the Power of the Gospel
THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST IS THE POWER OF GOD UNTO SALVATION.
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other Name
under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
DAY 1We hold no
shame in proclaiming the Gospel of Christ.
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. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed
from faith to faith
(out of faith unto faith)...
forbid it that I should ever be ashamed, or fearful, to present the
Gospel of Christ. Wherein I have been timid or backward in telling others
of Your grace and love, please heal inc. Let the confidence born of
Your Spirit come upon me. And, let others see Your love and grace in
Simplicity of Presenting the GospelAc 16:30,31
DAY 2There is no one who does not need the Salvation
that God offers us in His Son.
Romans 3:23 For
all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God...
Galatians 3:22 But
the Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith
of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
LORD, Ive had no trouble knowing I am a sinner: My life has held
much darkness and evil. My greatest trouble has been in knowing that
You love me in spite of my wrong. 0h, how I love You for this! Thank
You for saving me and setting me free from the darkness. Let Your light
continue to shine in me.
It is Gods
desire to show mercy to allRom 11:32; in 12:32
DAY 3Our Redemption is by the grace of God, through
the precious blood of Christ.
Romans 3:24 .
. .Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption
that is in Christ Jesus...
I Peter 1:18,19 Forasmuch as ye know that ye
were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from
your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; but
with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and
· DEAR LORD, thank You for the grace
that found me in my sin. Thank You for the Redemption that is so wonderful
and free. Thank You for keeping me for Your Own. Please use me for the
glory of Your Kingdom.
We have eternal
Redemption through the blood of ChristEph 1:7; Col 1:14; Heb 9:12
DAY 4Christ Jesus has made full propitiation for
all our sin.
Romans 3:25 (Christ
Jesus) Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation (the full satisfaction
of our penalty paid) through faith in His blood, to declare His righteousness
for the remission (forgiveness) of sins that are past, through the forbearance (patient restraint) of God...
· FATHER, what grace that You have
received the death of Your beloved Son for the propitiation of my sins!
My penalty is paid in full! I owe everything I am and all that I have
to You. Let me move in Your Kingdom as one who is totally Yours.
for our sins means that the wrath of God against our sin is satisfied
John 2:2; 4:10
IT IS ONLY BY
THE GRACE OF GOD THAT WE CAN HAVE SALVATION.
No human being can attain a goodness on their own that will make them
acceptable before God.
DAY 5Because we are justified by faith, we cannot
boast of our good works.
Romans 3:26, 27 To declare, I say, at this time His righteousness: that He might be
just, and the Justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. Where is boasting
then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of
(the principle of faith).
· FATHER, Ive come to see
that even the faith, by which I placed my trust in Your Son, came to
me as a gift of Your love to me. O, GRACIOUS FATHER, let that faith
continue to grow in me till I can say that I live by the faith of Your
Both Jew and Gentile can be
justified by faith onlyRom 3:28-31
DAY 6Abraham is our first example of what a believer
Romans 4:20-22 He (Abraham) staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief;
but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded
that, what He had promised, He was able also to perform. And therefore
it was imputed to him for righteousness.
· FATHER, I praise You for bringing
me to the place of complete trust in Your Word. I am ready to abide
in this place of being fully persuaded that what You have promised You
are able also to perform.
of God inspire us to be clean both in our spirits and in our natural
DAY 7When we are justified by faith, we discover
what it means to be at peace with God.
Romans 5:1 Therefore
being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and
the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
· OH, DEAR FATHER, I praise You
for the peace that has been mine since I have learned to trust You completely!
Some days I come under trial, but I see, time and again, how You reach
under me and bring me up close to Your heart. Oh, what love and mercy
You are showing me! I praise You over and over and over.
When we learn
to keep our hearts steadfast before the Lord, we discover His abiding
DAY 8When we know Gods grace, we need have
no fear of tribulation.
Romans 5:2, 3 (Our
Lord Jesus Christ) By Whom also we have access by faith into this
grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And
not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation
worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope...
· FATHER, since Ive come to
know the grace You extended to me in Christ Jesus, I finally have an
abiding hope. And, I thank You that I no longer fear tribulation. Oh,
it is working something good in my life! The pressures I am now under
are pressing me to You.
The Lord Jesus
clearly reminds us not to fear any coming suffering or tribulationRev 2:9-11
DAY 9When we know Gods grace, our hope will
never be put to shame.
