The most amazing thing about the Gospel is how simple it is, yet powerful and life transforming. This same message has been giving life to the lifeless and transforming lives for years. It is not varieties that gives the Gospel power of attraction but the freshness of the same old ‘simple’ yet powerful and life transforming message.
What is the Gospel?
The Gospel, otherwise known as the good news is the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ (1Corinthians 15:1-4). It signifies what Jesus did on the cross from beginning to the end, for the salvation of our soul.
It is the power of God unto salvation for everyone who believes.
Why was Jesus’ death necessary?
In the beginning, when God made the heavens and the earth and made man in his own image, the Bible recorded it that God and had man had a smooth relationship, as God would always come in the cool of the day to commune with man (Genesis 3:8). But this relationship was thwarted when Adam and Eve sinned and God drove them out of the garden of Eden.
However, because of His love for man, God sought for a way to reconcile man back to Himself, and because God was also a God of Justice, there was a need for sin to be paid for (Note that the wages of sin is death). The blood of animals could not entirely do that and as such, there was still this difficulty for man and God connecting.
In the end, God had to send His only begotten son Jesus to die for our sins and reconcile us back to Him. There was a need for someone who knew no sin to become sin offering and bear upon Himself the sin of the whole world. So Jesus had to come through a woman who have had no physical contact with a man. In other words, Jesus’ birth was as a result of the supernatural seed, the Divine seed of God and that made Jesus Christ clean and fit for the sacrifice.
At the point of Jesus’ arrest and death, the scriptures which had been foretold about him were fulfilled. He was beaten, scourged, mocked, given a crown of thorn and finally crucified. In all of these, Jesus thought of YOU and ME. He took on our sinful position so as to give us his own position which is righteousness. Therefore, God sees us from the perspective of what Christ has done. He sees us as blameless, holy and righteous unto Him. This is exactly the good news that we proclaim: That Jesus died, was buried and rose up again to take away our sins and infirmities, and grant us forgiveness and access into the Father’s presence. Our salvation has already been perfected on the cross of Calvary over two thousand years ago. All we need to do is to align ourselves by believing in this finished work of Christ.
Jesus has done all the necessary works as regarding your salvation. All you need to do is to believe by repenting and confessing your sins. “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and you believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you’ll be saved” (Romans 10:9). There’s repentance and forgiveness of sin in Jesus Christ.
“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it” (Ephesians 2:8-9). This means that it is not about trying to get God’s approval or trying to win his love so that he can save you. A lot of people put themselves under unnecessary pressure trying to ‘pay back’ for what Jesus did for them on the cross through their works. We are not saved by good works, but we’re saved so we could do good works(Ephesians 2:10).
It doesn’t matter how terrible your past was. The good news remain that the blood of Jesus is able to wipe it and give you a new beginning. All you need to do is believe. We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weakness. The tearing of the veil implies that we can freely enter into the presence of the Father. Approach the throne of grace with confidence today(Hebrews 4:16).
Salvation is not about how you feel or what you feel, it is about what Christ has done which is that he died so you won’t have to die. He tasted hell and took the keys of hell from the one who had it, all for you. YES, ALL FOR YOU
Jesus didn’t stop at dying for our sins but He’s at the right hand of the Father, daily pleading for us (1John 2:1-3). OH, WHAT A RECKLESS LOVE! THE RECKLESS LOVE OF JESUS! JESUS LOVES YOU, YES HE DOES!
It is high time you stopped believing the lies of the devil that you have done so much evil for God to love you or save you. Come today, He’s waiting, willing with arms wide open to receive you (Luke 15:11-24).
This is the Gospel! This is the good news!
That Christ has taken away our sins, shame and guilt, and has given us His righteousness. In Christ Jesus, there’s no condemnation but forgiveness of sins ( John 8:11, Romans 8:1)
If you’re reading this and you’re yet to be saved and numbered among the family of God, I appeal to you as Christ’s ambassador and on His behalf: Be reconciled to God. Give your heart to Him. You have absolutely nothing to lose. Come and taste of the reckless love of the Father. Let him into your heart as you say this prayer:
Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. I am yours from henceforth. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
If you said this prayer, you can reach me on this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to pray for you and with you. God bless you