(Maintain Your Boldness In Preaching The Gospel)
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.”
“Gordon, 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 has been banned.”
“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.” Gordon affirmed strongly.
Emboldened by Gordon’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.
Daily Bible Reading
Matthew 3, Genesis 6-8
Acts 6:9-15, Nehemiah 6
Don’t stop preaching the Gospel to those around you today. Lead them in the prayer of salvation and invite them to Church as well.
Rev. Chris Oyakhilome D.Sc., D.D, the President of LoveWorld Inc. , a dynamic, multifaceted, global ministry, is the author of Rhapsody of Realities, the world’s #1 daily devotional, and more than 30 other books. He’s a dedicated minister of God’s Word whose message has brought the reality of the divine life to the hearts of many.
Millions have been affected by his television broadcast, “Atmosphere For Miracles,” which brings God’s divine presence right into people’s homes. The scope of his television ministry extends throughout the world with LoveWorld satellite television networks delivering qualitative Christian programming to a global audience.
At the world-renowned Healing School, he manifests the healing works of Jesus Christ and has helped many receive healing through the operation of the gifts of the Spirit.
Pastor Chris has a passion to reach the peoples of the world with God’s presence—a divine commission he’s fulfilled for more than 30 years through various outreaches, crusades, as well as several other platforms that have helped millions experience a victorious and purposeful life in God’s Word.