Gods Gifts to Men.

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The Gifts of God to Men

Jesus came to earth to reconcile us to God, to break the curse of sin and death in our lives through His authority over Satan, death, and hell. When we accept God's gift to become united with Him through Jesus Christ, we also are given the authority of Jesus, and the right to use His name. (Romans 6:23 NKJV) For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Ephesians 4:7-8 NKJV) But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ's gift. {8} Therefore He says: "When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men."

The gifts Jesus gives to men are salvation, strength, and citizenship in heaven. (Revelation 12:10-11 NKJV) Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, "Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. {11} "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

Notice that the gifts to men are the very things that we need to be over comers. Salvation is through the shed blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God. The word of our testimony, Jesus Christ and Him crucified; is power, and all strength to defeat the works of darkness. The ability to preserver to the point of death is because we know our names are written in heaven, we have a place to go from here and it is glorious. So the three keys to being an over comer are the three gifts that Jesus gives to all men, if they choose to accept them.

SALVATION is through the blood of Jesus Christ. When we receive salvation by believing and accepting the sacrifice of Jesus for our sins, we receive power and citizenship in heaven. The precious blood of Jesus is what redeems us to God, and in Him we become a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17-20 NKJV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. {18} Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, {19} that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. {20} Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ's behalf, be reconciled to God.

The blood of Jesus makes us righteous and holy giving us the right to come before the throne of God our Father, who is full of compassion, and ask for help. (Hebrews 4:16 NKJV) Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy (compassion) and find grace to help in time of need. (Hebrews 10:19-23 NIV) Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, {20} by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, {21} and since we have a great priest over the house of God, {22} let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. {23} Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

STRENGTH After we accept the gift of salvation God gives us the strength and power we need through the name of Jesus to overcome. We now have the right to claim that Jesus Christ died for "my sins", that is our testimony, Jesus Christ and Him crucified. It was at the cross of Jesus that we received salvation, and power, and entrance into the kingdom of our God. We are to speak our testimony; the testimony of what Jesus has done for us. The testimony of Jesus and Him crucified gives us authority and power over every demon, principality, and stronghold that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and...
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