September / October 2000
THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST!
My Dear Righteousness of God in Christ;
When Jesus died on the cross, there was no sudden BANG, BANG, IM SAVED, YOURE SAVED, ANYBODYS SAVED! There are those who claim to be saved, but by their fruit we can tell there is no sign of the salvation of the Lord. Regardless of what anyone may say, you need the POWER OF GOD to get saved, sanctified, and holy. The power of God
is the gospel of Christ which is the word of God.
James wrote in chapter 1 verse 21,
the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
Peter taught in 1 Peter chapter 1 verse 23, Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever.
In John chapter 6 verse 68, Peter reveals to everyone around him that Jesus has words that can save. He answered Jesus by saying,
thou hast the words of eternal life.
Vain salvation is what most people are walking with. They are fed with vain words, (Ephesians 5: 6) and they never come to the knowledge of the truth to be saved, holy, and sanctified followers of God as his dear children and not as sinners.
Denomination salvation is based only on believing in the man Jesus, and not in his gospel, the word of God. Their works and their fruits simply do not reflect what our Father in heaven requires from the members of his household.
The apostle John makes it clear and plain in 1 John 3: 10. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil. What is this? You are either in verse 8 or you are in verse 9.
8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
Notice the words manifest, works, fruit, and deeds.
Paul wrote to the Ephesians and said, For ye were sometimes darkness (sinners) but now
When? Now! Today! Not after death!
are ye light in the Lord
Ephesians 5: 8.
Darkness and light have absolutely no resemblance. Born again, saved and sanctified, holy Christians have no resemblance with a sinner. Amen! The Holy Ghost and the wicked ghost have no resemblance. God and the devil have no resemblance. Peter and Judas looked alike before the crucifixion. They both walked with Jesus, and sat at the same table, but Jesus said, One of you is a devil. It is confusing, isnt it? There are a lot of people who claim they are walking with Jesus, but even today, in Christ Jesus, darkness and light will never look alike. They claim to be saved, but darkness cannot enter heaven. No! No! No! Only light will enter heaven and stay forever. Hallelujah!
Bang! Bang! Im saved because Jesus died for my sins on the cross. Slow down! Slow down! It does not happen that fast! Jesus said in Luke 8 verse 11, The seed is the word of God. In verse 15, Jesus said there is only one type of good ground which are those who heard the word (the gospel of Christ) with an honest and a good heart, keep it (the word), and bring forth fruit with patience (sin not). No salvation for the others who even love to go to church (verses 12, 13, and 14). No! No! No! They all received the same word of God yet none could be saved. What could be wrong? Please notice that Jesus did not claim the seed to be his Father in heaven, the Spirit of God, nor did He claim that the seed was himself. No! No! The seed is the word of God. Ohhh! How I long to see people falling in love with the word of God! Then we would have an instant holiness, righteousness, hand-of-God-at-work revival! Praise God for evermore!
The apostle Paul said in Romans 1 verse 16, For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ
He did not say that he was not ashamed of God or that he was not ashamed of Jesus, or that he was not ashamed of the Holy Ghost! No! No! Notice that he said, I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. Believing in God does not mean too much, nor does believing in Jesus or the Holy Ghost. Start reading the Bible and live just as you read it. This means a lot! See how many people will want to walk with you? The moment you start losing your kin and your friends, is the moment you start showing the world that you are living according to the gospel of Christ. These are people who went to church with you, celebrating the same holidays, and participating in the same church socials. Nobody is ashamed to talk about Jesus or God, but when you start to read your Bible which is the gospel of Christ, you will start to show what it is to be saved, and day after day you will show the world around you what it is to be a real child of God. The consequences will always be devastating! If you keep on going like this, you will soon end-up alone. So now what? Are you going to be ashamed of the gospel of Christ in order to keep at least one friend, or even your husband or your wife, daughter or son, or perhaps your church?
Paul said in Philippians 3 verse 8,
I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.
This is it my friend, the conditions are found in the gospel of Christ. The churches of the hour are saying there are no conditions to Gods love (salvation). These are fat and vain words, deceiving the whole world going to church, and because of these things,
cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Ephesians 5: 6.
We are given the whole armour of God in order to keep what we can get and to remain what we can be in Christ. Gods love can not do it for you. The love of God is the armour He has given us to fight for our heavenly rights and to be found a winner at the end (saved). You cannot lose with the gospel of Christ. I know many, many losers who believe in God and in Jesus but who refuse to open the Bible. Many of these same people will come to me and ask me what is going wrong. No gospel of Christ, no armour of God, and no love of God. This is the love of God; He will not let me fall (sin)! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Do you want to withstand, and having done all, to stand? The gospel of Christ that I have given you over the years is the answer (the armour of God). It is cold out there, and it is getting colder and colder. By this I mean, by refusing the gospel of Christ, and this has become more evident day after day and crusade after crusade, people are looking for crowds and bigger crowds. I am looking for Jesus. I am listening for the trumpet of God, and I want to see you do the same thing. Get in your King James Bible and you will not have eyes to see what is to the right or to the left. The gospel of Christ will do all of that for you. This is a part of Gods great love. For you who have walked with me all these years, my prayer is that you will not let your zeal die. Your offerings have proven your zeal to live holy and to fight along my side to get one soul saved here and one soul saved there. Without your offerings, this cannot be done. For you who have been slow to convert to the gospel of Christ, I am calling you to turn around quick. Start working with me and all the others who have worked with me all summer long with prayers, fastings, and their offerings. I have not heard from many of you, so please, this is no time to give up. Let us not be ashamed of the gospel of Christ, the only power that can give you access to the engrafted word which is able to save your soul. Go on! Put on the whole armour of God (the gospel of Christ). It will motivate you to work with Gods anointed, walking holy and sanctified, presenting your body a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service. Romans 12: 1.
When you read in the Bible (the gospel of Christ) that you are ready to meet Jesus at his coming, it becomes a true remedy for the soul and body, as the effect of the stripes of Jesus are on you day after day. Hallelujah!
I had to borrow over $45,000.00 in order to preach the gospel of Christ as you read it in this letter. Now I have to pay back every dollar. If I did not have the zeal to do this, I would be sitting at home with no concern for lost souls. Let me receive your love and compassion in the mail. I am calling on God to anoint 12 of you who can put $3,000.00 in Gods hands today. It is the only way God can be on time to bless our ministry as promised. The $5, $10, $20, $30, $35, $40, $45, $50, $100, $200, $300, $400, $500, $600, $700, $800, $900, $1,000, $2,000, everyone else can send today, will help me as always to fulfill our daily budget. Do it cheerfully for God loveth a cheerful giver, and this will allow you to walk with the promises with all grace to abound in the time of need. 2 Corinthians 9: 7 & 8.
Thank you gospel-of-Christs-pride and glory to God unto Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour. Our prayers and fasting are before God for you.
Brother and Sister Gagnon
Lincoln and Robin-Lee