DON’T BACK DOWN!
Maintain Your Boldness In Preaching The Gospel;
TEEVO DAILY DEVOTIONAL 3RD January 2021;
TO THE BIBLE Acts 20:22-24 NIV
“And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem,
not knowing what will happen to me there. I only know that in every city the
Holy Spirit warns me that prison and hardships are facing me. However, I
consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and
complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the
good news of God’s grace.”
“Reggie, I think we should cancel this meeting altogether in
light of the recent warnings,” Eric counselled.
“Yeah, perhaps we just postpone the meeting till everything
calms down? I bet the school authorities have us in their sights, as they have been
looking for a way to indict us now that holding large religious meetings have
“Hey, the Lord has told us to do this, and we can’t back
down! Come what may, but this is the best time to preach the Gospel.” Reggie
Emboldened by Reggie’s bold resolve, the three friends went
ahead to hold their crusade and a massive turnout of souls, including a few
high-ranking school officials who had intended to stop the meeting, were led to
Christ that night!
Jesus Christ is truly the Way, the Truth and the Life, and
no one comes to the Father, but by Him. Be convinced and compelled by this
truth, and preach it boldly. Don’t be afraid of being persecuted for
proclaiming His Name. The early apostles were beaten and threatened never to
proclaim the Name of Jesus. But rather than give in to the faithless religious
and government authorities, they preached Christ even more boldly and filled
the whole of Jerusalem with their doctrine (Acts 5:28).
There’re antichrist spirits in the world today, working
against the preaching of the Gospel, but they’re not a factor, because we’ve
already overcome them. 1 John 4:4 says, “You are of God, little children, and
have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the
world.” Emulate Paul’s love for Christ and passion for the Gospel (Acts
20:22-24). This glorious Gospel which has been committed to your trust is worth
everything. Therefore, preach it boldly everywhere!
2 Timothy 3:12 NIV; Proverbs 31:8-9; Matthew 10:32-35
Precious Father, I thank you for your Word in my heart is as
a burning fire shut up in my bones. I fulfil my calling as a bearer of divine
truths to my world, standing firm in the faith, and undeterred to spread your righteousness
around the world, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Through an anointed ministry spanning over 30 years, Pastor, teacher, healing minister, television host, and best-selling author Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome Dsc. DD. has helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s word.
He is the author of the bestseller Rhapsody of Realities, the number one daily devotional around the world. Several millions of copies of the best-selling daily devotional and Bible-study guide have been distributed in over 2010 languages of the world including Afrikaans, Arabic, Cantonese, Croatian, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Italian, Mandarin, Myanmar, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili…and still counting! New languages are added regularly, making the devotional accessible to many more in different parts of the globe, thus bringing the richness of God’s Word into their lives. Little wonder the devotional, oftentimes, is referred to as the “Messenger Angel”.
Presiding over an ever-widening network of Christ Embassy Churches and campus fellowships on all five continents, Pastor Chris also pastors one of the largest congregations in Africa. He holds massive teaching and healing crusades like the Higher Life conference and Night of Bliss with crowds of over 3.5 million in a single night’s event.
The world-renowned Healing School is a ministry of Pastor Chris which manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ today and has helped many receive healings and miracles through the gifts of the Spirit in operation.
Pastor Chris in the year 2003, pioneered the first 24-hour Christian Network from Africa to the rest of the world, and this gave rise to more satellite stations on other continents of the world, the LoveWorld USA in America, LoveWorld TV in the UK, LoveWorld SAT in South-Africa and LoveWorld PLUS in Nigeria and still counting. Through this medium, millions of people have been reached with the beautiful message of salvation and many lives have been transformed. These stations are also available on the mobile platform.
Pastor Chris is also the host of “Atmosphere for Miracles”, a programme airing on major television networks in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Asia, Europe and around the world, which brings God’s divine presence right into the homes of millions around the world. With a burning desire to bring God’s word to all men in simplicity and with the power of the spirit, the man of God,
Rev. Dr. Chris Oyakhilome Dsc. DD, established the International School Of Ministry, specifically to train and equip ministers of the gospel of Christ, building in them the realities of God’s word and empowering them to carry the message of eternal life in Christ Jesus to their world, with a great demonstration of the miraculous power of God.
Pastor Chris also pioneered the establishment of the Inner City Mission of Christ Embassy, a ministry to children living in the inner cities of our world, to give them a hope and a future.