6/7/17 Gifts From Above

“Jesus gives us His grace and His spiritual gifts when we give our lives to Him, giving each person what he or she is ready and able to receive, gradually, throughout our whole lives.  He wisely measures each gift to match the person who is to receive it, and it is the responsibility of each one of us to receive these gifts and put them to use in order to do God’s will in our lives and in the lives of those around us.  In the Psalms, we are told, ‘When He ascended on high, He led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men.’  If Jesus ascended, He had to have first descended into the depths of the earth, the only place where He was ever completely separated from God.  But He conquered sin and death, leading captivity captive, as the psalm tells us, and now He has ascended, both from the grave back to earth, and then from earth into Heaven, His true home, from which He bestows His gifts upon those who He now calls His own, filling Heaven and earth with His grace.


Ephesians 4:7-10, Psalm 68:18


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