Take Time With God #113 – Trying to stop God’s Word

Take Time With God #113 – Trying to stop God’s Word

Whether it was the first century people who tried to kill the apostle Paul and his missionary team or whether it is Isis killing Christians in the Middle East, all had one goal. They wanted to stop the Word of God whatever way they could. But trying to stop the Word of God from spreading is like trying to stop a tsunami or Niagara Falls. Ray shares great truths from 1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 right now.

1 Thessalonians 2:13-16 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

13 For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe. 14 For you, brethren, became imitators of the churches of God in Christ Jesus that are in Judea, for you also endured the same sufferings at the hands of your own countrymen, even as they did from the Jews, 15 who both killed the Lord Jesus and the prophets, and [a]drove us out. [b]They are not pleasing to God, [c]but hostile to all men, 16 hindering us from speaking to the Gentiles so that they may be saved; with the result that they always fill up the measure of their sins. But wrath has come upon them [d]to the utmost.

Footnotes:

  1. 1 Thessalonians 2:15 Or persecuted us
  2. 1 Thessalonians 2:15 Lit and
  3. 1 Thessalonians 2:15 Lit and
  4. 1 Thessalonians 2:16 Or forever or altogether; lit to the end

Take Time With God #113 – Trying to stop God’s Word