The News that is GREAT!
Jesus, is my Savior, my God, my Life and my brother and friend.
Galatians 2: 20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. 21 I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly.”
There is a difference between the journey of Jesus and the Gospel of Jesus.
His journey is the path He took to accomplish His greatest purpose for us:
His birth His earthly life His arrest His trial
His crucifixion His resurrection His ascension
The Gospel or the Good News concerning Jesus is stated clearly in Galatians 2 and Colossians 1.
Galatians 2: “…it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me…
Colossians 1: 26 that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints, 27 to whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
The Good News is Jesus Himself; forgiveness, transformation, conformation takes place as a result of His living in us. All that Jesus wants to give us are found IN HIM, they are not trinkets He hands out.
All the riches of Christ are ours because He lives in us – we have become One with Him.
Listen to the word of God: Jesus is in me on earth and I am in Him in heaven. It is not so much we have Him as it is He has us.
Wow! WHAT GREAT NEWS!