The author of every-thing good desires believers to receive spiritual gifts and graces. These good gifts are clearly distinguished from bad gifts. God has given us light through His son Jesus Christ, this is a gift from God. Those whose eyes are blinded to the gospel remain in darkness and have not received a good gift (2 Cor. 4:4). Those who walk in disobedience, according to the prince of the power of the air, have not receive the gift of the Spirit. God is the author of saving Grace, He bestows it on whoever He chooses. The work or regeneration: a new nature a new birth, a new start, a new heart (Ezekiel 36:26-27) is a work of Grace from no other source but Almighty God.
Every perfect gift:
Without the new spiritual birth, we are spiritually dead. The progression in the spiritual life of a person and eternal life itself is a gift from God. (Romans 6:23). Every stage in the Christian walk, from the first grace to glory, are by gift, and the free mercy of God.
James 1:17 says our blessings come from above. The same phrase is used in John 3:21. There is a special reason why our blessings come from above. These blessings were created and designed uniquely for us in Heaven. These blessings are to be perfectly enjoyed (Ephesians 1:3). We are blessed with spiritual blessings in Heavenly places. The source of every Heavenly blessing we see on earth is Heaven itself…
To be continued in part II.
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