WHAT IS THE GOSPEL?

Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God. (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) -Romans 1:1-2

LIGHT FOR NOW: The gospel of God was centered on Jesus Christ our Lord, and nothing else!

The gospel of God spoke of by Apostle Paul was the news that was announced by the prophets in the Old Testament. Verses 3 and 4 convey specific words concerning God’s Son, Jesus Christ, who was in the flesh made from the Seed of David. ‘Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead’. The gospel explains that Christ is the power of resurrection from the dead. It can be summed up in this way; that the gospel of God is about the resurrection of Jesus, and the power of Jesus Christ.

Paul explained that the gospel of God was centered on Jesus Christ our Lord, and nothing else! The gospel tells us that Christ would be resurrected by the Spirit, from the dead. This is a clear indication that it was a promise, that Christ will come, suffer, die and then be resurrected.

Paul stated in verse sixteen of Romans chapter one “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” It can be deduced that Paul says that the Gospel of Christ is the power of God and vice versa, and he made his stand clear on this matter – he was not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ! The resurrection of Christ from death is the power of the gospel.

Again, Paul in Romans 10:9 states that God raised Christ from the dead. He pointed out that salvation emanates from your confession of the resurrection of Christ. ‘That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.’ The power of God is basically concerning Jesus resurrection from death. This is the Gospel!

INSTRUCTION:

Jesus Christ is the Gospel of God. Confess Him and be saved!

PRAYER: Thank you Lord Jesus, for the knowledge of salvation by you.

QUOTE: You only confess Christ to be saved.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 3; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 3

Published by lightfromtheworddevotional

Light from the word is a scripture based daily devotional by Prophet (Dr.) John Linus, Senior Pastor Word of Faith Covenant Assembly Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

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