Understanding The Wonders Of Thanksgiving – Pastor James Echoga.

Thanksgiving is every believers duty at all time. Every genuine thanksgiving usually involves praise which bring down God’s presence (Psalm 22:3).

Whatever God can do, genuine praise will make happen. Glorify God in praise and see Him step in your situation.

Pslam 114: 1-7 says the presence of God is evident in genuine praise to God and nothing become impossible.

Thanksgiving is vital and key to anyone who desires the supernatural hand of God.

Gates are lifted and opened when we prise God (Pslam 24:7-10). 

Acts 16:25-30 speaks about Paul and Sailas who where in prison, but changed their situation through praise. The power of God through praise is instant.

Untill you thank God for the last, you cannot commit Him to the next (Luke 17:12-19).

There are two vital things involved in thanksgiving are:

1. Appreciation

2. Application

What is Thanksgiving?

1. It’s Acknowledging God as the one behind the good things you have (John 3:27).

It’s not by your power, it’s His power to will and to do (1st Corinthians 4:7). We are not to glory for our possession but to give God glory for them.

2. It’s the recounting of God’s loving kindness in our lives (Pslam 103: 1-5).

We owe Him thanks for His doings and marvelous works.

What Are You To Thank God For?

1. For all the benefits of redemption (Revelation 5:12; 2nd Peter 1:3).

2. For His wonderful works in our lives (John 10:10). He has given us abundant life to enjoy (2nd Corinthians 2:14)

3. For change of levels (Proverbs 4:18). Both spiritual and physical, we have been changed from one level of Glory to another (2nd Corinthians 3:18).

Benefits of Thanksgiving.

1. Joy (Proverbs 17:22), the Joy of he Lord enhances our health and vitality.

2. It’s a platform for enjoying prophecy fulfilled (Hebrews 10:36).

3. Thanksgiving preserves God’s blessings on our lives (Malachi 2: 1-3).

You must be aware of enemies of thanksgiving which includes:

1. The spirit of heaviness which results in depression. Depression is of the devil to reap you of God’s blessings (Isaiah 61:3).

God has given you the oil of Joy, be mindful of it.

2. Discontentment. Untill you are satisfied in Jesus, you cannot enjoy contentment (1st Timothy 6:6).

Thank God for the past and focus on the future. There is a next phase God wants to take you to (Proverbs 4:28).

3. Murmuring and complaining (1st Corinthians 10:10). Stop murmuring and start proclaiming and thanking God.

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