The Power of God Unto Salvation

From The Heart

Publish date: 04/27/2014

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.  Romans 1:16 NKJV


You need never to be ashamed of the Truth. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Truth. The Gospel is also the POWER –the dunamis - to save, heal and deliver. It shines like a light through the darkness, defeating the work of the enemy and bringing truth, freedom and deliverance wherever it is proclaimed! The Greek word “dunamis” means: power; mighty work; strength; miracle; might; virtue; mighty; force (literally or figuratively); miraculous power; inherent power. When we preach the truth of the Gospel, mighty power is released to do miracles. Mark 16:20 says that when you preach the Gospel, the Lord will work with you and confirm the Word with signs following!


The Holy Spirit gives us the power or the boldness to be a witness for Jesus Christ. There is power in the Gospel and power in you by the Holy Spirit – more than enough power to get the job done. When you have the power in you and when you have the power in your mouth through the preaching of the Gospel, you need not be afraid or ashamed to boldly proclaim it! It’s not by your efforts, but by God’s power as you simply obey and speak. When you boldly preach the Gospel, supernatural things begin to happen.


The Gospel Is God's Power:


1. To produce the new birth:


Having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever.  1 Peter 1:23 NKJV


2. To bring salvation:


…the gospel of Christ… is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.  Romans 1:16


In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.  Ephesians 1:13 NKJV


3. To reveal and impart righteousness:


For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "The just shall live by faith."  Romans 1:17 NKJV


4. To impart grace:


But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.  Acts 20:24 NKJV


5. To establish people in the faith:


Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began 26 but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith.  Romans 16:25-26 NKJV


6. To generate faith:


So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.  Romans 10:17 NKJV


7. To set free:


Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, "If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.  32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." 33 They answered Him, "We are Abraham's descendants, and have never been in bondage to anyone. How can You say, 'You will be made free'?" 34 Jesus answered them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin.  35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever.  36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.  John 8:31-36 NKJV


8. To nourish spiritual life and growth:


As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.  1 Peter 2:2 NKJV


9. To cleanse the church:


That He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word.  Ephesians 5:26NKJV


10. To search lives and hearts and expose the hidden things:


For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.  Hebrews 4:12-13 NKJV


11. To make men heirs and partakers of Christ:


That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, of the same body, and partakers of His promise in Christ through the Gospel.  Ephesians 3:6 NKJV


12. To impart immortality:


But has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.  2 Timothy 1:10 NKJV 


13. To bring peace:


How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!"  Romans 10:14-15 NKJV


14. To be a powerful weapon against darkness and the lies of the enemy:


And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.  Ephesians6:17 NKJV


15. To give fullness of blessings:


But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.  Romans 15:29 NKJV