The Greatest Gift Ever
By Greg Laurie
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
is the time of year when we focus so much on giving gifts. But the gift God has for you is the ultimate gift. It’s the only gift that really keeps on giving. It will never wear out and will never grow old.
In fact, it will become more precious to you with the passing of time. As you get older, you’ll begin to discover all this gift is because the greatest blessing of it is the hope of life beyond the grave—not just purpose and meaning
in this life we’re living right now.
Think of what God has done. He has given everything that He possibly could to give us the gift of Jesus Christ. Imagine how hard it was for the Father to send
His Son to this earth and watch how they mistreated Him, how they wouldn’t even find a proper place for Him to be born, and the treatment He received throughout His life.
We as parents know how hard
it is to watch our kids suffer. We know if ever there were an opportunity, we would gladly trade places with our kids when they are sick or going through hardship.
We love the picture of Jesus in the manger
as a sweet baby. But that Jesus came to die. The shadow of the cross was over that cradle. From the moment He came to this earth, He was headed for a certain goal. He went to the cross and died for us and then rose from the grave three days later.
Jesus wouldn’t let anyone or anything keep Him from that goal. And because He reached it, we have forgiveness today.
The greatest gift ever isn’t under
your tree at home. It’s the ultimate gift that God sent to show His love for us—the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
This is for All people in the whole
world . . . :
King James Version (KJV)
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.
Scripture Prayers of Salvation
Pray the following out loud:
John 3:16 … Thank You Lord for loving me so much that You gave Your one and only Son, that when I believe in Him I will not perish but have eternal life. I believe in Jesus with my heart and I ask you to forgive me of all my sins. I renounce
satan and all his works and ways, I choose the truth and disavow satan and all his lies. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.
Romans 10:9-10 … Thank You Lord that when I confess with my
mouth Jesus as Lord, and believes in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved. I believe in my heart and accept You as Lord. I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.
Isaiah 45:8, 2 Tim
2:10 … Thank You Lord that salvation will spring up within my heart, that I may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. In the name of Jesus Christ.
2 Peter 3:18 … Thank
You Lord that I may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 19:10 … Thank You Lord that I may grow to find Your Word more precious than much
pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Psalm 42:1-2 … Thank You Lord that You will create within me a hunger, a longing, for You and Your will. Set my heart flames
a fire in love with you. Reveal yourself to me. Make me to love you as you love me. In the name of Jesus Christ.
Dear Jesus . . .
All that I am is Yours. I surrender to You now. All that I have is Yours. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins against you! Please wash them away with the blood that You shed for me at the cross! Nail my sin and selfishness to the cross!
I repent Lord! Create in me a clean heart oh God, and renew the right spirit within me! Cast me NOT away from thy presence and take NOT thy Holy Spirit from me! Forgive me of all my sins! I want to be covered and protected! I want to go to heaven instead of
hell! I believe and speak with my mouth that You died for my sins at the cross at Calvary, and was buried. I believe that You took my sins to hell and rose from the dead on the third day. I believe that You now sit at the right hand of my Father in Heaven.
I believe that You alone are the Savior of the world! I believe that You are my Savior! You are the one and only true Messiah! I renounce satan and all his works and ways! I choose the “truth” and disavow satan and all his lies! I make You my Lord
and Savior, Jesus the Christ!
This is something that only You can do, so take my heart and cleanse it of all unrighteousness! Purify me and don't stop till I go to heaven to
live with You forever! You are faithful! I give You my heart, mind, body, spirit and soul! All that I have is yours! Come into my heart and live within me! I want to reflect your Spirit! I want to be like You! I was made in your image! Here I am . . . I surrender
my life to You! Fill me with Your Spirit! Lead and guide and direct my path! I ask You for your grace to be an overcomer and finish the race You have called me to run! Thank You for Your lovingkindness! Thank You for drawing me close to You! Thank You
Father God! In the name above all names I pray, Yahshua (Jesus)! Amen!
1 Thess 4:14
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in
Jesus will God bring with him.
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.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not
condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.