“The word of the truth. . . the gospel. . . brings forth fruit, as it does also in you, since the day you heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth” (Col. 1:5-6)
Did you know that everything about the gospel speaks of increase and empowers people to prosper? At the same time, everything about Satan and the corruption of the world tends toward loss, separation and poverty.
The spirit of control in many governments seeks to separate people from abundance, creativity, personal freedom and personal responsibility. Many religions do the same. Religions of ‘sovereignty’ make man a pawn and victim of a mysterious God who controls all things. Religions of legalism pronounce curses on any behavior or activity that is outside the boundaries of their creed, thus empowering guilt to steal, kill and destroy the life of the believer.
The word of truth, the gospel, brings forth fruit. The gospel sets people free to discover who they were created to be. The gospel releases us into the grace of God – His infinite provision for every need – and invites us to marvel at the overwhelming love of God. The gospel is about blessing, favor, health, growth and freedom.
Don’t let the enemy and the world conform you to their image. Let the gospel bring forth fruit in your life.