A Gift to You!

Whatever you do, DO NOT respond to this by saying, “RETURN TO SENDER.”

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Acts 13:26 Men and brethren, children of the stock of Abraham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.

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Our Text for Today makes it as plain as it can be made.  The salvation that is of Christ, the salvation set forth in the New Testament, the salvation of everlasting life, renewed mind, healing, provision of abundance, and complete deliverance in life is the “salvation” of our Text for Today, and it has been “sent” “to you.”  Read it again and observe . . .

  • Men and brethren” – Paul is speaking to a gathering, possibly comprised of mostly men, and those he called “brethren,” which, for him, could be both Jewish and the Gentiles present who had embraced Christ.
  • children of the stock of Abraham” – this is clearly speaking to those who were present who were of the natural bloodline of Father Abraham, likely Jewish, and certainly of the children of Israel.
  • whosever among you feareth God” – here is a “whosoever” statement – this would include ANYONE who feared the Lord – I believe this to imply having true faith in the Lord Jesus, male or female, Jew or Greek, bond or free.
  • to you” – how could it be any clearer? – perhaps only by calling one’s name – to ANYONE who fears the Lord, and regardless of ethnicity, gender, age, social status, or education, that means YOU!

To YOU, my friend, has this salvation been sent, for YOU it exists, and in and through YOU in it manifest.  All this is a gift to YOU, specifically YOU, and it is expressly FROM Father THROUGH Jesus BY Holy Spirit.  YOU MUST make this a personal gift, a personal gesture of God’s love to YOU.  Allow your faith to rise to a new level today.  All the work of redemption that Father wrought through Jesus Christ in and by the power of Holy Spirit is for YOUYOU are that dear to Him.  He loved YOU in such a manner and to such a depth that this was all done for YOU.  All this belongs to YOU.  Believe it, accept it, receive it, hold fast to it, and live in it.  That is Father’s desire for YOU!

Manna for Today – Acts 13:13-52; John 1:1-14; John 3:16-17; Romans 10:6-17; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Galatians 3:13-29; 3 John 2-4

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