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Changed Testimony? Be Unwavering!

Act 16:19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar 21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods.   23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. 24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

When you stand up friends for truth, what is right, justice, or any worthy cause be prepared for backlash. You are in the wicked territory!!!. He will roar at you but fear not, for Christ Jesus has overcome on your behalf. Blessed are you if you suffer for righteousness sake.

Friends, notice how swiftly the testimony changed. Paul and Silas were “servant of the Most High God, who are telling people the way to be saved” just a few moment before in Acts 16:17. Now they are “Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice” -Acts 16:20.  Things will be said of you contrary to the truth, please do not bother trying to explain, clarify, justify, or defend yourself. Leave that to your advocate to do. Remember everything hidden will one day come to light. Stay focused and on course!

1 Peter 3:13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, 16 keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. 17 For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. 18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God.

Lord may we not lose heart as we run this race. May we be stirred up more and more to live for you. We receive grace today to obey your every word in Christ Jesus mighty name. Amen

Shalom! Shalom! Shalom!

 

 

 

 

You Are Carrying Precious Gift!!

Heralds of SalvationLuke 1: 57-80 Elizabeth child was going to be named after his dad Zachariah. She spoke up, John he shall be called! Women do not talk where men are standing in those days I suppose. She spoke up for her son, for his destiny – verse 62-64.The relatives had to confirm before they made final an “error” supposedly. They made signs to the father, Zechariah. He requested for a writing material and as he wrote the name John, confirming Elizabeth words, his tongue loosened and he spoke, John! The dumbness of nine months healed, veil of mystery shrouding Zechariah’s service that day at the temple removed. He praised God who had done so wonderful a miracle for him, his family, the nation of Israel and the world we are in today.

Like Zechariah, you and I have been kept quiet by issues and mystery of life. Depending on your perspective, you and I have seen an angel, or is it a demon? Issues have kept you quiet when you ought to have spoken, staring down in place of looking up where the answer lays while destiny is been nurtured within.

Birthing destiny was not that easy for an aged woman like Elizabeth I can imagine. Here is destiny, finally birthed! Hurrah! To be named “strangely” though, thought the relatives!.

Your actions and reactions now that you have been transformed is going to be weighed, put on different scales, scrutinized and probed. Stay true to yourself and God. Be led by the Holy Spirit through the word of God. I say again friends, be led by the word of God or else your John will be called Zechariah. Yes! There must be an overhaul of the old in your life and mine, making room for the new. The Lord is doing a new thing!

You have been transformed! From glory to glory- it is continuous. Therefore, live life with passion for your mission. Daily ignite your passion with the sincere milk of the word of God.

Your transformation will cause an uproar in the camp, either way! Every one will wonder about what has taken place and is taking place in your life. Therefore, stay rooted in the word, lean on God, The Everlasting Father, he will nurture you to maturity and the fulfillment of his plan and purpose for your life.

Don’t ever forget that as a transformed being, you and I are heralds of hope to a lost world. We are carrying the precious gift of the gospel of Salvation, peace and life by grace and faith in the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Stay blessed!