The world needs "The Good Tidings of Great joy"
We are living in a world with great political intrigue, with decay of moral in our society. All sought of problems we face, on our jobs, family, in school, everywhere we turn is grave selfishness; creation being exalted as god with God and men walking according to the multitude of their idols or false gods.
Yet, we are told in the Holy Scriptures of an angel that brought good tidings of great joy to the shepherds, and not to them only; this good tiding of great joy was for the benefit of all. “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” Luke 2:10. This good tidings we are told is about “Christ the Lord.” “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11
Why do we need the good tidings or the Gospel? Because without it, we will remain mad upon our idols, we will continue to further the lying claims of Lucifer which say creation can be God with God. We will continue to sin. So to be freed from this satanic deception which keeps one in bondage or slave to sin we need the good tidings.
What about man that causes him to be in bondage? We are told that he is without Christ, He is Godless. “That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.” Ephesians 2:12
As a result of being Godless, He is alien from the common wealth of Israel or not under the reign Of YHWH. This therefore means that his life is ruled by another. If we consider Ezekiel 14: 2-5, we will see that idols are set up in the heart, causing the man to be estranged from God. So instead of having the true and living God in his mind, he has idols (values) in place of God. “And the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their heart, and put the stumblingblock of their iniquity before their face: should I be enquired of at all by them? Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his face, and cometh to the prophet; I the Lord will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols; That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols”. But what are these idols? David tells us that they are false gods. ”For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.” Psalms 96:5
The originator of creation exalting creation as god with God is Lucifer himself, when he said in his heart, “ I will be like the most high.” This is the very same rebellious idea he presented to Eve, which caused the fall of man. (see Isaiah 14:12-14 and Genesis 3:1-6)
Therefore, the good tidings or good news of Christ is Christ; His character is the good news. The Character of Christ says to us all behold your God.” O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! Isaiah 40:9. Christ is the good tidings and through Him we receive God in our hearts. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith…” Romans 1:16, 17 (emphasis supplied).
So, “being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus" Romans 3:24, we receive God in our hearts. "Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference” Romans 3:22 This justification that gives us God in the heart in place of false gods, causes us to keep the righteousness of the law. “Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and uncircumcision through faith. Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law.” Romans 3:30, 31.
Therefore we need the gospel which is the good news of the character of Christ revealing God and causing us to keep the commandments or the righteousness of the law. This experience of sinfreeness exalts YHWH to be God alone; it causes you to have psychological peace. This sinfree experience will create world peace. Without this good tiding we will continue to be Satanist and be in utter ruin.
Sis. Karima Parris