Machaira with Apostle Bennie, Thanksgiving

EPISODE 332 – THANKSGIVING IS ESSENTIAL

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Thursday 21st December, 2023
 

THANKSGIVING IS ESSENTIAL

 

“Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” 

Ephesians 5:20 (Webster’s Bible Translation).


 
There are times when people think thanksgiving benefits God.
There is nothing we do towards the Lord which benefits God. Whatever God tells you to do, helps you.
God is self-sufficient and self-complete. He doesn’t depend on you to be satisfied. He has created an interdependence for us, to bring us into partnership with Him. This is mainly to help us get into the place of relevance.
 
There are people who think prayer is only about presenting a long list of requests. They give themselves to constant prayer demands. They don’t even think that thanksgiving is an essential part of Spiritual warfare.
 
That was how Jehoshaphat went to war!
 
After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the LORD and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang: “Give thanks to the LORD; his faithful love endures forever!” 2 Chronicles 20:21 (NLT).
 
Who goes into such a fierce battle with singers ahead of the army?
 
And they weren’t even singing for help.
 
Their song was full of thanksgiving for the Lord’s faithfulness and mercies.
 
If you think there is nothing to thank God for, just know He has been MERCIFUL. 
 
Thank Him for His ever-enduring MERCIES. (Read more about the Lord’s mercies).
 
When people begin to feel anxious, they act on the instruction of the word to pray; yet they forget that thanksgiving is essential.
Your prayer of supplication must be soaked in thanksgiving.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6 (Berean Standard Bible).
 
Learn to spend more hours to thank the Lord, than the hours you use in making a petition to the Lord.
Thanksgiving is not an option. It is a great demonstration of faith.
A thankful heart is able to acknowledge every good thing. And that is how faith finds full expression.
 
David said, “I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth” Psalm 34:1 (ESV).
 
You have to learn to thank the Lord at all times. As you wake up and get out of bed, thank the Lord. As you walk out of your room, thank the Lord. As you are served or serve yourself with food, thank the Lord. For every opportunity and at all times, GIVE THANKS!
 
This is God’s will for you.
 
“In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV).
 
Hallelujah!
DIG DEEPER
(Daniel 6:10; Colossians 3:17; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; Psalm 136:1; 2 Chronicles 5:13)
 
WE PRAY
Thanking the Lord for the abundance of His grace, His kindness through the year and His providence.
 
In the name of Jesus.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2023
Revelation 20
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:

– With a faith-filled heart, I give thanks.

– In all seasons and circumstances, I give thanks.

– I give thanks in seasons when I’m expecting abundance.

– I give thanks in seasons, when there’s abundance.

– My mouth is full of thanksgiving.

– Go ahead and thank the Lord on specific matters.

Oh Hallelujah, Gloreeeey!!!

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Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
5 months ago

That the communication of your faith will become effectual by acknowledging every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.
For faith finds its true expression in Thanksgiving

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Belinda Teye

Woow.. FAITH is made effective through Thanksgiving.
I praise ALWAYS.

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
5 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus.
I’m a grateful for your body and blood

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Belinda Teye

Praise the Lord!!

Sedynam Kristen
Sedynam Kristen
5 months ago

I give thanks to the Lord at all times
Glorreey to God
Thank you Apostle

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

At All Times!!
Thank you Jesus.

Bernard
Bernard
5 months ago

Thank you Lord for positioning me at a place of advantage:Christ common wealth community is my place of advantage

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Bernard

A hub of Advantages.. CHRIST COMMONWEALTH-community

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
5 months ago

Wow, this is wonderful. Thank You Apostle Bennie Sir. I give myself to Thanksgiving. In every season and in every circumstances.

Thank You Lord

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Prince Semanu

At All Times!!
Hallelujah

Bumbede
Bumbede
5 months ago

I give thanks for He is good

Thank you Father

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Bumbede

His Mercy endures Forever!

