Thanksgiving? GIVING THANKS AND PRAISE to God in the name of JESUS is THANKSGIVING because God CREATED ALL THINGS by Jesus and without God and Jesus, the Word of God there would be NO celebration as known annually as Thanksgiving! (Genesis 1:1-Revelation 22:21, KJV).

“O GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for he is [GOOD]: for his mercy endureth for ever. “Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever” (Psalm 136:1, 25).

“Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves” (Psalm 100:3).

“IN the beginning God created the heaven and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).

“And God said, [LET US MAKE MAN IN OUR IMAGE, AFTER OUR LIKENESS]. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:26-27).

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7).

“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness” (Psalm 107:8-9).

“[THOU ART MY GOD], and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever” (Psalm 118:28-29).

“Blessed be the LORD God of Israel [FROM EVERLASTING, AND TO EVERLASTING]. Amen, and Amen” (Psalm 41:13).

“[IN THE BEGINNING] was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.  [ALL THINGS WERE MADE BY HIM; AND WITHOUT HIM WAS NOT ANYTHING MADE THAT WAS MADE]. In him was life; and the life was the light of men” (John 1:1-4).

“[AND TO MAKE ALL MEN SEE] what is the fellowship of the [MYSTERY, WHICH FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD] hath been hid in [GOD, WHO CREATED ALL THINGS BY JESUS CHRIST]:” (Ephesians 3:9).

“And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation” (Acts 17:26).

“[GIVING THANKS ALWAYS FOR ALL THINGS] unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20).

“[JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8).

“Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, [WORLD WITHOUT END]. Amen” (Ephesians 3:21).

“To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 5:11).

“[BETTER IS THE END OF A THING THAN THE BEGINNING THEREOF]: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit” (Ecclesiastes 7:8).

Let us be reminded that the Apostle Paul said: “[FOR TO ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST, AND TO DIE IS GAIN]” (Philippians 1:21).

“A GOOD name is better than precious ointment; [AND THE DAY OF DEATH THAN THE DAY OF ONE’S BIRTH]” (Ecclesiastes 7:1).

“It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: [FOR THAT IS THE END OF ALL MEN; AND THE LIVING WILL LAY IT TO HIS HEART]” (Ecclesiastes 7:2).

“Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise: why shouldest thou destroy thyself?

Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?

It is good that thou shouldest take hold of this; yea, also from this withdraw not thine hand: for he that [FEARETH] God shall come forth of them all” (Ecclesiastes 7:16-18).

“[LET US HEAR THE CONCLUSION] of the whole matter: [FEAR GOD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS]: for this is the whole duty of man. For God shall bring EVERY WORK INTO JUDGMENT], with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil” (Ecclesiastes 12:13–14).

“[DEPART FROM EVIL, AND DO GOOD]; and dwell for evermore” (Psalms 37:27).

“The [FEAR] of the LORD is a [FOUNTAIN OF LIFE], to depart from the snares of death” (Proverbs 14:27).

“Blessed be the LORD God of Israel [FROM EVERLASTING, AND TO EVERLASTING]. Amen, and Amen” (Psalm 41:13).

The GREATNESS and GLORY of GOD who created ALL THINGS by and for His Only Begotten Son; and for sending him to give HIS LIFE for a ransom for the SINS of the world (John 1:1-4; 14; 3:15-18; 10:17-18)!

DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE to REJECT the LOVE OF GOD and to NOT REPENT OF SINS AND BELIEVE in His Only Begotten Son, JESUS CHRIST!

“[AND THE TIMES OF THIS IGNORANCE] God winked at; but now [COMMANDETH ALL MEN EVERY WHERE TO REPENT]: Because he hath [APPOINTED A DAY], in the which he will judge the world in [RIGHTEOUSNESS] by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof [HE HATH GIVEN ASSURANCE UNTO ALL MEN, IN THAT HE HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD]” (Acts 17:30-31).

“O earth, earth, earth, [HEAR THE WORD] of the LORD” (Jeremiah 22:29).

