Gospel of the Kingdom
16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ,* for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”*
Jesus is the sole mediator between God and man, and His sacrifice is all we need. It completely and totally (past, present, future) paid the price for all sin, including the sin of the whole world. (1 John 2:2) Because Jesus paid the price, God is not imputing our sin against us. (Romans 5:13) We don’t go to Hell because of our sin; we go to Hell because we don’t accept Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins. God is not mad at our nation or this world. He is not about to judge this nation or this world. All the wrath of God toward man and his sin was poured out on Jesus at the cross. Jesus took it so we would not have to. If God were to judge the United States for its sins, then He would have to apologize to Jesus. It would mean that Jesus’ sacrifice was not sufficient to pay the price, and that we must also pay. Either Jesus’ sacrifice paid for it all or it paid for none. We are either saved by grace, and that a free gift, or by works which is of the law. I don’t make light of sin but have an understanding of the completeness of Jesus’ sacrifice. It is this revelation of His love and the price He paid that draws men to repentance. (Romans 2:4) It is this love that compels us to hit the streets and proclaim the Kingdom of God to all who are sick, and under the bondage of our sworn enemy, Satan. Jesus Himself said that we were to heal the sick, cast out demons, and cleanse those who have leprosy. (Matt. 10:8; Mark 16:17) He also those that love Him will do all that He commands (John 14:15). If you’re not doing what He has commanded in His word, do you really love Him? I know it can be hard and because of fear we don’t do what we are commanded. Perfect love will cast out all fear. If you know you can heal them, wouldn’t you pray for them? If you understand how horrible hell is, wouldn’t you tell them about Jesus? If you’re reading this you probably say you love Jesus. So if you love Him, then get off your sanctified butt and start acting like the person you are – A SON OF GOD!