Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Thanksgiving Day - 2010 - 101 Blog.
When one ‘hears’ the word… “Thanksgiving”… what does one; think of? Is it a ‘day’ on the calendar in November…? In Canada, ‘Thanksgiving’ day is in October! Is it the ‘Turkey and all the fix-ens’…? Is it the start of shopping for what one; will buy for ‘others’ for Christmas…? What about ‘all’ the other countries that do not; Celebrate Thanksgiving…? Does Thanksgiving have some ‘Special’… Spiritual and Social meaning… only to Americans…?
*** (1Thessalonians 5:18) In everything = give thanks, = for this is the will of God = in Christ Jesus = concerning you.
*** (2Timothy 3:12-13) Yea, and = ‘All’ = who desire = to live godly in Christ Jesus = will be persecuted.
(2Tim 3:13) But = evil men and seducers = will go forward to worse, = deceiving = and being deceived.
*** (Romans 3:24-25-26) By His grace they are justified freely = through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,
(Rom 3:25) Whom God offered = as a place where atonement = by Christ's blood = could occur through faith. = He did this = to demonstrate His righteousness, = because He had waited patiently to deal with sins committed in the past.
(Rom 3:26) He wanted to demonstrate = at the present time = that He Himself is righteous = and = that He justifies the person = who has the faithfulness of Jesus.
*** (1Corinthians 15:19) If = in this life only = we have hope in Christ, = we are of all men = most miserable.
“True Thankfulness”… to God for our situation; transcends ‘any’ blessings or tribulations; we may have or about to have. It sees that ‘All Things’… are by His sovereign control… and that we are ‘not’ always; going to know what He is doing; in and through our lives! IF you can trust your ‘eternal destiny’ to Him… shouldn’t you trust your ‘present and future’… state also…? Remember, God, the God of the Bible… is ‘Not’… Santa Clause; at your beacon call! He "GOD"... has promised you… “His Grace” [2Corinthians 12:8-9-10] … in and for the ‘good’ and the ‘bad!’
*** (Isaiah 55:8-9) For = My thoughts = are not your thoughts, = nor your ways = My ways, = says Jehovah [God].
(Isa 55:9) For = as the heavens = are higher than the earth, = so are My ways = higher than your ways, = and = My thoughts = than your thoughts.
*** (Job 2:7-10) And Satan = went forth from the presence of Jehovah [God] = and struck Job = with sore boils = from the sole of his foot = to the top of his head.
(Job 2:8) And he took a broken piece of pottery = to scrape himself with. = And he sat down among the ashes.
(Job 2:9) And = his ‘wife’ said to him, = Do you still hold to your integrity? = Curse God and die!
(Job 2:10) But = he said to her, = You speak as = one of the ‘foolish’ ones speak. = What? = Shall we receive good at the hand of God, = and = shall we not receive evil? = In all this = Job did not sin with his lips.
*** (Habakkuk 3:17-18-19) Though = the fig tree shall not blossom, = and fruit is not on the vines; = the labor of the olive fails, = and the fields yield no food. = The flock is cut off from the fold, = and no herd is in the stalls;
(Hab 3:18) yet = I will rejoice in Jehovah, = I will joy = in the God of my salvation.
(Hab 3:19) Jehovah the Lord is my strength, = and He will make my feet like hinds' feet, = and He will make me to walk on my high places. = To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
*** (Exodus 4:11) And = Jehovah [God] = said to him, = Who = has made man's mouth? = Or Who = makes the dumb, = or deaf, = or the seeing, = or the blind? = Have not I, = Jehovah?
*** (Genesis 18:25) Far be it from You [God] = to act in this manner, = to kill the righteous = with the wicked. = And far be it from You, = that the righteous should be as the wicked. = Shall not the Judge = of all the earth = do right?
Somehow “Millions”… live their lives excluding God… from all that happens! But when something goes wrong; we say… “How could God allow this…?” But did you know; our ‘limited control’ over life… is only an illusion…? I find the ‘biggest’ problem in my life is… “ I ”…! I want to ‘think’ my own way [2Corinthians 10:3-to-6], and ‘do’ what pleases me! I have to ‘Continually Remember’… that I am ‘not’ mine; but I am “Christ’s”… and am here to serve Him, and not myself…!
