‘The kingdom of God is like a man who sowed good seed in his field…….” (Matt. 13:24).
The gospel in this context refers to the Good news and it’s like a seed sown by a farmer in the field. Jesus Christ was describing the kingdom of God to the disciples in an imagery format in Matthew 13 and we can see from there that there was no issue with the seed. The seed is the Word of God and since the Word is from God, it possesses the power, strength , the breath and authority of God. However, it is unfortunate that in our time, what the gospel claims it can accomplish are not manifesting as expected; so many are in doubt of its efficacy, reliability and power.
‘But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God’ (I Cor. 1:24). John 1:1 says: ‘In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God’. These passages have helped clear the doubt about the authenticity and power embedded in God’s word.
Some of the reasons why the gospel of Christ seems powerless therefore have to be traced to the carriers of the gospel as well as the type of soil or ground that the seed is sown. How much of prayers and fasting do we invest in the Word before we mount the pulpit has a lot to do with the effectiveness of the Word in a man’s life. Life changing Good News don’t require big grammar to command conviction of sins and conversion of souls (Acts 16:28-30).
Jesus Christ still remains the same (Hebrews 13:8), people of old experienced the power of this gospel and testified to its reality (John 4:42) and same is true in our contemporary time. It is therefore save to state that the gospel power is as real as of old and could be experienced by everyone who is willing to pay the price.
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