This is part of the series “What is the Gospel?
I hope you have benefited from out time spent looking at the multi-faceted diamond of the Gospel. We have discovered that God is holy and that our sin has kept us separated from God. We have looked to Jesus as the ultimate remedy for reconciliation with God. We have been confronted with the fact that it is through repentance that salvation is procured. As a result of salvation, we are given a new life, a new purpose, and a new journey. The Gospel is such a wonderful truth if we would just embrace it and live it out to the end. One of the more comforting realities of the Christian faith is that we are provided with the final scene. God inspires hope in His children because He is able to let us take a peek at what awaits us.
Paul in 1 Corinthians provides us with some insight to into what he calls a mystery. A mystery is not something that is unknowable, but something that has not yet been made known. Paul declares a mystery for all that believe: “Behold! I tell you a mystery. …When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’ ‘O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?’ The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. [1 Corinthians 15:51, 54–57 ESV] The Gospel’s ultimate goal is to bring Victory over sin; Victory over Death; Victory in Christ! Learn to love the Gospel for it is the power of God unto salvation for all who will believe it [Romans 1:16].