Sharing the good news of the Gospel – Prayer for October 9. Praise the Lord everybody! As the gospel of Christ continues to be spread throughout the world there is another gospel that is competing for our attention, and that is the gospel of the flesh.
Bible Verse for Today
“I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1:6-9)
Your flesh is what drove your old nature, but the word says that anyone who is in Christ “is a new creature, old things have passed away behold all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17). In order to be in Christ, you first must die to self, and your flesh does not want to die. It wants life and that life more abundantly, but the abundance it wants is not the same abundant life Jesus talks about in the tenth chapter of the book of John.
The flesh lusts after things, even things we need like food, shelter, clothing, and that lust leads to things like obesity, stealing, murder, and all the health and legal problems that go along with that. The lust of the flesh is the root cause of all kinds of addictions, fetishes, and compulsive behaviors. that is why Paul also said in Romans 8:13: “For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”
We as Christians have all heard the “Gospel of the flesh” at one time or another, sometimes we even gave in to its sirens song. God is telling us and fear not them that kill the body but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear Him that is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. That we must learn to become deaf to its call. We are truly in the last days and we don’t want to be caught on that great day following the wrong Gospel. Don’t stop sharing the good news of the Gospel. God bless you all.
Sharing the Good News of the Gospel Prayer for Today
Father God, we thank you for the gospel of your son Jesus Christ. Help us not to fall prey to the “gospel of the flesh “or any other Gospel other than Christ’s. Lord also empower us to share the good news everywhere we go. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Also read: FOCUS ON JESUS Prayer for October 8