SIMON DOTSE
SIMON DOTSE
5 months ago

Thank you Lord for this word

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  SIMON DOTSE

Thank you Jesus

SIMON DOTSE
SIMON DOTSE
5 months ago

I give thanks in every situation. I am a man full of Thanksgiving

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  SIMON DOTSE

A man whose heart beats Thanksgiving.

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
5 months ago

THANK YOU LORD JESUS!!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Emmanuel Opoku

Ohh Hallelujah!

SARPONG ANDREWS KOFI
SARPONG ANDREWS KOFI
5 months ago

I exercise my faith in thanksgiving

SARPONG ANDREWS KOFI
SARPONG ANDREWS KOFI
5 months ago

I am a man of thanksgiving for I know all things worketh out for good for those that love the Lord

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
5 months ago

I give thanks to the Lord at all times
My mouth is full of Thanksgiving

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Linda Teye

Fully filled with Thanksgiving.

Axor Israel
Axor Israel
5 months ago

Aaahh for his mercies endure forever …

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Axor Israel

Ever Faithful ever Sure

Axor Israel
Axor Israel
5 months ago

Thank you Lord for all you’ve done for me and my family

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Axor Israel

Thank you Father..
We are grateful for your grace and mercy towards our family.

Ransford Addai
Ransford Addai
5 months ago

Oh Glory to Jesus , With a faith-filled heart, I give thanks.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Ransford Addai

ALWAYS thankful

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Now Unto the Lamb upon the Throne, I raise the Psalm..
Thank you Lord JESUS.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

You are worthy to recieve Honour, Praise, GLORY, Might, POWER
You are worthy LORD!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

In all things..I give Thanks
In my going out
In my coming in
When I rise up
When I go to sleep
When I eat
When I bath..etc
I give THANKS TO JESUS..

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

In All Things

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

I will never lose my Praise in all circumstances.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

I respond to all things with PRAYERs and Thanksgiving..
I don’t give in to my feelings.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

I have no other response option
Glorrrreeeeeyyyyyy

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

God’s Will for me is to have a heart of Thanksgiving ALWAYS.
I walk in this Perfect will of God.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

I have a heart of Praise!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

My Thanksgiving benefits me more than it benefits GOD.
I’m a thankful son.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Woow..the testimony of King Jehoshaphat and his army still lives a striking impact for me from childhood to date and forever…
Thanksgiving conquered the battle!!
Thanksgiving won the VICTORY that day.
It didn’t make any close sense..but the stratagies of the SPIRIT are SURE.
Thanksgiving won the trophy of GLORY that day.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

What an overwhelming Testimony!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

I’m grateful LORD for the Glorious year 2023.
My heart is full of praise

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

2023 is a GREAT YEAR!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Thanksgiving is the Divine stratagy I use as a King to win my battles.
Thank you Jesus!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

The SUREST VICTORY Tool..

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

2Chr.5.13 The trumpeters and singers performed together in unison to praise and give thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals, and other instruments, they raised their voices and praised the LORD with these words: “He is so good! His faithful love endures forever!” At that moment a cloud filled the Temple of the LORD.

What a Great FAITH!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Thanksgiving caused the presence of God to descend on the temple as cloud..wooq

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Thanksgiving provokes the presence of YHVH always.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Thanksgiving is not an option. It is a great demonstration of faith.
As I praise, my FAITH is strengthened.

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

All the Nations of the Earth shall lift a heart of Thanksgiving unto your Name JESUS!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

All the Nations of the world shall become the Kingdom of our God and His CHRIST

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

I encourage others to be more thankful.. Because a heart of Thanksgiving is a great demonstration of Faith.
Thank you Lord!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

Salvation and glory
Honour and POWER
Unto the LORD our GOD
Hallelujah ehh

Francis
Francis
5 months ago

For the Lord our God is Mighty and Omnipotent!!
The Lord our God is Wonderful!!

Francis
Francis
5 months ago
Reply to  Francis

Hallelujah.. AMEN!!

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
5 months ago

All That I want to say , thank you Lord God ooh my life. The lover of my soul.
Medawoase..Aseda.

