It is exciting to receive a gift, and even more exciting to open it! As you carefully unwrap
the paper, the adrenaline rushes through your veins. Excitement rages within as you
anticipate what is inside so beautiful a package. You open the box, and inside is the most
beautiful gift you’ve ever seen.
It’s beauty is beyond words. It is indescribable, inexpressible; the gift you’ve received is
beyond the description of mere words. Expressions of gratitude and thanks escape your
lips, as you convey thanks to the giver of the gift.
“Now thanks be to God for His Gift, [precious] beyond telling [His indescribable,
inexpressible, free Gift]!” (2 Cor. 9:15 AMP).
Beloved, God’s ultimate Gift to man is His only Son Jesus Christ. Included in the Gift
of Jesus Christ is everything that man would ever need to live a complete life in every
area—spirit, soul and body. Yes, everything! Thanks be to God for His incomparable
Gift to man of Jesus Christ!
The All-Inclusive Gift
Unlike any Gift you’ll ever receive is God’s “all-inclusive Gift” of Jesus Christ. Wrapped
in Jesus is everything man would ever need. From the moment of his birth to his exodus
in death into the life after physical death, everything that man would ever need is
available to him through Jesus Christ.
This far exceeds the gift of a fur coat that will warm the body during the coldest days,
but will not warm the soul of man when cold.
It also far exceeds the gift of a year’s free shopping spree at the finest grocery
store in the world, where the most scrumptious delicacies are kept, and
awaiting consumption by the most discriminating taste buds. These delicacies
will only satisfy the hunger of the body, but will not quench nor satisfy the cravings
of man’s hungry and thirsty soul. This gift again far exceeds the gift of a diamond
ring that will bring joy and excitement to a woman’s heart when given, but will
not mend her hurts when faced with the tragedy and pain of separation or divorce.
This gift of Jesus Christ far exceeds the gift of a new sports car that will thrill the
heart and bring joy to the soul for one moment, but will not heal the body or
restore life again when there have been injuries or death due to a head-on
collision. All packaged within Jesus Christ is everything that man would ever
need to be completely fulfilled and totally satisfied in every area of his being.
Man is what is called a tripartite. Which means he exist in three parts. He is a spirit.
Yes, wrapped within Jesus, God’s ultimate Gift to man, is everything needed for the spirit,
soul and body of man. The only way to access this “all-inclusive Gift from God” is to believe
in Jesus Christ.
SALVATION INCLUDED IN THE GIFT
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent
not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him
[Jesus Christ] might be saved” (John 3:16-17).
The biblical definition of the word “believe,” as referenced in John 3:16,
implies to trust in, cling to and rely upon; thus, signifying to completely
give one’s self to entirely. This believing IS NOT just a mental acknowledgement
of Jesus, but is a believing in your heart. To access God’s Gift to man, to have a
relationship with Jesus Christ, you MUST be born again. This is done by accepting
Jesus Christ into your heart as Lord and Saviour. First, man needed access to
spiritual life; life for his spirit man. Man needed to be saved. He needed salvation.
Spiritual death is when man’s spirit is deprived of the life of God. This happened due to
the relationship between God and man being cut off as a result of sin. Sin brought
spiritual death upon man. It also introduced man to physical death, which he was never
intended to undergo (Rom. 5:12,15). Praise be to God for the free Gift of Jesus Christ.
Through this indescribable Gift, salvationis made available to man. Salvation is all-
inclusive. Included in the “package of salvation” are deliverance, safety,
preservation, healing,and soundness.
Deliverance Included In The Gift
Know that you are completely delivered from the devil and his power over you.
Therefore, don’t tolerate him for a moment. Don’t accept anything he tries to
offer you. This includes deliverance from the penalty of sin. The penalty of sin
is to be eternally separated from God; separated from fellowship with God while
alive upon the earth, and to be eternally separated from God, as a result of being
cast into the lake of fire after death (Rom. 6:23).
Jesus Christ made life available to man twofold. First, life is available to man’s
spirit, which had become dead as a result of sin. Secondly, Jesus Christ made
available to man eternal life, which is never-ending fellowship and communion
with God for eternity. These are the chief benefits of God’s ultimate Gift to man!
