His Witness

by | Jun 4, 1999 | Great Commission, Witnessing

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” – Acts 1:8

Rodolfo Loyola was born in Camagüey, Cuba in 1928. He came to Christ when he was 24 years old when a woman evangelist shared the gospel with him. In 1968, Rodolfo was the professor of literature at a Cuban university and also a local pastor. The Cuban government instructed him to either abandon his faith or quit teaching school. They gave him 15 days to decide. Loyola replied, “I don’t need 15 days. I don’t need 15 minutes. I won’t be back to teach tomorrow.” Several days later, in the middle of the night, he was abducted and imprisoned in a Cuban concentration camp for over two years. Loyola continued to share the gospel with those around him and was transferred 13 times to new concentration camps. In 1970, Castro’s government told him that he had 30 days to find two thousand dollars to take his family out of Cuba. He and his wife prayed for guidance, writing to family and friends in other countries. Thirty days later, there was two thousand and ten dollars. So with ten dollars in his pocket, Loyola and his family were sent to Spain where he joyfully exclaimed that he was a missionary to Spain sent by Castro!

Are you sharing your faith with others? Today in prayer, seek the Lord and pray that through the Holy Spirit you would be Christ’s witness.

“I exhort you, press on in your course, and exhort all men that they may be saved.” – Polycarp

God’s Word: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Matthew 28:19-20

By Peter Kennedy, Copyright 2002, Devotional E-Mail DEVOTIONS IN ACTS pkennedy@devotional.com

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