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[…]  From yesterday, we realised Thanksgiving is essential in our walk of faith.A thankful heart is a faithful heart.Thanksgiving is not just our response to what God has done. Thanksgiving is also part of honoring God. There are some who have no clue of the details of giving thanks to God. The thing is, as simple as thanksgiving or gratitude seems to be, it doesn’t come to people naturally.  One has to be intentional to live a life of gratitude.To show gratitude is an attitude of gratefulness.An attitude of gratefulness towards God is dependent on how valuable God is to you. It is not first about what God has done for you, but who He is to you and how you honor Him. The knowledge of who God is will definitely bring to light the reality of His lovingkindness. “Throughout human history the fingerprints of God were upon them, yet they refused to honor him as God or even be thankful for his kindness…” Romans 1:21 (TPT). The more you fail to recognize who God is and be thankful for His lovingkindness, the more you expose your mind to corrupt thoughts.When you fail to see God’s goodness in your life, you will only entertain thoughts of defeat, discontentment, failure and disappointment.See the latter part of Romans 1:21, “…Instead, they entertained corrupt and foolish thoughts about what God was like. This left them with nothing but misguided hearts, steeped in moral darkness.” (TPT).Thanksgiving or showing gratitude to God supplies guidance and light to your heart.“Sincere gratitude is said to be the healthiest of all human emotions” Dr. Hans Selye (1907-82), Hungarian-Canadian endocrinologist. Learn to practice thanksgiving. We find our Lord Jesus showing us the way of thanksgiving. At different times we see the Lord being thankful for many things. Even before a miracle happens Jesus is already full of thanks and gratitude. Jesus was full of praise or thanksgiving before He fed the 4000 (Mt 15:36) and the 5000 (Jn 6:11). At the tomb of Lazarus, He gave thanks before raising him from the dead (Jn 11:41). Even at the Passover meal, our Lord Jesus gave thanks before sharing wine and breaking bread (Lk 22:17-19). Learn to express gratitude to God and the people around you. A grateful heart is attractive and peaceful. The adversary doesn’t want you in that state. He wants you to look all stressed and troubled. And you know what, miracles don’t abound in that state. David said, in Psalm 107,  “Let everyone give all their praise and thanks to the Lord! Here’s why—he’s better than anyone could ever imagine.Yes, he’s always loving and kind, and his faithful love never ends.” (TPT). The King James makes it simple: “Give thanks to the Lord for He is good and His mercy endureth forever.” How many times have you given thanks to God already? Hallelujah!  DIG DEEPER(Daniel 6:10; Colossians 3:17; 2 Thessalonians 1:3; Psalm 136:1; 2 Chronicles 5:13; Psalm 103:2) WE PRAYThank the Lord for who He is, and His benefits to you and all men (including your family and your local Church). In the name of Jesus. BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2023Revelation 21 DECLARE THESE WORDS: […]

Diana Aline
Diana Aline
5 months ago

Thank you Lord Jesus Christ
Thank you Lord Jesus Christ
Thank you Lord Jesus Christ.
Medawoase Yesus Christo.

Sulley
Sulley
5 months ago

For His mercies endures forever

Sulley
Sulley
5 months ago

With my heart filled with Praise, Lord I say thank you

Nuel
Nuel
5 months ago

Glory to God

I live a thankful life

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
5 months ago

Thank You Lord Jesus

Dr. Elvis Twumasi
Dr. Elvis Twumasi
5 months ago

I thank the Lord at all times. I make use of this great weapon ‘thanksgiving’. My life and prayer is full of thanksgiving to the praise and glory of Hod

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

My mouth is full of thanksgiving. My mouth is full of thanksgiving.

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

Thank you Lord for the year 2023

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Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

Thank you Lord for your mercies

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

Thank you Lord for the abundance of your grace

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
5 months ago

Father I thank you for you. I thank you for 2023. I thank for all things that concern me and I thank you for 2024

Annabelle Asante
Annabelle Asante
5 months ago

Thank you Jesus

Emmanuel Nanor
Emmanuel Nanor
5 months ago

Thank you Jesus

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