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Hello Eternal Family,
As I mentioned in the previous part, this series is coming to an end. Today, I am simply sharing some final remarks on the gospel of Christ Jesus.
I will like to start by saying a very big thank you to everyone that has been reading the blog and listening to the podcast. Thanks for staying with me on this amazing journey. I am so thankful for this experience. It’s been an enlightening one for me and I hope it’s been for you too. I am equally learning with you all and growing in my understanding of the gospel.
Hence, I want us to know that this series does not even begin to capture the magnificence, the beauty, and the exceeding understanding of the gospel of Christ Jesus. But it is my prayer and hopes that we will all, myself including continue to grow in our understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ which was planned and perfected by God.
Because I see the gospel like an onion. When you peel off a layer and understand it, you meet another layer and you just keep peeling and peeling and you keep discovering the sweetness and the savory of it. And you continue to give honor and wondrous praise to God Almighty as you come to know and love him more and more. Because the gospel opens your eyes and you begin to understand how much your Father loves you and you get to know more about him.
The gospel of Christ Jesus is a mystery that has been revealed and continues to be revealed. And I don’t think we will ever fully know about it till that day of Christ Jesus. The gospel of Christ Jesus is our hope. It is our anchor. It is what keeps us going. The more you know about the gospel, the more you thank God, the move it changes you, the more you surrender and trust God, the more you wanna share it and scream it, the more you just wanna bury yourself in it and the more you wanna live your life for it.
The gospel is powerful. Powerful enough to save you (Romans 1:16) and the whole world once and for all. Powerful enough to forgive you of all sins, powerful enough to keep you till the very end.
The gospel is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith. It is the story of the whole Bible.
So, yes, this series does not even begin to capture what the gospel of Christ Jesus is about.
However, I hope this series has developed a hunger and thirst in you and for you to want more and drive you to pick up your Bible and begin to read. And I suggest you begin to read from the book of Romans. Read it slowly, take your time, line by line, and intently. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak and teach you. The first eight chapters in the book of Romans are so powerful. And go ahead and dive into the ninth chapter and the tenth chapter and read all 16 chapters of Romans. Then go to Ephesians, go to 1 Corinthians, then 2 Corinthians, and read the whole new testaments and see as the gospel of Christ Jesus runs through. And if you’re feeling really good, go into the old testament, start from the book of Genesis because it is where it all began. Be sure to keep your eyes open and peeled and look and see the shadows and symbols and foretelling of the gospel of Christ Jesus.
Just bask in the awe and glory of God. Bask in the love of God.
He loves you so much that even before you were conceived and born, he had planned to reconcile you to himself. Even before you were born, he had you in his plan. He loves you that much.
Because, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in him, shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16). You do not have to worry about perishing because you believe in Jesus Christ and you have eternal life. Saved forever and sealed by the Holy Spirit. You are his, he is yours.
He is your father. You are his child and nothing can pluck you out of his hands. NOTHING. Not even you. You ain’t powerful enough to do that.
He’s got you. Forever.
I hope the gospel will become your greatest message because it has become mine.
It’s my favorite thing to talk about. I light up when I talk about and share it with someone. I light up when I tell it to myself.
I hope it will become that message that you talk/preach about. I hope you preach about it more than you preach about money, marriage, self-growth, purpose, etc. I pray it never leaves your lips and hearts.
I pray that when you meet someone that does not know about the gospel of Christ Jesus, you will be inclined and burdened by love to share it. Because you have this light and hope in you. And the more you know about it, the more you light up and extend hope to those around you.
Even when you meet a believer, I pray you still share it with them. Because the gospel is for us all. Believers and unbelievers alike. It is a message of salvation to unbelievers and it is a message of exhortation, encouragement, love, and hope to believers.
I hope you preach it to yourself too when you momentarily forget your Father’s love for you and who you are in Christ Jesus because of life circumstances and situations.
Really quick, here’s is a reminder of what the gospel of Christ Jesus is according to 1 Corinthians 15: 3-4:
“For what is received I passed on to you as of first importance: That Christ Jesus died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures.”
Our faith and belief in this message is how we get saved. Hallelujah!
I hope you daily bask in the message of the gospel of Christ Jesus and you never stop telling it to yourself, family, co-workers, neighbors and enemies.
And I pray that may you never stop learning and growing in your knowledge and understanding of the gospel so that you may be transformed. The more we know, the more we BE.
The more you know of the gospel and of your Father, God, the more you will be exactly who he has created and saved you to be. Who you already are in Christ Jesus.
I was telling a friend the other day that, “I can afford to be ignorant about everything in the world but I will not be ignorant about about the gospel and God’s word. Because when it comes to spiritual things, ignorance is never bliss, it is death.” Because the devil will gladly feast on your ignorance and deceive you optimally. So make sure you get wisdom, knowledge and understanding. And use it. And BE.
“Thank you Father for who you are. Thank you because you are awesome, you are beautiful, you are mighty and there is nothing and no one who can ever compare to you. Thank you for the patience, obedience, and the strength to do this series on the gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s been a journey from December 2019 to July 2020. I am amazed and thankful. I pray that you will continue to open our eyes and minds to do this more and more. To write, peach and share to gospel so that many more souls will get saved. God of harvest, please send more laborers who are able and willing to go into the field so we can bring in more harvest into the vineyard. Thank you Lord. You are our salvation, inheritance, faith, hope and love. We give you all the glory, honor, praise and adoration in Jesus name. Amen.” Thank you Lord!
Once again, thank you too for coming and staying on this journey with me.
Don’t you ever forget that you are eternally loved by God.
God bless you.
I love you.