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Ephesians 6:20 – as I must speak

08-10-2018 - Posted by Andre Piet

… for which I am conducting an embassy in a chain, that in it I should be speaking boldly, as I must speak.

In the intercessory prayer, here mentioned by Paul, the announcement of the good message is the priority. This is incapsulated in the good message. A message or announcement needs to be passed on. Because, how could one believe, if it wasn’t told first (Romans 10:14)? The secret of the good message, with Paul as ambassador, is the word of salvation that was trusted to him (2 Corinthians 5:20). As Paul wrote in the Romans-letter: by their (Israel’s) unbelief, the world is in faith (Romans 11:15). Now Israel is, by unbelief, temporally set aside, the message should sound of “the salvation of the world”!

The world may be hostile (Paul was chained!), the message we got, speaks of the one GOD who converts hostility into peace! Even if the world crucifies GOD’s Son, GOD doesn’t accuse it.  He will give every human child the LIFE, disclosed by Christ in his resurrection. No one is excluded. About that word Paul wrote: I must speak.