THE MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL (6)

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek”   Romans 1:16

LIGHT FOR NOW: The gospel is about faith in Christ which equals salvation

God’s promise to Abraham was never material blessings. The gospel is not about things or material blessings. The gospel is about faith in Christ which equals salvation. The promise of God to Abraham was life through Christ Jesus. 1 John chapter 2 verse 25 says, ‘’And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life’’. God has never promised man destruction or death. God is not involved in any form of destruction or death. God is not destructive or dead by nature. God is life all the way and this life can only be found in the personality of Christ Jesus. The will of God for man is life. The gospel is therefore God’s will to man. Eternal life is displayed in the resurrection of Christ from the dead. Eternal life cannot be at work in you until you believe. The resurrection of Christ from the dead is the power of God. The promise of God was fulfilled in the resurrection of Christ from the dead. Out of love, God surrendered up Christ to die, but by His pre-determinate counsel, He raised Christ up from the dead. In the resurrection is life and this is all that matters.

The hearing of faith is the hearing of life. When you exercise faith in the gospel, you have life. The gospel is the message of Christ. Outside Christ, there is no gospel. The gospel is God’s promise to man fulfilled. There are no more unfulfilled promises. All of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ in Christ. Believers in Christ are in the reality of God’s promises. Therefore, they are to take delivery of all the promises as they have been fulfilled in Christ. Eternal life becomes a reality by the death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Christ. This is what makes the gospel good news. The preaching of the gospel is the preaching of the finished work of Christ. Jesus is the focus, center, climax, character and subject matter of the gospel. Any message without Christ as the focus cannot be the gospel.

INSTRUCTION: Believe the gospel.

PRAYER: Lord, I believe the gospel and I have eternal life, in Jesus Name, Amen.

QUOTE: Any message without Christ as the focus or subject matter cannot be the gospel of Christ.

DAILY READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 2 EVENING: GENESIS 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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