“[LOOK UNTO ME, AND BE YE SAVED], all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:22).

“[FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON], that [WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD] not perish, but [HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE]. [FOR GOD SENT] not [HIS SON INTO THE WORLD] to condemn the world; but [THAT THE WORLD THROUGH HIM MIGHT BE SAVED]” (John 3:16-17).

“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but [HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT IS CONDEMNED ALREADY, BECAUSE HE HATH NOT BELIEVED] in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:16-18).

“[HE THAT BELIEVETH ON THE SON HATH EVERLASTING LIFE]: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36).

“[JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8). “Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, [WORLD WITHOUT END]. Amen” (Ephesians 3:21).

GOD HAS COMMANDED ALL human beings everywhere on this earth to REPENT and BELIEVE in HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON Jesus Christ (Acts 17:30-31).

“[GOD IS NOT A MAN, THAT HE SHOULD LIE; NEITHER] the Son of man, [THAT HE SHOULD REPENT]” (Numbers 23:19).

“And this is his commandment, That [WE SHOULD BELIEVE ON THE NAME OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST, AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER], as he gave us commandment” (1 John 3:23).

“O earth, earth, earth, [HEAR THE WORD] of the LORD” (Jeremiah 22:29). “[LOOK UNTO ME, AND BE YE SAVED], all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:22).

“For God so loved the world, that [HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON], that whosoever [BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD] not perish, but [HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE] (John 3:16).

“[FOR GOD SENT] not [HIS SON INTO THE WORLD] to condemn the world; but [THAT THE WORLD THROUGH HIM MIGHT BE SAVED]” (John 3:17).

“[HE THAT BELIEVETH ON THE SON HATH EVERLASTING LIFE]: and [HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT THE SON SHALL NOT SEE LIFE]; but the wrath of God abideth on him” (John 3:36).

JESUS warns, says:  “[THE TIME IS FULFILLED], and the Kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel” (Mark 1:15).

“I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Luke 5:32).

“For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me” (John 6:38).

“Except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish” (Luke 13:3).

“Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have [ETERNAL LIFE]: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not [COME TO ME, THAT YE MIGHT HAVE LIFE]” (John 5:39–40).

“I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for [IF YE BELIEVE NOT THAT I AM HE, YE SHALL DIE IN YOUR SINS]” (John 8:24)

“[FOR AS A SNARE SHALL IT COME ON ALL THEM THAT DWELL ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH].

[WATCH YE THEREFORE, AND PRAY ALWAYS], that ye may be accounted [WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS] that shall come to pass, [AND TO STAND BEFORE] the Son of man” (Luke 21:35-36).

“[I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD; AND, BEHOLD, I AM ALIVE FOR EVERMORE], Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death” (Revelation 1:18).

“[AND THE TIMES OF THIS IGNORANCE] God winked at; but now [COMMANDETH ALL MEN EVERY WHERE TO REPENT]: Because he hath [APPOINTED A DAY], in the which he will judge the world in [RIGHTEOUSNESS] by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead” (Acts 17:30-31).

“Work out your own [SALVATION] with [FEAR AND TREMBLING] that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the [DAY OF CHRIST]” (Philippians 2:12, 1:10).

“But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; [THAT IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS, AND SHALT BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, THOU SHALT BE SAVED]. For [WITH THE HEART MAN BELIEVETH UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS]; and [WITH THE MOUTH CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO SALVATION]” (Romans 10:8-10).

“[JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8). “Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, [WORLD WITHOUT END]. Amen” (Ephesians 3:21).

“To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 5:11).

This is the TIME to keep steadfast in the word of God and in the FAITH in Jesus Christ. “[AND THAT, KNOWING THE TIME], that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is [OUR SALVATION NEARER THAN WHEN WE BELIEVED]” (Romans 13:11).

The Apostle Paul also said: “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;  And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:13-17).

“Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence [STEDFAST UNTO THE END]” (Hebrews 3:12-14).

“For ye are all the children of God by [FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS]. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise” (Galatians 3:24-29).

