The Gospel Carries Power By Rev Eastwood Anaba
THE WORD SIROCCO
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Topic: The Gospel Carries Power
Matthew 23:1-12; Luke 4:1-19
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.
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.
“For This Purpose” by Eastwood Anaba
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