The only place the everlasting Gospel is mentioned is in the book of Revelation: “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 (Rev 14:6).In Matthew 24:14 it said: “And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.”We have a tendency to hear what we want to hear rather then what the Bible has to say. It says, the preachers preaching it will be a witness; they will not only preach it, but live it. Witness usually means ready to lay down your life for it.
Jesus went to different villages preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom in Matthew 9:35. He also healed the sick of every disease, indicating that the Gospel of the Kingdom will have to do that.
The average denominational system automatically gives their definition for what is required of a child of God. They draw up their traditions, commandments and standards to defend rules and regulations. Each denomination boasts superiority in understanding the fundamental structure of the faith. They skillfully interweave Scriptures with their standard and the Biblical standard set forth by the Almighty God, thus making the Word of God of little or none effect. Most Believers feel they were providentially born into this “ideal, scriptural,” denomination, whether they have a proper or a manipulative interpretation of the Bible. This explains the statement made by Jesus, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves” (Matthew 23: 15).
This may help to explain the struggles, frustrations and lack of fulfillment in the lives of the majority of Believers across the world.
Mt 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
The heart must be 100% honest before you can have 100% TRUTH from the WORD!!
Only an honest heart will understand God and His Word. How does one get an honest Heart?
Understanding How the Heart of Man and the Heart of God are Unified in Interpreting the Word:
If a person does not have an honest heart he/she will not interpret the Word correctly.
If we do not understand God and His attributes, we will not understand His Word. If we are incapable of understanding His Word, we will never be able to understand God. God and His word cannot be separated. Jesus declared himself to be the word of God.
If you have felt impatient in the last half hour, I know someone much more sinful in that respect. He is talking to you.
None the less, it is a joy to be here. As a matter of fact at my age, it is a joy to be anywhere [laughter].
I beg of you not to be put off by the title assigned me for this lecture. It could just as easily have been “What Is The Bible’s Chief Metaphor On How To Get Right With God Right Now Despite Sinfulness, Failures And Follies?”
The word “forensic” sounds so metallic impersonal, cold. But it just means “according to law”. And law is codified “love”. Law is not God’s creation, it’s God’s nature. Law is alive on God’s throne, sways His scepter, basks in His glory. Without it you and I could not survive 5 seconds. Law tells us, that the universe is not haphazard. Law tells us of the secret of lasting joy is obedience to law – physical, mental and spiritual.