God's No# 2 Plan
- The whole gospel to the whole world
"... And this
gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness
unto all nations; and then shall the end come." Matthew 24:14
will probably ask - Why God's No# 2 plan, what was God's No# 1 plan?
His first plan which was already fulfilled and announced in the Old
Testament was his first coming; God revealed in the flesh (Emmanuel
= God with
us) came to destroy the works of the devil on the cross at Calvary.
For this reason the man Jesus had to make it all the way through until
the crucifixion. He never lost sight of his goal. THE RIGHTEOUS ONE,
beaten and despised, dies pierced through with nails upon the cross
for a message which the entire world must hear.
But the story is not yet finished. Just like he had predicted, He would
rise again on the third day, and that is exactly what happened. His
triumphant cry on the cross. "It is finished" meant that he
had made it. Adam's handing over his authority over the earth and what
was upon it to Satan when he did what the devil told him to do was cancelled
on the cross at Calvary. Only Jesus could say: All power is given
unto me in heaven and in earth. Matthew 28:18 He now possesses
the power to set every person, who is imprisoned and comes to him, free
from the devil and to break the chains of sin.
God's No# 2 plan which is the time of grace is now. Jesus Christ handed
over his plan of salvation to his disciples before his ascension to
heaven. The person who hears the preaching of the whole gospel and obeys
it will be saved.
Nowadays many claim to be "the church of Jesus Christ." But
if you follow their message from one of them in particular you will
find a trail of blood from millions of murdered people who were unable
to believe their message because it is not from God. Others, on the
other hand, only stick to 50% of the gospel, but do not go further,
what is their problem? Is it fear of the whole truth? Is it that they
do not want to lose the other 50% of the world and their proud life
style and want to hold onto their life?
Only the truth the word from Jesus Christ gives life and is able to
deliver, but it can only be completely believed when it is preached
and proclaimed by those who Jesus himself calls to the harvest, and
not by those who call themselves to this ministry. It is not an occupation,
here you are responsible to Jesus. The core of the full gospel is Acts
2, verse 38 Repent, that means turning around and confession of all
your sins to Jesus Christ alone. Being baptized in water the way God
requires it, solely in the name of Jesus Christ. It serves to wash away
the sins and is a part of the rebirth out of water. Following that you
are promised the gift of the baptism of the Holy Ghost. You can receive
the Holy Spirit just like the believers in the book of Acts (you can
read about it yourself).
a church which preaches the whole gospel and continue to follow Jesus
Christ. Only then will you be saved. God is now looking for a people
for his name out of all the nations (Acts 15:14); and when he returns
he will take them out of the world before the end! See Hebrews 9:28.
Will you also be going with? rw