For I am not ashamed of the Gospel (good news) of Christ, for it is God’s power working unto salvation [for deliverance from eternal death] to everyone who believes with a personal trust and a confident surrender and firm reliance, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
–Romans 1:16 (AMP)
It is a popular saying that ‘if you don’t stand for something, you fall for everything’, it takes a great level of conviction to stand up for something. The gospel of Christ is good news, its powerful and impactful, yet some are not bold enough to stand up for this good news. In a bid to be accepted, they drop their standards and compromise what they believe, many people struggle to stand up for who they are in Christ in their places of work, neighbourhood or schools, some tend to cover up their faith because they feel they will not be accepted. We need to come to the point that we declare our faith anywhere without being ashamed, carry our bibles anywhere and be able to speak for and about Christ.
Jesus Christ even told us that whoever is ashamed of Him here on earth (denies him), He will deny them in the presence of His Father. Matthew 10:33. Our faith is not what we put on and off as the situation calls for, some are very good Christians in the midst of other Christians, but the moment they are in the midst of their unbelieving friends, they switch and blend in.
Know that many around the world are being persecuted for their faith, if you are blessed enough to be in an area where you have freedom to exercise your faith, then you need to go all the way. Paul also wrote that “all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted” (2 Timothy 3:12).
Many are persecuted by being ridiculed or mocked, others lose their jobs or experience financial hardships, and some are jailed, tortured, or even put to death.
Be fully convinced in your heart, don’t compromise, but stand strong for your Faith, stand up for the Gospel, its powerful enough to meet you at every point of your need.
I am not ashamed of the gospel; I will stand up and stand tall for my faith in Christ. Hallelujah!
May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!