Happy Thanksgiving, 2020 By Rev. Charity Sephus

Dear Friends,

“Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 (NIV) I pray now for a blessed thanksgiving this month starting by counting these blessings, giving thanks for so many better changes, and finally continuing as we remind ourselves that change happens in God’s own time.  The trauma will come to an end as we pray. This has been a difficult season and hardships always threaten to undo us. We will not fear since God’s will is for His truth, to triumph through those who are called according to his purpose. Because of our eternal hope through Jesus Christ our Savior, nothing in this world can compare to the blessing and the things God has in store for us.

Hatred is like dirt in food. You know dirt corrupts our insides and takes the taste away the same as hatred removes compassion and love from our hearts and minds.  When we are angry, there is hardly room for celebrating. Yes, it happens, however we cannot afford to allow it to remain and distress our livelihood. Examine yourselves to see how much time you have allotted for consummation of anger. It brings sin into fruition. We can spend less time thinking about bothersome things until it dwindles away covered by celebration, happiness and the Joyful things presented by the presence of God.

We could have been taken out of this world as soon as we received salvation but here we are, left here to carry on His work. Jesus gave us the command, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15) when we remember our purpose, and spend time fulfilling it, the enemy has to flee from the Light of Christ which shines on our plans, thoughts, and accomplishments. God sure is doing great things for us, also through us as is His intent. We were meant to make an impact for Christ as the chosen ones to share the gospel that saves souls.  His love has a preservative effect and can be felt when we yield our hearts in the right direction. Putting off exigencies of death include malice, hatred, resentment, revenge, and more.

The point is not to be heavily laden with Satan’s tasks, but put on Christ Jesus as a badge that admits you to all the resources of heaven that you need to do His will. It means put Him on as the best intercom system that ever was so that there can be constant communication with the one whom you love above all others and who is within himself, everything you need. Romans 13:14 Put on the Lord Jesus, and make no provisions for the flesh in its concupiscence.  Our desires for God internally absolutely happens as we pray until we find ourselves in praise, worship, dedication, and continued consecration, and preservation for that great day of redemption. 

Blessings, in Jesus’ Name!