The same God Who spoke and created that beautiful sunset that takes your breath away as you stroll over the dune path, He is the One Who loves you more than anything in all His amazing creation! We do not need to, nor could we ever, earn His unending love or His precious promises.
Get this: we were loved before we ever even born! Before we could even muster a thought about Him! GOD – The Creator of all that exists…loved us and loves us still, and always will in some real mind blowing ways! YES HE DOES!
Paul , who lived from around 5 BC ish to 62AD ish, that apostle guy, who was the one who wrote about God’s love to the Corinthians (who were pretty messed up at the time). He wrote specifically about this truth in a letter to the people of Rome who had put their trust in God’s Son, Jesus/Yeshua…Romans 5:6-8 (NLT) “When we were utterly helpless, Christ Jesus came at just the right time and died for us sinners…God showed His GREAT LOVE for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still dead in our sins.” That is some unbelievable love!!!
JESUS is the gift and also the introduction to His love and all the other eternal gifts that we are given when surrender our self will, pride, and turn away from living in our sins (yes we all sin…we are NOT perfect by any stretch of the imagination!) this is called repentance. There are some great things in store for us when we receive His gift of forgiveness and adoption. EVERY BLESSING and EVERY PROMISE that GOD has made are ours right then and there! He sees us from that moment on as if we had never sinned. That is the long and short of surrendering to Jesus and trusting Him alone for our everything. He casts that sin that was a ball and chain to hell into the endless depths. As far away as the east is from the west!
What an amazing eternal inheritance are God’s gifts. The gifts He gives are better than stocks and bonds and bank accounts! His Holy Spirit is given to us as a guarantee. This signet seal of God, is ours He has promised He will never leave us from that moment of surrender, even to the very end of the age. The Holy Spirit fills us with wisdom, and insight into God’s Word. He is the best teacher we can ever have. He blesses us with God’s strength and breath and His fruit of His presence within us: love, joy, peace, patience, selflessness, kindness, gentleness, and self-control. That is just for starters! There is more…
More? Yes more…
In the second letter that the guy we were talking about earlier, Paul, the apostle, wrote to the people in Corinth, he reminded them of the more that we have in Jesus..it was actually that we have it all! All God’s promises!
2 Corinthians 1:20 “For ALL THE PROMISES of God in Him (Jesus/Yeshua) are YES! And in Him, “AMEN”, to the glory of God through us.” This Impeccable book is a tremendous treasure! And God said He will do EVERYTHING He has promised! So, I highly recommend searching, digging as it were, for every single golden nugget of promise and truth for yourself. A couple more of these truths to whet your appetite a bit:
Psalm 1:2-3 (TPT) golden nuggets: We will STAND FIRM~Steadfast like a flourishing tree planted by a river. Our roots will be deep and sipping water from the brooks of Bliss…bearing fruit in every season (not just one)…Never shrivel up and faint…EVER BLESSED and EVER PROSPEROUS..in Him and His WORD!
Want some PEACE? How about some strength to overcome the sorrow and sadness and maybe a bit of HOPE instead of fear? All of those things are found in JESUS and His Holy Spirit, all of these and more!
John 16:33 (NIVUK) Jesus speaking to His disciples before He gives His life for our sakes and redeems us to eternal life through His great sacrifice on that Roman cross…He said : “I have told you these things, so that in ME you may HAVE PEACE. In this world you will have trouble. BUT TAKE HEART (be encouraged) I HAVE OVERCOME the world”.
Well? Are they not like priceless gems? True security amid the chaos of today…PEACE in JESUS and the Sure Hope of victory in Him as well. To top it off, seal the deal, our very own names will be written in the BOOK OF LIFE in Heaven!
Do not be deceived by the glitz and noise of this world. We are here but a moment…this shadowland is not our final destination. With that thought, neither are the people here in control. God/Yahweh has the final say in all things and He alone is Sovereign.
WHEW!!! This was a long bit of encouragement in God’s truth! But, I am so jazzed that our Sovereign, Eternal Good Father God is the absolutely most perfect gift Giver! Just had to share these things with my fellow sojourners here! It is your turn now! Go search for more amazing hidden treasure…trust me when I say that you will not be disappointed in His gifts!