When isThanksgiving Over
When is Thanksgiving Over?
Psalm 100:1-5 (KJV)
1 Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. 2 Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 3 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 5 For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.
There are a lot of holidays, Christmas is coming up then there is New Year, July 4th, etc. these have certain dates, they come and they go. But when is Thanksgiving over?
1. Make a “joyful noise” (verse 1)
a. some wake up and say “good morning Lord”
b. other wake up and say “good Lord it’s morning”
c. We must start becoming more thankful of another new day, no matter what lies ahead, me and God we’re gonna make it!”
2. “Serve the Lord with Gladness” (verse 2)
a. Have you ever said good morning to someone only to hear them say “what’s good about it?”
b. We must be a joyful Church!
Psalm 95:1-2 (KJV)
1O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. 2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
3. “Come before His presence with singing” (verse 2)
a. One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit is Joy! Let’s not sing cause we have to, but with JOY!
4. “Know ye that the Lord He is God” (verse 3)
a. we need to do more than say it we must KNOW IT!
Deuteronomy 4:35 (AMP)
To you it was shown, that you might realize and have personal knowledge that the Lord is God; there is no other besides Him.
1 John 5:20 (KJV)
20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.
5. “Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving” (verse 4)
a. Give thanks for all things not just the things we ask for and want!
Ephesians 5:20 (KJV)
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
b. “In every thing”
Philippians 4:6 (KJV)
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
c. “Whatsover ye do”
Colossians 2:6-7 (KJV)
6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
6. “Be Thankful unto Him” (verse 4)
7. “Bless His Name” (verse 4)
When is thanksgiving over? It is NEVER over for the Christian. Why? “For the Lord is good; His mercy endureth to all generations” (verse 5)