A sample of God-given gifts for all who believe.
Published by Tim McLachlan at Shakespir
Copyright 2012 Tim McLachlan
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A sample of God-given gifts for all who believe.
What do you think of Jesus Christ?
If you have already believed that Jesus took the punishment for your sins, and that He died and rose again three days later, then God has already given you eternal life. He has also promised that He will never take your eternal life from you.
Actually, The Bible teaches us that there are at least 40 things that God gives us, or does for us, at the very moment we believe in Jesus Christ as our Savior. This book explains just some examples of those amazing gifts from God to every believer…
“ [God]… …has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, in Christ. ” (Ephesians 1:3)
“I pray that you will know the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints [the Bible calls all believers ‘saints’].” (Ephesians 2:18)
1. When you believe in Jesus Christ, God gives you His very own righteousness:
“But to him who does not work [religious deeds], but believes in [Christ], his faith is credited [given to him] as righteousness.” (Romans 4:5)
2. You are made perfect in the eyes of God.
Now that you have God’s very own perfect (and eternal) righteousness, you are perfect (justified) in His eyes – forever!
“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1)
3. You have eternal life.
Because you believed in Jesus Christ, God gives you eternal life – from the very moment you first believed. Do you remember John 3:16?
“For God loved the world so much that He gave His uniquely born son, in order that…
“The will of My Father is that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life.” (John 6:40)
“And this is the record, that God has given to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.” (1 John 5:11)
4. When you believed in Jesus Christ as your Savior you became a child in the Royal Family of God.
“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:26)
“Therefore you are no longer a slave [to the things of this world, including sin], but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God.” (Galatians 4:7)
5. Jesus received all the judgment (punishment) for all of your sins.
This means that God will never send you to the lake of fire for your sins, no matter how bad they are, or how often you do them. (However, He still has to discipline you when you do sin, just as any good father will discipline his naughty child – Hebrews 12:6-7.)
“He who believes in Him [Jesus] is not judged [by God], he who does not believe has been judged already.” (John 3:18)
“Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1)
6. You are ‘baptized’ into Jesus Christ, by God the Holy Spirit.
The original Bible uses the Greek word ‘βαπτιζω’ (say: “baptizo”) an old, old word which really means ‘identified.’ This means you are ‘identified’ as being one with Jesus, in an eternal relationship with Him (Galatians 3:27, Ephesians 4:5).
7. God the Holy Spirit makes your body a temple of God.
1st Corinthians 3:16 says “Don’t you know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells within you?”
8. Jesus dwells inside your body!
For as long as live on this earth, the Lord Jesus Christ will always be with you–even inside you!
“For by one Spirit [the Holy Spirit] you were all baptized [identified] into one body.” (1 Corinthians. 12:13)
“For we are the temple of the living God; just as God has said, ‘I will dwell in them….and they shall be My people.’ ” (2 Corinthians 6:16)
9. God the Father dwells inside you too!
This means that every member of the Holy Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit) all dwell inside you.
“[There is] …one God and Father of all [believers], who is over all and through all and in all [believers].” (Ephesians 4:6)
10. You are given a human spirit.
When you are born into this world you have a body and a soul. But when you believe in Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit gives you a human spirit – something the unbeliever does not have. This is sometimes called ‘regeneration’ which really means ‘to be born again!’
God gives you a human spirit so that you can have a relationship with Him, studying Bible doctrine and worshiping Him:
“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24)
“He saved us, not on the basis of righteous deeds, but by His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit.” (Titus 3:5)
“That which is born of flesh is flesh, that which is born of [the Holy] Spirit is [the human] spirit. ” (John 3:6)
11. You are a Holy Priest in the Royal Family of God.
Yes! – a real priest! This means you can talk (pray) to God by yourself. For example, you can personally say your sins to God the Father and He will immediately forgive your sins.
“If we name our sins [to God the Father], He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)
“…and He [Jesus Christ] has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father.” (Revelation 1:6)
“But you [all believers in the Church Age] are.. …a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession… ” (1 Peter 2:9)
12. Your name will be found written in the Book of Life.
This is yet another guarantee that you will not be sentenced to the lake of fire, but will enter into Heaven for eternity.
“…rejoice that your names are already recorded in heaven.” (Luke 10:20)
“…and if anyone’s name was not found written in the Book of Life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”
Following up from the basic message of eternal salvation presented in I Believe, Book 1, this book gives some examples of the permanent spiritual gifts that God gives to all who believe in Jesus Christ as Savior, along with basic explanations and the pertinent Bible verses. Excellent as a teaching tool not just in the home, but for teaching young souls at Church, VBS camps etc. The Activity book version is also available by contacting us via the website listed at the end of the book.