THE GOSPEL


Do you know that the Gospel means “Good News”?  Does its message convey “good news” to you?

The Apostles of Jesus Christ were sent to proclaim the Gospel, or good news, of the Kingdom of God.  The Apostle Paul styled himself an ambassador.  Now an ambassador is an accredited representative of a sovereign of State, charged with a special mission.  That exactly describes the Apostle, for he was the ambassador of Jesus Christ, the King of the Jews.

Paul was charged with the Special mission of proclaiming the “good news” of the establishment of a kingdom upon the earth, which would be ruled by his King, Jesus Christ.  He invited all who were willing to obey Christ, to come out from among “works of darkness”, superstitions and idolatry which prevailed in the earth, and to await the return of the King who would then raise from the dead his servants, who were sleeping in the dust, gather the few who were alive and watching for him, and then set up his throne in Jerusalem, which will become the metropolis of the world.

Jesus Christ will bring all the kingdoms of this world into subjection to himself and thus “the kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and he shall reign for ever and ever” (Revelation 11 v 15; Psalm 2 v 8-9).

When Almighty power is displayed by Jesus Christ, He will “break in pieces the oppressor” and “the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness, and the effect of righteousness shall be quietness and assurance for ever” (Isaiah 32 v 17).

Do you believe the true Gospel, or are you astray from the Truth of God, “having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof” (2 Timothy 3 v 5)?

The Gospel was preached to Abraham (Galatians 3 v 8 ).

It involved the blessing of all nations in Christ (Genesis 12 v 3; 22 v 15-18; Galatians 3 v 8-9).

Christ is to return to the earth to put down all human authority, all mere “form of godliness”, and fill the earth with the glory of His Father (2 Thessalonians 1 v 7-10; 2 Peter 3 v 10; Revelation 1 v 7; Isaiah 32).

Christ to be King over all the earth (Zechariah 14 v 9; Psalm 72; Psalm 22 v 28; Isaiah 9 v 6-7).

His capital to be Jerusalem (Psalm 2 v 6; Psalm 48 v 2; Isaiah 24 v 23; Matthew 5 v 35).

The Jews to be restored (Jeremiah 31 v 10; Ezekiel 34 v 13; Ezekiel 37; Isaiah 66 v 20).

A Temple to be erected, a House of Prayer for all Nations (Psalm 68 v 29; Ezekiel 40).

The obedient followers of Christ now, then to be rulers with Him (Daniel 7 v 18 & 27; 2 Timothy 2 v 12; Matthew 19 v 28; Luke 19 v 17).

The future rulers to be immortal (Luke 20 v 36; Revelation 22 v 3-5).

Every nation to have immortal rulers, the friends of Christ (Luke 13 v 43; Daniel 12 v 3).

All nations to present their loyal offerings to Christ year by year (Zechariah 14 v 16).

 

Now is the time for obedience and tribulation in preparation for the coming glory.

These are the last days of Gentile domination, the invitation is still open, but the day of opportunity is rapidly drawing to a close.