Advanced Gifts Options 1 Corinthians 12:8-10 “For to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.” Ask for MORE. There are gifts available to us just for the asking. Ask, seek and knock if you want any of these gifts. It could be the best part of Christmas so far!
Treasures in Darkness Isaiah 45:3 “And I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that it is I, the Lord, the God of Israel, Who call you by your name.” Have you ever noticed that we learn the most precious lessons during our darkest times? Isn’t it interesting that God can give us something good and lasting out of adverse circumstances? It can be hard to praise God during trilas. But we we can do this, the lessons we learn, the closeness we experience with God becomes turning points in our lives. Our test do become testimonies. Only God can turn our dark places into treasure troves.
Forgiveness of Sins I John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from al unrighteousness” This amazing promise holds true for every sin we have every done and confess. This gift comes at the cost of Jesus’s life. It is no light thing. For those who grasp it and receive it and appropriate forgiveness, it opens up a whole new way of living.
See more on God’s Christmas Presents from the beginning: God’s Christmas Presents Part 1
Check out some of God’s other Christmas Presents: God’s Christmas Presents Part 6