The greatest gift that will ever be given
The greatest gift that will ever be given is not simply a reference to the birth of Messiah, and His death and resurrection from the grave.
Yahshua (The Savior) is the Messiah, although many incorrectly refer to Him as Jesus Christ. He was not sent into the world by the Father, but He proceeded forth from the Father. The understanding of this mystery is indeed spiritually discerned, and when this precious gift has been received the discernment regarding the true identity of Yahweh is revealed (Acts 8:20).
Yahshua said unto them, If Yahweh were your Father, ye would love me. For I proceeded forth and came from Yahweh; neither came I of myself, but of the same I am sent (John 8:42).
What was presented to the world through the body of the Messiah, as the Lamb of Yahweh, would be the final sacrifice that was sent forth to take away the sins of the world.
Heb 10:4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins
So then the Messiah gave himself for us, and this offering at Calvary would allow for the greatest gift ever to be received at his second coming. Yahshua (the Savior) raised Himself from the dead, and He will also raise up all of his children, at the last day.
Heb 10:12 But He offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, and now dwells as the right hand (or power) of Yahweh
Although giving gifts or presents is a popular tradition shared by many Christians, it is not a biblical custom related to the birth of the Messiah. This practice does not come from the three wise men who visited their Savior in the manger.
Below are three verses where the word gift is used, even though offering is the correct interpretation.
And Yahshua (the Savior) said unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them (Matt 8:4).
This verse is in reference to the offerings presented to those cleansed of leprosy (Lev 14:1-4).
Luke 21:1 And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting their gifts into the treasury
Yahshua (the Savior) told His disciples that the offering that was presented by the poor widow, was greater than that given by all who were rich (Mark 12:43, Luke 21:4).
Matt 2:11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshiped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh
We are commanded to worship Yahweh alone, and yet the Messiah was worshiped from the day of His birth (Exo 34:14, Isa 66:22-23, Mat 10:4, Mat 2:11, Rev 5:10, 20:4-5, 21:1, 22:5-7, 21:23).
Psa 29:2 Give unto Yahweh the glory due unto his name; worship Yahweh in the beauty of holiness.
Yahweh shall be king over all the earth in that day, there is only one Yahweh, and his name is one (Deut 6:4, Zec 14:9, Isa 2:2-4, Mat 2:2, 21:5, 25:31-34, Mark 12:29, Eph 4:5-6).
A whole multitude of His disciples said, Blessing (or praise) to The King that cometh in (or with) the name of Yahweh, peace in heaven, and glory to the Most High (Luk 19:38).
The three wise men came to worship the King of Judea, and they presented Him with offerings of their treasures (Mat 2:2-6). This child that came forth from Yahweh, is the image thereof (Isa 9:6). He will rule the true Israel of Yahweh.
The greatest gift ever given will be Eternal Life
Although the wages of sin is death, the gift of Yahweh is eternal life through Yahshua (the Savior) the Messiah, who is indeed the Everlasting Father (John 10:30, Rom 6:23, Mat 1:23, Isa 9:6, Mat 12:29-34, 2 Cor 4:4, Col 1:15, Heb 1:3, Isa 9:6).
Heb 9:28 So Messiah was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation
The greatest gift, which is the salvation of our souls, is to be received upon the return of Yahshua (the Savior)
Once you are saved you are always saved represents a factual doctrinal premise, therefore it is impossible to lose the gift of Salvation. We cannot lose what we don’t yet possess. The redemption wherein we are clothed with immortality and incorruption, is the definition of Salvation. This occurs at the second advent of Yahshua (the Savior), Luke 21:28.
Matt 24:13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved
This greatest gift that we strive for is to become saved, and the other spiritual gifts enable us to endure until our Savior returns.
Heb 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance by faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water
The gifts of Yahweh’s Holy Spirit allow us to experience true love, joy and an enduring faith that is not easily shattered (Rom 10:17, Gal 5:22-23, 1 Cor 2:5).
Heb 9:15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance
The faithful followers of Yahshua (the Savior) receive His Holy Spirit as a down payment unto their redemption from the flesh. Those who are sealed with the Holy Spirit are justified by grace and are made heirs according to the hope of eternal life (Heb 9:12, Eph 1:13-14, Titus 3:7, 2 Cor 1:22).
The hope of salvation, is shared by all of the faithful descendants of Abraham, united through the same Spirit of Yahshua (the Savior) Gal 3:3-9, Heb 8:9. Our assurance of Salvation is based on faith, and this too comes by means of His Holy Spirit that dwells within us. He is the author of our faith, which provides us with the surety that His promises to us are true (Heb 10:22, Col 2:2, 1 Thes 1:5, Heb 6:11).
Heb 10:38-39 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul
The end result of true faith is the Salvation of our souls (1 Peter 1:9).