The Gospel is a life-altering force. Seriously. It is.
In our day the Gospel has become a cute story we believe about this thing this guy did 2,000 years ago.
But the Bible speaks of the Gospel as something you enter into by faith. You are identified with Christ, placed in His Body. His body which was born to suffer and be broken.
As a believer in the Gospel, identified with Christ by faith, don’t be surprised if you suffer and are broken. That’s what He did; if you follow Him, that’s what you’ll do.
Your flesh will hate every minute of following Christ. Your flesh will fight against this. The world will mock you and fight against you. Satan will throw things in your way to defeat you.
Fight the fight of faith.
Faith is a fight.
War a good warfare.
People would rather have a happy Gospel with happiness upon happiness followed by an eternity of happiness.
You can find that Gospel out there, but it’s not the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
When it comes to the Gospel, either way you’ll be fighting something.
You can either accept the Gospel and fight against yourself
You can accept yourself and fight against the Gospel.
The lengths people go to in defending their sin and staying away from the Gospel is ridiculous.
You’ll be fighting either way. Just give up the fight against God’s Word. Stop chasing false gospels. Stop twisting Scripture to make you feel better about your sin.
Just give up. Humbly come to the Gospel and receive grace that will strengthen you to fight the real battle.
Christ died to free you from you. Be freed and enter the fight. The victory is assured and the spoils are eternal.
Fight the fight of faith. Lay hold on eternal life.