Gospel of Power



Gospel of Power. You have all heard the saying, What you see is what you get! How does that relate to the spiritual power the new believer receives from the Holy Spirit?


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5 For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance, as you know what kind of men we were among you for your sake.

6 And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became examples to all in Macedonia and Achaia who believe. 8 For from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place. Your faith toward God has gone out, so that we do not need to say anything. 9 For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10 and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

1 Thessalonians 1:5-10, NKJV



Gospel of Power


The Gospel of Christ is a Gospel of Power. In his letter to the church at Thessalonica, Paul expresses that power as shown through the Thessalonian believers. He states, in verse 5,


For our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power, and in the Holy Spirit and in much assurance.



You have all heard the saying, What you see is what you get! How does that relate to the spiritual power the new believer receives from the Holy Spirit? You can not begin to see all of the attributes believers receive from Christ, but you can see the effects those spiritual attributes have on Christians. Look at the effect Christ had on the new believers in Thessalonica.




Verse 6: And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit.



Verse 7: You became examples to all in Macedonia and Achaia who believe.




Verse 8: For from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place. Your faith toward God has gone out, so that we do not need to say anything.




Verse 9: For they themselves declare concerning us what manner of entry we had to you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.




Verse 10: New priorities: [You] wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.



What do non-believers see in your life? Does the this powerful Gospel shine forth in everything you do and say? Are you a living Bible displayed for all to see?



The true believer is a changed person. When the Holy spirit comes in our hearts, He leads and guides us in the way we should go. No longer are we consumed by the things of this world, but instead, we are consumed by a love for Christ. This Gospel which has changed us forever if a powerful Gospel. The true believer is truly a changed person!




Pray today that your life will emanate spiritual power, walking with the knowledge and power of the Gospel of Christ radiating through you.





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