The Ultimate Gift

Yahshua was left alone without any human help, so that the gift would be offered to everyone. In fact there was no one able to help Him to accomplish His work of redemption, for they all needed to be redeemed and forgiven. One betrayed Him, another denied Him, the rest ran away and one even doubted Him. They all proved to be sinners and in need of restoration and reconciliation with God.  God was ever present in every step that YAHSHUA took to complete the work of restoration and reconciliation of the world to Him; together they closed that chapter with the curtain of the temple torn in two, and with YAHSUA’S final words, “It is finished!” Another chapter was opened and the Gentiles became recipients of His gift also.  It was the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. God’s ultimate gift would reach nations near and far and reconciliation of men to God would enter the hearts of men everywhere! A gift, wrapped up with the love of God, fastened with the blood of His Son, sealed with His Holy Spirit guaranteeing salvation to whomsoever will, never got old.

In His last three hours of sufferings, when the sun refused to shine and darkness took over, we see Him going through the pain of hell in a world without God. His anguish due to the separation from His Father was registered in His words, My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me? He took our punishment upon Himself, so that we didn’t have to suffer the anguish of hell. This was a gift offered to men for over two thousand years; a gift that keeps giving, never ending gift. Opening it, it says, For God so loved the world to the extent of giving His own Son to die for it, so that those who believe in Him would not have to die eternally, but live forever with Him in heaven; nothing in the course of time and place can snatch you us of His hands; nothing can separate us from His love; He has blessed us with all the spiritual blessings and have seated us with Him at His right hand! And this gift –remains available to everyone today who will receive it in any and in all circumstance of life. This gift is free to us, but not to Him. He paid a price that not even the riches of the entire world could ever afford to pay.  When Christ entered into the world, He said, Sacrifices and offerings You have not desired, but instead You have made ready a body for Me [to offer] (Hebrews 10:5). What a wonderful gift!

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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