THINKIT-OFFER SPIRITUAL SACRIFICES TO GOD PART 1

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By Dan

Amplified Bible, Classic Edition Hebrews 13:15 Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name.

Beloved child of God, here are some end time scriptures that I want to share.

Matthew 24:6 says-And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened or troubled for the end is not yet. Luke 21:10-Then He told them, Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. Luke 21:11-There will be mighty and violent earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences(plagues: malignant and contagious or infectious epidemic diseases which are deadly and devastating); and there will be sights of terror and great signs from heaven. Matthew 24:8-All this is but the beginning [ the early pains] of the the birth pangs [of the intolerable anguish]. Luke 21:25-And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth [there will be ] distress (trouble and anguish) of nations in bewilderment and perplexity [without resources, left wanting, embarrassed, in doubt, not knowing which way to turn] at the roaring (the echo) of the tossing of the sea, Luke 21: 26) Men swooning away or expiring with fear and dread and apprehension and expectation of the things coming on the world; for the [very] powers of the heavens will be shaken and caused to totter. And Luke 21:28 says-Now when these things begin to occur, look up and lift your heads, because your redemption(deliverance) is drawing near.

What I want to say beloved child of God is that fear and dread will cause death, as it says in Luke 21:26. Matthew 24:6 says DO NOT BE FRIGHTENED! And Luke 21:26 is the reason why!! He does not want your heart full of fear or dread. Pro.14:30(a) says-A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body. So beloved child of God, your responsibility is to not let your heart be afraid. John 14:1 says DO NOT let your hearts be troubled(distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust and rely also on Me. This is the mandate from Lord King Jesus. It is a decision that you, yourself have to make, not to fear. You have to work on not letting your heart be afraid. A way to help you do this is to direct your mind in the way of the Lord (Pro. 23:19). HOW? THANKSGIVING!!! Ps. 50:23 says-He who brings an offering of praise and thanksgiving honors and glorifies Me; and he who orders his way aright [ who prepares the way that I may show him] to him I will demonstrate the salvation of God. Isn’t that an awesome promise, beloved child of God.

Thanksgiving is a most important worship to Father God. It will direct your mind in the way of the Lord. Lord King Jesus says again in John 14:27-Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. DO NOT LET YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED, NEITHER LET THEM BE AFRAID. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed, and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]

THINKIT-OUR FATHER-THE GOD OF HOPE

By Dan

At this particular time of stress and uncertainty we want to give Father more of our heart and mind in worship to Him. We want to keep our minds directed in the way of the Lord. It is a time to give great recognition and praise to the One Who gives us our very breath. Great is the Lord and Greatly to be praised(Ps 96:4). Ps. 96:8 says-Give to the Lord the glory due His name. It is a name that has all authority! Ascribe all power, glory, honor,  wisdom, dominion, authority, might, blessing and riches to our Great Savior King, Lord Jesus. Ps. 66:4 says to sing praises to His name in song. Paul and Silas in their time of stress in prison were praying and singing hymns of praise to God(Acts 16:25). That kept hope going in their lives and staved off hopelessness when all the circumstance seemed hopeless.

God is a God of hope in difficult times. Ro. 15:13 says-May the God of hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing(bubbling over) with hope. Singing to God in hard times will open up that hope to your spirit. It sets your mind on Him. Ps 68:4 says-Sing to God, sing praises to His name, cast up a highway for Him Who rides through the deserts-His name is the Lord-be in high spirits and glory before Him! He rides in that desert place of hopelessness when you honor Him by singing to Him. You can make-up one line melodies and sing praises to His name. Try it, it’s cool! It changes your heart. It gives you hope and increases courage in perilous times. This is a time we should desire to think on Him more frequently and be in reverence of Him for His goodness and faithfulness.

Be blessed beloved child of God!