The gospel is the word of God for us. it is God’s word to us to set us free from the clutches of shame and defeat.the gospel is also Jesus Christ. he is the word of God unto us. the book of John 1:1 tells us that ” in the beginning was the word, the word was with God and the word was God” from this it is very clear that Jesus is the word of God, meaning that the gospel contains the very essence and power of God.
The apostle Paul in Romans 1:16 states that he is not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for it is the power of God unto salvation. Yes the Gospel is the power of God and where God is there is liberation; healing takes place and breakthroughs begins to manifest.
In Luke 4:18, Jesus proclaims ” The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free” and that is exactly what he does. when Jesus is preached, chains are broken, healing takes place, the oppressed are set free and the weak are made strong.
Reinhardt Bonnke, a man widely used by God said he was once asked by a young team why the Bible was called the good news, because to him news is what he sees at twelve midday and in the evening. To this young man, news means a recent event, something which has taken place within a recent time frame. he was right but evangelist Bonnke reply to him was one which really sent me leaping unto my feet.
He explained to the young man that the bible is called good news because when the gospel is preached, the gospel happens. chains are broken, healing take place and people announce this to their friends. We cannot fully understand the incredible power God has given us through Jesus Christ until we study, meditate and listen to the Gospel daily.
I have a strong conviction that God has so much for us but we can only get access to this by meditating the word. In Joshua 1:8, God instructs Joshua to keep upon the word. ”
Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful”. Clearly, the secret is in the word.
There is much more i can say concerning what the word of God can do in our lives, but i can’t possible exhaust all because there more you dig deeper, the more you find more revelations into the matter. All i will say at this point is, is any one troubled, sick or possessed? The gospel of Jesus Christ is the answer to all your problems.
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