GIFTS AND REWARD
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Day 10 | January 10, 2021 | Apostle Gideon C Boateng
For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
Romans 5:17 (KJV)
Basically, everything we receive from God and will ever get from Him falls in two categories, GIFTS and REWARDS. Here, gifts refer to things God bequeaths voluntarily without charge or conditions whiles rewards are things that God gives to us through our demonstration of love and obedience to Him.
When God says a thing is a gift, what it means is that you don't 'pay a price' for it or do something to merit it. All you have to do is to receive it by faith. If you go about paying a price for what God has said is a gift, you are just laboring in futility. You will never get it. An example is someone fasting to be born again, no matter the kind of fast and the duration he adopts it will never happen. Salvation is a gift of God and must be received through faith in the Lord Jesus. Giving of alms and having good morals will never get anyone born again if they don't receive it from God by putting faith in the Lord Jesus to save them.
This misunderstanding of GIFTS and REWARDS is what has led many of God's children into frustration. They've been sacrificing and doing great things for God just to receive gifts of the Holy Spirit for years and nothing seems to be happening whiles others who seem to be doing nothing, atleast comparably, are manifesting all that they have been working for years. You don't need to pay the price for everything. Some things like our salvation, freedom, Holy Spirit are all already paid for by the Lord Jesus Christ waiting our reception through faith, amen!
Check whatever you want to have or see in your life up from the Word of God and see whether it is a gift or a reward from God before you start paying for what is already paid for.
// 🗣SAY BY FAITH
I am loved by my Father in heaven. He has blessed me with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places which I take for my daily use through faith in Him. I cannot be disadvantaged in life. He makes all things work together for my good.
// 📚FURTHER STUDY
Rom 6:23, 1 Cor 12
// 📜ONE YEAR BIBLE READING PLAN
Gen 25-26, Matt 9:1-17
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