THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL
Tuesday, December 15th .
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me (Acts 26:18).
The Gospel of Jesus Christ, through the power of the Holy Spirit, opens men’s eyes to see the light of God. When the Word comes to a man, he receives vision; no wonder the Psalmist said, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105). The first thing the Holy Spirit does to a sinner is to open his eyes, because until a man’s eyes are open spiritually, he remains in darkness.
Therefore, in praying for people in your environment, in your family, or in the regions beyond who are yet to know the Lord, intercede that their eyes be open to see! The power to open their eyes is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, communicated by the power of the Holy Spirit.
When they come to Christ, He opens their eyes; but that’s only the beginning; He continues to enlarge their vision of the kingdom through the Word. As they study the Word, hear, and learn more about Him, He further enlightens the eyes of their understanding, to know and walk in their heritage and inheritance in Christ.
Keep preaching the Gospel; there’s no salvation without the Gospel; the power of salvation is in the Gospel, and it works only for the person who believes; and that’s where you come in. The Bible says, “…how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?” (Romans 10:14). Do you see why you should have a burning heart to share the Gospel? You’re God’s agent of salvation, ordained to turn sinners from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God. Praise God!
Dear Father, I thank you for the power of the Gospel of Christ that grants me insight and foresight into the realities of the Kingdom. I walk in preordained pathways, conscious of my calling as a minister of reconciliation. I pray that today, the eyes of many around the world, who are in darkness will be open to the light of the Gospel, and they be turned from darkness to light, and into the glorious liberty of the sons of God, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Further Study: Romans 1:16 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.
Acts 20:32 AMP And now [brethren], I commit you to God [I deposit you in His charge, entrusting you to His protection and care]. And I commend you to the Word of His grace [to the commands and counsels and promises of His unmerited favor]. It is able to build you up and to give you [your rightful] inheritance among all God’s set-apart ones (those consecrated, purified, and transformed of soul).
Daily Scripture Reading
1-Year Bible Reading Plan: Revelation 7,
2-Year Bible Reading Plan: John 20:19-31,
2 Chronicles 29