In Part 5, we continue to look at gifts from God outlined in scripture.
Gifts Package Options Jesus tells us in John 16:7 “Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.” Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit, who is our Helper. Having the Holy Spirit come to us and take residency in us is a huge gift! He brings with Him the fruit of the Spirit. Galatians compares the gifts of Satan with the gifts of the Spirit. The enemy brings, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like.” Gal 5:19-21. Lots of people choose these gifts. The Spirits brings love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Gal 5:22-23. Gal 5:25 reads, “If we live I the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.” There are two gift sets. Let us choose the Holy Spirit package and develop them. The gifts of the spirit benefit us. As we steward the gifts and develop them, they benefit those around us giving God glory as the fruits of the Holy Spirit become evident.
As we fill up on the Holy Spirit’s fruits, we fill to the point of flowing out. Let us continually seek to fill to the point of becoming ministers of God’s gifts to those around us by being His hands and feet. May we give out God’s gifts this Christmas season and throughout the year.
See more on God’s Christmas Presents: God’s Christmas Presents Part 6
Check out some of God’s other Christmas Presents: God’s Christmas Presents Part 4