The Lord Jesus spoke about the job that the Holy Spirit was about to realize on behalf of the new-born Church: “He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you” (John 16:14). There is no doubts, the Lord is referring to the work of orientation of the Spirit, which begun to take place in Pentecost. There, the Spirit, immediately, began to preach the Gospel and used the gift of tongues in order to let the Jews from the Dispersion understand it in their own native language.
It is very clear that by the light of the Scriptures, the main purpose of the Holy Spirit is to preach the Eternal Gospel (let this be understood: through His chosen men). When we decide to study the Scriptures in a very serene and objective manner, putting aside our traditional preconceptions, we will find out, in a very clear and unequivocal manner, that it is the Eternal Gospel what God wants the whole world to know. Notice the astounding truth behind these assertions in the following biblical statements: Christ gave a commission to the Church with the following words:
(15) “And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)
(44) “Then He said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.
(45) And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.
(46) Then He said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day,
(47) and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.” (Luke 24:44-47)
The Eternal Gospel is not about the achievements of the man of faith. The Eternal Gospel is about the exclusive work of the Son of God. It is Christ’s living and dying on behalf of man (Be sure to read 1 Corinthians 15:1-4). There are the actions of one man: Jesus of Nazareth as the Representative of all men. The apostle Paul declares, “…that if One died for all, then all died” (2 Corinthians 5:14), and, “I have been crucified with Christ…” (Galatians 2:20)—which implies that Christ fulfilled for us that which was requested for us to do in order to receive the eternal life, that is, obedience and death according to the Law. Christ already fulfilled these demands in a representative manner, therefore, we already fulfilled them in Him.
To speak about the Gospel is to speak about Christ, about His love, about His forgiveness. It is to speak about acceptance: “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God”(Ephesians 2:8). It is about victory, for Christ constitutes “the faith that overcomes the world.” By contrast, when we speak about ourselves we are speaking about defeat, perdition, inability and death. Therefore, the Spirit works to lead our attention to that which was given to us by God through Christ, and in this manner, leads us to depend in Him for salvation. We must understand that the way of self-contemplation is a way that ends in conceit and death.
Christ said: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). We must interpret this wonderful assertion in its true perspective in order to avoid any deviation from the Lord’s established way. Pentecostals understand that Christ is the way when He is poured forth in our hearts and from there He steers our lives leading us to a continuous victory over sin in our daily behavior. Falsehood of all falsehood!, What a case of hardcore Catholicism! No believer can or will ever live a life of continuous victories, but by contrast, a life of failures to such a point that Paul himself proclaims his own Christian lifestyle as “trash” (Philippians 3:8).
The Scripture has the virtue of self-interpretation. The Inspiration declares: “by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh” (Hebrews 10:20). It is evident, through these words that the way is being truly defined. The true way is the historic Christ of Calvary and not the Christ inside the heart or inherent. This is the reason why the Holy Spirit leads you to depend in the Christ that gave his life for you in history and not the one who “lives inside of you”. This is a very crucial truth that you must clearly distinguish.
The Pentecostal sweeping emphasis is placed in the “charisma” not in the Gospel, for they do not even know what the Gospel is. Therefore, the spirit that lurks within Pentecostal circles through counterfeited miracles and wonders is not the Spirit of God but a deceiving spirit called “The False Prophet”, as written in Revelation 20:10. This is the one of whom is prophesied that will come, who deceives the whole world (Revelation 12:9).