Wishing All Believers A Very Happy Thanksgiving As We Wait For Jesus To Return For His Church

Here in the USA 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.

“Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”
—Titus 2:13

“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). The Word of God also states that Jesus entered death to destroy him that had the power of death, even the Devil. (see Heb 2)

If the power of Satan is darkness and he also had the power of death, than death is the darkness that Satan rules over. Therefore, when a person dies and enters death, they are 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. (Col 1). Remember that God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all. (1 John 1).

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 means dwelling with God in the light forever, with all the inheritance He has planed for His creation. (Ephesians 1)

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 people and afterward to judge the world in righteousness as He disposes of the darkness forever.

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. (Phil 4)

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).

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.
—The Editor.

  1. Ernest Gregoire, 27 November, 2008

    Amen Brother!

  2. Linda, 27 November, 2008

    Just in case your list is short, here’s something to be thankful for in a
    Big way!

    Eph 1 3-23
    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:

    4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

    5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

    6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

    7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;

    8 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence;

    9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

    10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:

    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:

    12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.

    13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

    14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

    15 Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

    16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

    17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

    18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,

    19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,

    20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,

    21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:

    22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,

    23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

  3. nor, 28 November, 2008

    i thank God, for your ministry always looking at this website everyday
    and it’s giving me assurance that the Lord is coming soon

  4. Carrie M. Boyer, 28 November, 2008

    Very nice.

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