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Hezekiah Walker – Grateful

שבת שלום

(Shabbat Shalom – Peaceful Sabbath)

 

King David, in his psalms before the Lord, said,

“Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto Him and bless His name” Psalm 100:4

The entire psalm goes like this:

“Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness; come before His presence with singing. Know that the Lord is God; it is He Who made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto Him and bless His name, for the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting and His truth endures to all generations” Psalms 100:1-5

The Spirit of worship, praise and thanksgiving flows through this song. Let it into your spirit; immerse yourself in praising the Lord today, and you will be blessed.

Are you aware of the fact that praise and thanksgiving gets God’s attention?

I know of no one who has received as many direct answers to their prayers than myself. Of course, I am ever aware of what I am asking God for; my requests are all written down and laid under anointed prayer cloths on my altar of prayer before the Lord. I can’t tell you how many direct answers to my prayers I have received from the Lord; it is just phenomenal, there are so many.

I have covenanted with the Lord not to eat on certain days each week (if possible, this is very beneficial with prayer, and it is Biblical), and I come before the Lord in holy convocation three times a day to give Him praise and to pray.

I have learned the benefits of being thankful, even in times of despair, praising the Lord, and coming before Him in prayer at times that are set aside only for Him. I don’t deviate from those timeframes; they are holy unto God and convocations dedicated only to Him. It’s like some would consider an appointment with the president; but this appointment is much, much more important. He is the Creator of all things – He died for us – He is the epitome of meekness and humility. How much more should we be grateful and thankful to the Lord?

When we give unto God all of the FIRSTFRUITS of our lives, instead of what is left over at the bottom of the barrel, we get His divine, undivided attention.

You can read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and you will find only a few who drew God’s undivided attention; King David was one of them.

Why?

“David danced before the Lord with all his might” (2 Samuel 6:14), and David established a Tabernacle of Praise unlike anyone before him, or after him (2 Samuel 6:5; 1 Chronicles 13:8; 1 Chronicles 15:16; 1 Chronicles 25:1; 2 Chronicles 29:25).

God preferred and loved David, and He promised David that his sons would sit upon the throne of Israel before Him, because David had a heart after God’s own heart.

“When He had removed him (King Saul), He raised up before them David to be their king, to whom also He gave their testimony and said, I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who shall fulfill all My will” Acts 13:22

If you desire to please the Lord and want His favor, come before Him with thanksgiving at all times; love and praise the Lord with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength (Luke 10:27-28)!

Salvation is offered to everyone who repents of sin and receives Jesus as their Lord and Savior; unless a person crosses a line with God, to the point of becoming reprobate (Romans 1:21-32; Hebrews 6:4-6). Now is the time of salvation for everyone; tomorrow, or even the next hour, could be too late.

Hundreds of Bible prophecies have been fulfilled and those remaining shall surely come to pass. Are you prepared to stand before God and give an account of the life you have lived on this earth (Revelation 20:12-15)? If not, salvation is only a prayer away. Please visit the How Can I Be Saved page – your eternal destiny depends on it. God bless you.


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