Pause for Thanksgiving in the month of Thanksgiving

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The Bible is replete with historical ‘second chances’ God granted Israel. Numerous spiritual templates in the Bible serve to guide us. A template found in Isaiah chapter 45 applies, I believe, to our present situation.

“This is what the Lord says to Cyrus, his anointed one, whose right hand he will empower. Before him, mighty kings will be paralyzed with fear. Their fortress gates will be opened, never to shut again. This is what the Lord says: “I will go before you, Cyrus, and level the mountains. I will smash down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness—secret riches.

I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name. “And why have I called you for this work? Why did I call you by name when you did not know me? It is for the sake of Jacob my servant, Israel my chosen one. I am the Lord there is no other God. I have equipped you for battle, though you don’t even know me, so all the world from east to west will know there is no other God.” – Isaiah 45:1-5 NLT

As it is written in Amos 3:7, “Indeed the Sovereign Lord never does anything until he reveals his plans to his servants the prophets.”

God revealed his plans to Lance Wallnau and to Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson. No doubt he also revealed his plans to pastors Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas and Robert Morris of Gateway Church in Southlake.

There are many facets to God’s handiwork. Here are two to consider.

  1. Israel is God’s chosen people. This isn’t my idea; it’s something God plainly says.
  2. These United States of America is the only nation on the face of the earth committed to the peace and safety of the land of Israel.

What God is doing by raising up Donald Trump to be our president isn’t directly about restoring America’s greatness. His plan is to use us to protect and serve the interests of God within the land of Israel.

I suppose a simple way to express my point is this: It ain’t about you or me. It’s all about God’s Kingdom. Capice?

Trump’s win doesn’t give license to live sinfully without consequences. Trump’s win is a sign God is allowing us a second chance. Perhaps this election marks the beginning of another ‘great awakening’.

Your opportunity is to move out of ‘pablum’ Christianity by becoming a serious student of God’s Holy Word, the Bible, the operating instructions for mankind.

A good starting point is giving thanks to God. Let this month of Thanksgiving become more than turkey and dressing. It is my prayer this month marks the time when Americans renew the spirit of thanksgiving that was born this month, 395 years ago in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

John White
Rockwall, Texas

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