Day 25 Celebrating Immanuel
For by Grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (Ephesians 2:8)
I am approaching the last “five” days on my theme, “Celebrating Immanuel,” being interpreted God Dwells Among Us. Amen.
The Christmas Season is past and the New Year is upon us. What better time to “celebrate” God’s Grace and the Gift of Jesus’ miraculous birth, sinless life, painful death, and victorious resurrection! He did it all for me! He did it all for you! He did it all for “whosoever” will come unto Him! Amen.
Today’s focus verse talks about the GRACE of GOD and the GIFT of GOD. They go hand in hand…Jesus Christ is our GRACE and He is our GIFT! The sad thing is that so many refuse to accept Him as either. They would rather “work” themselves for a salvation that they cannot keep.
God’s authentic Salvation is all about the wonderful, glorious, marvelous Grace of God! We don’t deserve it and we can’t work for it! When we try to “work” for God’s Grace we make a mess of our lives…We try this and we try that…We do this and we do that…All to no avail…In God’s plan of Salvation, we are saved by Grace through Faith..Faith in Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son (John 3:16). Jesus is our Gift of Grace!!
Today, you may be struggling within yourself to make sense of your life. But, you will never be able to make sense of anything outside of the Grace of God…God extended His Grace towards man while we were yet sinners, lost and dying without hope. There is no excuse. Without Jesus there is NO Gift of Grace…You can’t work it up…You can’t make it up…You can’t even plan it up….Salvation was and is God’s plan; and His alone! To God be the Glory!
God rendered to us the Gift of Grace because He loved us and was willing to die in our place to pay the final and ultimate penalty for the wages of Sin. For the wages of Sin is death (eternal separation from God…Romans 6:23)…Our sin debt was paid in FULL at Calvary. And, our Resurrected Hope (Jesus Christ) now sits by the Throne making intercession for those who believe in His everlasting atonement for our sins.
If you have never believed or received God’s marvelous Gift of Grace, I invite you to do so. Join those of us who already Believe and have Received His Grace by Faith in “Celebrating Immanuel” for the next 365 days and beyond! Glory to His Name! God has extended His Gift of Grace to all who will believe and receive…Want you believe and receive this marvelous Gift today?! Amen.
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author