“NOW we beseech you, brethren, by the [COMING OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST], and by our [GATHERING TOGETHER UNTO HIM], That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand” (2 Thessalonians 2:1-2).

“Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on [ETERNAL LIFE]” (1 Timothy 6:19).

“[IN HOPE OF ETERNAL LIFE, WHICH GOD], that cannot lie, [PROMISED BEFORE THE WORLD BEGAN]” (Titus 1:2).

“[FOR HE IS THE LIVING GOD, AND STEDFAST FOR EVER, AND HIS KINGDOM THAT WHICH SHALL NOT BE DESTROYED, AND HIS DOMINION SHALL BE EVEN UNTO THE END]” (Daniel 6:26).

“[KEEP YOURSELVES IN THE LOVE OF GOD, LOOKING FOR THE MERCY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST UNTO ETERNAL LIFE]” (Jude 1:21).

“And the very [GOD OF PEACE] sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thessalonians 5:23).

“Now the [GOD OF PEACE] be with you all. Amen” (Romans 15:33).

“To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 5:11).

We must all be reminded this Christmas Season of these words of JESUS CHRIST, the Only Begotten Son of God who says: “‘IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE’” (Acts 20:35).

“TAKE HEED, AND BEWARE OF COVETOUSNESS: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15).

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved” (John 3:16-17).

“[HE THAT BELIEVETH ON HIM IS NOT CONDEMNED]: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:18).

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that [HEARETH MY WORD], and [BELIEVETH] on him that sent me, hath [EVERLASTING LIFE], and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life” (John 5:24).

“Search the Scriptures; for in them ye think ye have [ETERNAL LIFE]: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not [COME TO ME, THAT YE MIGHT HAVE LIFE]” (John 5:39–40).

“‘[I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE: NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER, BUT BY ME]’” (John 14:6).

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen” (Philippians 4:23).

LORD’S PRAYER (Matthew 6:9-13): We must START and END our day with the LORD’S PRAYER to our FATHER in HEAVEN.

JESUS says: “[WHEN YE PRAY, USE NOT VAIN REPETITIONS], as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: [FOR YOUR FATHER KNOWETH WHAT THINGS YE HAVE NEED OF, BEFORE YE ASK HIM]” (Matthew 6:7-8).

“When thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly” (Matthew 6:6).

“[AFTER THIS MANNER THEREFORE PRAY YE]: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread.

And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen” (Matthew 6:9-13).

“[FEAR NOT, LITTLE FLOCK]; for it is your Father’s [GOOD PLEASURE TO GIVE YOU THE KINGDOM]” (Luke 12:32). “I am with you alway, [EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).

GOD IS GOOD (Psalm 73:1). JESUS, THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD says: “THERE IS NONE GOOD BUT ONE, THAT IS, GOD:” (Matthew 19:17).

Whatever road we are now on we must remind ourselves DAILY that GOD IS GOOD: “GOD is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).

The LORD is [GOOD TO ALL]: and his tender mercies are over all his works” (Psalm 145:8-9).

“[AND WE KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD], to them who are the called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness” (Psalm 107:8-9).

“Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves” (Psalm 100:3).

“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul” (Genesis 2:7).

“And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation” (Acts 17:26).

“Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening. O LORD, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches” (Psalm 103:23-24).

“O LORD our LORD, how excellent is thy name in all the earth! Who hast set thy glory above the heavens. When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; what is man, that thou art mindful of him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour. For as the heaven is high above the earth, [SO GREAT IS HIS MERCY TOWARD THEM THAT FEAR HIM. I will praise the LORD according to his righteousness: and will sing praise to the name of the LORD most high” (Psalms 8:1-9, 103: 11. 7:17).

“PRAISE ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.

Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.

Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:

Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:

Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD” (Psalm 148:1-2, 11-13, 150:6).

“Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting: and let all the people say, Amen. Praise ye the LORD” (Psalm 106:48).

