James 1. 17
Luke 11. 11-13
James says “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.”
Jehovah is the Father of lights, in Him there is no darkness, no shadow arises in His presence because His light is all consuming, there are no shifting shadows because He never moves or changes. And all is revealed or exposed in His light, nothing is hidden from His sight. As the Torah and the Prophets and the Books of Wisdom reveal Jehovahs character and attributes we understand that nothing happens on earth that catches Jehovah by surprise. In other words, “has it ever occurred to you that nothing ever occurs to God?”
He is also the complete picture of Love. There is nothing more to add to, or better describe perfect love, than the description of Jehovah as revealed in the scriptures. John 3.16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but has everlasting life.”
Luke 11. 11-13 “ Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; will he not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? “Or if he asked for an egg, he will nor give him a scorpion, will he? “If you then being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him.”
I guess by extension we can safely say that the one perfect gift given is in fact the Holy Spirit. James is not talking about cars, or phones, or lotteries, or any material things. Once we are born alive in the Spirit, all fleshly things pale in comparison to the spiritual. Yes we are still required to live on this earth and we have necessary needs, and we are even allowed to have certain luxuries, but they are not the true focus of our lives. We are in the world but not of it. We have a certain desire for spiritual things, and the greatest good gift given by our Heavenly Father is the promised Holy Spirit, that would only come after Jesus ascension, and is our advocate, our comforter, our seal, and our pledge.
We are seeing a lot of divine appointments here in Missouri, a lot of the Holy Spirit’s working, answered prayers, changed lives, and good things abounding all around. I wish there was more time and space in these blogs to fill you all in on some details, but it is enough to tell you that the Holy Sprit is alive and active, what a perfect gift from God the Father.