In the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. (Rom. 15:19 NAS)
The Gospel came to us as a package, therefore it is important for us to receive the entire package and not part of it. One of the ways we can receive a partial Gospel is when we pick and choose what we receive or believe in the Word. God wants you to believe all of what is in the scriptures for you in these days of grace.
The Apostle makes a pertinent remark about the Gospel of Christ in the scripture above. For the “full gospel” to be preached, it must be accompanied by signs and wonders. Take away the power from the Gospel message and you are left with empty religion and beautiful doctrine. The Apostle also said to the Thessalonians “For our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power. (1 Thess. 1:5 KJV). The Gospel was not in word only, meaning doctrine or pure intellectual wisdom, but also in power. The full Gospel message comes with both the wisdom and the power of God. It does no good to us to “hear a beautiful message” that is utterly powerless to change any situation in our lives.
God’s Word of grace has come to you today with both wisdom and power to change the circumstances of your life. Embrace and receive the full gospel message.
Do you feel there is a missing piece of the Gospel in your life? Is the “full gospel” operational in your life, both in the totality of the revealed truth and the full package of both wisdom and power?
Ask the Father to help you go after the full gospel, and not dwell in only part of it.
You should expect to experience the miraculous and be part of the manifestation the miraculous in the lives of others. Religious people do not expect anything “serious” from religion. This is not the case with you. Christianity is not a religion, but a living interaction with a powerful God. Stretch your faith and broaden your horizon today. Receive the full Gospel message.
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