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Reading: Matthew 24: 1-14
The Holy Bible is YaHuWaH 's Word. It tells of His love, the matchless gift of His only begotten Son YAHUSHUA and the good news of the Gospel of Salvation. All who have the humility and good sense to believe and act upon the message of the Bible are assured of forgiveness of sin and life everlasting. In all the books in the world, it is totally impossible to find so valuable an offer as the Gospel of Salvation. Tens of thousands of sermons have been preached about it; but were many millions more told, no one could hope to exhaust the wonders of the Gospel of Salvation. It is, by far, the best news this old world has ever heard. This morning we will examine a few more aspects of the Gospel of Salvation. I trust that when we have finished, no one in this hall will reject the Gospel or turn down the eternal glory on offer.
The Power of YaHuWaH unto Salvation!
It is vital that you believe what you are about to hear; because believing or disbelieving the Gospel will have an eternal effect on your future - one way or the other.
|John 3:||16: For YaHuWaH so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17: For YaHuWaH sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.
18: He that believeth on Him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the Name of the only begotten Son of YaHuWaH.
1. The Everlasting Gospel
The Gospel is everlasting. Its central theme, that fallen man is pardoned by the grace of YaHuWaH through His Son YAHUSHUA the Messiah, will continue to amaze the redeemed host throughout eternity. The Everlasting Gospel is to be preached in these last days, just prior to the Savior's return to earth.
|Revelation 14:||6: And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the Earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,
7: Saying with a loud voice, Fear YaHuWaH, and give glory to Him; for the hour of His judgment is come: and worship Him that made Heaven, and Earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
Notice that the Everlasting Gospel requires all mankind to worship the Creator of the mighty universe. Failure to worship the Creator will spell disaster in the coming judgement. The files Creation and Evolution explain many unpublicized facts about these two vital issues.
2. The Gospel of the Kingdom
The Gospel is often called the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.
|Mark 1:||14: Now after that John was put in prison, YAHUSHUA came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of YaHuWaH,
15 : And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of YaHuWaH is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
|Matthew 4:||23 And YAHUSHUA went about all Galilee, teaching in the synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom.|
One day - soon - all the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of YAHUSHUA. All Heaven will rejoice when that happens. To us believers that event will also be a time of extreme joy. But, alas! to multiplied millions of unbelievers who have rejected the Gospel, it will be a time of heart-rending sorrow.
|Revelation 11:||15: And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Elohim, and of His Messiah; and He shall reign for ever and ever.|
Alas from the lips of many this heart-rending cry will go out:
3. The Gospel of the Mercy of YaHuWaH
The Almighty loves the human race more than any of us can remotely imagine. He wants everyone to be saved: and that includes You! Note Messiah's words:
|2Peter 3:||9: YaHuWaH is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.|
The Gospel of Mercy
We sinners are saved - not by any goodness of our own, however good we may consider ourselves to be. No, we are saved by the mercy of YaHuWaH. That is why the Gospel is also called the Gospel of the mercy of YaHuWaH !
4. The Glorious Gospel of Messiah
When the Savior returns to Earth and the kingdoms of this world become the Kingdom of YAHUSHUA the Messiah, Earth will experience peace and joy such as never before. What, in the past 6000 years, no man made government, dictatorship or democracy has been able to accomplish, the Kingdom of YaHuWaH will bring about with matchless glory within a matter of weeks. That is why the Gospel is also referred to as the Glorious Gospel of Messiah.
|Revelation 21:||1: And I saw a new Heaven and a new Earth: for the first Heaven and the first Earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2: And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from YaHuWaH out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
3: And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of YaHuWaH is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people, and YaHuWaH Himself shall be with them, and be their Elohim.
YaHuWaH shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
5: And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
6: And He said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.
7: He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his Elohim, and he shall be My son.
Can you even begin to imagine a scene like that? Don't you want to be there? I most certainly do.
5. The Gospel is Preached
The Savior prophesied that before His return to Earth, the Gospel would be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations. (Matthew 24:14) How is the Gospel going to reach the world? Is that happening? Some will say, 'Yes it's happening.' Others will say, 'No it certainly is not happening - and never will.'
What ever your opinion I can assure you that when the terrifying events predicted in the 6th Seal of Revelation take place, the whole world will be ready to listen to the Gospel. We are told in that prophecy that all the world will become aware that YaHuWaH is on His throne and that the great day of His wrath has arrived.
|Revelation 6:||12: And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;
13: And the stars of Heaven fell unto the Earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.
14: And the Heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places.
15: And the kings of the Earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;
16: And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb:
17: For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?
6. Satan's Attack on the Gospel
When the true Gospel was first preached by the Savior, comparatively few people heard it. And even though YAHUSHUA preached for some three and a half years, not many outside the land Israel heard his Gospel. It was not until the apostles journeyed far from Palestine and wrote down the Gospel message, did countless millions the world over have any idea as to what the Gospel of the Kingdom and the grace of YaHuWaH really meant. But, sad to say, Satan's attack on the true Gospel and the inspired Word of YaHuWaH began even before the first apostles died.
Satan's attack on the true Gospel of YaHuWaH and the Word of YaHuWaH continues to this day. Every persecution against Christians during the past 2000 years has been against believers who have treasured and lived by the real Word of YaHuWaH and dared to preach the Gospel.
7. Your Reaction to the Gospel
Do you believe the Gospel? If you do you should not be ashamed of it.
For all of us, now is the time to believe the gospel. Now is the time to tell others of the Gospel. Do not put it off: because today is the day of salvation. Tomorrow may be too late.