(The Gospel: The Doorway To Righteousness And Life)
By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome
TO THE BIBLE: “I have complete confidence in the gospel; it is God’s power to save all who believe, first the Jews and also the Gentiles. For the gospel reveals how God puts people right with himself: it is through faith from beginning to end. As the scripture says, “The person who is put right with God through faith shall live.”
(Romans 1:16-17 GNB)
From our opening verse, we observe that first, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that is, the Word of God concerning Jesus Christ, and the salvation that He brought, is the power of God to save every man, woman, boy and girl. His power to bring those who believe out of sin into the life of righteousness is encapsulated in the Gospel of His grace.
Secondly, His righteousness is also revealed in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This means that there’s no other way to learn about, receive or understand the righteousness of God outside the Gospel.
Then in 2 Timothy 1:10, the Apostle Paul shares another beautiful thought: “…our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,” what kind of life is he referring to?
It’s the God-type of life, the life that makes you a son of God: “…This is the testimony: that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life” ( 1 John 5:11-12).
This is the overcoming life that makes us superior to satan, darkness, disease, sickness, failure, defeat, and death; it’s a life that’s not subject to poverty. This transcendent life, along with the gift of righteousness, was delivered to us in Christ through the Gospel.
Go Deeper: 2 Timothy 1:10; Proverbs 4:20-22
Speak: The transcendent life of God and the supernatural effect of His righteousness are working vitally in my spirit, soul, and body! I experience growth, development, progress, and health because I’m walking in the reality of who I am in Christ. Glory to God!
Daily Bible Reading: ONE YEAR Hebrews 5:11-6:1-20, Jeremiah 9-10
TWO YEAR John 10:11-21, 1 Chronicles 6
Act: Declare that you have God’s life and righteousness in you throughout today.