lived in a Muslim nation or something. Most countries are pretty tolerant of Christianity.
Reply
:iconnilopher:
Nilopher Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

It’s not about tolerance. At least not for me.
There are people afraid of being rejected by their beliefs (regardless of what they are), afraid of what others may think of them.
There are Christians that hide the fact that they believe in God, because they want to “belong” in a world that is turning away from God.
People have looked at me strangely, in a mocking way, etc. when I pray for my food before eating in a public place. Sometimes people can’t say Jesus’ name without other ‘rolling their eyes’ at them.

I don’t care what people think, or say, I’m not ashamed of my beliefs, and I will not hide them. (I’m not sure if I explained myself clearly) (: 

Reply
:icontr0llhammeren:
TR0LLHAMMEREN Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Honestly, there's a difference between not being ashamed of something and being obnoxiously infatuated with it.

Its the difference between not being ashamed to admit you have a girlfriend, and constantly making out with your girlfriend in public even if you know it makes other people uncomfortable.

I'm not saying you're being obnoxious, that would be presumptuous (and also rude) and I don't like to presume, I'm just saying its a very thin line, and its position can change depending on the company you're in. Situational awareness is key.

(Maybe, I don't know, does my response seem appropriate?)
Reply
:iconprincessmagical:
PrincessMagical Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God wants us to be on fire for Him or against Him.  I love God, I love our Lord and Saviour Jesus.  I am not ashamed either.
Reply
:icontr0llhammeren:
TR0LLHAMMEREN Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
What about Matthew 6:5?
Reply
:iconnilopher:
Nilopher Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

Yes, it’s appropriate. And yes, it’s something that can change depending the situation.

There are times that we have to choose to be ridiculed, and shunned out instead of hiding our beliefs (and I’m not talking about street preaching, praying in a loud voice in front of everybody, or something that makes it obvious we’re Christians). And there are times nothing of that happens.

This is something that happens to everybody, regarding their beliefs, lifestyle, family members, friends etc. With the difference that we don’t get ashamed/embarrassed/restrained/timid by the same things and situations.

Example: A Christian doesn’t have the same pressure when studying in a Christian school where all the teachers are Christians, vs studying in an university where one of your classes is with an atheist professor that ridicules you and your beliefs in front of all the class, and also makes it harder for you to get a good grade in the class.

I’ve met people that are ashamed to be seen with their disabled father. I’ve met Christians that are ashamed of being called Christians because they want to hang out with what they call the “cool crowd” etc.

Reply
:iconsteamrailwaycompany:
SteamRailwayCompany Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
There are times when I wonder if I'm working on my relationship with God hard enough, for I don't seem to be ridiculed nearly enough. You see, many of my other Christian friends, namely :iconfcu777: who are users here are bombarded with spiteful words about their faith nonstop, and despite that my own front page clearly determines my beliefs in God, Christ, and the Bible, no one even comes along to mock me. What do you think? Is my relationship with Christ weak that way, in which the world doesn't see my standing with Christ and wanting to escape the world as an interference? I ask this in earnestness, fellow follower of Christ. 
Reply
:iconnilopher:
Nilopher Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist

Hello,

I don’t think that “how much we are ridiculed” is a good measure of our relationship with the Lord.

Yes the world hates us (John 15:18-21) but that hate is expressed in different ways. Especially in an Internet site, very few non-believers are actually interested in exchanging beliefs and points of view. Here in DeviantArt people are mostly looking for controversy and fights, so they go after the most controversial topics. Make a stamp/picture/article pointing at a sin society thinks is acceptable, give it enough exposure and time and you’ll see how the insults will fall like rain. (<-- just an example).

We all feel the pressure of the world in different ways. You ask if your relationship with Christ is weak because of the absence of ridicule while others ask the same question because of what they feel under the pressure of ridicule. This is a spiritual warfare and there are different ways Satan can attack us, not all of them have to be so obvious.

I dare to say your relationship with the Lord is strong. The fact that you care about it it’s an indicator. When people have a weak relationship with someone they don’t care if it falls apart.

A relationship with God is very personal, and what christians feel and how the world reacts towards us varies from person to person.

I suggest you keep on focusing on being a good example for others regardless if you receive direct ridicule or not. Focus on the positive parts, like how the way you act can be a testimony, and bring people to God. Who knows how many people were and will be saved just because of the testimony you give with your life.

God bless! :heart:

Reply
:iconitsaboutchrist:
ItsaboutChrist Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
I'm not either! God bless you, beautiful stamp ♥
Reply
:iconnilopher:
Nilopher Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: :hug:
Reply
:iconccmsonicfan:
CCMSonicFan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Amem
Reply
:iconnilopher:
Nilopher Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
Reply
:iconjonathanskits:
JonathanSkits Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hallelujah!
Praise be to the King born in a stable.
Preached the words of love and wisdom.
Was taken into the hands of the sanhedrin.
And crucified.
Reply
:iconnilopher:
Nilopher Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amen! :la:
Reply
:iconjonathanskits:
JonathanSkits Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hug 
Reply
:iconhroddas:
Hroddas Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hallelujah! :)
Reply
:iconnilopher:
Nilopher Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:love:
Reply
:iconfoxx99:
FoXX99 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Take that world !!!!!!!
Reply
:iconnilopher:
Nilopher Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: 
Reply
:iconfeesu-san:
Feesu-san Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Student Filmographer
Amen!
Reply
:iconnilopher:
Nilopher Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
Reply
:iconkoi-sauce:
Koi-Sauce Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amen~<3
Reply
:iconnilopher:
Nilopher Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: 
Reply
:iconbigmac1212:
BigMac1212 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Amen to that.
Reply
:iconnilopher:
Nilopher Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: 
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
August 21, 2015
Image Size
11.3 KB
Resolution
99×56
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
1,065
Favourites
112 (who?)
Comments
40
×