[Paul concluded his meeting with Jewish leaders in Rome — many of whom rejected his message about Jesus being the Messiah — with these words:] "So I want you to know that this salvation from God has also been offered to the Gentiles, and they will accept it."
For the next two years, Paul lived in Rome at his own expense. He welcomed all who visited him, boldly proclaiming the Kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ. And no one tried to stop him.
— Acts 28:28-31 NLT
Luke wanted us to read his second volume,* Acts, and realize that the Good News message of Jesus was UNSTOPPABLE! As we have seen in Acts, there were many attempts by both authorities and everyday folks to stop the Good News, but Luke's account of the early church and our faith today are evidences of the failure of all such attempts. Luke ended his book with the adverb ἀκωλύτως, probably best translated "unhinderedly" or "without hindrance" (Acts 28:31 NIV), to describe Paul's proclamation of the Good News. Paul, a prisoner for Christ,** boldly and openly proclaimed Jesus as both Lord and Christ without anything or anyone trying to stop him. In a world that sometimes feels like it is more and more opposed to faith in Jesus, let's remember that we share a faith, a message, and a Lord that are... UNSTOPPABLE! May God bless us as we seek to live for our Lord Jesus Christ and help others find God's grace in him.
Thank you, Father, for giving us an unstoppable message about Jesus, your Son, who is your Messiah and my Savior and Lord. Please use me to bless others with this unstoppable message and help them discover your grace. In Jesus' name, and for the sake of those who do not know him, I pray. Amen.