This Thanksgiving, I would like to discuss the importance of the life that God has given us in Jesus Christ, His son.
This life is to be demonstrated at all occasions. Once an individual is born-again (a term that Jesus himself ‘coined’ in John3:3) according to Romans 10:9-10, they need to show or demonstrate their new life in God. The Bible mention many blessings the Lord God has given us. If you ignore or even hide those blessings would be to NOT honour our God.
The month of October for many people, marks the beginning of the winter and the end of harvest. Unfortunately a certain tradition has continued in North America that has strong roots back to the old belief that evil spirits and souls of the dead passed through into the world of the living at this time of year. With the growth of witchcraft in the Middle Ages symbols such as black cats, bats, witches etc. became associated with this night of ‘darkness and death’. Today, October 31st of every year marks this unbiblical perspective.
The Bible says that Jesus destroyed the power of death when He went to the cross for you and I. Any person that receives Jesus into their hearts has ETERNAL LIFE and has no fear of evil.
Hebrews 2:14 - Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil (NKJ)
There is a biblical difference between honouring God by honouring great men and women of faith as recorded in the book of Hebrews chapter eleven and what could amount to worshipping or praying to someone or something other than God.
As Christians we can celebrate life in Jesus Christ rather than partaking in the rituals that have no usefulness to our new creation. The Bible says that not everything is useful to the Christian.
1 Corinthians 10:23 - All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify. (NKJ)
This month give out the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ. There is a FREE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE that God offers which is in Jesus Christ our Lord to humanity. As you look at the unsettling signs advertising a month of skeletons and goblins remember that you have the Holy Spirit of God that leads, guides and instructs you. There is no fear in the Spirit of God for the child of God.
1 John 4:18 - There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. (NKJ)
Demonstrate the life of God that is in you this month by speaking of the Prince of Life, the Lord Jesus Christ, because life is more powerful than death. Make this a month of THANKSGIVING for our new LIFE in Jesus.
1 John 3:14 - We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death. (NKJ)
Remember to say the following out loud with conviction, “I’m believing to be at the right place, at the right time saying the right thing and the right thing to say is the Gospel of Jesus Christ”.