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October 14 – Refute Persecution; Be Faithful!

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The people of Philippi mercilessly beat Paul and Silas and jailed them for preaching the gospel. However, Paul and Silas remained steadfast in the faith. They praised God instead of complaining! As a result of that, God remarkably delivered them, and also, saved the chief guard of the prison. The scripture reported, “But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed” (Acts 16:25-26).

 

Lesson:

Gospel evangelization is fueled by the Holy Spirit; no persecution can quench its fire. Evil people may persecute Christians for the sake of the gospel that they preach, but they won’t prevail. No mortal man or woman can stop gospel evangelization! Why? As Christians, we are not ordinary people; we are empowered by God! We are endued with God’s grace and power to go extra miles to the kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit that dwells in us will help us to triumph over any crisis that may cross our path.

Christians ought to remain steadfast in God and not be afraid of any external influence that may attempt to discourage us. We must be resolute in our confession of faith reserved in Jesus Christ. God will back our ministries up with signs and wonders to glorify his Holy Name. Jesus Christ said, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33).

 

Prayer:

Dear God, please give me the grace to be steadfast in faith and effectively proclaim your gospel. Empower me through your Holy Spirit to preach the gospel irresistibly! Let me remain steadfast in faith despite any challenge that I may face. Give me the ability to preach your gospel in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Let me effectively preach your gospel so that people can know you and be saved. When my earthly race is finished, let me hear your voice in heaven saying, “Weldone and welcome my good servant!” For in the name of Jesus Christ, I make my requests. Amen.

 

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James Taiwo
Post by James Taiwo - author of [Bible Giants of Faith] [Bible Application Lessons] [Book of Prayer] [Christian Principle Guides] [Success Express Lane] & others. * Read devotionals by category at www.BibleArena.org * Learn more about the author at www.JamesTaiwo.com

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James Taiwo

Post by James Taiwo - author of [Bible Giants of Faith] [Bible Application Lessons] [Book of Prayer] [Christian Principle Guides] [Success Express Lane] & others. * Read devotionals by category at www.BibleArena.org * Learn more about the author at www.JamesTaiwo.com

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