KEY SCRIPTURE: Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek”.
One truth that has been a quest for many is about knowing or encountering the power of God. Many people find themselves in all kinds of predicaments and want to know how to contact the power of God for an answer?
The Apostle Paul in our key scripture shows us what the power of God is, as well as what to do to benefit from this power. He reveals that the gospel or good news is the power of God.This statement is presented in another form in 1st CORINTHIANS 1:18 “for the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness but unto us which are saved it is the power of God: The message of the cross is the power of God.It is about the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1st Corinth 15:3&4)
The death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus marked the end of the legal right of Satan’s reign over men. When Adam sinned in the Garden of Eden he surrendered the authority God gave him over the earth to Satan. He and all his descendants became subjected to the devil. Romans 5:12 put it this “wherefore as by one man sin entered into the world and death by sin: and so death passed upon all men, for that all men have sinned.” The nature of Satan that is sin and death was transferred into men. The law of Sin and death began to work in men. (Romans 8:2)
In Luke 4:6, during the temptation of the Lord Jesus, the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them for that is delivered unto me and to whomsoever I will I will give it”. When the devil said this the Lord did not challenge him. Who delivered this authority into his hands? Was it God? No,it was Adam. Satan therefore assumed the reign of the earth from them. It took the death of Jesus to seize this authority from him because he paid the price for all humanity. The Lord Jesus then said the following after his resurrection. In Matthew 28:18, he said “….All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
The believing in the gospel, that is his death burial, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus has become the only means to access the power of God. Anybody who believes in the gospel receives God’s power to handle any condition that is tormenting his life.
It is the answer to every human problem whether it is the Salvation of your soul, sickness in the body, a bad character, demonic bondage, mental torment or anything that has to do with men receiving peace of mind, the gospel will answer if only you would believe it.
Indeed there is no condition that is a worry to the human mind that the gospel has no answer. I believe in the gospel and so I always walk out of any challenge that comes against me.