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John 6:11 “And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down and likewise of the fishes as much as they would”
Jesus used the principle of thanksgiving to bring Lazarus back to life. When you know how to give God post-dated thanks, you put Him on the spot.
If you look at that scripture critically you’ll discover that Jesus actually put God on the spot. The Bible says, “…And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.”
Jesus all along has been telling them about his “Father” who is in heaven. He had boasted so much about God the Father, and heaven has been very proud of him. On this occasion, he lifted up his eyes before the great crowd that had gathered and spoke to the Father whom they had not seen.
I guess the crowd also lifted up their eyes waiting to see who his Father is and what he can do. At that point, the onus was on the Father to honour the son. When you thank him and lift him up before the crowd, He shows up! He cannot deny Himself. Learn this about our Father and never forget it!
1Thessalonians 5:18 “In every thing give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
1Thessalonians 5:18 “Whatever happens, keep thanking God because of Jesus Christ. This is what God wants you to do.” (CEV)
We know from the above scripture that all God want from us is to give thanks. Never end a prayer of request or petition without giving thanks, else you truncate the faith process. There is nothing thanksgiving will not give you.
Heaven just can’t resist a thankful heart. The devil knows this so he keeps “encouraging” the believer to murmur, grumble, get depressed and only see what God has not yet done.
Thanksgiving is not about shouting when you see answers, it is about shouting after request, long before the answer shows up physically.
I know you have been praying hard concerning that matter but why not give him a post-dated praise over it today?
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