John 3: 16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Your gift has great value. The Bible says that a gift is as a precious beautiful stone (Proverbs 17:8). A gift is of value and our gift makes room for us (Proverbs 18:16). In other words, our gift will open doors of opportunity for us. God gave the first and greatest gift. The idea of a gift making room is not something new. God was the very first to act upon this law of reciprocity. The Bible says, “For God so loved the world, that He gave…” (John 3:16). And throughout Scripture we see that the most important gift of God is Salvation through His son Jesus Christ! Now, a gift can create opportunity. Because God gave to mankind, His gift created the opportunity for Him to have more than His one “only begotten Son.”
You see, Jesus is referred to as the only begotten Son of God. But now because of Jesus THE GIFT, the Scripture describes Jesus as “the firstborn among many brethren” (Romans 8:29). The word “begotten” means born of. So that now when someone receives Jesus as Lord and Savior, that person is born of God. That makes you as a believer a begotten son of God. You are as much a child of God as Jesus the Anointed One is. As a believer the Bible describes Jesus as being your Elder Brother (Hebrews 2:11). The elder brother always had the responsibility of modeling the family’s values to his siblings. Jesus’ life always expressed the Fathers heart for His family and the world. Acts 10:38 makes it clear, “God anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit and power, and He went around DOING GOOD and HEALING ALL….” Jesus our elder brother has shown us how we are to live as begotten sons and daughters.
The Bible even calls the Church, Jesus, because it says that Jesus is the Head of the Church, which is His body (Colossians1:18). The Church is the Body of Christ. And Jesus is the Head of His Body, the Church (Ephesians 1:22,23). Well, if the head is in one place, then the body must be there with the head. Because where the head goes, the body goes! Spiritually speaking, Jesus is the Head, and we are His Body. That is why the Apostle Paul gives us the revelation “That we are raised up and seated together (NOW) with Christ” (Ephesians 2:6). Heaven is not only a place that one day eventually we get to enjoy. Heaven is our home NOW because our Father resides there with our elder brother Jesus and us, His sons, and daughters. God gave us His most valuable gift, His Son Jesus so that we could become begotten sons and daughters enjoying the benefits of the family NOW (Psalm 103:2-5). This benefit plan is a GIFT provided through our big brother Jesus. Obamacare (or any other insurance plan) can’t compare to it. Whatever family benefit that you need you can NOW access through the name of your elder brother “Jesus” (2 Corinthians 1:20).
So, God gave us the gift of Jesus. That gift opened our heart to God and it created the opportunity for Him to receive a multitude of sons and daughters. If you’re a believer, then you are a son or daughter representing God your Father and His Kingdom so that through you He can receive more sons and daughters. Because you are the possessor of a gift, you are a gift to the world and a gift makes room! It opens doors of opportunity! Ask God to open your eyes to these open doors of opportunity to DO GOOD and HEAL ALL.
My prayer for you today is that this Christmas season will be the greatest Christmas ever for you and your family because you CELEBRATE JESUS! The greatest gift ever given.