When they have no tolerance for God’s Word, and try to shut us up, remember the examples of those who came before us:
“And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” Acts 4:18-20
Because Jesus, The Lord, said:
“What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matthew 10:27-28
As always, have no fear. If God be with us, who could be against us?
Lord GOD, thank You for the Word. You have glorified Your Name and shall glorify it again upon Christ’s return. You, Lord, the great I AM, have given to all men Your Son for the cleansing of sins that we might both experience and understand Your mercy and Your grace and Your love and Your Presence. Father GOD, give us the courage, the Holy Ghost boldness, to stand in the Truth You have revealed and to be believe it and proclaim it. May Your glory shine forth through us upon one another and upon the world, that they, too, may come to know You. We give You all the praise and glory and honor here on Earth as in Heaven forever and ever. Amen.