THE GOSPEL AND THE MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL (5)


“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover” – Mark 16:15-18


LIGHT FOR NOW: The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is what makes his death so special.


We’ve been looking at Paul’s words in Romans chapter 1; and we’ve seen that in verses 1 and 2, the critical points are:
The gospel of God is the news announced in the Old Testament.


Hence, “the gospel of God” was promissory.
In verses 3 and 4 of Romans 1, we’ve seen that:
Firstly, Paul explained that the gospel of God was concerning God’s son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Secondly, Paul further spoke about Jesus being declared the son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead.
So, we established conclusively in our previous study that the message which was promised afore by the prophets in the scriptures was concerning Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. The gospel therefore, is not in the death of Jesus, rather in his resurrection. In that resurrection, we find life and light. His death was darkness, his resurrection life. In the fifteenth chapter of Romans, Paul uses the word “promises” again, it reads “Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minster of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promise made unto the fathers” (Romans 15:8).


A key word used by Paul in his explanation here in Romans 15:8 is the word “confirm”. The word “confirm” is the Greek word “bebaioo”. It implies to stablish, to ratify, to bring to pass, to make true. It is the word you will see used in Mark 16:20 which reads “And they went forth and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following, Amen”. In 2Corinthians 1:21, Colossians 2:7, that word “bebaioo” was rendered as the English word “stablish”. In Hebrews 13:9, it was rendered as the English word establish, and the word stablish we saw earlier actually is establish. So, from the way the word “bebaioo” was used in the New Testament books of the bible, it implies to establish. Hence, it suffices us to say that in the resurrection of Jesus comes the establishment of the promises of God. Hallelujah!


PRAYER: I declare that my capacity to understand revelation knowledge is greatly increased, in Jesus Name. Amen.

QUOTE: What makes the death of Jesus so special is that He rose from the dead.


INSTRUCTION: Study patiently

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: HEBREWS CHAPTER 2; EVENING: HEBREWS CHAPTER 13

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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