|“Then He commanded His disciples that they should tell no one that He was Jesus the Christ” (Matthew 16:20).
“Tell the vision to no one until the Son of Man is risen from the dead” (Matthew 17:9).
There were times when the Lord Jesus told his disciples not to speak to anyone about what they saw or heard. Why? They did not know enough to talk sense about what was before them.
Unless we know Jesus as the risen, living, and indwelling Savior, as a present-tense reality in our hearts and life, then the Lord Jesus wants our mouth to be kept closed. Why? Because we will not know enough about Him worth saying.
God wants us to know Him through His Son by an ever-present reality. When life becomes an adventure in dependence upon His life in us, dead to yourself and alive to God, you and I will share the Life of Jesus Christ and we will share His victory, though a thousand or more temptations assail us. Then we will have something to tell. And something to see. And someone to love.
It is not a matter of our doing our best for Him, but of Christ being His best in us. This is the Good News that is ours to tell!