Thanksgiving: Where are the Nine?

thanksgiving. It open doors of better opportunity and full measure. It is a lifestyle that commands the attention of heaven it is the unlocking protocol at the throne of grace. Yes, the scriptures enjoins all believers to come boldly to the throne of grace to obtain grace and mercy in time of need (Heb.4:16) but the key that gives access to the throne room is Thanksgiving. “Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.” (Psalms 100:4).Luke 17:17-19 provides a classical illustration of the power of thanksgiving. Jesus, having released the healing virtue over ten lepers gave direction of what to do and they all complied. But only one came back to give thanks and to appreciate this great deliverance. Hear Jesus’ comment ” And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole. (Luke 17:17-19). Did you notice the benefit of thanksgiving? The Samaritan cleansed leper went home whole as against just being healed: all other possible ailments in his life were taken care of!

It is your choice to be the only one that will return or be numbered among the nine. Noah offered an offering of thanksgiving and he obtained a covenant blessing supported by a token (Gen.9:8-15), David came severally before God, humbled and penitent with thanksgiving and God overlooked his many errors and christened the throne in heaven as the the throne of David (Lk.1:32) none of us can fault this, such is the power of thanksgiving.Oh that Today, you will hear the voice of the Spirit crying Oh that men will Praise the Lord!

Femi Olawale
Regional Pastor and Country Coordinator

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February 20, 2017