WE TALK SO MUCH ABOUT OBEDIENCE, BUT DO YOU KNOW THAT THERE IS “OBEDIENCE” EXPECTED FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST CALLED THE “OBEDIENCE OF FAITH” OR “OBEDIENCE TO THE FAITH”? IT IS ACTUALLY OBEDIENCE TO THE GOSPEL OF GOD’S GRACE THAT CHRIST REVEALED TO THE APOSTLE PAUL.
(Rom 16:25-26) “Now to Him who is able to establish you according to MY GOSPEL and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, FOR OBEDIENCE OF FAITH.”
NOTICE: THE APOSTLE PAUL USED “MY GOSPEL” AND “FOR OBEDIENCE OF FAITH”.
WHEN THE APOSTLE PAUL USED “MY GOSPEL”, HE WAS REFERRING TO THE GOSPEL OF GOD’S GRACE THAT CHRIST REVEALED TO HIM, INTENDED FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN CHRIST TO OBEY.
(Gal 1:11-12) “I want you to know, brothers that the gospel I preached is not something that man made up. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I taught it; rather, I received it by revelation from Jesus Christ.”
IN FACT, HE SAID TO TIMOTHY, FOR A DOCTRINE TO BE SOUND, IT MUST CONFORM TO THE GOSPEL OF GOD’S GRACE THAT CHRIST ENTRUSTED TO HIM. (1Ti 1:10b-11) “And for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine that conforms to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.”
OBEDIENCE TO THIS GOSPEL SETS YOU FREE FROM SIN AND MAKES YOU SLAVE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS. (Rom 6:17-18) “But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.”
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