The Greatest Gift – Part One

“For God so loved the world that he gave is only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Embodied in the person of Jesus is God’s gift to the world, which is provision to help mankind meet every possible need with all sufficiency and abundance. God’s provisions are conceived in his love, and birthed by the operation of his faith imparted into and through mankind. The supernatural virgin born Son came in the flesh for total identification with us in the flesh, yet without sin. He broke the power of sin and death, thus qualifying him to break every bondage known to man. All bondage has its root in sin somewhere down the line. Jesus, in love for the world of mankind, stayed the course to defeat sin, flesh, death, and hell for us. When we embrace what he did for us with a committal of our life to him, we receive his victory into our life, our sins are forgiven. With this same faith, we can apply that victory in our everyday life for every day directions and situations. It is not a religious thing. It is a Spirit directed business transaction. It is a fact of what he did for us. It is a fact that God’s love, like a dynamo generating electricity, is continually operating on our behalf. It is a fact that faith connects our life to the life of God and his operation in every day events. It is a fact that as we give ourselves to his direction the wires are connected and as we keep the switch of faith turned on, we receive his operation and power. When you see the beautiful Christmas lights in this season, remember that as we are plugged in to Him, understanding and embracing the promises of his Word for ourselves, then the beauty of his Light of forgiveness shines through each vessel no matter what the shape or color. The diversity of color is grouped each to its own color, or, it is blended with all colors. Either way, it all shines with beauty to the glory of God through Jesus, and his gift of forgiveness. Without this gift, mankind is left in the eternal darkness of sin, separated from the life of God. Though a person perhaps is good, moral, having integrity, and having good and proper motives, still, God’s provision of everlasting life is only through Jesus given for man and man believing in him. As the gift is offered, if we just take the gift, then the gift is ours. Sin is a fact. It is a fact that forgiveness through Jesus is offered. It is a fact that when we take his provision, it becomes ours. He said in his word, “Come now, let us reason together…though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow” (Isaiah 1:18). It is the reasonable thing to do. What a wonderful gift!


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