We recently read that Paul’s ambition was to preach the Good News, and I thought it would be great to understand what the Good News is, and who the Good News is about? So what is the Good News? The Bible tells us, “I have a duty to perform and a debt to pay both to Greeks and to barbarians [the cultured and the uncultured], both to the wise and to the foolish. So, for my part, I am ready and eager to preach the gospel also to you who are in Rome. I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation [from His wrath and punishment] to everyone who believes [in Christ as Savior], to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed, both springing from faith and leading to faith [disclosed in a way that awakens more faith]. As it is written and forever remains written, “The just and upright shall live by faith.” Read Romans 1:14-17 (AMP).
Here, there are two key phrases or elements I want you to see from the verse above.
- WHAT IS THE GOOD NEWS?
- The Gospel, for it, is the power (dunamis from which the word dynamite originates from) of God for salvation (welfare, prosperity, deliverance, preservation, salvation, safety). Watch this, God rescue’s and delivers believers out of destruction and into His safety. Listen to this, the Gospel – Good News is what will re-arrange and order your life.
- The Gospel, the righteousness of God revealed. In other words, you and I have been favourably judged and approved by God. A condition or state of being acceptable to God, hence the Bible says, “He planned, in His purpose of love, that we should be adopted as His own children through Jesus Christ—that we might learn to praise that glorious generosity of His which has made us welcome in the everlasting love He bears towards the Son.” Read Ephesians 1:6 (Phillips). Declare this, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ.” You were made righteous because the Gospel – the Good News has been revealed unto you. Hallelujah.
Check out our next post to find out who the Good News is about. And I pray for the Spirit of boldness to preach the Good News of grace to all those we come in contact with in the Name of Jesus.
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