Why We Preach The Grace: The Closed Gospel
Apostle Grace Lubega
Isaiah 61:1-2 (KJV); The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
The Lord Jesus Christ did not come to tell men how angry the Lord God was with them. The mission of the Christ was not to proclaim doom and judgment but the love of God.
In Luke 4, God’s mind is revealed through the actions of the Christ. The Bible says; And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he CLOSED THE BOOK, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down.
Our Lord quoted Isaiah word for word but when he reached the part of proclaiming “the day of vengeance of our God”, he closed the book. Deliberately.
God’s wrath is not the message of the New Testament. His love is. Hallelujah!
FURTHER STUDY: 1 John 4:8, Ephesians 3:18-19
God’s wrath is not the message of the New Testament. His love is.
PRAYER: Father, thank you for the gospel of your grace. Thank you because it is the testimony of your boundless love and mercy toward me. I fellowship with you in the knowledge that your kindness and love toward me is from everlasting to everlasting. I am not a subject of your vengeance. I am a subject of your mercies that are new every morning. What a joy! What a comfort! What a blessed assurance! Glory to your name. Amen.
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