Good morning Jesus, my rock and my redeemer. I come to you this morning in a heart posture of worship.
“I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you by the grace of Christ and are following a different gospel - not that there really is another gospel, but there are some who are disturbing you and wanting to distort the gospel of Christ. But even if we (or an angel from heaven) should preach a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you, let him be condemned to hell! As we have said before, and now I say again, if any one is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, let him be condemned to hell!” (Galatians 1:6-10)
The apostle solemnly denounces, as accursed, every one who attempts to lay so false a foundation. All other gospels than that of the grace of Christ, whether more flattering to self-righteous pride, or more favorable to worldly lusts, lifestyles, or traditions are devices of Satan. Even if from an Angel whose authority is the highest possible next to that of God and Christ. A new revelation, even though seemingly accompanied by miracles, is not to be received if it contradict the already existing revelation. For God cannot contradict Himself
“The arrival of the lawless one will be by Satanʼs working with all kinds of miracles and signs and false wonders, and with every kind of evil deception directed against those who are perishing, because they found no place in their hearts for the truth so as to be saved“ (2 Thessalonians 2:9-10). “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect” (Mat 24:24) “Suppose a prophet or one who foretells by dreams should appear among you and show you a sign or wonder, and the sign or wonder should come to pass concerning what he said to you, namely, “Let us follow other gods” - gods whom you have not previously known - “and let us serve them.” You must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer, for the Lord your God will be testing you to see if you love him with all your mind and being.” (Deuteronomy 13:1-3)
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the foundation on which your salvation and faith is built upon. Understanding this Gospel, and being able to share this gospel is a basic necessity of all who call themselves Christians. Do you know the Gospel of Jesus Christ? If someone were to ask you to explain to them from creation through the resurrection the Gospel of Jesus Christ are you comfortable, confident and anxious to do it? As importantly, if someone where to share with you a gospel, even if it were accompanied by a miraculous act, could you discern if it was a false gospel? Have you asked of them and do you know the gospel being taught by your church, its leaders and your pastor? Is it the Gospel of the grace of Christ?
My family, the Gospel of grace in Jesus Christ is at the core of your salvation and faith. I pray you commit time in your Bible, in prayer, and in study to come to a solid understanding of the Gospel so you have a true foundation on which both to build your faith, and from which to share your faith with those around you, and not be false prophets and Satan’s workings, in Jesus’ name. Please pray the same for me. God bless you my friends!
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