The Gospel Carries Power By Rev Eastwood Anaba

THE WORD SIROCCO
Thursday, April 18, 2019


Theme: Purpose

Topic: The Gospel Carries Power

Scripture Reading:
Matthew 23:1-12; Luke 4:1-19

Main Text:
Luke 4:18
18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

The word “preach” is the Greek word  kēryssō  meaning to herald divine truth or the Gospel as a public crier, to proclaim or publish. From  Mark  3:14-15,  you  see  that  the  good  news  (Gospel)  is  not just  declaring words  that  make  people  feel  good  but  declaring  the complete  liberation  of  people  through  healing  and  deliverance. The  Gospel  brings  us  the  forgiveness  of  sin,  healing  of  sickness and  deliverance  from  satan’s  power  through  Jesus  Christ.  One  of the  plans  of  satan  for  humankind  is  to  make  them  pursue  religion without  the  knowledge  of  Jesus  Christ (1  Corinthians  1:22-23).

Jesus  Christ  sent  His  disciples to  preach,  heal  sicknesses  and cast  out  devils.  The  spiritual  assignment  He  gave  them  was  the  same as  the  one  He  executed  – preaching  the  Gospel  of  the  Kingdom of  God  in  power (Mark  3:14-15). The  religions  of  the  world  place  emphasis  on  dead  works,  which don’t  please  God,  instead  of  the  finished  works  of  Jesus  Christ.  Jesus Christ was manifested to destroy the spirit of religion.  The foundational doctrines  of  Jesus  Christ  include  repentance  from  dead  works (Hebrews  6:1-3).

If the Gospel or good news is not your preaching subject, you may be speaking the Word of God but you are not preaching. This means that many people who think they are preaching are not preaching. Some preachers burden their hearers by putting man-made laws and traditions on them. Jesus Christ preached the good news of people coming to the Father for salvation, healing and deliverance through Him.

Prayer:
1. Pray for divine insight into the Word to preach the Word, rather than just speaking the Word of God.
2. Pray also that the Word you preach will be backed with the power of the Holy Ghost.

Extract From: 
“For This Purpose” by Eastwood Anaba

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