The Gospel Releases the Power of God
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Review: The Gospel Releases the Power of God
Apostle Paul writes in Romans 1:16-17, “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. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.” The good news, or gospel, of Christ is what releases the power of God and saves them. Salvation is so much more than just getting to heaven. God is interested in you being victorious in every situation here on earth. His desire is for you to be healthy, protected, prosperous and free from depression, addictions, guilt and condemnation. Paul explains that the power of God is released in your life when you know that you have been completely forgiven. Every mistake you have ever made, as well as the mistakes in your future, have already been forgiven. We can walk under an open heaven because our right standing with God is a gift from Him. Nothing will ever separate us from His love, blessings and favor. He just continues to bless, and bless. He continues to love us! We can always expect God to bless us with his supernatural favor because we are not blessed because of our own actions. We are blessed because of Jesus’ perfect obedience on our behalf. The just do not live based on our own actions. The just shall live by faith, or belief that Jesus’ work has perfected us forever. What amazing grace!!
Most people are not enjoying the blessings of God because they think God’s blessings are dependent on their good behavior. In other words, they are trying to be better Christians. They keep trying and trying and trying… “Trying” always leads to frustration, guilt, condemnation, lack and health challenges. You don’t have to “work” to receive God’s blessings and favor. It is part of our amazing inheritance. We are sons of God and joint-heirs with Christ Jesus. Apostle Paul writes in Romans 4:14-16, “For if they which are of the law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect: Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression. Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed.” All the promises of God are sure when we realize they don’t come from our law keeping. They come though faith, that it might be by grace. So you can stop trying to be blessed based on your own efforts. You can trust that you will be blessed because of what Jesus has done for you.
So how do we practically release God’s power to save us, and make us prosperous, healthy, protected and full of His love and joy? It is so simple most people miss it. It comes through believing the good news. God desires for you to know that you are completely forgiven and will never, ever be judged for your mistakes and shortcomings. He also desires for you to know that you don’t need to deserve God’s best. Grace is no longer grace if we need to deserve it. His blessings, love, protection and supernatural favor are completely undeserved and unconditional. They are not dependent on us. We can wake up every morning and thank God that He is going to pour out His very best for us every day because we are blessed by the work of another man, Christ Jesus! Get your hopes up. The power of God is released and manifests salvation when we simply believe the good news of Christ Jesus!
Prayer: 10 Minutes:
If there is any situation in your life that needs prayer, ask the Holy Spirit to pray through you for that situation. The Holy Spirit makes intercession for us according to the will of God. It is the perfect prayer and is always answered!
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Psalm 23:6 “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Amen