The Real Gospel – Part 27
We are called to preach the Gospel of peace. Christ brought peace between God and mankind. God is not angry, He’s not even in a bad mood.
When Jesus Christ was born, angels sang “Glory to God in the highest, and ON EARTH PEACE, GOODWILL TOWARD MEN!” Luke 2:14
The peace that the heavenly host was singing about was not peace among mankind, but a PEACE BETWEEN GOD AND MANKIND.
They were rejoicing that the war between God and mankind was over. Jesus bore our punishment so that we could be reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:18-19).
This peace came through the blood sacrifice Jesus made on the cross (Colossians 1:20). GOD ISN’T ANGRY ANYMORE.
All our sin–PAST-, PRESENT-, AND FUTURE-TENSE (Hebrews 10:10, 14; and 12:23)–was placed on Jesus. Now God can justly love us. God isn’t mad; ALL OF HIS JUDGMENT AGAINST OUR SIN WAS PLACED ON JESUS (John 12:32).
GOD IS A GOOD GOD, and we are to have our feet shod with the preparation of this GOSPEL OF PEACE BETWEEN GOD AND MANKIND (Ephesians 6:15).
We now have a covenant of peace IN WHICH GOD WILL NEVER BE ANGRY WITH US OR REBUKE US AGAIN (Isaiah 54:9-10). We are supposed to shod our feet with this GOSPEL OF PEACE (Ephesians 6:15).
IT ONLY TAKES CALLING ON THE NAME OF JESUS FOR ONE TO HAVE THIS PEACE WITH GOD (Romans 10:9-10).
Romans 10 vs 11-13 say, “As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him. FOR “EVERYONE WHO CALLS ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.””
The Church of God is called to preach the GOOD NEWS ABOUT JESUS CHRIST. GOD, NOW, USES GOODNESS TO LEAD PEOPLE TO REPENTANCE (Romans 2:4).
Romans 10 vs 14-15 say, “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF MESSENGERS WHO BRING GOOD NEWS!””
Romans 10 vs 16-17 say, “But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord , who has believed our message?” So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the GOOD NEWS ABOUT CHRIST.”
WHEN IT COMES TO PREACHING, OUR EXAMPLES ARE JESUS AND HIS APOSTLES, NOT THE PROPHETS OF THE OLD COVENANT. JESUS HAS ALREADY PAID FOR OUR SINS, GOD HAS RECONCILED US BACK TO HIMSELF.
Second Corinthians 5 vs 18-19 say, “And all of this is a gift from God, WHO BROUGHT US BACK TO HIMSELF THROUGH CHRIST. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For GOD WAS IN CHRIST, reconciling the world to himself, NO LONGER COUNTING PEOPLE’S SINS AGAINST THEM. And he gave us this WONDERFUL MESSAGE OF RECONCILIATION.”
Let’s REST IN THE FINISHED WORK OF JESUS CHRIST – Hebrews 4:1-3!
The Real Gospel – Part 27