The Gospel's give the record of Jesus who is the word of God. His manner of life was in the preaching and demonstrating the truth of God. Who God accredited as his servant by signs, miracles, and wonders among the people. The same Jesus is exalted above the heavens in His resurrection from the dead. And given authority over all the works of God.
Of Him it is said; "Jesus, the same yesterday, today, and forever." This testifies to the on-going work of Christ Jesus through the vessel of His church. Not a different Jesus, but the same, now exalted. This is why He said; "those who believe in me, will do the same works that I do, and greater works than these shall they do, because I go to the Father".
In this we see two things; first, the Lord expects the work of destroying the works of the devil to continue to the end of this age; second, He has commissioned His church to carry out this work. What is this work? The same that Jesus was anointed for; "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, becuse he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
Someone might say, "yes, but that was Him." Don't we realize that as many as recieve Him are one with Him. In other words, we two become one, in life, in purpose, and as He is "the anointed one", so is He in us to guarantee us his victory. He has not left it up to the wisdom of man, or mans devices or knowledge. He himself has come into us to ensure the victory. This is the Holy Spirit from God, the Spirit of Christ. To make it simple, it is Jesus own Spirit poured forth from the throne of grace.
In the preaching of the gospel I see a great error. Where knowledge is preached from the word, the children die. Where faith is preached from the word, the children live! There is this difference, one produces death, the other life! How can this be? The word is spirit and life, if it is believed, recieved, and acted upon. The letter of the word is death. Doesn't this agree with Paul? Yes, in the way you look at the word, either in faith, or in doubt and mental reasoning. Trying to make it fit into your present situation and pet doctrine.
Many people looked at the word of God, and called Him a devil, enchanter, and socerer. They were not looking for truth, but to justify there own selfs. Man could not then or now see what he is looking at, but by the Spirit. The only way to see is by faith. You have to trust that God is good and a rewarder of those who seek him. You have to believe His word regardless of what you think, or have been taught. Either His word is true, and all men liars, or He is a liar. We can't have it both ways. If you exalt your own thoughts over God's, then you are calling Him a liar. If you exalt His words over your own understanding, and ideas, even if you don't know what they mean, then you can be assured that God will bring that word to pass.
We who are called by the name of Jesus should be zealous for the word of God. If we say we love Jesus, then we love His words. If we say we will submit to Him, then we have to recieve His words. If we trust Him, then we trust He has told us the truth, and will demonstrate it in our lifes. For the "preaching of the gospel", not "the teaching", is with power and demonstration of the Spirit to the truth. By it we are saved, healed, and delivered. In Him we have recieved new life, the very life of God. How then could be swallow any teaching, idea, or limit on the complete and self-suffiency of the total revelation we have in God's word? What He has said is the truth. And it stands forever.