Strong Opposition

armor-of-god“We had previously suffered and been insulted in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you His gospel in spite of strong opposition.” IThessalonians 2:2

In the United States today Christian beliefs and morals are facing strong opposition. Prayer and the Bible were taken out of schools. The ACLU confronts at every turn. Anyone can speak their mind, but when a Christian speaks out they’re attacked. Our government has even forgotten the Christian values this country was founded on.

And we are seeing the results: increased violence in public places; children killing other children; government officials filling their pockets with no regard of the people they are supposed to be representing.

There is strong opposition to the gospel of our Lord. The SHOES OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE must be put on by every Christian in this country. By example, we need to demonstrate the peace found in Christ Jesus. We need to stand firm in the face of what Satan is doing.

Christians appear to be shying away from the battle. Therefore, the devil is getting the upper hand and turning our country away from the Lord. How long are we going to let this continue?

The battle is intensifying. Are we afraid of standing up to Satan? God has given us armor for fighting the spiritual warfare our country is experiencing. The SHOES OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE can root us in the teachings of Jesus. They give us a firm foundation from which to launch our charge.

Jesus did not use violence in the face of strong opposition. He remained peaceful, but still got the message out to the people. Today Christians can do the same. It won’t be easy, but we won’t be alone.

The Apostle Paul did not run and hide when things got rough. He preached all the more, sharing the gospel wherever he traveled.

Why are Christians today not more like Paul? There will be opposition, but with THE SHOES we can spread the gospel of peace and love through Jesus Christ everywhere we go.

The time is now. Put on the SHOES OF THE GOSPEL OF PEACE and face the opposition. Then see what mighty things God can do.

APPLICATION: Are you aware of something in your community which goes against the principles of Christ’s teachings? Maybe it’s time for you and other Christians to stand up and be heard.

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