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TWO MAJOR GIFTS



The Bible describes God in two major areas which illustrate His amazing generosity. It

identifies Him as Creator and as Redeemer. God is the One Who gives both natural and

spiritual blessings.


These titles reveal the essence of God, and throughout the Bible He is worshiped in both

of these roles. In Revelation 4:11, the elders sang, "Thou are worthy, O Lord, to receive

glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they

are and were created." In Revelation 5:9, they sang: ..."Thou are worthy to take the

book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by

thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nations..."


The Bible repeatedly celebrates God’s twin gifts of creation and redemption:

Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the

inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of

darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we

have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image

of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things

created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether

they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were

created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things

consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the

firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it

pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace

through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself

by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. (Colossians 1:12-20)


Verse 16 praises God because "by him all things were created" and verse 20 for

" having made peace through the blood of his cross." These are His gifts of creation and

redemption.


The biblical record starts with a description of God’s gift of creation and reveals that

God’s first recorded words to humanity were, "...Behold I have given you..." (Genesis

1:29). These words reveal God’s nature at the outset of His relationship with mankind.

He is a giver, and creation is one of His greatest gifts.


Take time to look around you today at the wonders of God's creation. His amazing,

abundant generosity as a Creator is revealed in the beauties that surround you. The one

who has provided all of these wondrous things will surely provide the resources

necessary for you to achieve your destiny.


PRAYER:


My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.

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