Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people. Matthew 4:23.
But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God. Acts 20:24.
In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1:13-14.
Today your LORD (יהוה) God says:
Of everything in your life I am the ultimate Judge. No one on earth. Do not be so concerned about decisions made on earth, ultimately, I can reverse them or affirm them. But Mine is the final say for all. And I am love. I have singular justice, I put all your sins on My Son and made His righteousness yours. The wisest thing you can do is take My Son as your LORD and Savior, so that all you can receive all that I have done for you in Him. And that is all in My gospel.
It is time for you to become the person I meant you to be and stop moping around in insecurity. In Christ you are secure. Have you never read My Words: “In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, THE GOSPEL OF YOUR SALVATION, having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance with a view to the redemption of POSSESSSION to the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:13-14.
Redemption of possession. When you are in Christ you are Mine. When you receive Him, He gives you the authority to be My children. John 1:12-13 (“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the authority to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.”).
And Jesus told you this, and He speaks My Words and seeing Him you see Me, “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out. For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. This is the will of Him who sent Me, that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day. For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day.” John 6:37-40. I give you to Him when you believe in His Name and I seal you in Him for the day of the resurrection. In Jesus you have eternal life. You are Mine. “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine! When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be scorched, nor will the flame burn you. For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. Isaiah 43:2-3.
My prophet Malachi spoke of this possession, “Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who esteem His name. ‘They will be Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘on the day that I prepare My own possession, and I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him.” Malachi 3:16-17.
In My Word, you will see Me talk of three gospels. The gospel of salvation, the gospel of the Kingdom, and the gospel of grace. I also speak of the gospel of Christ (of the anointing) and the Gospel of God, which is My power, but those contain the others. And when I just say “gospel” I mean all three.
Peter preached the gospel of Salvation to Cornelius and his household. Listen to what Peter preached, “Of Him all the prophets bear witness that through His name everyone who believes in Him receives forgiveness of sins.” Acts 10:43. While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who were listening to the message. They all started speaking in tongues. They all got sealed in the Holy Spirit.
Do you notice Peter told them you receive forgiveness through His Name. The Name of Jesus. And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which you must be saved. Acts 4:12. And how do you get saved? Believe on the Lord Jesus and you and your whole household will be saved. Acts 16:31. If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that I raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” And Jesus is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for anyone who calls on His Name shall be saved. Romans 10:9-13.
So the gospel of Salvation, is the gospel of Christ Jesus, that you have forgiveness of sins in His Name. There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Your sins and offenses were all imputed to Him and I remember then no more. Romans 10:17. You are now a new creation in Christ and all your sins I have put away upon the Lamb who takes away the sins of the world. In Him you have eternal life. You have passed from eternal death to eternal life. The gospel of Salvation is all about forgiveness of your sins and reconciliation with Me with no good works on your part, but by the finished work of Christ.
The gospel of grace is about My Spirit in you and on you making you a partaker of My divine life. It is the branch on the vine, bearing much good fruit. It is My power in you doing far more than you can ask or imagine. It is resurrection power in you. Paul was talking from a perspective of the gospel of grace when he said, “I can do all things in Him who strengthens me.” Grace makes it possible for you to live the abundant life Jesus came to give you. And grace frees you so that sin no longer is your master, for you are not under law but under grace. Romans 6:14. For My grace has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing you to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of your Jesus. Of His fullness you have all received, grace upon grace.
The gospel of the Kingdom is about protection, supply and provision. Once you receive Jesus as Lord, you become a new creation and you become a citizen of My heavenly Kingdom. And you have certain rights as a citizen thereof. You have protection, provision, healing, and all the benefits of Kingdom citizenship, which you will find listed in Psalm 103:3-5. I have translated you out of the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of My beloved Son. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. And you have become His little flock to whom I am well pleased to give the Kingdom. Seek the Kingdom first and all will be supplied according to My riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
And that is the whole gospel: Salvation, grace and Kingdom, giving you all you need for life and godliness to live an abundant life now and eternally. When you continue in My Word, you are truly My disciples, and then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. My Son has released you from your sins by His blood and made you kings and priest unto Me. Jesus is the Gospel, He is your Savior, the Vine, and the King. You are secure in Him. There is no snatching out of His Hand and when you are in His Hand, you are in Mine, and there is no snatching out of My Hand. And in My Hand the evil one cannot touch you.
And the gospel of salvation does not stop working in your life the day you confess Jesus as Lord. That is only the beginning. Have you never read, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9. This was written to born again believers. And again, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.” Romans 5:8-10. Salvation keeps working in you. If you walk in the Light, the blood of My Son continually cleanses you from all sin. 1 John 1:7.
And the gospel of grace keeps working every moment of your life forever. My Spirit in you and with you is forever. John 14:16-17. He continually quickens you and gives life to you. And He joins you to Me to make you a partaker of My divine nature. 2 Peter 1:4; Ephesians 2:18; 1 Corinthians 6:17. He leads you. He guides you to all truth. He teaches you all things. He tells you of the things to come. And He witnesses with your spirit that you are My child and testifies to you that your sins and lawless deeds I remember no more.
And the gospel of the Kingdom keeps working every moment of your life forever too. For you access My Kingdom now within you, but in eternity you will live in My Kingdom and no where else. But even now, though you are in the world you are not of the world. Your true citizenship is in Heaven and that is where your supplies, protection and direction come from. And that is where all your answers and provision lies, in the Kingdom.
And these are the three things Paul prayed you would be enlightened to in Ephesians 1:18-19:
- The hope of My calling, which is the gospel of salvation, for I have called you all to My eternal glory which is possible only by the forgiveness of your sins. 1 Peter 5:10.
- What are the riches of the glory of My inheritance in the saints, which is the gospel of the Kingdom—riches, provision, healing, protection, and all inherited as joint heirs with Christ. It has pleased Me to give you the Kingdom.
- The surpassing greatness of My power in you who believe, which is the gospel of grace. My power and life in you doing far more than you can ask or imagine. Attached to Jesus as a branch to the vine all My divine life flows into you, from His fullness you have all received, grace upon grace, produces much fruit that will endure.
I love you. I have given you the gospel. Embrace the gospel and all its parts and you will have all you need for abundant life now and forever. Do you see now why My servant Paul would always pray that I would give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation to know Me and that you would know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge so that you would be filled with all My fullness?