Holy Spirit Boldness in a World Dominated by Mark of the Beast

Acts 4:23-31

When a person is filled with the Holy Spirit, the Gospel of Christ will be boldly spoken about.

“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.”
Acts 4:31

  • God’s People Gather in Prayer in Response to the Gospel Prohibition.
  • Why Do the Nations Conspire against Jesus Christ?
  • Holy Spirit Gives Boldness to Speak about the Gospel.

God’s People Gather in Prayer in Response to the Gospel Prohibition.
The authorities told Peter and John to quit preaching and teaching in the name of Jesus Christ.
Today, the preaching and teaching in the name of Jesus Christ is in a state of prohibition and we should be letting one another know what is going on. We have to be in prayer to the creator of all things during these times of peril. The authorities that plan to establish a global constitution, rooted in the mark of the beast, are banning the Gospel. The Prophets of Daniel and the Revelation makes that clear.

Today, it’s obvious that there has been a prohibition on spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Anyone can go around to all the various social media sites and try to create an account within categories for Christian, Christ, Jesus Christ, etc. I say try because there are no categories in those areas to tag a personal account with. As a 1959 Baby Boomer, I remember when the Salvation message of the Bible had strong roots, but now it is practically illegal to talk about Jesus Christ to the younger generations. The churches have abandoned the Gospel message to be in harmony with community standards. And it’s no surprise that there are no evangelists preaching the Gospel at the US/Mexico border where over 166,000 migrants come every month. It’s obvious that the laws this nation is passing has banned Jesus Christ from the decision-making process. Christians should be like Peter and John, “Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 

There is viciousness between the “left wing” and “right wing” and viciousness between the “progressives” and those who hold to the Godly heritage. A prohibition has been placed on the teaching and preaching of the Bible, which comes from the highest places of authority. Those filled with the Holy Spirit goes to prayer when hearing the unGodly news coming from those in authority, “When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God.” It all fits into the prophecy written in Daniel and the Revelation. As Christians, we need to be sharing the Scripture and remain in prayer for the body of Christ. We are scattered and can’t join one another physically, but in prayer let’s join with one another. God is the creator of all things who is all-powerful, all-knowing, and ever-present. Let’s be conformed into the image of Jesus Christ who knew about the eternal glory to come and was willing to give His life for us.

“On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people
and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 
When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. 
“Sovereign Lord,” they said,
“you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything in them.”
Acts 23-31

Why Do the Nations Conspire against Jesus Christ?
In prayer, the followers of Christ go immediately into the Scriptures while glorifying God and Jesus Christ. When a person is infilled with the Holy Spirit, the Scripture, prayer, praise for God, and glorifying Jesus Christ will always flow from their tongue. The Holy Spirit speaks to us today through those very same scriptures, “‘Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against His anointed one.” That is exactly what is happening under the disguise of establishing a “global democracy.” The global agenda comes against Jesus Christ to govern the world by the mark of the beast. As written about,

“The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies 
and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. 
It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander His name and His dwelling place
and those who live in heaven. 
It was given power to wage war against God’s Holy people and to conquer them.
And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. 
All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—
all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, 
the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.
Revelation 13:5-8

The global population of people, local leaders, state leaders, national leaders, and global leaders conspire against Jesus Christ. They are doing exactly what God knew they would do, and all things are in His hands. Jesus Christ is our Salvation, there is nothing more to do except believe in the heart and speak with the mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord.

“You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David:
“‘Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against His anointed one.”
Indeed, Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the Gentiles and the people of Israel
in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed. 
They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen.”
Acts 4:25-28

Holy Spirit Gives Boldness to Speak about the Gospel.
There are many threats, hard looks, mockery, affliction, health problems, financial problems, and such things to twist our arm to force us to abandon the Bible teachings. They despise Jesus Christ, grieve the Holy Spirit, and make a mockery of God. Even then, it’s the Holy Spirit that tenderly tells us to continue on in the way of the Cross. A desire rises from our heart with a prayer, “enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.” As the faithful and few who hold on to the testimony of Jesus Christ in these hostile times, we want to continue speaking God’s Word with courage. God will hear our prayer to fill us with Holy Spirit and we will speak the Gospel of Jesus Christ with courage. I might be the only one in this city to do so, but that is my prayer.

I feel like I’m being bold just wearing my t-shirt that reads, “Normal Isn’t Coming Back, Jesus Is. Revelation 14.” When the words are read, there is immediate sarcasm, spite, abuse, and some read those words as, “Use me for any manual and trivial labor that you might need me for.” A couple weeks ago, I tried to verbally witness to a man that kept me talking about food and wouldn’t let me read the Bible that I brought with me. The van driver was transporting me to a medical appointment. The whole hour of the ride, I managed to say three words in testimony for Jesus Christ, “I stand for Jesus Christ.” I pray for God to give me courage to speak God’s word.

“Now, Lord, consider their threats
and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 
Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders 
through the name of your Holy servant Jesus.”
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. 
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.”
Acts 4:29-31


“….to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets,“
‘I will not impose any other burden on you, except to hold on to what you have until I come.’”
“I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”
Revelation 2:24-25, 3:11

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