“But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”
Brothers and Sisters in the United States, we are about to Celebrate Thanksgiving. It is a time to Look into the Past and be Thankful for a Year Of Blessings. Some will be Thankful to God The Father for Providing the Necessary Provisions that Sustains Us For Life. We or some, will Thank God for the Food, Clothes, Housing, Cars, Jobs and the list goes on, but how many will Remember the Day Of Salvation when You were Forgiven?
Forgiveness should be at the very tip of our Speech Day In and Day Out, forgiving those who have done some type of wrong against us, against Our Flesh.
How many will Remember to Celebrate this Thanksgiving, Thanking Jesus that He Paid a Price for Your Wretched Soul that deserves to be cast into the Lake Of Fire.
“Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.”
1 Chronicles 16:8
Brothers and Sisters we are the Living Epistles Of The Forgiveness Of Sin, that Jesus, The Only Begotten Son of The Father, Chose to lay down His Life, to give Himself the only Acceptable Sacrifice that The Father would accept. The Father give His Son All Power, All Authority over Your Salvation.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”
“And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.”
“But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;”
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of [our] faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
“Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.”
1 Peter 3:22
Brothers and Sisters do not take advantage of the Salvation, the Forgiveness that has been given to you. Your Life In Heaven came at a Heavy Price that we can Never Repay, but must Daily Live Out The Payment That Was Made For Us!!!
Be Thankful for Jesus Mercy and His Grace that you Obtain Daily! Each and every day I ask for Forgiveness because my Flesh Is Weak and I do not always do the things that are pleasing to Jesus. Being Thankful for Your Forgiveness should be a Daily Desire, knowing that Our Ways are not always God’s Ways. I am so Thankful that Jesus sought me out, that He Lovingly Forgave Me and continues to do so… as long as I Run To Him, knowing my very Life is in His Hands.
Too many of you think that once you have Accepted Jesus into your Life that it is a One Time Done Deal, that Your Acceptance Into The Kingdom Of Heaven A Guarantee, that it is a Binding Contract between you and God that He cannot brake. But You have Not Read The Fine Print!
“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”
If, if I say, that My Salvation is a Guarantee, then, why would I need to Work Out My Salvation With Fear and Trembling? Our Daily Walk should always keep in the forefront of our minds the Forgiveness we have been given, always Thanking Jesus for His Mercy. We find in Scripture that our Brother Paul dealt with the fight of the Flesh and the Spirit, that we do not always win and at times fall under the pressure of the Flesh. But, in that fall, we Must Repent, we Must Ask For Forgiveness and then we must Give Thanks in the Grace and Mercy we have just obtained.
“15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16 If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that [it is] good. 17 Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but [how] to perform that which is good I find not. 19 For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.”
“11 And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: 13 And they lifted up [their] voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. 14 And when he saw [them], he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, 16 And fell down on [his] face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.”
Understand the two sets of Scriptures. We must acknowledge that Sin however small or great, dwells in our Flesh and that there will always be a Fight Within, The Flesh against The Spirit. We must also acknowledge that it is not Our Opinion what Sin Is, but it is What God Sees As Sin that matters. We must recognize that without Jesus we would perish and have No Hope Of Salvation because of Our Weakness In The Flesh. We need to pay close attention to the last set of Scriptures, that there were Ten Lepers but only One Glorified God with a Loud Voice of Proclamation!!! Are you one of the Nine?
Our Thanksgiving Of Forgiveness should always be Proclaimed for the World to Know Jesus. There is more to this Thanksgiving Forgiveness, that is, if we are Truly Thankful for the Forgiveness that we have Received, then we must Walk In Obedience both by Word and Spirit.
Jesus said, if you are truly Thankful and that You Love Me for My Mercy, for My Grace, for My Forgiveness then you, Blood Bought, must do so in Obeying My Commandments which are the same as The Fathers Commandments.
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
We Show Our Thankfulness By Walking In Obedience, they Walk Hand in Hand. We Obey Jesus because We Love what He has done on our behalf, that only through Him can we be Saved. But the Love For Jesus must become a Relationship Of Thanksgiving In Forgiveness. But do not let it stop at that point. If we truly understand the Forgiveness that we have obtained, if we truly understand the Love that has been given to us, then we Learn To Be Thankful For All Things, both Small and Great. Forgiveness is only the First Step in our Relationship with Jesus, with The Father and The Holy Spirit.
We must Learn that the Sun Shines because The Father said so. We must Learn that the Wind Blows a Song Of Creation. We must Learn that God Is In Control and Be Thankful!!! We Must Learn to Forgive and in that Forgiveness be Thankful that We Can Forgive through the Power Of Jesus Forgiving Us!!!
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18
We Give Thanksgiving For Our Forgiveness and by Our Forgiveness Do Give Thanksgiving For All Things!!!
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!