Preaching and the Victory of the Gospel
Preaching and the Victory of the Gospel is a systematic presentation of the biblical promises pertaining to God’s plan for human history from Genesis to Revelation. God has planned the end from the beginning (Isa. 46:10), and has ordained victory for His church, not defeat. How can a sovereign God lose? How can Jesus, as King of kings and Lord of lords, who has all authority and power in the universe, not prevail in history? We must learn to live by faith in God’s precious promises and not by sight.
Pastor John M. Otis demonstrates from Scripture that Jesus is presently reigning from the Father’s right hand in heaven. The risen and ascended Christ is presently sitting on David’s throne, which is in heaven. Jesus is defeating all His enemies as the Scripture promises. The Father has already installed His king on Mt. Zion, and has given the nations to the Son as His inheritance. The Great Commission will be accomplished before Christ’s Second Coming because Jesus has all authority and power.
Jesus has ordained His church as the primary agent in His spiritual conquest of the earth. He has provided for His church divinely powerful weapons for this task. As promised, Jesus is with His church to the end of the world, empowering her to accomplish incredible things. Jesus is going forth conquering to conquer (Rev. 6:2).
This victory perspective was commonplace among many preachers of the 18th and 19th Centuries, inspiring and propelling world missions. God was pleased to bring to pass some of history’s greatest revivals because of faithful preaching and praying.
Today, does Christ’s church exude this confidence in God’s promises? Are we diligent in the exercise of the divinely powerful spiritual weapons at our disposal? When Christ’s church once again recovers its vision, we will see the mighty hand of God revealed.