The word Gospel means the Good News, which is, the Revelation and Salvation of Christ.
In the final two chapters of the book of Revelation, John the Apostle is shown a prophetic vision of a new heavens and a new earth. The present world of today, had by this time passed away, and John was shown a new and much more wonderful worldly existence, with an immaculate holy city coming down out of heaven, where God would once again dwell together with his people forever.
In this vision, John heard a loud voice out of heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away” (Revelation 21:3-4).
Can you imagine a time with no more pain, or death, or even sorrow in all the world? The dire conditions we all see and experience across our planet today, are not in-line with the ultimate reality God has always intended. One day, God will return to establish all his creation in righteousness, according to the way things were always meant to be. Then, all of the evil of this present time will be as if it never was, and mankind will once again be fully blessed to abide together in everlasting peace, joy, and in harmony with God, and all creation.
This is the ultimate reality God has always intended! A truly perfected world, and this is the wonderful message with promise entailed in the good news of the Gospel. The Gospel is the most wonderful, most incredible, most significant message ever proclaimed! Mankind was specially created for wonderful purposes, and to receive amazing blessings, which extend far beyond, and reach far greater, then only the trivial meanings, and corruptible things, of our present fallen state existence.
The glory and pleasures of the flesh are always quickly fleeting, but in the end, selfish conquests only result in feelings of emptiness and loneliness on the inside. In our inner-most essence, we are spiritual beings, and deep within every human being is a void which can only be filled by the Spirit through a relationship with God.
The future which God has in store for his people is an amazing reality to look forward to indeed! Destined for those who receive his free gift of eternal life. Free, because it is not awarded based on good religious performance, but rather is granted by the grace God, and received only through faith alone. Eternal life means salvation from death and hell, and guaranteed entrance into magnificent glory of his everlasting kingdom. This gift is available by promise, for all those who repent of personal sin, and believe on the only begotten Son of the Most High God.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” – John 3:16-17
There really is a much greater existence which is, and which is to come, in the Kingdom of the Lord and Savior of the world Jesus Christ. An existence still much like the world today, yet only unimaginably more marvelous. However, in our present fallen reality, all people are all born lost, being dead in sins, and deserving instead of eternal damnation according to our transgressions. And unless a person is born again he cannot see, or enter into, the Kingdom of God.
We only have a relatively short time to live in this world, then judgment, but God is not willing that even one of his lost sheep should perish. What is the ultimate solution of God to save us from our hopeless states of corruption? and to purify us into glorified bodies which can live forever with him in a perfected new heavens and earth?
How has God provided a way for mankind to reconnect with him? to receive his free gift of eternal life, even now, and find a sure place in his heavenly kingdom? to be forgiven of all iniquity once and for all, and be spared in the time of judgment from his terrible wrath, and death, and hell? to receive the wonderful promise of Christ, to know him personally, and be counted as one of the blessed children of God? to inherit great and wonderful rewards and treasures, and all the immaculate gifts of paradise that will never fade away?
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” – Jeremiah 29:11
“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.” – Revelation 21:5-7
Please examine here today an overview of some of the key aspects of the Gospel message of Christ, as we consider some of the most profound questions of life, and with reason navigate the Holy Scriptures for answers.