JULY: The Month Of Thanksgiving
How did Jesus pray, how was Jesus like? What is he showing us? When we say Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to mind for some people is their thanksgiving offering, but it’s more than that, He is not just dealing with your offering, He is talking about a way of life!
In the month of June, we prayed and we are not going to quit praying because June is over, we will continue praying, prayer takes a more inspiring dimension when you understand this.
How did Jesus pray? I claim my healing in the name of Jesus, I wonder who took it from you, where are you claiming it from, from God or the devil, what the devil stole was claim back a long time ago, when Jesus was raised from the dead it was settled. Forget about what Satan stole from you, how much could he steal. Satan doesn’t even have enough sense about what was coming.
It’s got to do with how you’re raised spiritually. How can you believe God for a new car or house? How low. It the lowest of what Jesus said that all things are yours. In Christ Jesus, there’s no limit to what belongs to you. Your faith has to grow no doubt.
The heir as long as…
Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be Lord of all – Galatians 4:1 KJV.
This month of thanksgiving you’ve got to understand prayer in a new way…
Remember when Jesus fed five thousand men…
And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples and the disciples to the multitude. And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
Matthew 14:19-20 KJV
Jesus wanted a miracle. He had only five loaves and two fishes. He prayed by blessing the loaves and the fishes. How exactly did Jesus do it? He blessed, but how did He do it.
He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes. And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all – Mark 6:38, 41 KJV.
But he said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more but five loaves and two fishes; except we should go and buy meat for all these people. Then he took the five loaves and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude – Luke 9:13, 16 KJV.
John clarified the dark areas. He gave us the details…
After these things, Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the Passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
When Jesus then lifted up his eyes and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand – John 6:1-10 KJV
Jesus had only a little boys lunch to perform this miracle.
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. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost – John 6:11-12 KJV
Jesus gave thanks. That’s all He did. Practice this throughout the month of July. When something comes to mind that you require, just give thanks. If you can think it out, it’s there. It’s ready. The speed of thought.
He’s done it. Thanks be unto God. Bless the Lord