Each one has a destiny in Christ! It's a long trip. In fact, it can take a lifetime. Faith is the vehicle that takes you there. But, just like a car, you've got to be mindful of the fuel and stop along the way to fill up your tank.
Your "thank" is the tank for your faith. So the question is, is your "thank" full? Or, is your "thank" empty? Thankfulness plays a critical role in reaching your destination. Without it you will never reach the gates of the city of God. Psalms 100:4-5 says,
"Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, And His truth endures to all generations."
Thankful comes from the Hebrew word יָדָה yâḏâ. Strongs Concordance says. "it is from 3027; literally, to use (i.e. hold out) the hand; physically, to throw (a stone, an arrow) at or away; especially to revere or worship (with extended hands)....cast (out), (make) confess(-ion), praise, shoot, (give) thank(-ful, -s, -sgiving)."
Thankfulness is fuel for your faith. It is an attitude of the heart that is demonstrated through what we say and do. The lack of thankfulness is actually one of the signs of the times. Romans 1:20-22 says,
In my nation a day is set aside to honor veterans who served in the military during war. We owe our freedom's today to their sacrifice. This day was first celebrated as Armistice Day. It commemorated an armistice (cease fire) which occurred on November 11, 1918. It marked the end of World War 1 though an actual treaty was not signed until 1919. Later Armistice Day was changed to Veterans Day in order to honor all veterans who served in war.
I submit that this is a good day to remember spiritual combat veterans too. Read to the end and you'll see my point.
I retired from the Navy Reserve in 2006. I served in Desert Storm. My brother served in Vietnam, my father in World War II and a great uncle served in World War 1, and other descendants from my mother's side of the family served in the Civil War.
Let's thank God for those who died, spilled their blood and risked their lives for our freedom and liberty. Pray for and remember their families too.
I've learned something about the three basic attitudes towards war in America that contain a powerful spiritual lesson. I find it fascinating because I see this reflected in the Church's attitude towards war as well.
This word was submitted by Tim McClellan. I've known Tim M. and followed his manner of life and judged his words for over 10 years. I believe he is a hidden prophet to our nation. I have come to place great stock in the word God gives him.
Tim McClellan: The word of the Lord for 2016 is "dynasty" and "aim high." This does not mean that the word "epic" for 2015 has run its course. In fact, it continues.
Tim M. saw epic rain drops falling around dynasty. (Dynasty refers to sequence of rulers from the same family, stock or group. A line of hereditary rulers from the same family who play a prominent role in business, politics, or another field (click here for Google definition)). Whether it be good or evil, dynasties are arising. The more the Church prays, the more we will see God's kingdom and rule established on this earth.
Therefore God is calling the Church to "aim high."
Tim Taylor adds: Psalm 99:8 says that "the Lord is great in Zion, and He is high above all peoples." Zion the place of continual prayer, praise and worship. That is the atmosphere of heaven... being created on earth. Why? Because that invites God's abiding presence. In His presence we are transformed, we are changed into His image. Jesus is the King of Kings and Lord of Lord and Revelation 1:6 and 5:10 declare that there is a people called as "kings and priests."
As we follow the example of the 24 elders set and lay our crowns at the feet of Jesus (Rev. 4:10) we submit the rule and reign of our own life unto Him thereby extending His rule and reign through us on this earth. It is through this relationship with the King of Kings and Lord of Lord's that Christ's dynasty (a sequence of rulers from the same family) is extended upon this earth.
Therefore, let us "aim high" and join "prayer force."
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