Further, Jesus completely delivered us from the devil’s power over us. He
severed every chain of bondage the devil had us bound with (Heb. 2:14-15).
Because the sin of Adam brought forth spiritual death, it also introduced man to
physical death. Physical death resulted due to the introduction of sickness,
disease and gradual deterioration of the physical body.
Healing is included in God’s “all-inclusive” free Gift of Jesus Christ.
It was through Jesus that healing and health were purchased and made
available to man (Isa. 53:5; 1 Peter 2:24).
Wholeness, soundness and intactness are yours; for, it was made available to
you through Jesus Christ. Wholeness, soundness and intactness in your physical
body, bones, joints, limbs, organs, cells,arteries, blood, mind, memory, emotions, etc.
Safety Included In The Gift
The word “safety” is used in Proverbs 21:31, and is from a Hebrew word which
means rescue, deliverance, help, safety, salvation and victory. Beloved, this
all belongs to you. This is all included in your covenant with God, which was
made available to you through thesacrificial death of Jesus Christ. Jesus’ blood
ratified the covenant between God and man. In God’s covenant with man is
His promise of safety. “I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou,
Lord only makest me dwell in safety” (Ps. 4:8).
The word “safety” from this scripture means a place of refuge or safety,
security, to trust, to have assurance, to be confident, to be bold, boldly,
without care (careless), confidence, hope, secure, surely.
In other words, you can rest assured completely that your safety
and well being from danger and the threat of destruction in every
area is personally guaranteed by the Lord. No demonic forces or might
of man’s flesh can penetrate God’s barricade of safety around you. Glory to God!
Preservation Included In The Gift
In addition to safety, God’s Gift has made available to us preservation.
The word “preservation” is synonymous with the word “husbandry.”
“The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul (Ps. 121:7).
In this covenant of preservation is included His pledge to hedge about us, to
guard, to protect, attend to and to watch over us in every area. Just like a
husband would care for his wife in every area, so does our Lord care for us
in every area. He is your impenetrable hedge of protection. He is in charge
of your personal safety; and, in turn has promised to not fail you or forsake
you (Deut. 31:6). He has given His angels charge over you to keep
you in all your ways. His angels will accompany, defend and preserve
you in all your ways; in all your ways of obedience to God and service
for God (Ps. 91:11 AMP).
Further, he attends to your every need and watches over you to ensure
that you are cared for and everything that you would have need of to liv
e a fulfilled and satisfied life are provided (John 10:10).
Just like the heart of a husband is focused toward caring for the well-being
of his family overall, so our Husband, our Maker, is constantly watchful of
and caring for us. “FOR THY MAKER IS THINE HUSBAND;
the Lord of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel;
The God of the whole earth shall he be called” (Isa. 54:5).
Prosperity Included In The Gift
Beloved, freedom from poverty and lack is also included and available
to you through the “all-inclusive Gift” from God of Jesus Christ (2 Cor. 8:9).
You do not have to tolerate poverty and lack any longer. Jesus has redeemed
you from this curse. Poverty and lack are under the curse (Gal. 3:13).
The curse of poverty, debt and lack no longer has authority over you.
In summary, included in God’s ultimate Gift to man, which is salvation
for man through Jesus Christ, is everything man would ever need to live
a full and complete life, spirit, soul and body. Salvation includes deliverance
from the penalty of sin, and redemption from the curse, which was the
result of sin. The curse that we were redeemed from is mentioned in
Deuteronomy 28, beginning at verse 15. Under that curse was destruction
in every area including poverty, sickness and death.
Thanks be unto God for His Gift of Jesus Christ, Who redeemed us from
this awful curse. Thanks to Jesus for willingly giving His life for the sin of
the whole world so that man could have access to God once again through salvation.
You, dear one, have access to God’s ultimate Gift to man. During this holiday
season and throughout the year, be ever mindful of the absolute fact that God’s
ultimate Gift to man is Jesus Christ!
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