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Boy, I got a blessing this morning - from an unlikely place. I was watching People's Court. They had a case on where a woman had given this other person a car and then she wanted to turn around and make the other person pay for the car. The judge ruled she couldn't do that, because it was a gift. The guy summing up the case at the end said the legal term was -
IRREVOCABLE (which means Impossible to retract or revoke; not able to be revoked, changed, or undone; unalterable)
He summed it all up by saying A GIFT IS A GIFT FOREVER!
You see they are dealing with tangible property, but I am thinking of what God has said -
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Romans 6: 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
The Lord Jesus Christ, God's Son, God in the flesh, came lived a sinless life, died on the cross in our place, taking our punishment, shed His blood to purchase our salvation, was buried for 3 days and the third day arose bodily from the grave in victory over sin, death, hell, and the grave. He offers eternal life to each of us as free gift. He bought it with His blood. Our sin separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2), but Jesus Christ, through the blood He shed, His death and resurrection, will forgive our sin, wash it away with His blood and reconcile us to God if we will let Him.
He offers us eternal life as a free gift He has already bought and paid for. We can't pay for this gift with our good works, church membership or anything else, we can only admit we are lost, helpless, hell deserving sinners unable to save ourselves and come to God in faith, trusting Jesus to be our Saviour.
Will you receive this free gift He wants to give you? Will you repent (turn from your sin and your way) and trust Jesus alone as your salvation, as your Saviour and Lord? If you will, the gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ will be yours forever. A gift is a gift forever - especially when it is guaranteed by the Son of God!
1John 5:11-13 And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.