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Thanksgiving Blessings!

Thanksgiving Blessings art2Remember and thank God for the Puritan pilgrims who brought the Word of God to our shores. They sacrificed their comforts, their friendships, and their livelihoods to protest the deception and corruption of the Word of God in their homelands. They suffered ridicule, betrayal, poverty, illness, and great hardships to live in the Truth of God’s Word, and to pass it on to their children and to the inhabitants of this strange land…

And they were washed up on these rocky and inhospitable shores carrying the Truth of God’s Word with them not only for themselves but also for the generations which were to spring forth from their own lives… They carried the Truth because others for centuries before them carried it, lived it, and died for it… They did all this because the Word of God is the Truth.

These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth…And what more shall I say? For the time would fail me to tell of Gideon and Barak and Samson and Jephthah, also of David and Samuel and the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms, worked righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, became valiant in battle, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and of chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented—of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and mountains, in dens and caves of the earth. And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.

–Hebrews 11.13,32-40

Being with family at a table brimming with food is a blessing, to be sure; and I do thank God for the abundant mercies poured out on us, when I know others are enduring unspeakable hardships–many without the hope of Messiah to sustain and guide through the waters of affliction…

I am so thankful to God for His grace to pass the Truth on to me through the courage and faith of the saints. I have all of the Older Covenant saintsThe Truth and the New Covenant saints to thank for their record of the Truth. I have their perseverance recorded on the pages of history to encourage my heart in times like these…

This is my feasting and my chief delight on this national day of Thanksgiving…

Jesus is Lord!

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2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Blessings!

  1. Taste and see that the Lord is good!

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