Thanksgiving 2014

Here in the USA, in the midst of very trouble times, we are celebrating Thanksgiving Day. A day set aside to give thanks to our creator for the bountiful blessings bestowed upon our country and thereby upon our lives.

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
—Phil 4:6

The staff of In The Days do thank the Lord Jesus for His sacrificial death and triumphant resurrection from the dead. We know that He entered this world that it might be saved. To the unregenerate, the word saved has little personal meaning. However, to the reborn this word, saved, carries deep eternal personal meanings.

The Holy Scripture states that Paul the Apostle was sent to the world to turn people from darkness to light and from the Power of Satan to God, that mankind could receive forgiveness for sins and inheritance through the sanctification that is in Jesus Christ, (Acts 26:18)• To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Acts 26:18.

The Word of God also states that Jesus entered death to destroy him that had the power of death, even the Devil. (See Hebrews 2)• 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; Hebrews 2:14

If the power of Satan is darkness and he also had the power of death, then death is the darkness that Satan rules over. If mankind is dying and entering death, he is then entering into eternal darkness where Satan rules forever.

However, if mankind receives forgiveness for their sins through the sacrifice of Jesus for them, then he or she has inheritance in the light. (Colossians 1:12)• Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Colossians 1:12. Remember that God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5)• In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:4-5.

Now, there is something eternal for which to be thankful. Being saved simply means to be saved from death and eternal darkness with Satan. It means that until we are saved, then the meaning of saved takes on a new definition, dwelling with God in the light forever, with all the inheritance He has planed for His creation. (Ephesians 1:11)• In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: Ephesians 1:11

Most of the articles we read on this site point to the misery that is caused in this world through the rule of darkness. However, they also point to the coming of Jesus, for His church. Afterward, He will judge this world in righteousness as He disposes of the darkness forever.(Acts 17:31)• 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 17:31

We pray that our readers and commenters will have a wonderful life of Thanksgiving as we await the glorious return of Our Lord Jesus for His Church.

We also pray for the unsaved, that they will receive the wonderful gift of righteousness, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ for their sins. We pray that new life will come to all as they call upon the name of the of Jesus that they might be saved. (Acts 2:21 & 4:12, Romans 10:13)• And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved. Acts 2:21
•Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12
•For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.
—The Editor

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