“14I am a debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. 15So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. 16For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17For it is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith”[Romans 1:14-17]
The ground continues shifting worldwide with fresh spiritual revelation parallel to technological advancement. Anyone with spiritual eyes and a discerning spirit can sense change and the disruptions. That makes the gospel of Christ reliable, authentic, articulate, correct, tested, patented and, the established record of events as they unfold according to biblical prophesy. Apostle Paul summarized his life philosophy in a famous “to be or not to be” soliloquy with a conclusion, “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain“[Romans 1:21]. God is stronger than death, and that makes for a believers joy beyond life here on earth! Even though church gatherings are temporarily on hold (for some) and fellowships as we are accustomed to curtailed, the spread of the Gospel of Good News cannot be stopped as it defies scientific logic!
God is Himself above technology as its author!
As Apostle Paul wrote to the sophisticated Roman audience in his days, so do we find ourselves confronting an even more sophisticated, versatile and technologically-conscious audience than what Paul faced, yet the advancement of the Good News thrives! Sophistication can be a great distraction and destruction that invites pride, arrogance and segregation or “class” to the detriment of individuals. Paul extends his statement of faith to include eternal life, and as we trust God, we are saved, preserved and find the blessed quietness both now and in the life to come. If only we can come to the realization that our years are numbered, we’d devote our time and care in preparation and paying attention to what matters most. Jesus in healing the invalid at the pool in Bethesda (John 5) rails on the hypocritical Pharisees who were so keen on religious traditions by illustrating that it is better to enter heaven lame than go to hell whole.
HE IS THE ANSWER
The distillation, meaning and nature of Christian faith starts, centers and ends with Christ – HE IS THE ANSWER! As church congregations emerge in the post-Covid-19 dispensation, and as we prepare for more wonderful prophetic shifts, re-alignments and progression, it is a time to reset our compasses convinced that in a sense, the contemporary presentation of the Gospel prior to the #2020DivineDisruption has been often times inadequate, erroneous and selfish, in many aspects because of our religious indoctrination.
The problem for every human alive today no matter their religious affiliation and orientation is the same: TO BE in the right relationship with God so as to bridge the terrifying emptiness that separates humans, steeped in their earthbound pride and folly; burdened with society’s guilt. Only what God Himself has done by stooping down to our level in the person of Jesus Christ can lift us up to the heights where God dwells, to find there true fulfillment of our being as members of His Family!
The hour of reckoning is ever at hand, as no one knows the day, and neither the time. But the hour of salvation, IS NOW, by faith in Christ!
I pen this with the love of Christ,
Originally posted by Dann Matthews W’Obukosia