Romans 16:25 Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages 26 but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations, according to the command of the eternal God, to bring about the obedience of faith- 27 to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.
What is the message Paul gives to all believers as he closes his letter to the Roman local church? There are three main points.
The first point is that God is able to strengthen believers through the gospel. He has forgiven the penalty of sin by Jesus’ death on the cross. He has removed the power of sin to enslave us by His death on the cross. He has confirmed Jesus’ power over sin and death by raising Him from the dead. He has established Jesus as Lord for every person who has repented of his sin and believed the gospel. He has empowered every believer to do His will by giving all who believe the gospel the Holy Spirit.
The second point is that God is able to strengthen believers through the preaching of Jesus. Jesus commanded us how to live victoriously and fruitfully in a sinful world. As each person learns the Word of God (preaching of Jesus), he will live obedient to the commands of Christ. Paul taught the Romans that by renewing their minds according to the scriptures and obeying the scriptures, they will live transformed lives (Romans 12:2b)
The third point Paul makes is that when the believers go into the world to make disciples of all nations the nations, then the nations have the best opportunity to be brought to the obedience of faith, that is, to have a faith that saves them from sin and for abundant and eternal life (Matthew 28:20; John 10:10.)
Are you being strengthen by God according to the gospel and the preaching of Jesus? Are you taking the gospel and the preaching of Jesus to those in your sphere of influence? God first equips us and then He sends us out to do His will so that many people might be saved.