THANKS BE TO GOD

Today! Now! Always! Here we are! Here we stand! There we go! What to do? Well, what did the Apostle Paul say in First Thessalonians, chapter five?

But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also you do.

Rejoice evermore.

Pray without ceasing.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

I am thankful for You, O LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, Blessed and holy and eternal and Creator of all things, seen and unseen, Heavenly FATHER, and SON, and HOLY SPIRIT, the only True and Living GOD, One God in Three, Three in One, Blessed and Holy TRINITY.

Thank you Heavenly Father for creating heaven and earth, and the order in which you created them after you created Heaven as your home and the angelic realm around your throne. And that Jesus, your only begotten Son was always there in the beginning, and so was the Holy Spirit…

Thank you for creating the Earth, then the Sun, then the Moon, then the Stars and the universe.

Thank you for creating every thing in just six glorious 24 hour days, then resting on the seventh day. Thank you for creating time and the first week, days, and months, years, seasons, day and night, perfect and working just as you created it in the beginning.

Thank you for the sky above and the clouds, and for the land and the seas. Thank you for the grass, and the herbs and bushes, and for all the trees, and the fish and the birds, all created adult according to its kind, and each its own seed.

Thank you for the beautiful flowers and the leaves of trees….and for all the animals and all other things, and especially man and woman, whom You ordained in marriage in the beginning of history, to be one and to then have children and the family, the bedrock of society. In all these things and in everything, thank you for your love that we may love and know love, for all is from you, O Lord.

Thank you for this timeline in history where we are today. Thank you for my wife, and my children and my grandchildren, and all my family and relatives and friends, and ministry, all my students, my college and all those who are officers and teachers within.

Thank you for giving us your written Word contained in the Holy Bible. Thank you for the insights and understanding and teaching the Word of Truth. Thank you for your Plan of the Ages whereby You show us all that you have ordained to come to pass as it is written and as it has been fulfilled and will be fulfilled in your holy, prophetic Word…that we believers in Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior, who died for our sins, Was resurrected on the third day, and ascended to heaven at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty…shall also obtain immortality one day soon to come, when the dead in Christ shall be raised from the grave to glory, and we, who remain and are alive shall be caught up in glory, together with those of the resurrection, at the call of Jesus and the trumpet of God, and shall meet Him “in the air above the clouds,” and follow Him up to Heaven to the Father.

Thank you for giving us the sequence of events which will occur in the near future, that, following the Rapture of the believing Church, that we are the body of Christ and the Bride of Christ shall be in Heaven when the Scriptures shall be fulfilled as written in Daniel and the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for the way history shall follow this outline to its climax: the very next great event to come in the Church and the world will be the Rapture; this shall be followed by seven years of the Great Tribulation when God shall judge Israel and the unbelieving peoples of the earth…this is the 70th Week of Daniel, chapter nine, and the Revelation, chapters 6 through 18.

Thank you, Lord, for the words John was commanded to write in a book, everything he saw and heard concerning the future Revelation…for the detailed description of events, and things, and peoples, and places, and judgments from heaven, and most thankfulness that You, Lord Jesus shall return at the end of this period to the earth, to destroy your enemies and set up your kingdom on earth in Jerusalem and reign for a thousand years….for You only are the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

Thank you, Lord, for all this, and much, much more that I would need hundreds and hundreds of notebooks just to try and mention all the things You have done, and are doing, and will do, and all miracles, and wonders and and great acts throughout history, plus the healing upon peoples everywhere by the touch of your hand… Lord God, that I break down in all humbleness and melt at just the thought of trying to give You the eternal thanks you deserve.

And so, Heavenly Father, thank you for today, thank you for the air we breath, thank you for your great love and for your mercy and for your grace, now and forever, in the name of Jesus Christ, our lord and Savior, I pray,

Amen.

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