The Power of the Gospel
By: Daniel Adams
Publish Date: August 24, 2021
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. — Romans1:16
There is power in the gospel. In fact, the gospel contains the essence of God’s strength, force, and ability. Paul exclaims that the gospel is the full power of God. The word used for power is dynamic from which we get the English word for dynamite, an explosive and self-contained power.
Throughout the New Testament, this very same word dunamis is used everywhere Jesus performed miracles. Amazingly, the same word is used when talking about Jesus’s resurrection from the dead in other places in the scriptures. It was dunamis power that raised Jesus and seated Him at the right hand of God. We are talking about an incredible amount of power from God.
The gospel is the container of this supernatural power, which is available for the salvation of everyone who believes. At the moment of believing, this invitation of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the greatest miracle of all takes place. Just as Jesus was raised from the dead by this same power, we too, are born again in our spirit, released from the control of darkness and immediately raised to belong to the kingdom of Heaven as God’s beloved children.
Paul wrote in Colossians, “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves” (Col. 1:13). It’s truly a miracle, and the power of God working in us through the gospel.
Today, if you want to experience this power, the Bible says: “If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved” (Rom. 10:9-10). Here’s the promise: “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Rom 10:13).
Confession: I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe that He died for my sins according to the Scriptures. I believe that He was raised from the dead for my justification; that is, that I might be set right with God. I believe in my heart that I am the righteousness of God. I am made right with God through what Jesus did. Amen!