Which Gospel do you follow? The Kingdom of Heaven Gospel, or the Fire Insurance gospel?
I’ve known folks who believe in the fire insurance gospel. They claim to be saved. They claim they’ll make it into heaven. Jesus saved them, but that’s all they claim to need. They get their bases covered for eternity, then go about their business, saying they’ll be able to take care of everything else.
Their fire insurance gospel creates tension between their gospel and the Gospel of Redemption. The Gospel that Christ died for our sins so we could become the righteousness of God. The Gospel that transforms us so we can fulfill God’s purpose for us to transform others.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God will change us so we can change the world.
We are the hands and feet and eyes and mouth of Jesus. His Gospel travels with us wherever we go.
It’s the Gospel of abundance and the abundant life. We’re redeemed and we’re transformed so we can redeem and transform others. The love of Christ compels us to live out the Gospel of abundance, the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. To love Him and trust Him and obey Him and promote Him. To follow His blind agenda for us.
We’re coming quickly to the holiday of abundance. We’ll get and give more stuff, much of which will probably find a home in the attic or the garage or a closet.
Step back for a moment and look at all your stuff, wherever it is, as much as it is. All your worldly possessions.
Now, would you be willing to give it all up. To walk away from it all for good?
To have nothing…….but Jesus?
Would Jesus be enough?
Would His promise of a life of abundance here on earth be enough?
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
A message by Missionary Alex Garcia, November 15, at One Heart Church in Norcross Ga., was the inspiration for this blog post.