“But I know that when I come to you, I shall come in the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ” (Romans 15:29).
How assuredly Paul the Apostle says, “When I come to you, I will not come empty handed but will come with the blessings.” He points out as ‘fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ.’
Dear children of God, when you go out, bestow the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ, to all those whom you meet. Christ in you is great. He is the one who has filled you in such a way that you could offer them everything they need.
Though the world is filled with sorrows, tears, defeats and poverty your heart is filled with Joy of Salvation, Heavenly Grace and the power of the Holy Spirit. Since you are going into the world possessing perfect heavenly blessings the sins and the evils of the world can never overcome you. It is the holy resemblance of Christ in your heart which overcomes others.
The bacteria in a leper are contagious. So, a leper is supposed to stay away from the family. When he goes out he has to cover his head with a cloth and move fast shouting about the uncleanness in him.
Jesus met him with the fullness of the blessing of the gospel. When Christ placed His hand on him, the bacteria, foul odour and the sufferings did not infect Him. Instead, the healing powers of Christ graciously descended on him. Dear children of Christ, Is it not so that Christ dwells in you!
Once, Saint Wigglesworth returned home after doing God’s work in certain outstation venues. When he left home too for ministering, he possessed the blessing of the gospel of Christ and when he returned too it was glowing in him. But on reaching home, he found that his wife had died and people were involved in funeral arrangements. Even this did not demoralize him.
Saying that he had come with the fullness of the blessing of the gospel of Christ he caught hold the hands of the dead wife and said “rise up, in the Name of Jesus Christ’. At once the power of God forced into the body of that sister and in a moment she rose and began to converse with others. See, what a great miracle it is!
To meditate: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16).