“But the word of God grew and multiplied” (Acts 12:24).
When this simple but meaningful statement was made in the first century, the apostles and some other helpers were beginning to spread the gospel and establish the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
These early Christians were quite successful in their efforts, even though they faced adversities—and these adversities included that they were spreading a new religion, they faced opposition from both Jews and Gentiles as well as the Romans, and severe persecutions loomed on the horizon.
Here’s where the “Yes, But…” label comes in. In spite of these circumstances, the borders of the kingdom were spread quickly, sending us a powerful message that we should never allow challenges, no matter how severe, to deter us from fulfilling our role as an active soldier of Christ.