Romans 1:16 - For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
What a declaration! Apostle Paul declares that he is "not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ". What about you? Is this your declaration on today?
Paul also declares that it is the "Gospel" that has the power to save. It was the Gospel that changed him from a murderer to a missionary. He knew firsthand what the power of the Gospel was able to do. Therefore, he is able to declare with power and authority that the Gospel indeed has the power to save anyone that believes.
God is no respector of person. If you are willing to confess that you are a sinner in need of a savior and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, thou shall be saved.
Are you ashamed of the Gospel? If so, is it because of the world's opinion concerning the Gospel? Yes, the world (unbelievers) is opposed to the Gospel and ridicules it. But, the world's ridicule has no bearings on the powerful effect of what the Gospel is able to do in one who is willing to receive it.
The Gospel does not make sense to one who is not saved. It is foolishness to them. 1 Corinthians 1:18 - For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
The Gospel, which makes no sent to those who do not know God, has the power to bring everyone of them from darkness to light. From sin to salvation, from death row to life eternal, from condemnation and guilt of sin to freedom in Christ Jesus.
To those who seek human wisdom and not the wisdom of God, you are blinded from the truth of the Gospel. 1 corinthians 1:20-21 So where does this leave the philosophers, the scholars, and the world’s brilliant debaters? God has made the wisdom of this world look foolish. 21 Since God in his wisdom saw to it that the world would never know Him through human wisdom, He has used our foolish preaching to save those who believe.
Divine wisdom does not come from man nor from the books of men, but from God alone.
The Apostle Paul got it right in 1 Corinthians 1:18-The message of the cross is foolish to those who are perishing.
Paul knew that the Gospel was about the "saving" of a dying soul that is on it's way to hell. Paul knew that salvation was the only route to deliverance from the guilt and penalty of sin.
Believe it or not, the Gospel is "The Good New"! The best new that you will ever hear in this life time. Yes, I know you believe that you have been lead to believe by your own wisdom, that you have received the greatest news there is to hear. But, on today, I make known unto you that the greatest news that you will ever hear in your lifetime is the "Good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ" which has the power to save us all from eternal separation from God and a burning hell.
Believe it or not, the Gospel is the best new imaginable.
Anyone in their right mind should not be ashamed to proclaim the "Good News" of the Gospel, for it is the power unto which all man "MUST" be saved.
The "Good News" on today is that the Gospel is for everyone who is willing to believe it and receive it by faith.
The spirit of God is at work, even now as you read this blog. If you are ashamed of the Gospel and have not accepted Jesus as your own, you are separated from God and have been taken captive by sin in your mind.
God, through the foolishness of the Gospel, is able to spiritually set you free and transform your life, all by the working of His power through the Gospel message.
In and of ourselves, we are not righteous. We are corrupted by sin and are in rebellion against God.
To be saved from wrath we need a righteousness that is of God's own nature. A righteousness that comes from God. Romans 3:21-22 “But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe.”
Are you ashamed of the Gospel of Christ? I can only hope and pray that you are not, for it is the power that we all need to save us from the penalty of sin and death that is guaranteed to come to if we transition from earth to eternity without the Gospel of Christ living on the inside of us, which has the the power to save us from sin's penalty.
As foolish as the Gospel may appear to you on today. Regardless of what the world and the thoughts of the enemy has brought to your mind, I urge, exhort and plea with you on today that you would make the wise choice in accepting the "Good News", which is the Gospel of Jesus Christ that has the power to save you on today by faith if you would only believe.
God bless and I love you all.