If you have been to motivational seminars, you would probably have heard the speakers say, “If you follow these five steps, then you will come to a place of financial increase or your live would change dramatically” They would probably have told you also that if you don’t succeed, it is because you did not follow the steps correctly or diligently.
Thank God that the gospel or good news (Jesus) does not work like that! The minute you hear or read the good news (bible), and you believe and receive it, His Word goes forth to sozo (the Greek word for “save”) you, making you whole in every way, “for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes”.
When you understand the Gospel, or the grace of God, it’ll release the power of God into your life. That’s huge!
When you start reading the Word of God motivation starts immediately!
Jesus went about all Galilee, TEACHING in their synagogues, and Preaching the GOSPEL of the kingdom, and HEALING all manner of sickness and all manner of diseases among the people (Matt 4:23-24)
All manner of depression, cancer, mental illness, body pains, addiction.
If you are sick, know that God did not give you the disease. Read every healing miracle that Jesus did in the Gospels and see how Jesus is the Lord who heals you. (Exodus 15:26) Hear His gracious words, “I am willing, be healed,”
The blind receive their sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel PREACHED unto them. (Matt 11:1-6)
In Acts 14:8–10, we see Paul preaching the good news in Lystra. A man who was crippled from birth was listening to Paul. Paul, seeing that he had faith to be healed, said, “Stand up straight on your feet!” And the man leaped and walked! He heard the good news, believed it and was healed.
I was at a seminar last night and saw many people hungry to change their lives and minds. They were willing to pay so much money just to get into a program where they have hoped that there live could change.
My friend, these miracles happen not because we follow some kind of formula faithfully, but because we hear the Gospel (Good news) preached and simply believe it!