Jesus said…if you knew the gift of God…John 4:10
What is the gift of God?
Salvation – For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8
Eternal Life – for the Gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ His Son. Romans 6:23
Forgiveness of sins – In whom (Jesus) we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; Ephesians 1:7
Adoption into the family of God – but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. Romans 8:15
A seat in the heavenly place – made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:6
Ultimately all the above and so much more are only possible through Jesus
For God so loved the world that He GAVE His only begotten SON…
HE that spared not His own Son but delivered Him up for us…
Just think about the word delivered …it is saying God gave Jesus to be mocked, beaten, bruised, scourged and crucified just for us. God stood by and let that happen (not because He could not do any thing, rather He would not). Jesus cried out in the garden “O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt”. But it was not possible – for you and me to live – the Lord Jesus had to die. And again on the cross “My God, My God why have hast Thou forsaken me”. And here also silence…and how loud that silence – a silence that speaks volumes.
How so very costly that gift…one that we cannot afford and so the Lord Himself paid the price…
And He saw that there was no man,
and wondered that there was no intercessor:
therefore His arm brought salvation unto Him;
and His righteousness, it sustained Him. Isaiah 59:16
What is the gift of God? Actually the question is WHO is the Gift of God?
The Gift of God is the LORD JESUS CHRIST! Have you received this gift? This gift is available to whosoever believes on Him. It is yours for the asking.
Thank God for His unspeakable Gift!