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.