*** (James 4:13-16) Come now, = those saying, = Today or tomorrow = we will go into such a city = and = spend a year there, = and = we will trade = and = will make a profit,
(Jas 4:14) who = do not know = of the morrow. = For what is your life? = For it is = a vapor, = which appears for = a little time, = and then disappears.
(Jas 4:15) Instead of you saying, = If the Lord wills, = we shall live = and do this = or that.
(Jas 4:16) But now = you boast = in your = presumptions. = All = such boasting = is evil.
*** (Romans 14:7-8-9) For = none of us = lives to himself, = and = no one dies = to himself.
(Rom 14:8) For both = if we live, = we live to the Lord; = and = if we die, = we die to the Lord. = Therefore both = if we live, = and if we die, = we are = the Lord's.
(Rom 14:9) For this = Christ [Jesus] = both died = and rose = and lived again, = that He might be Lord [Boss] = both of the dead = and living.
*** (Philippians 2:5-to-11) For = let this mind be in you = which was also in Christ Jesus,
(Php 2:6) Who, = being in the form of God [Colossians 1:15], = thought it not robbery = to be equal with God [Exodus 24:9-10-11],
(Php 2:7) but = made Himself = of no reputation, = and = took upon Himself = the form of a servant, = and = was made in the likeness of men [Hebrews 4:14-15-16].
(Php 2:8) And = being found in fashion as a man, = He humbled Himself = and = became obedient unto death [1Corinthians 5:17], = even the death of the cross [John 10:17-18].
(Php 2:9) Therefore God = has highly exalted Him, = and = has given Him a name = which is ‘above’ every name [Revelation 5:5-10],
(Php 2:10) that = at the name of Jesus = every knee should bow, = of heavenly ones, = and = of earthly ones, = and = of ones under the earth;
(Php 2:11) and = that every tongue = should confess that = Jesus Christ is Lord [John 12:44-48], = to the glory of God the Father.
*** (Rom 6:16) Do you = not know = that ‘to whom’ = you yield yourselves = as ‘slaves’ for obedience, = you are ‘slaves’ to him = whom you ‘obey’; = whether = it is of ‘sin’ to death, = or = of ‘obedience’ = to righteousness.
(Rom 6:17) But = thanks be to our God = that you were = the slaves of sin, = but = you have ‘obeyed’ = from the heart = that form of doctrine = to which you were delivered [Ephesians 1:1-7].
(Rom 6:18) Then being made = free from sin, = you = became the slaves of righteousness.
Un–Thankfulness”… is the Ultimate Sin…! God has provides Eternal Salvation; and “Many”… have rejected it…!
*** (Revelation 21:8) But the fearful, = and the unbelieving, = and the abominable, = and murderers, = and whoremongers, = and sorcerers, = and idolaters, = and all liars, = will have their part in the Lake burning with fire and brimstone, = which is the second death.
*** (Hebrews 10:28) He who despised Moses' Law = died without mercy = on the word of two or three witnesses.
(Heb 10:29) Of how much worse punishment, = do you suppose, = will he be thought worthy of punishment, = the one = who has trampled the Son of God, = and who has counted the blood of the covenant = with which he was sanctified an unholy thing, = and has insulted the Spirit of grace?
(Heb 10:30) For = we know Him = Who has said, = "Vengeance belongs to Me, = I will repay, says the Lord." = And again, = "The Lord shall judge His people."
(Heb 10:31) It is a fearful thing = to fall into the hands = of the living God.
*** (Romans 10:9-13) Because = if = you confess the Lord Jesus, = and = believe in your heart = that God has raised Him = from the dead, = you shall be saved.
(Rom 10:10) For = with the heart = one believes unto righteousness, = and = with the mouth = one confesses unto salvation.
(Rom 10:11) For the Scripture says, = "Everyone believing on Him [John 7:38-39] = shall not be put to shame."
(Rom 10:12) For there is no difference = both of Jew = and of Greek [Gentile], = for the same Lord [Jesus] = over all = is rich = to all = who call on Him.
(Rom 10:13) For everyone, = "whoever = shall call on the name = of the Lord = will be saved."
*** (Luke 18:13) And = standing afar off, = the tax-collector = would not even lift up his eyes to Heaven, = but struck on his breast, saying, = God = be merciful to me = a sinner!
Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving – 2010…!
Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 33:3.