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Rhapsody of Realities

Updated: Oct 2

Daily Devotional

Rhapsody of Realities

Preach It Boldly

Thursday, October 1st

Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD DSc DD


"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me..." (Acts 1:8).


Jesus is 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.


2 Timothy 3:12 says, "In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be prosecuted" (NIV). 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, "Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."


Emulate Paul's resolve; nothing could daunt his love for Christ and passion for the Gospel. In Acts 20:22-24, he said, "And now, you see, I am going to Jerusalem, bound by the [Holy] Spirit and obligated and compelled by the [convictions of my own] spirit, not knowing what will befall me there---Except that the Holy Spirit clearly and emphatically affirms to me in city after city that imprisonment and suffering await me. But none of these things move me; neither do I esteem my life dear to myself, if only I may finish my course with joy and the ministry which I have obtained from [which was entrusted to me by] the Lord Jesus, faithfully to attest to the good news (Gospel) of God's grace (His unmerited favor, spiritual blessing, and mercy)" (AMPC).


Have the same conviction! This glorious Gospel which has been committed to your trust is worth everything. Preach it boldly everywhere.

Prayer


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.


Further Study:


Proverbs 31:8-9 NET

“Open your mouth on behalf of those unable to speak, for the legal rights of all the dying.

9 Open your mouth, judge in righteousness, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.”


Matthew 10:32-35

“Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.

34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.”


1-Year Bible Reading Plan:

Ephesians 6:10-24;

Isaiah 31-32


2-Year Bible Reading Plan:

Titus 1:1-16;

Jeremiah 49


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