[And I pray] that the participation in and sharing of your faith may produce and promote full recognition and appreciation and understanding and precise knowledge of every good [thing] that is ours in [our identification with] Christ Jesus [and unto His glory]. Philemon 1:6 (AMP).
Our preaching and teachings should center on the good things that are in us and are ours by reason of what Christ has done for us. Stop telling believers to become what they already are. It’s like traveling to where you already are. It’s like trying to enter a room you’re already in. Stop telling believers to do what have been done already for them. Stop talking to believers as though they’re sinners. Doing this is called condemnation and there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ (Rom.8:1).
The Gospel is all about what Christ did for us in his sufferings, death, burial, resurrection and ascension. Any other thing outside this is at best good advice.
The Gospel is good news not bad news. How do you feel when you hear good news? That’s exactly how you should feel when you hear the Gospel preached.
The Gospel is the power of God (Rom.1:16). The Gospel does not have power, it does not bring power. It is THE power of God that creates miracles, healings, wealth, deliverances and protection. If you centre your teaching on the Gospel you will see power manifesting effortlessly.
We have so much good things in Christ. We have a wealth of good things in Christ. We only need to realize it and we will begin to wallow in it.
And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6 (NLT)
And I pray that as you share your faith with others it will grip their lives too, as they see the wealth of good things in you that come from Christ Jesus. Philemon 1: 6 (TLB)
As a believer in Christ acknowledge only the good things in you and for you. There are no bad things in you or for you. There are no sicknesses, diseases, curses and poverty in you. Whatever you acknowledge is what will manifest in you. No matter what you see happening around you, remember and acknowledge and confess the good things in you and for you in Christ.
The scripture says let the sick acknowledge that they are the healed. Let the weak acknowledge that they are the strong. Focus on who God has made you to be not what the world is saying.
If you are in Christ you’re in the world of good things. There are no bad things whatsoever there. When bad things show up we deal with them by acknowledging the good things in us. God is a good God so he has only put good things in us and for you.
Kevin Ashwe is a Pastor, teacher of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is also a man power developer. He has been involved in training the work force of churches and ministries in Nigeria.
He is the husband of Deborah and senior pastor of WORDLife Assembly, Nigeria.
You can reach him through the channels below.