Preach the gospel all the time (10/11)

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Feb 7, 2017
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Don’t get despondent with people that obloquy you.

  • “Heal me, O Jehovah, and I shall be healed, save me, and I shall be saved; for You are my praise. Behold, they say to me, Where is the Word of Jehovah? Let it come now!” (Jeremiah 17.14,15).

The whole creation groan and travail in pain together until now hoping for being delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God (Romans 8.19,21). Although people sound like hard at heart, we need to come through on the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Although people may be saying “Where is the Word of Jehovah? Let it come now!” by temerity, we need to believe that the success of the preaching isn’t in the one that willing, nor in the one that is running, but in the Lord that shows mercy (Romans 9.16).

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from the heavens, and does not return there, but waters the earth, and makes it bring out and bud, and give seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so shall My Word be, which goes out of My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall certainly do what I sent it to do.” (Isaiah 55.10,11).

Thus:

  • “Some indeed even preach Christ because of envy and strife, and some also of good will. Those, indeed, preach Christ out of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds. But these others preach in love, knowing that I am set for the defense of the gospel. What then? Nevertheless, in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is preached. And I rejoice in this. Yet, also I will rejoice.” (Philippians 1.15-18).

Summing up: “preach the Word, be instant in season and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine.” (2Timothy 4.2) and have a gracious week, with affluence of the eclectic grace and wisdom of Jesus (Ephesians 3.10; 1Peter 4.10).