The Dynamics of the
Everlasting Gospel By E.H. Jack Sequeira
The material presented in this book contains what I consider the essential teachings of
Scripture pertaining to the everlasting gospel, the Three Angels’ message of
Revelation 14:6-12 which is to be proclaimed to every nation, and kindred, and tongue,
and people, and which every believer must clearly grasp in order that the power of the
gospel may become a living reality.
After almost two thousand years of church history, Gods people today must confess
with shame that they have failed miserably to demonstrate the mighty power of God revealed
in Christ Jesus to deliver people totally from the tyranny of sin and self. But our Lord
made it clear that this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for
a witness [demonstration, see 1 Corinthians 4:20] unto all nations, and then shall the end
come [Matthew 24:14].
The last days of this worlds history are upon us. We are living in perilous
times for men have become lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection,
trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of
godliness, but denying the power thereof [2 Timothy 3:1-5]. In view of this, no longer
can we remain nominal Christians, for God has made it clear to this last generation of
believers that He will no longer tolerate a lukewarm people [Revelation 3:14-16, 19].
The church today desperately needs revival (renewal of truth) and reformation (change of
behavior); and the starting point must be a clear understanding of the truth as it is in
Christ. It is this truth, received in the heart [Revelation 3:20], that will bring genuine,
heartfelt repentance among the people of God and which in turn will open the way for the
outpouring of the Holy Spirit as at Pentecost [read Joel 2:12, 13, 17, 18, 28-32].
To this end this study guide is dedicated.
The material presented within these pages is not intended for the casual reader but for
those who have put the cause of Gods kingdom first and are therefore hungry and
thirsty after righteousness, the very righteousness of Christ. Further, this volume
is not a book to be read but a study guide, and is presented so that its full value can
only be appreciated if it is studied alongside with the Bible. As you read each chapter,
turn to the texts and read them for yourself, preferably from more than one translation,
so that the truth as it is in Christ may come to you directly from Gods Word.
Only then will the true gospel become meaningful to you and you will rejoice greatly in
the pearl of great price.
The gospel is the power of God, and the only power which is able to save all men from
sin [Romans 1:16; Matthew 1:21]. According to Scripture, all men have sinned and are coming
short of Gods glory [Romans 3:23]. Furthermore, all humanity is in slavery to sin
because of the fall [Romans 3:9-20; 7:14], and consequently all men are hopelessly lost
apart from the saving grace of God in Christ, which is the good news of the gospel.
In studying the truth of this gospel, we will discover much of it is a contradiction to
our human reasoning or even to natural law. This is because the Word of God is not a
philosophy but a divine revelation, and must therefore be studied as such. Reason,
while important, must never be substituted for revelation. Consider the following texts:
Isaiah 55:8-9. God’s ways and thoughts are very far from and different
from man’s ways and thoughts.
1 Corinthians 1:17-18. The gospel, equated to the cross of Christ, is
foolishness to the natural mind.
1 Corinthians 2:14. Apart from the convictions of the Holy Spirit the
natural mind of itself cannot receive divine truth.
John 16:12-13. It is the Holy Spirit who must guide us into all truth,
and not our unaided human reasoning.
John 15:1-8. Note how Jesus’ illustration of the vine and the branches
is the very opposite to natural law of grafting. In nature the branch has to be of the
good vine grafted into the wild grape root to produce good fruit, while in Christ’s
illustration it is the very opposite.
2 Timothy 2:11. According to the natural order, in this sinful world, we
begin by receiving life and we end up with death. The gospel program is a contradiction
to this order, for it begins with death of the old Adamic self-life and ends up with life
eternal, God’s gift to man in Christ [1 John 5:11; Romans 6:3-8].
As we approach the study of the gospel, may we do so humbly and with a teachable spirit,
so that God may lead us all into the wonderful truth of His salvation. The writer claims
no originality, but has endeavoured to present here what God in His great mercy has
revealed to him through Spirit-filled men of the past and present, and through his own
personal study of the Word. All truth belongs to God and He reveals it to men in various
ways for the benefit and profit of the total body of Christ, the church [1 Corinthians 12:7].
To all who love the Lord dearly, but especially to my flock whom God has given into my
charge, I send out this study guide with my earnest prayer that ye shall know the
truth, and the truth shall make you free [John 8:32].