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I have in the last two parts related somewhat to the Power of the Gospel and the Purpose of the Gospel. Now, the effects of the Gospel and results. If you take note, Acts chapter 2, relates to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and when the people saw and heard what had happened the preaching of the first message as we would call it, had such an effect on the people that approximately three thousand souls found salvation. That was the results thus they continued in the apostles doctrine. (Acts 2:42)
When the gospel is preached, I mean the Gospel, bedtime stories only put people to sleep. The Gospel causes people to come alive! Jesus said, my words they are spirit and they are life. Chapter 4 of Acts tells us that it had such an effect on the listeners that it caused them to turn against the apostles. The result was they laid hands on them and put them in prison. (Acts 4:3)
In Acts Chapter 16, Paul and Silas being put in prison for preaching the gospel, sang praises to God, the result was, the prison doors opened and the jail keeper God saved.
Where ever the apostles went, in most cases, they had revival or they had both revival and riot.
The effect of the gospel preached in Ephesus (Acts 19:19) is they burned all the books of magic which now some are studying instead of the gospel what they burned in Ephesus using of it’s kind to try and bring people in church.
Someone who may read this may say, do this fellow know what he is talking about? Let me say this, any preacher that tries or attempts to get this gospel to work by any other way then the pattern that God set forth, you are wasting your time! If this gospel that I speak about don’t work for anybody, a big question ?
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever.
If Jesus is the same, His word doesn’t change, His power doesn’t change, then what has happened? This Gospel works, it has or should have some effect in one way or another, thus ending in results when it is preached, in it’s power and simplicity. Not from a theological view point.
Let me finish this part. God is not in the rehabilitation business, He’s not in the psychiatric business, He is not in the psychology business. The Gospel transforms and renews.
If any man be in Christ, He is a new creature, old things are passed away, all things have become new