Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Glorious Gospel !

Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the
gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: (1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV)

The Gospel is the greatest news for all mankind ! There is many things that are happening right now that are news-worthy, but they can't top the Good News of the Gospel ! God sending His only begotten Son to pay the penalty for our sin; to be the propitiation for God's judgement ! Jesus died so that we could live ! He gave Himself so that we could have him ! O, what a Savior ! O, that every Christian would run with the Gospel on their lips everyday, proclaiming the salvation of our Lord Jesus Christ ! There are so many that do not Him ! In one of my favorite books, Why Revival Tarries, Leonard Ravenhill says this :
" Men build our churches but do not enter them, print our Bibles but do not read them, talk about God but do not believe Him, speak of Christ but do not trust Him for salvation,
sing our hymns and then forget them. How are we going to come out of all this ? "

There are many who do not know what the Gospel is and Who it is about. We go to the streets
and they tell us that we are doing it the wrong way ! Professing Christians confront us,
justifying there sin in partaking of the worldly pleasures ! They think that we are
protesting, but we are proclaiming ! They think that we are mad, but we are glad ! They mock,
but we love ! They reject the message, but we reach with the burden from the Lord ! How can
we be silent when we have the words of Life ? How can we hide what we have when men are trying to hide from God ? How can we keep Heaven to ourselves while many are plunging into the
eternal flames of hell ? How can our hearts not bleed for the masses that are before us ? We
have what they don't ! We have what they need ! We have eternal life while they have
eternal destruction ! We have the salvation of God while they have the wrath of God that
abides on them according to John 6: 36 ! What shall we do, then ? We must keep obeying God's Word ! We must run with the gospel ! We must pray for labourers for the fields ! We
must pray for Christians to awake out of their slumber ! The Gospel is still Glorious ! Jesus
still saves ! Before chapter seven in Why Revival Tarries, Leonard Ravenhill quotes Archibald Brown :

The Gospel is a fact; therefore tell it simply.
The Gospel is a joyful fact; therefore tell it cheerfully.
The Gospel is an entrusted fact; therefore tell it faithfully.
The Gospel is a fact of infinite moment; therefore tell it earnestly.
The Gospel is a fact of infinite love; therefore tell it feelingly.
The Gospel is a fact of difficult comprehension to many; therefore tell it with illustration.
The Gospel is a fact about a Person; therefore preach Christ.

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