Friday, February 27, 2009

It wasn't Hubert was the power of the Gospel he preached!

I do admit Brother Lindsey’s revelation of the Gospel was phenomenal. His ability to expound on and preach the Gospel was profound and very much Spirit filled. Hubert’s Gospel was clearly the same Gospel that God revealed to the Apostle Paul! What Brother Lindsey preached was in line to the letter with the language of the New Testament Epistles. If you listen to various teachings in the mainstream today you’ll notice these are sometimes based more "on telling men what to do" or "man’s religious opinion" more so than the true Gospel according to the Prophets. Jesus described what the Gospel actually is in the following verse.

Luke 24:44-47…And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

When Brother Lindsey preached the Gospel it was always a Christ centered message (soul stirring and life changing) that ministered deep into the souls of men. His preaching ministered "life through the Spirit" and "convicted sinful men to turn away from evil and wrongdoing". The truth of the Gospel prompts Christian’s to study and to rightly divide God’s Word. Hubert's messages encouraged all listeners to learn about and keep themselves under the power of Divine Grace. Brother Lindsey’s preaching stirred people to a consciousness and accountability to the presence of a living Christ. Hubert emphasized how people “should not” depend as much on the council of man as they should on the "council of a Living Christ". The "traditions of men, the opinions of men, and the imaginations of men" did not have any merit according to Brother Lindsey’s Gospel. Hubert did not believe in making addition to God’s Word in any manner. Addition to God’s Word is what prompted the Jews to write the Talmudic writings by "adding their own interpretation to the Torah".

The Gospel according to the Prophets shows people how to depend solely on the person of Christ and not just the pastor of the Church. Hubert's illustration of the Gospel built faith as the truth about Christ was confirmed through the Word he preached and taught! It's the Gospel that brings forth miracles of healing and deliverance. It's the Gospel that stirs the conscience of man. It was only Huberts stance for the Gospel that allowed God to lead men to deliverance from the bondage of sin; and allowed the sick to receive healing from the power of Calvary that he preached. Signs, wonders, and miracles followed Brother Lindsey’s ministry as Christ said they would....but these miracles will follow anyone's ministry that preaches the same Gospel. That was Christ's Great commission!

Mark 16:15-17…Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe;

The greatest evidence that stemmed from the Gospel that Brother Lindsey preached was the morally changed heart and life of a sinner. Ministering the truth about holiness was Brother Lindsey’s personal conviction and life. Hubert knew any man that received a moral change by the Grace of God was a "miracle given by Christ from the Throneroom". The changed heart and life of a sinner is a sign from God that comes from the Gospel that Christ commissioned all men to preach. Hubert’s Gospel always produced that very power. That power was a dynamic power that morally changes the hearts and lives of people. Hubert’s Gospel also instructed Christians to live a sanctified life, holy and without sin! There was evidence and fruit that blossomed from the Gospel that Brother Lindsey preached. As living fruit produced from that very Gospel this writer testifies with joy of such a great experience by the Grace of God! (That's why I write this blog and preach the Gospel myself!)

Unlike many modern day messages Hubert’s Gospel goes beyond Calvary. Brother Lindsey always placed emphasis on the present tense Christ in the Throneroom and not just the cross of Calvary...2009 years ago. The true meaning of the Gospel placed emphasis on the Living Christ in the Throneroom now, today, in the present tense. Hubert Lindsey emphasized over and over again how man needed to be every minute, every hour, and every day conscious to Christ’s power and presence in their hearts and lives. That Gospel was same as Paul’s Gospel beautifully described in the following verses.

Rom 1:1-5…Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name:

1 Cor 15:1-4…Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

It's not's you, or me, or Hubert Lindsey that morally changes's the power of the Gospel...AMEN! Be a witness for Christ. Testify to the power of the Gospel. Tell the world about Christ! He will save, He will change, and he will bless your hearts and lives. To Christ be the Glory!

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