Power To Save YOU
For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek
The Gospel is the power of God unto salvation. What this means is that the power of God to heal, deliver, strengthen, help and rescue anyone is wrapped up in the Gospel. This is easy to understand considering the fact that the word “Salvation” derives from the Greek word “Soteria” which is an all-inclusive word that typifies the entire acts, processes and results of our redemption in Christ Jesus. In other words, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the good news of Christ’s salvation, is the power by which God saves, heals, protects, delivers, preserves and prospers men.
However, this power only works for those who believe as our opening scripture reveals: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek(Romans 1:16-17). Yes, God is all-powerful and His power is unlimited and available to everyone, but that power will not save, heal, deliver or prosper you until you believe in the God that makes the power available. You must believe in God, and in Jesus Christ whom He has sent, and receive eternal life.
God has power to create whatever He wants. He has power over the universe and over His angels; He can do anything. However, His power to save men is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The power of God to bring someone out of trouble, distress, sin and death is in the good news of Christ’s salvation.
Everyone that hears and believes the Gospel is at once translated into the Kingdom of God’s dear son, and becomes a partaker of God’s divine nature! He becomes an associate of the God-kind, having received God’s eternal and immortal life, for through the Gospel, the Bible says, life and immortalityhave been brought to light (2 Timothy 1:10).
I thank you for granting me the grace to receive and believe the Gospel of Christ’s salvation, thereby making me a sharer and participator in the divine experience. Thank you for the message of Christ which is your power to preserve and sustain me in the divine life,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Timothy 1:8-10 2