Happy Thanksgiving 2012

“The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth” (1914) By Jennie A. Brownscombe

        

         In light of so many distressing events taking place in the world at present, it is good to pause on such a day as this and take stock of our many blessings. Sinister forces always at work continually attempt to steal our joy and strength, limit or destroy our faith, and drag us down to a place of apathy and even despair.

         But the devil can stick it all in his left ear.

         I went to get my truck inspected yesterday at a little shop. I walked into the waiting area and a customer looked up at me from whatever magazine he was reading.

         “How’s it going?” I said.

         “Good.”

         I continued, “Isn’t it great to live in America even though things are so messed up? This is still a great country and a great place to live.”

         “Yep,” he said. “I gotta agree with you on that.”

         “And we’re gonna get through all this,” I replied. “We’re taking our country back and somehow or another things will be good again.”

         And he agreed.

         I have discovered that many people agree with this. I also know many Americans are not at all happy with the status quo. Many are angry and getting angrier with each passing day. And watch what happens as taxes on our hard-earned wealth continue to rise exponentially to support an agenda that the vast majority of Americans do not agree with.

         Meanwhile, our beloved lying, censoring media continue to push this un-American agenda with fake happy faces glued on their mugs. At some point people start to understand that the more television they watch the dumber they get. Coincidence?

         In the first century A.D. an obscure Man arrived on the scene with His own agenda. It was an agenda of truth and love. The powers that be eventually hated this Man in part because He threatened their false agenda, much of it based on a false religious paradigm. What we face in this country is similar. Shine a light and watch the cockroaches run for their lives.

         The showdown is coming. It always does. You can’t keep taking freedom away from a freedom-loving people and expect them to go along with it forever.

         The devil tries to convince real Christians that God doesn’t care and that all is lost.

         Well, the devil can go butt a stump.

         Real Christians have God on their side. They are on God’s side. And they don’t have to be perfect. Fake Christians think they must convince everyone they have sterling reputations and ultra-holy lives, but the fact of the matter is that without the sacrifice the Lord Jesus made on our behalf every single one of us winds up in hell, and that includes all the lame brained Christian Pharisees.

         AND IF IT IS WITH DIFFICULTY THAT THE RIGHTEOUS IS SAVED, WHAT WILL BECOME OF THE GODLESS MAN AND THE SINNER? [1 Peter 4:18]

         Self-righteous people have always been the bane of any society, whether they are religious or not. Prideful human beings only care about themselves and their reputations and could not care less about everyone else or their country. Christian Pharisees take control of churches and denominations and put themselves in high authority the same way a miniscule class of elites runs the political and financial sectors of this country. Unless they get their act together with God they can all go jump in the lake. It will give them good practice.

         And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire. [Revelation 20:15 – 21:1]    

         236 years ago some folks in this part of the world got together and said enough. They threw off their oppressors and gained both religious and political freedom. It’s what free people do, and those who are the most free are also those who really have but one ultimate thing to be thankful for on this national day of Thanksgiving:

         Our King died in our place.

         And because of that greatest of all selfless acts, whosoever will can have true spiritual freedom that will last from now throughout all eternity.

         Love your neighbor. Help your neighbor. Bless your neighbor. Give to your neighbor. But more so, bless the Lord Jesus in all you do. Love Him with all your heart. Help Him in His work. Give Him your heart. Thank Him for the life He has bestowed and His many blessings in your life. He is worthy of all.

         Now He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness; you will be enriched in everything for all liberality, which through us is producing thanksgiving to God. For the ministry of this service is not only fully supplying the needs of the saints, but is also overflowing through many thanksgivings to God. Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all, while they also, by prayer on your behalf, yearn for you because of the surpassing grace of God in you.

         Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! [2 Corinthians 9:10-15] [1]

         © 2012 by RJ Dawson. All Rights Reserved.

    


[1] Unless otherwise noted all Scriptures are taken from the New American Standard Bible, © 1960, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.

Posted on November 22, 2012, in Current Events and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. Amen and amen, happy Thanksgiving RJ! God bless you!

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  2. Great post, Bob! Just being thankful can change our whole outlook. I liked the video also. Be blessed on this Thanksgiving Day. Tom

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  3. Well said, Mr. Dawson. Focus in the right place…thankful to God, for God, and because He is at work, and He is for us, even when life is tough. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

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    • Thank you, Athena. And you are welcome. It’s one of the great things about the Lord, in that no matter how challenging the task or the spiritual battle, He is with us and we are beside Him. Makes all the difference. He’s the greatest.

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  4. Thanks Bob, for sharing the Word in the world in such an insightful and encouraging way. Your posts are truly a light in the darkness. There is a better way and there will be a better day, thanks to His Spirit at work in you.

    “Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!” 2 Corinthians 9:15

    God bless….

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  5. I’m a bit late but Happy Thanksgiving, R.J. There is much to be thankful for no matter how bad things look. Our King still reigns on high. The power and truth of His Word does not change. It is our anchor in every storm. Blessings.

    Susan

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