For years, the same places, people, occasion and even feelings embody one’s life now a days. To some it never been the same: becoming worst, and more tragic. Others are lifeless and wanting more grandeur than just normal. There are those who never care and just contented to what life could just offer. This season meant a lot differently to anyone. Haven’t you wonder what could be the best gift you’ve been longing to receive? Who could offer that to you with this present life?
Ever since, gifts were considered to be important and the grandest was already been given and available to all. This one precious gift encompasses wonders and mysteries of life. Goes beyond histories and scientific grounds. From the start up to this very day it’s essence never change! Aren’t you mindful of this precious gift? This was wrapped with unconditional love; given freely but was rejected by the majority.
1. Jesus Christ: the gift of life.
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NLT https://www.bible.com/bible/116/jhn.3.16.nlt
The fullness of life begins by opening one’s heart to its rightful owner. When sin entered and consumed the human race, man is completely ruined by evil. The great Creator’s heart can’t contain the destruction of His creations and so offered His One and Only begotten Son Jesus as a ransom for all human race. The Creator’s love manifests fully through Jesus.
“No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”Romans 8:39 NLT
For those who would receive and accept this gift of salvation through Jesus Christ , the love of God fills their hearts. He cleans it from all unrighteousness for anyone to be worthy of all the privileges and inheritance the great Father would give. He purifies the heart for His other gifts to be bestowed freely in a willing and obedient children.
2. The Holy Spirit: the gift of power
In this generation, many are into things that would give them a lasting and powerful virtues to endure life. It is so evident how mankind been manipulated, controlled and lied in this pursuit of ideal life. But the One thing was forgotten and neglected. The simple but grandest power was already freely given to all.
After the passion of Jesus, He victoriously conquered death/sin and by His blood made evil powerless. He ordered His disciples to stay and wait for the promise of the Holy Spirit. Jesus would never leave anyone helpless and powerless while in this world where the evils invaded and spread huge deceptions.
“And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.” Luke 24:49 NLT
“Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts of the Apostles 2:38 NLThttps://www.bible.com/bible/116/act.2.38.nlt
The Holy Spirit is fully received only after one has believed and accepted Jesus as personal Lord and Savior, repented and been cleansed. This first gift of salvation from Jesus is a pre- requisite before manifesting the power of the Holy Spirit in your life. This becomes a seal/ mark that you belong to God. “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God.” Romans 8:14 NLT
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts of the Apostles 1:8 NLT
The gift of power that comes from in dwelling of the fullness of the Holy Spirit is personal, very obvious (as it manifest in character) and more than a life treasure. These moral standards made the life of a receiver simpler yet grandest, full of faith over fear, meek yet great and selfless but eternally secure. This power enables one to be tough in the midst of all the struggles and fiery arrows of evils. It made you to endure the testing of faith and strengthen what evils are trying to destroy.
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.” Galatians 5:22-25 NLT
Gifts are given freely and should be accepted willfully. The gifts from God discriminate no one and requires nothing. It’s just cause an answer of “yes, Lord” from a willing heart; for a victorious and eternal life . Would you take the risk and accept this gift: Jesus and the infilling mark of the Holy Spirit?
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