Good HAS triumphed over evil. This has been the case since Jesus came out of the grave. Indeed, Good is superior because evil is simply the absence of Good. Â However, we will only see the manifestation of it WHEN THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM (Matthew 24:14) is preached!
What do I mean? Many are preaching salvation. But salvation is the door to the Kingdom. Many are preaching baptism, which is an outward display of your allegiance to King Jesus. Many are preaching healing and prosperity, but these are manifestations of Kingdom citizenship.
The Gospel of the Kingdom is rooted in Love and demonstrative of Godâ€™s Power! It is the Gospel of wholeness and completion; nothing broken, nothing lacking!
Jesus said in Matthew 18:11 that He came to save THAT which was lost. The â€œTHATâ€ is His Kingdom and the dominion of man as His regent. Until we begin to exercise this dominion, we are like police officers in a convenience store who witness a robbery and opt to do nothing about it!
Jesus said in Matthew 24:14, â€œAnd this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.â€ That means we have some work to do!
Jesus is talking about the COMPLETE Gospel. Not some piecemeal â€œgospel.â€ Not what â€Dr. FeelGoodâ€ preaches. Not what the hellfire-brimstone crowd is preaching. Not what the healing and prosperity crowd are preaching!
The whole Gospel for the whole man!
This is something that I am very passionate about. We must be about the business of winning and discipling souls for the Kingdom, showing them the love of Christ that they may experience the power of God.
Then we will see good triumph over evil â€” in this present world
Â© 2010 â€“ Derrick Day (www.derrickday.com)