It is not in any way an exaggeration to say that we human beings, every single one of us, have Almighty God, the Creator of life, to thank for everything good. Everything, as in every single last thing.
Things like the air we breathe, the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the roof over us, and all the utilities like water, heat, and electricity. The cars we drive, the money to buy things we like, to go places we enjoy, and to bless others. Most especially our families, whom we love so dearly and that mean so much to us.
Our dear friends and our animal friends, and all of the beautiful scenes in nature that we gaze upon, like sunrises and sunsets, streams, lakes, and rivers. Beautiful beaches and ocean waves. Forest glens and autumn colors. Springtime, flowers and waterfalls, warm summer night skies filled with twinkling stars, and everything else that anyone can think of, like great books to read, great art to appreciate, and great music to play and to listen to.
All of this and more has been provided by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to whom we all should be so thankful. Thankful for truly countless blessings. Quite literally, to many blessings to count.
“In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made” (John 1:1-3).
All of creation was spoken into existence through the Son, who is the Word, the Logos in the Greek. This occurred long before the Son walked upon the earth in a human body.
How do we know that Jesus is the same person who spoke creation into existence? We know because of the power of His Words on Earth while confined temporarily to a human body.
He spoke two simple words when the boat carrying Him and His disciples was about to capsize on the Sea of Galilee during a seriously raging storm.
“Be still” were the two words spoken by Jesus, the Son of God. In seconds, the storm completely dissipated to where the wind stopped and the waters were calm. His disciples said, “Who is this? Who could do such a thing?” (Mark 4:35-41)
The same one who spoke creation into existence could. He is the only one who could do that.
Lazarus had been dead for four days when Jesus, with His Words, commanded Lazarus to “come forth” out of the cave where he had been laid to rest, and Lazarus did come forth (John 11:38-44).
The words of the Son carry with them the power of creation. That is why Jesus could speak to water and tell it that it was no longer water but that now it was wine. And not just any wine, but the best wine (John 2:1-11).
He used that same power of creation to, with His Word, command a few fish and several loaves of bread to multiply into enough fish and bread to feed about five thousand hungry people. The fish and bread did exactly what the Son (the Word, the Logos) had told them to do, and all of those hungry folks were filled and satisfied (Matthew 14:13-21).
These miraculous events help us to know that Jesus is the second person in the Holy Trinity – the Son of God who spoke creation into existence. Also, we know and can be assured that when the Father tells the Son that it is time for the Son to call for His bride, Jesus will gather us to Himself, and it will happen just as amazingly and yet easily as everything else He has commanded to happen has happened (1 Thessalonians 4:16)
When Jesus appears for His “second coming” at the end of the seven-year tribulation, He will again use Spoken Words to bring an end to the rebellion of the wicked and a halt to any attempt to fight Him at the final battle of Armageddon (Revelation 19:11-16).
Being thankful and grateful are genuinely beautiful virtues that are appreciated by all decent people and also very much appreciated by our Lord and Creator, to whom we owe everything.
This article is mainly about two things. One, mankind is truly without excuse when it comes to acknowledging and being ever so thankful for all of the wonderful things gifted to men and women throughout history by He who created it all (Romans 1:20).
Secondly, the power of the Word of God is undeniable. We can (if our eyes are open) see evidence of how spectacular and beautiful God’s creation is and can see it everywhere all around us.
We also have a vast amount of testimony all throughout the Holy Bible as to the miraculous power of His Word, so much so that it would take a very hardened heart and a tightly closed mind to deny it.
Knowing that His Spoken Word is real is a great blessing, especially here in these, the last days before the Return of the King of Kings.
Knowing the power of His Word brings great assurance, which translates into unshakable faith and perfect trust in Him who spoke the earth and the entire universe into existence.
All of His promises for the future, those things that are prophesied but have not yet happened, can be 100% counted on. And knowing that is something to be so very thankful for. Absolute faith and “the peace of God that passes all understanding” go hand in hand.
The Globalists are not in control. The Ayatollahs and Imams of Islam are not in control. The pope is not in control. No government or wannabe tyrant is in control. Satan himself is not in control. They all want to be in control, but they are not nor shall ever be.
Even when things appear to be controlled by forces of evil or even appear to be completely out of control, it simply is not the case.
He who spoke Creation into existence is in total control. Because His ways are not our ways, we need to trust Him no matter what with an iron-clad, unwavering faith and keep the big eternal picture in mind. Thankfully, Jesus, through His powerful Spoken Word, has given us many reasons, as well as the ability, to do just that.
May your will be done, Lord, in all matters and for all time and beyond time and through all eternity without end.
And may as many souls as possible come unto salvation while there is still time, and yet at the same time, those of us who dearly love you are longing for you to return, Lord Jesus.
Anyone who has read this and does not know Jesus can know Him today. Romans 10:9-10 says:
“That if you will confess with your mouth Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteous; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
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