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The Best Gift

the best gift

// Bill Ray

Bill Ray is a Rhema Bible Traning College instructor and an associate minister at Rhema Bible Church.

What's the greatest gift you ever received at Christmas? For me, it's a toss-up between a racecar track I got when I was 11 or 12 years old and a Lionel train set. I wish you could have seen the expression on my face when I got these things! I was so excited.

Even though these were great gifts, they still don't compare with the best gift I've ever received.

See, you and I have been given a gift by God Himself. It's the most awesome gift we could ever possess—God's best gift. And that gift is the precious blood of His Son, Jesus Christ. John 3:16 (NIV) says, "God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." God gave His Son—and Jesus gave His life—as a gift for you.

With this gift comes eternal life. With this gift comes freedom from guilt, shame, and fear. With this gift comes prosperity, love, peace, and joy like you've never experienced before.

You can look far and wide, but you won't find another gift like this one. If you're feeling worried about the future today—if you're feeling alone and that no one cares—it's time to accept God's gift. It will fill you up like nothing else can.

 

Just say the following prayer aloud, from your heart:

God,
I come to You in Jesus' Name. I admit that I need You. I need the gift You gave. The Bible says, "If you openly
declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved" (Rom. 10:9 NLT). I believe in my heart that You raised Jesus, Your Son, from the dead. And I declare that Jesus is my Lord. Therefore, according to your Word, I am saved. I look to You to take care of me now. Thank You for giving me your joy and peace!

 


 

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Romans 4:20 (NIV) says that Abraham “did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God.” Many years ago my father, Kenneth E. Hagin, wrote in the flyleaf of his Bible, “God said it; I believe it; and that settles it.” Abraham had this same attitude, and we need to grab hold of it too. No matter how bad our situation looks, our victory is found in God’s promises and in never letting go of what our Heavenly Father has said.
Don’t Be Double-Minded
Often today believers affirm their faith publicly, but when they are by themselves, they begin to question God. They wonder if He can really help them. The moment they start doubting, they begin wavering in their faith.
The Bible is very clear about the danger of wavering.
James 1:6–7 (NIV)
6 When you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
Faith does not look at circumstances, and it doesn’t regard feelings. It stays completely focused on God’s Word. Unfortunately, some people allow their situations and feelings to “speak” louder than Scripture.
Some people lose their healing because they stop looking at the Word and focus on what’s going on in their body. It’s dangerous to do this, because before long they will start talking wrong. They’ll begin to say things like, “I thought I was healed. I guess I lost my healing.”
When we start talking like that, we throw out our healing and open the door for the devil and all of his junk to come back in. If we would just stand strong on the Word, every symptom would leave.
Look to the Word
Anytime the enemy bombards your mind with his lies, you must counter those lies with the Word of God. When lack rears its ugly head, read what God said about prosperity. When sickness impacts your body, meditate on healing scriptures. When fear invades your life, find peace scriptures to read. When impossibilities stare you in the face, the Word holds your answer.
Reading God’s promises keeps us focused on them instead of on the distractions that are sent to prevent us from receiving what God has for us. When facing the impossible, we can’t afford to look at whatever is coming against us.
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