Jesus can only be what you preach Him to be…
The Holy Spirit can only bless what you say about Jesus. The Spirit cannot bless what you do not say about Him. If “this same Jesus,” the very “Jesus whom Paul preaches,” is preached now, the Spirit of God will confirm it.
Preach a limited Jesus, and He can not be Himself. He does not save unless you preach a Savior. He does not heal unless you preach the Healer.
How many are guilty of stripping our precious Lord; men stripped Him once for His crucifixion. Unbelief strips Him again of His power. He is no longer mighty to save and heal in many a church. To use Paul’s expression, He is “restricted” in our lives, which means “hemmed in with no room to work” (2 Corinthians 6:12).
Again we read in Mark 16,20 “And they went out and preached everywhere, the Lord…confirming the word…” They preached and the Lord confirmed. Proclamation comes before confirmation. Agreed?