Romans 5:5 And
hope maketh not ashamed
(is not put to shame); because the love of God
is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
II Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, my God, even our
Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation
and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in
every good word and work.
· DEAR LORD, I praise You for the
hope Your Spirit has shed abroad in my heart. Please let others see
this hope and partake of it as we fellowship one with the other. Let
this hope that is born of Your Spirit come over on these I hold before
You. Let us all learn to rejoice in hope and live out of its abundance.
in the early Scriptures is for the strengthening of our hopeRom
15:4; Ps 22:4,5
know Gods love because He sent His Son to die for us sinners.
Romans 5:6-8 For when we were yet without strength,
in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous
man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare
to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were
yet sinners, Christ died for us.
· LORD, when I finally admitted
I had no strength to save my self, I discovered Your amazing love. I
thank You for dying for me, for taking my place on the Cross, for setting
me free from the sin to which I was a slave. Oh, Im forever grateful!
I want my life to reflect Your great love to others around me.
God sent not
His Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through
Him might be saved
THOSE WHO KNOW
THE GRACE OF GOD AT WORK IN THEIR LIVES HAVE A LIVING HOPE. Indeed, there is no hope for any of us apart from the grace of God revealed
in Christ Jesus.
DAY 11Being reconciled to God through the death
of His Son, we continue in our salvation through His abiding life.
Romans 5:10,11 For it, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death
of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
by Whom we have now received the atonement.
· Oh, DEAR FATHER, what an abundance
You have given to us in Your beloved Son! Not only do we have atonement
through His death, we also have the joy and strength of His life in
us! What grace! What grace! What grace! What love! Thank You! Thank
to God by His Son, we receive the ministry of reconciliationII
DAY 12By the offence of one we were made sinners;
by the grace of God expressed in Christ Jesus we are justified.
Romans 5:12 Wherefore,
as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death
passed upon all men, for that all have sinned...
Romans 5:16 And not as
it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one
to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
· DEAR LORD, what grace You have
give us in Your Death and Resurrection! I bless Your holy Name and thank
You again and again. Now, LORD, would you please make me an instrument
of grace toward others. May they know Your Death and Resurrection in
We enter an
entirely new way of living when we give our lives to Christ JesusCol 3:1-11
DAY 13Those who receive abundance of grace can reign
in life through Christ.
Romans 5:17 For
if by one mans offence death reigned by one much more they which
receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign
in life by One, Jesus Christ.
· LORD, You are teaching us to reign
in life. Let this be multiplied in each of these I now hold before You.
Set us free from the hold the world has on us. Open our eyes to see
its vanity. Then, open our eyes to see the wonders of Your grace.
the promise to the overcomers that we shall reign with ChristRev
WHEN WE KNOW
THE GRACE OF GOD.
WE CAN KNOW FREEDOM FROM THE SIN AND ITS
Gods grace abounds much more powerfully
than the Sin that entered the race through Adam.
DAY 14Where sin once abounded in us, grace now reigns
Romans 5:20, 21 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where
sin abounded, grace did much more abound: that as sin hath reigned unto
death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal
life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
· LORD, Your grace is reigning!
I believe it shall continue to reign in us. What we are today is only
to the praise of Your glorious grace. What we shall become will also
be because of Your grace. We have no other hope. Let us know more and
more of Your grace.
continue to be multiplied in our livesI Pet 5:10; II Pet 1:2; II Pet 3:18
DAY 15Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound?
Romans 6:1,2 What
shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
(Let that thought never enter your mind!) How shall we that
are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
· LORD, if there is any way in which
lam abusing Your grace, please convict me. Let the power of Your Spirit
come over me and set me free. Do this same work in these from my family
I now hold before You.
If we sin
after we know the Lords saving grace, we must confess, ask His
forgiveness, and seek His cleansing
I John 1:5-10
DAY 16In Christ Jesus we are raised up to walk in
a new kind of life.
Romans 6:3,4 Know
ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized
into His death? Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death:
that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the
Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life (a new kind of
· FATHER, it is here that I need
the revelation help of Your Holy Spirit. Please help me to knowin
a way that I will never forgetthat when I was baptized, I was
baptized into His death. And, help me to know when He was raised up,
I was raised up with Him.
