Good morning people who proclaim the gospel with authority and power.
Colossians 4:3-4 NIV And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.
Instead of asking the church to pray that he would get out of prison, Paul asks them to pray that he may have the opportunity to proclaim the mystery of the gospel of Jesus Christ. WOW!
But then he goes on further to ask that they specifically pray that, when this opportunity presents itself, he will proclaim the message clearly as he should!
This man is such an example to us all.
I don’t want to miss the opportunities that God has assigned for me. I know you don’t want to miss them either. So, let’s pray for more opportunities, and if someone asks if they can pray for you, ask them to pray that you have more opportunities to share the good news about Jesus Christ.
But let’s also pray that when the opportunities comes, we proclaim the message clearly as we should.
I believe this means that we proclaim what God is telling us to say. I believe that this is about exalting Jesus Christ. I believe that this is a divine impartation through the people of God to those who are listening. I believe that this is deep calling unto deep.
There is power in the gospel of Jesus Christ when it is proclaimed as it should be proclaimed! There is power in the gospel being proclaimed with power and authority upon the foundation of deep love for the person that Jesus came to save from death into life! There is power in the gospel my friends! There is power!