Jesus says that when the Gospel is proclaimed in all the world, the end will come and Jesus will return to receive us , “thus we shall always be with the Lord”! Jesus further says “to comfort each other with this hope”!! 1Thessalonians 4:15-18, Matthew 24:14, Acts 1:9-11, Revelation 1:7, 6:12-17.
So this final message of Hope and Salvation is the proclamation of the Everlasting Gospel, Revelation 14:6-7. Jesus The Blessed Hope Is About To Appear!! Titus 2:13
This post is part 1 of a three part campmeeting series. Parts 2 & 3 will be appear in the category “Seminars” soon!
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Now Just What Is The Gospel?
The Gospel is that Christ died for our sins, that He was buried and that He rose again. 1Corinthains 16:1-4.
The Gospel is God’s Creative Power of His love to save us from sin! Ephesians 3:17-19, Romans 1:16-17,19-20, Psalm 33:6-9, John 17:26, Romans 8:38-39.
The Gospel declares that Christ is the power of God 1Corinthaians 1:23-24, therefore Jesus is the Gospel who is everything to us! And Jesus says to believe in the Gospel (Jesus). Mark 1:15, 1Corinthians 1:29-31
Christ’s Salvation comes only through the cross of Jesus by faith alone. 1Corinthains 1:18
The Gospel is a mystery that has now been revealed, and Jesus Himself will complete The Gospel “in us”, Praise God!! Ephesians 6:19; 3:3-9, Colossians 1:19-23,27, Revelation 10:7,14:14-16, 1John 3:2,5:11-13. Jesus , Himself, will complete The Gospel “in us”!
The mystery of the Gospel is God manifest in us. So Christ dwelling inside us by faith is all the fullness of God in us. The fullness of God is His transforming love for “God is love” 1 John 4:8 Colossians 1:19-23,27, Ephesians 3:17-19.
So here is a great working definition of the Gospel of Jesus:
The Gospel is Christ dwelling inside us by faith, in His transforming- reconciling love and the Preaching of The Gospel is making known to others of the possibility of Christ dwelling inside them!
Faith Is Trusting Jesus With Our Life—-Period!!! Jesus Alone Saves Us!! Romans 4:20-25, Hebrews 11:8-10
The Gospel proclaims that we have the “assurance” of salvation when we “trust” Jesus with our life, that’s it. Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in our future or ourselves. “This is life eternal that they might know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” (John 17:3). When we “know” God as Jesus revealed Him to be and trust Him, then we have confidence, faith, or trust in Jesus’ ability to “save” (salvage) us! Our assurance or confidence is in our Savior. Romans 3:26, Romans 4:19-25, 1John 5:11-13, Matthew 1:21.
How does Christ dwell inside us?
Jesus lives inside us through the Holy Spirit. Praise God!! Romans 8:8-11, John 14:16-18, John 16:7, John 17:20-26.
How do I know if Jesus is dwelling inside me?
The greatest demonstration of the fruit of the Spirit is love!! In other words God’s love dominates you and makes you more and more like Jesus!!
Here is how Pastor Lloyd Grolimund putts it:
“What happens when you receive the Holy Spirit?
- Christ comes to live inside you.
- You become loving, gentile, patient, peaceful and kind!!
- You become Jesus’ mouth, hands, and feet—preaching, teaching, healing, and casting out demons.
- This is what the world is crying out for—a manifestation of Christ in full power in the lives of believers!!” Praise God!!
Galatians 5:22-23, 1Corinthains 13:4-8, John 3:16-17.
Once Christ is inside us what happens then?
Again, Once we trust Jesus with our lives, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in our future or ourselves. This is reconciliation/atonement. 2Corinthains 5:17-18, 1John 3:1-3.
He literally lives out His life of victory inside us. Romans 8.: 3-4,8-11,Romans 5:10-11. All of this is accomplished in me because God is love. 1John 4:8, Jeremiah 31:3, 1Thessalonians 5:23-24 , Ezekiel 36:26-27.
Everything God does flows through His love to us!! This is why Paul says that we must comprehend God’s love, Ephesians 3:18.
This process is called Sanctification. Sanctification is nothing less than the process by which Christians become progressively more loving. Let me repeat that, Sanctification is the process by which we become more and more loving, making us more and more “just like Jesus!!” This is true Sanctification. 1John 3:2, Romans 3:26.
My part is to simply believe in Jesus with all of my heart and open the door and let Jesus in!! Revelation 3:20 Romans 4:19-21, Romans 10:9, Mark 12:28-31, John 17:20-26
God wants us to sit down and enjoy all the blessings we have in Christ. He wants us to enjoy what He has done for us and realize that we are not to try to work at attaining these blessings. They are ours by faith. We are forgiven by faith, we are righteous by faith, we have eternal life by faith, and we are to be victorious over temptation and sin by faith. The truth is that Christ wants to literally live out His life in us; not simply add His power to our feeble efforts. 1Corinthians 1:30-31
Once more, we have the “assurance” of salvation when we “trust” Jesus with our life, that’s it. Once we trust Jesus, He, our great Heavenly Physician, will perfectly heal and restore us, thus our assurance is in Jesus, not in our future or ourselves. “This is life eternal that they might know you the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” (John 17:3). When we “know” God as Jesus revealed Him to be and trust Him, then we have confidence, faith, or trust in Jesus’ ability to “save” (salvage) us! Our assurance or confidence is in our Savior alone. 1John 5:11-13.
The one thing above all others that Christ is desirous that we should know is that the Father has loved us even as He loves Jesus!! John 17:26
Truly this is righteousness by faith alone in Jesus!! Romans 3:26, Romans 4:21-25.
Jesus Our Great Heavenly Physician, Will Perfectly Heal, Restore And Save Us!!
This Is The Gospel!! Praise God!!!!
All of God’s Creative Power Is Available To Save Us!! Psalm 33:6-9, Romans 1:16-17, Titus 2:3-7