Death, Burial and Resurrection we find our completionCol 2:9-14
DAY 17In Christs death we are liberated from
Romans 6:5-7 For
if we have been planted together in the likeness of His Death, we shall
be also in the likeness of His Resurrection (the Resurrection): knowing
this, that our old man is crucified with Him, that the body of sin (the
carnal part of us once under the Sin) might be destroyed (rendered powerless),
that henceforth we should not serve sin (be enslaved to the Sin). For
he that is dead is freed from sin (has been justified, set free, from
· FATHER, this is some of the most
amazing truth I could imagine knowing. Please help me soak in it so
it can continue
with my spirit. Help me learn to live out of its light and power.
We learn to
put away sin lest its judgment return upon us
Num 33:55; Deut 7:2; Josh 23:12,13;
Judg 2:3; Ps 19:13; Ps 119:133; I Cor 9:27
WE ARE ABOUT
TO COME UPON THE MOST POWERFUL TRUTH
WE CAN KNOW WITH REGARD TO BECOMING
FREE FROM SINS BONDAGE.
Simply, there are two keys: knowing and reckoning.
DAY 18We come now to the time when we reckon upon
Christs Death and Life.
Romans 6:10,11 For in that He died, He died unto sin (the Sin) once: but in that He
liveth, He liveth (without ceasing) unto God. Likewise reckon ye (put
it down to your account) also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin (the Sin), but alive (without ceasing) unto God through Jesus Christ
· FATHER, by faith, I put it down
to my account that when Christ Jesus died, I died. When He was raised
up, I too was raised up. This is beyond my natural understanding, but
I am ready to receive iteven to know itsimply because it
is in Your Word. And, I am ready to believe Your Word completely.
When we are
willing to receive this understanding, we become ready to bear a testimony
DAY 19We can now yield ourselves to God as those
who are alive from the dead.
Romans 6:12,13 Let not
(the) sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should
obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments
of unrighteousness unto
(the) sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as
those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments
of righteousness unto God.
· FATHER, as a new creation in Christ
Jesus, I yield myself to You, and to Your purpose for my life. Take
the ugly part of my life, remake it into something beautiful for Your
Kingdom. Use me for Your glory.
we are Gods new creationII Cor 5:17
DAY 20We can now yield ourselves to God as those
who are alive from the dead.
Romans 6:14 For
(which once dwelt in you as part of your old nature) shall not have
dominion over you: for ye are not under the Law, but under grace.
6:17 But God be thanked, that ye were the servants
(the) sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine
(teaching) which was delivered you.
· DEAR LORD, thank you for Teachers
in Your body that are making this truth real to us. But, even with the
best of them, I still need the help of Your Holy Spirit. Oh, let Him
be my continual Teacher as He opens Your Holy Word to my hungry heart!
With the Psalmists,
we cry to the Lord for Him to teach us
Ps 25:4,5; Ps
27:11; Ps 86:11; Ps 119:12, 26,33, 64,66,68, 108,124, 135; 143:10
IT IS NOW, BEING
FREE FROM THE SIN,
THAT WE CAN LEAD A HOLY LIFE ACCEPTABLE IN GODS
Human works of holiness can avail us nothing
before the judgment seat of Christ.
DAY 21Being now free from our slavery to The Sin,
we can lead a holy life.
Romans 6:22,23 But now being made free from (the) sin and become servants to God, ye
have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the
wages of (the) sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through
Jesus Christ our Lord.
· FATHER, I never want to turn back
to any of the sins to which I once was enslaved. Neither do I want to
take up anything thing else that is offensive to You. Truly, Dear LORD,
I want to live a life of holiness. Let this same desire come upon these
I hold before You.
It is a dangerous
thing to turn from the Lord once we have known HimII Pet 12:21,22
DAY 22Those who have become tired of their own struggle
with sin, can discover the wondrous grace revealed in Christ Jesus.
Romans 7:24,25a O wretched man that I am (Oh miserably tired ego man)! Who shall deliver (rescue) me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ
· FATHER, I know what it means to
be tired of my own works. They have actually been like filthy rags.
Now I praise You that You have cleansed me. You have made me whole in
Christ. You have given me Your righteousness so I can stand before
the enemy without fear. And, I can stand before Your Throne in the day
of judgment and join in the celebration of Your grace.
Paul made it clear that the Gospel message
is that Christ died for our sins, was buried, and raised up the third
day according to the ScripturesI
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