How many times have you heard people say the words, ‘Let me tell you the gospel truth?’
Quite a number of people who use this figure of speech don’t even know what the gospel is all about but use this phrase to emphasize the fact in what they are trying to pass across.
The gospel means ‘good news’ and the good news is that though we deserved God’s justice through disobedience to his laws, God Himself decided to pay the full price, to satisfy the demands of His own justice, by surrendering Jesus to die for the sins of humankind.
Embedded in the good news are God’s promises to His people made available through His son Jesus. In Christ we have divine healing (1 Peter 2:24) Many times I have personally relied on this promise and have experienced divine healing in my life. Even when I seek medical care, I am most encouraged when I see the words, ‘We Care, God Heals’ on the walls of the hospital.
In Him we are promised victory over problems and challenges facing us (John 16:33) It interesting to note that Christ did not promise us a trouble-free life when we come to Him, However what He did promise is that whatever problems confront us, He is able to help us overcome because He first overcame the words and its problems.
Best of all, we are promised that we will have whatever we ask in His Name (John 14:13) I can testify that I have asked many things from God in Jesus Name and He has done it. Questions may be asked about the things we ask and we do not get. I have personally prayed about certain things and waited to get a positive response and was disappointed when things did not turn out the way I expected.
This however does not change my belief that God hears and answers prayers. I believe God is supreme and knows what we need and at what time we need it. I believe that the ‘whatever’ Jesus mentioned here are out ‘needs’ not out ‘wants’. If we are to have all that we wanted, I doubt if I would be alive and writing these words at this time. I probably would have asked for things that would have ruined my life. Most of the time, we take our wants to God and leave our needs behind and the needs remain unmet.
I have found out that no matter the differences in our languages, colour or culture, our needs are basically the same. There is a void inside everyone that needs to be filled. The need to have this void filled draws us to God who is indeed more than enough to meet our needs. The need to fill this void has drawn some people into vices like alcohol, drugs and various forms of immoral living. It is only when these people come to understand the gospel that they realize that all they are looking for is in God and that the only way to Him is through Jesus Christ our Lord (John 14:6)
What is that great need in your life? Take it to the Lord today and I assure you that He will meet those needs. You don’t need a prophet to tell you that God will meet that need. It is already contained in the word of God. Take hold of that word and go to Him in prayer, He will surely do it because He honours His word.
The greatest need of mankind is salvation and God has already met that need in Christ Jesus.
That, my dear friend, is the gospel truth.
© Biblepraise Fellowship Online.
Steve Popoola is the editor of Biblepraise Newsletter and the owner of Biblepraise Fellowship Online at http://www.biblepraise.org. He currently resides in London where he works as an IT professional. He serves in the ministerial team of his local church as well as in the music ministry. He is the Moderator/Editor of Biblepraise Newsletter. He can be reached through His email address, firstname.lastname@example.org