JULY 24 NEWS OR PROPHECY?

EPHESIANS 1:13 “In whom ye also trusted, after that, ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise” (Eph. 1:13). The word Gospel literally means “good news.” It’s important that you understand that news is always something that’s already taken place. The dictionary defines news as “recent events or happenings.” If it hasn’t already occurred, it isn’t news. The reason it was so easy to believe the Lord for the born-again experience was that our salvation was presented as news. If we would have been told that Jesus might come and die for our sins, no one would’ve been born again. Even if we could’ve been persuaded that Jesus was willing to die for our sins, the devil would try to convince us that salvation certainly couldn’t be for us. When we hear that God has already provided salvation through the death of His Son, it’s easy to believe and receive. There’s no reason to doubt something that’s already happened. This is a key to receiving every benefit of our salvation. Anything that God has promised us has already been provided through the atonement of Christ. That’s where all the work of salvation was accomplished. Jesus only died once. He’s now seated at the Father’s right hand (Heb. 10:12). His atonement is complete. Everything is already a done deal. The Lord isn’t going to heal us; it’s already been done (1 Pet. 2:24). Joy isn’t something we need to ask for; it’s something we already have in our spirits. It just needs to be released. If you haven’t already done so, start viewing the Gospel as good NEWS. Believe that whatever you need is already yours in Christ, and experience the difference that believing the Gospel makes.

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