“From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Matthew 4:17 NASBS
Christian, the grace of God that has been poured out into our hearts through the work of the Holy Spirit, has given us a love for His holy Word. As Peter says, “like newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the word, so that by it you may grow in respect to salvation.” The Word of God is powerful for the pulling down of all strongholds and the subduing of the fallen nature. “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised against the knowledge of God. We are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.” Jesus Christ is the Word made flesh. Through the power of His spoken Word, the world came into existence, and it is through His power that souls are redeemed from the power of God’s divine judgment.
It was God’s spoken Word that penetrated our very own hearts that led us out of the stronghold of Satan’s grip into the mercy of The Crucified Savior, who was raised from the dead. So, it is only natural for anyone who has experienced and received this salvation to tell those you know. Saints of God, you, who have been awakened to the horrifying reality of hell, shall you keep silent any longer? Is it not God’s mercy that He has given us a voice to echo the words of scripture throughout all the worlds, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand?” “The ax is already laid at the root of the trees; therefore, every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Repent, turn unto Christ and be saved.”
When was the last time you told someone about the power of Christ’s saving grace? Do those you around recognize that you belong to Jesus Christ by the way you act and talk? What does your relationship with God’s Word look like? Is it a sweet savor of life to you? It is a true saying, you long to spend the most time with those whom you care about the most. May we all evaluate our lives according to our desire to know Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith. O, how blessed are the feet of those who bring the good news of Jesus Christ to lost and perishing souls.