SAVED in the KINGDOM OF GOD or Safe in the world? JESUS is the ONLY SAFETY in this world (John 3:16-18): “For when they shall say, [PEACE AND SAFETY; THEN SUDDEN DESTRUCTION COMETH UPON THEM], as travail upon a woman with child; and [THEY SHALL NOT ESCAPE]” (1 Thessalonians 5:3).

JESUS, the ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD says: “[FOR AS A SNARE SHALL IT COME ON ALL THEM THAT DWELL ON THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH].

[WATCH YE THEREFORE, AND PRAY ALWAYS], that ye may be accounted [WORTHY TO ESCAPE ALL THESE THINGS] that shall come to pass, [AND TO STAND BEFORE] the Son of man” (Luke 21:35-36).

“O earth, earth, earth, [HEAR THE WORD] of the LORD” (Jeremiah 22:29).

“[LOOK UNTO ME, AND BE YE SAVED], all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:22).

“[FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON], that [WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD] not perish, but [HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE]. [FOR GOD SENT] not [HIS SON INTO THE WORLD] to condemn the world; but [THAT THE WORLD THROUGH HIM MIGHT BE SAVED]” (John 3:16-17).

“[HE THAT BELIEVETH ON THE SON HATH EVERLASTING LIFE]: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the [WRATH OF GOD] abideth on him” (John 3:36).

“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but [HE THAT BELIEVETH NOT IS CONDEMNED ALREADY, BECAUSE HE HATH NOT BELIEVED] in the name of the only begotten Son of God.” (John 3:16-18).

“For it is written, ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.’ [FOR THE PREACHING OF THE CROSS] is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it [IS THE POWER OF GOD]. For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, [IT PLEASED GOD] by the foolishness of preaching [TO SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE]” (1 Corinthians 1:18–19, 21).

“[JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8). “Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, [WORLD WITHOUT END]. Amen” (Ephesians 3:21).

RIGHTEOUSNESS: “The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in [RIGHTEOUSNESS]” (Jeremiah 4:2).

“For the [RIGHTEOUS] LORD loveth [RIGHTEOUSNESS]; his countenance doth behold the upright” (Psalm 11:7).

“He loveth [RIGHTEOUSNESS AND JUDGMENT]: the earth is full of the goodness of the LORD” (Psalm 33:5).

“[RIGHTEOUSNESS] exalteth a nation: but [SIN] is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34).

“Whosoever is [BORN] of God doth [NOT COMMIT SIN]; [FOR HIS SEED REMAINETH IN HIM]: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God” (1 John 3:9).

“[JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8) says: “If a man [LOVES ME, HE WILL KEEP MY WORDS]: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him” (John 14:23).

“[HEREBY KNOW WE THAT WE DWELL IN HIM, AND HE IN US, BECAUSE HE HATH GIVEN US OF HIS SPIRIT]. [WHOSOEVER SHALL CONFESS THAT JESUS IS THE SON OF GOD, GOD DWELLETH IN HIM, AND HE IN GOD]” (1 John 4:13, 15).

“But what saith it? [THE WORD IS NIGH THEE, EVEN IN THY MOUTH, AND IN THY HEART]: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; [THAT IF THOU SHALT CONFESS WITH THY MOUTH THE LORD JESUS, AND SHALT BELIEVE IN THINE HEART THAT GOD HATH RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, THOU SHALT BE SAVED]. For [WITH THE HEART MAN BELIEVETH UNTO RIGHTEOUSNESS]; and [WITH THE MOUTH CONFESSION IS MADE UNTO SALVATION]” (Romans 10:8-10).

“And now, little children, [ABIDE IN HIM]; that, when [HE SHALL APPEAR], we may have [CONFIDENCE], and not be [ASHAMED BEFORE HIM AT HIS COMING]. If ye know that [HE IS RIGHTEOUS], ye know that [EVERY ONE THAT DOETH RIGHTEOUSNESS IS BORN OF HIM]” (1 John 2:28-29).

“Grace be with all them that [LOVE] our Lord Jesus Christ in [SINCERITY]. Amen” (Ephesians 6:23-24).