Initially I was annoyed with God. After all these years of following Him, He decides to spend over a month ministering the Gospel message to me. Seriously? Of all the revelations and knowledge and mysteries to choose from, and all He wanted to do is talk to me about the Gospel. Eventually I just let Him do His thing. This is what He said:
If you know that the Gospel is simple, why have you complicated it? You have complicated the life out of it and all thats left is a dead pile of fruitless theologies and vacant terms. The Gospel is not merely a message as you have imagined it, but rather a person. Jesus, that is. No, I’m not talking about all of the hundreds of times that you have heard it said “Jesus died for your sins”. If this whole thing was about Jesus dying because you need saving and He loves you that would be enough, but there is more you need to know. There is more to the story, beloved. Jesus did not die alone. You died with Him— this is the very source of your freedom. This is what makes the Gospel a living and breathing reality. You were co-crucified with Christ. If you dilute the Gospel to solely an issue of forgiveness, you are just going down that same endless road. You will have the mentality of an orphan. You will find that abstaining from sin and experiencing my fulness will be nearly impossible. You will labor and you will fight. Instead, understand that your flesh died 2,000 years ago. It ceases to exist. The Gospel is the complete fulness of life for those who believe. You were co-risen with me, a new creation. You see the Gospel is about identity. Walk in your identity and you will live in your destiny. Don’t be deceived anymore, dear child. I am God and love is my name, can’t you see? I have made it so simple for you, because I care. My yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Go to the well of your salvation. Run to the well of your salvation, and fall in.