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There are a lot of gifts we receive from time to time.  Some of the gifts we may have received could have been for our birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and wedding or anniversary.  Some of the gifts we asked for.  Some gifts we really liked.  Some gifts we wished we had never received and wondered what that person was thinking.  Some gifts were big and some were small.  Some were expensive and some cheap.  Some were given in love and others were given in appreciation, to say, “Thank you.”  Whatever the gift we opened it and either received it with joy, never liked it, never used it, and maybe even threw it away or gave it away to someone else because it just wasn’t something we wanted or needed.

I want to tell you about the best, free gift that has ever been offered to anyone who will receive it and open it up for their very own.  It is the most expensive gift in all the world. This gift is given to anyone who will receive it and it is given with love.  This gift can be used every day and will last eternally because you didn’t have anything to do with paying for it nor do you have anything to do with maintaining it.  Who paid for it?  God.  What was the gift?  The righteousness of God and eternal life.

Romans 5:15-19 But God’s free gift is not at all to be compared to the trespass [His grace is out of all proportion to the fall of man]. For if many died through one man’s falling away (his lapse, his offense), much more profusely did God’s grace and the free gift [that comes] through the undeserved favor of the one Man Jesus Christ abound and overflow to and for [the benefit of] many. 16 Nor is the free gift at all to be compared to the effect of that one [man’s] sin. For the sentence [following the trespass] of one [man] brought condemnation, whereas the free gift [following] many transgressions brings justification ( an act of righteousness). 17 For if because of one man’s trespass (lapse, offense) death reigned through that one, much more surely will those who receive [God’s] overflowing grace (unmerited favor) and the free gift of righteousness [putting them into right standing with Himself] reign as kings in life through the one Man Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 18 Well then, as one man’s trespass [one man’s false step and falling away led] to condemnation for all men, so one Man’s act of righteousness [leads] to acquittal and right standing with God and life for all men. 19 For just as by one man’s disobedience (failing to hear, heedlessness, and carelessness) the many were constituted sinners, so by one Man’s obedience the many will be constituted righteous (made acceptable to God, brought into right standing with Him). AMP

Please open this best, most expensive gift ever offered to you today by praying this prayer:

Father God, I see I was made a sinner by the first man, Adam.  But I also see from these scriptures that by Jesus Christ I was made the righteousness of God.  I now open this gift to make it my own.  Come into my heart Lord Jesus Christ.  Be my Savior and Lord today.  I repent, turning from a life of sin for now, “I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.”

If you prayed that prayer please let me know by writing to me:  godsw4@godswordalive.com.  Please get a Bible and find out about your new life in Christ Jesus.  Start reading from the Book of Acts through Revelations which will reveal to you who you are now in Christ Jesus.