PRESSING INTO THE KINGDOM (Continued)
In order to gain more spiritual insight into the power of the Resurrection, let us continue to the New Testament and examine the first epistle to the Church at
Corinth and allow the Holy Spirit to minister to our spirits.
I Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
15:4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
Paul understood the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He cautioned this church on the relevance of the Gospel to salvation and urged them to keep in memory what he preached. The preaching of the Cross is the power of God unto salvation. People will never experience salvation if they never hear the Gospel. There is a great difference in possessing salvation and experiencing It. The Gospel must be ministered constantly and not just on Easter and/or Christmas. If ministry everywhere would allow apprehension by the Gospel, the manifest glory of God would fill the earth.
In the spirit, His glory has already covered the earth. Isaiah the prophet declared it when heaven was opened to him in the year king Uzziah died. There just needs to be a people wholly given to allowing Christ to be manifested in and through us. The provision has been made through Him. As Paul exclaimed, we must desire to know Him and the power of His resurrection. Why would the Apostle make such a statement of assurance if it were not possible?