I spent more than 10 years in the pulpit and I am realizing I never really preached the Gospel. Oh, I taught the death, burial and resurrection of the Messiah, but that is not the Gospel. Surprised?
Rom. 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?
Multiple Scriptures testify to the fact that the Gospel existed before the coming of the expected Messiah.
Gal. 3:8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed.
9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.
And, from Hebrews,
Heb. 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.
We also have multiple references of Yeshua preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom before His death…. Continue reading “The Gospel I never preached…”
I was reading Psalm 98 and wondering if this was sung by angels at Messiah’s resurrection.
Twice the word ‘Yeshua’ is used and the direct reference has to do with securing the victory of mercy and truth toward the house of Israel. Matthew 15:24 comes to mind as well as Romans 8:22-23… I was also reading in Acts this evening and looked into the three or four references where Yeshua is referred to as the Righteous One… See Ps. 98:2.
The Psalm, as prophecy, is incomplete as He has not yet come to judge (rule) with equity. See Isaiah 2:3-5, Ez. 37:24-28, Psalm 2, etc…
What a rich nine verses.