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

WHAT DO YOU SEE?

And the LORD said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated from him, Lift up thine eyes, and look from the place where thou art northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward: For all the land which thou seest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever – Genesis 13:14

LIGHT FOR NOW: In this New Year, what you see will determine what you will get.

We are in an era where one is tempted to see all kinds of things, but it is your responsibility to ensure that you see well. What you see is key to what God has in store for you in this New Year.  The greatest weapon for access into the treasures and possibilities in God is in your ability to see. You must always ensure that you see something from God’s Word that will give hope. In the service of God, what you see is fundamental to what you can have of Him. Throughout the writings of Paul, you will never see where he prayed for the church or believers to have things. Rather, he always prayed for them to see or know what they already have and to take possession of it. In Ephesians 1:17-18, he says, “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him. That the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints”.

Apostle Paul was talking about the eyes of the mind, which is beyond the physical eye. This is because the believer sees possibilities from the eyes of his mind and not from the physical eyes. As a believer in Christ, there is a new way of seeing things. As a matter of truth, it also affects the way you see your salvation. It is your responsibility to see things from a new perspective as a new man. Never see the old. See that all things have become new. In this new year, you must consciously drop old habits and develop new ones that are consistent with who you are in Christ. Stop seeing failures and begin to enjoy success. Never see limitations but see all the possibilities that you have in Christ Jesus.  In this new year, what you see will determine what you will get.

INSTRUCTION: Stop seeing the old. Embrace the new.                                      

Prayer: Lord, I receive grace to see and embrace the new, in Jesus Name!

QUOTE: What you see determines what you get.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: GENESIS CHAPTER 2; EVENING: MATTHEW CHAPTER 2

YOU NEED THE WISDOM OF GOD

“O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom, you have made them all. The earth is full of your possessions” Psalm 104:24

LIGHT FOR THE NOW: Money can walk away from you but wisdom will follow you to the grave.

It took God wisdom to create a new world out of nothing. Out of a dark and void earth, He created the heavens and the earth. Wisdom is knowing what to do, when to do and how to do it. In the school of success, wisdom is the principal thing (proverbs 4:7). Wisdom is the first and major thing to locate in life. Money is the last thing a man needs in life. Many people are struggling in life due to lack of wisdom. You can only make profit via wisdom (2 Chronicles 1:11-12). Money can talk a walk from you but wisdom follows you to the grave. Wisdom is better than money. No matter how much is given to you, the only help that can be given to you is the help of wisdom (Daniel 1:17). Wisdom is what gives birth to skills and knowledge. It is wisdom that can make a way for you where there seems to be no way. Wisdom is you looking at what everybody is looking at but seeing what others cannot see.

You can get wisdom by looking upward unto God. Jesus is the wisdom of God. The arrival of Jesus Christ in your life is the arrival of wisdom in your life. You cannot have Jesus and lack wisdom because as He is, so are we. You can also look up to God for inspiration, ideas and creativity.

You can also get wisdom by looking inwards. There are unlimited resources inside of you. You have what it takes to create a glorious future for yourself but it requires deep thoughts to draw them out.

You can also get wisdom by looking around you. You must learn from other people’s experiences and mistakes. You can observe others that have the kind of results you need and apply their principles to your life. To walk in wisdom, you must be a man of great observation. What you see and hear determines how far you go in life.

INSTRUCTION:Create time out for deep thinking not worrying.

PRAYER:Father, I thank you for the wisdom you have given me in Christ Jesus, in Jesus name.

QUOTE: Deep thinkers rule the world.

DAILY BIBLE READING: MORNING: ACTS CHAPTER 16; EVENING: JOB CHAPTER 37

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