Sunday, June 1, 2014

THE HEAVENLY GIFT

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John 4:10

Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

KJV

When Jesus came into the world, a gift was released from heaven. When a man becomes born again and is baptized in the Holy Ghost, that person will begin to taste the heavenly gift of God, he begins to see the manifestation of God’s grace.

The gift of God can basically be defined as eternal life (see Rom 6:23). Eternal life is not just the life that makes you go to heaven or never die nor is it just a quantity of life (regarding length), it is a quality of life. Eternal life is transmittable spiritual life that makes things work in this physical realm*(spiritual life that is transmittable to the physical). God has eternal life, and the gift of God to us ward (believers in Christ) is eternal life.

One of the experiences for the mature Christian, after spiritual enlightenment is a tasting of eternal life (see Heb 6:5); it is only people that have gone this far and then turn their backs on Christ (not mere backsliding but consciously rejecting Him) that cannot be restored again (see Heb 6:4).

The heavenly gift of God is the grace of God as administered by the Holy Spirit (this is another way of articulating eternal life), it is an ability God gives people that helps them do natural things supernaturally and supernatural things naturally; like healing the sick, casting out devils, commanding situations etc.

The manifestation of this gift (eternal life) is not limited to spiritual things alone; it manifests itself in every area of life. If God has sent you to the academia or the business world for instance, when you begin to taste this gift, you will see a dimension of wisdom, speed, insight, favor, etc. that is unparalleled.

John 17:3 states: And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth.

To be continued…

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you for this day. I want to live eternal life, save my soul from everything that hinders, In Jesus name I pray. Amen

By SD Abraham

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