I’ve been having second thoughts about what Jesus’ gospel really is all about! Jesus’ gospel means Jesus’ good news. Jesus’ GOOD NEWS includes the fact that God is a personal God who really cares about people! So, Jesus preached the word, performed miraculous healings, and cast demons out of people. Jesus came to preach the gospel, to heal the sick, and to help people spiritually “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives (of Satan) and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed …” (Luke 4:18) Jesus evangelized with spiritual power, demonstrating God’s love and compassion for the people “And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people … and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.” (Matthew 4:23-24) “When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick …” (Matthew 8:16) “Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.” (Matthew 9:35) Jesus gave His disciples spiritual power and instructed them what to say and do “And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease. … These twelve Jesus sent out and commanded them, saying: ‘… And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons.” (Matthew 10:1-8) “Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. … So they departed and went through the towns, preaching the gospel and healing everywhere.” (Luke 9:1-6) “After these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them out two by two … ‘And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ ’ … Then the 70 returned with joy, saying, ‘Lord, even the demons are subject to us in Your name.’ ” (Luke 10:1-17) Jesus’ told His disciples what to do after His ascension “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” … And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord confirming the word through the accompanying signs. Amen.”(Mark 16:15-20) After Jesus’ ascension, the apostles continued preaching with signs and wonders “And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. … And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women … Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.” (Acts 5:12-16) “And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and signs among the people.” (Acts 6:8) “Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did. For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. And there was great joy in that city.” (Acts 8:5-8) How Paul evangelized “And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” (1 Corinthians 2:4-5) “… in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.” (Romans 15:19) The New Testament Everything was recorded and written down for our knowledge and use. We know what the apostles said and did, and we have exactly the same information they had. Their preaching and performing miracles always went hand in hand. What’s the difference between then and now? Then … Multitudes of lost people needed to be evangelized, and they didn't have Bibles. Now … Multitudes of lost people need to be evangelized, and they don't have Bibles. … People need to be evangelized in exactly the same way as was done 2000 years ago. … The same gospel message needs to also be confirmed by signs, wonders, and miracles. One major difference Satan has had many hundreds of years to deceive the church into believing that the spiritual power gifts are not for today. You know who Satan is … “the god of this world”, “the ruler of this world”, the greatest liar and deceiver in the history of this world. The time is short … the church needs to get the revelation about what is necessary to evangelize the lost! .