Wednesday, July 22 2020
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it."Matthew 7:13
Gospel means "Good News!" and the good news is this: your sins, transgressions, iniquities, and generational curses are all forgiven and washed away by the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, both past, present, and future! Our part in this is we have to appropriate these sacrificial acts in order to receive the benefit!
Jesus nailed the Rich boy's sin of selfishness and greed when he said, "Sell all and follow Me!" This is the first component of the gospel: conviction of sin, the second is: acknowledgment of sin, and the third is: confession of sin. Once these three components are met, one can confess Jesus as His Lord and repent of an evil lifestyle, believing in the death, burial, and resurrection that set us all free from our sin and receive the Holy Spirit!
Once a person meets the divine criteria he becomes a disciple of Christ, lays down his life, and is then led by the direction from the Holy Spirit to follow Jesus! This is why there is no life in most churches, people were never saved from their sins and remain lost, blind, and spiritually dead!
"Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it." Matthew 7:14
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin