September 30, 2018
Each time we hear the gospel, we are hearing God’s good news for us and His delight toward us. The gospel is the very power of God for your salvation, not just from hell, but to live this life that God is calling us to live. One of freedom and purpose and destiny!
The gospel is not just for the sinner but also for each of us who have surrendered their lives to Christ and His mission.
Rom. 1.16 (NKJV) For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.
Rom. 1.17 (NKJV) For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”
Jesus finished the work that He came to do. To redeem mankind from the grip of Sin and to restore to every man a new perfect relationship with the Father.
No longer is there anything between us and the Father. No longer do we view Him as a judge but we can embrace Him as Abba, Father. We now as sons and daughters are able to enjoy Him and love Him and even partner with him.
We can NOW live with a sense of acceptance, approval and identity.
Last week I shared with you a few questions and I want to mention them again –
When measuring you… Are you Jesus conscious or Self conscious?
When praying… Are you Jesus conscious or Self conscious?
When worshiping… Are you Jesus conscious or Self conscious?
When you sin… Are you Jesus conscious or Self conscious?
When you minister… Are you Jesus conscious or Self conscious?
When you deal with someone who has offended you or hurt you or wronged you… Are you Jesus conscious or Self conscious?
Heb. 12.2 (NKJV) looking unto Jesus (the lamb), the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Many of us deal with a guilt-ridden conscience because of what we did in our past or the very sins we struggle with right now. Although we say we believe the gospel, we tend to hold more on to our past mistakes and allow negativity (about us) to control us – as though Feeling bad about who we were and what we did is being humble and appearing remorseful. But this truly is nothing more than attempting to earn something with God.