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Updated November 1, 2012: Some of us have worked thru the book of Proverbs during the Month of October. I desire to continue in November on the topic of Thankfulness. I need to be content in all things and daily offerings on thankfulness will no doubt be a blessing to me and maybe others. The concept of thankfulness is liberating when negativity is cast aside. Please feel free to journey along and contribute as you are inspired.
I have been challenged to read 1 chapter in Proverbs each day. As I read Chapter 29, I found a verse that speaks profoundly of Ron Paul's character and a statement of why our country is in the situation it is in:

Verse 4: "The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it."

Of course we do not have a king, but the principle is the same. Those that cozy up with special interests ruin a country.

Thank you Ron Paul, for not entertaining lobbyists!
Najam has asked me to keep this post alive so I am attempting to do that. Join in if you like.
2 Corinthians 13:11
Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

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Thankfulness: Nov 20 - In Public

Matthew 15:36 KJV
And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

Matthew 15 Audio: http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/matthew/15-audio.html

Hi, bear

I love that you have this thankfulness post up. As for this verse (and many similar to it), I heard some interesting commentary in which it was an example. Of the many miracles in the Bible, ever notice how [unlike the Fed and money!], they generally did not materialize out of thin air? For example, when there was no wine at the wedding feast, Jesus did not say, "Voila!" and suddenly there were jars of wine there. He said to fill the pots with water. And then He *transformed* the water into wine. When He fed the multitudes, He did not snap His fingers and there was suddenly food. He took the small amount of food that was given to Him and *multiplied* what was (already) there. What the moral of the story was, that *we* needed to do our part and give God something to work with, so to speak. I considered it interesting food for thought! No pun intended. :)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Good Morning

I have been otherwised disposed in a game of Monopoly with my 10 year old. I remember playing Monopoly day in and day out at that age so how can I say no! (Of course my mom wasn't playing it with me, but still.)

I love your take on how Jesus used what was at hand even if it was only his personal touch or perhaps just the faith of the one in need. It reminds me to be ready to offer whatever it is that I have to His dispose.

I have been wanting to send this song to you, but alas the Monopoly game came...we are on a small break now.


Have a good one. I still need to talk with you in the other post with David :)


Thank you for the song.

I'm just now back from being away for Thanksgiving, a weekend also away from the computer. It's probably too late now, as the Monopoly game is likely (though not necessarily!) over. But based on personal experience with hurricane-caused ocean surges, my advice: don't build on the Boardwalk. :)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

As competitive as I am...

I still bank on the fact that the kids want Boardwalk and Baltic/Mediterranean LOL. I am glad you had a chance to get away for the weekend! It is good to be able to let go of the computer for a few days…I took my notebook with me. Hope you have a good week :)

So you were

away, too? Hope you also had a nice Thanksgiving. Yes, it was nice to be away from the computer, also nice to have heat, hot water, electricity... and, of course, a delicious turkey, stuffing, and all sorts of great food, fresh food cooked from scratch - especially appreciated after a couple weeks of eating mostly food from cans! To which I have now returned. I can't believe it's going on four weeks. I was hoping for a stretch of warmer weather. Instead it will going down to the 20's for the next couple nights. And we're supposed to have snow tonight and tomorrow. Well, I can't complain. I might not have full use of my house, but staying by the heater it's really quite comfortable. :) P.S. A picture of the boardwalk post Hurricane Sandy. https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTo7bzR...

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Oh my, I bet this was a

Oh my, I bet this was a Thanksgiving Dinner you will never forget! I bet everything tasted so good! Is there an expected time in which you will have electricity once again? I am a little ashamed that I never watch the news so I don't even know what is going on on the East Coast. It is hard to believe it has been 4 weeks now. I have been very fortunate to never have had to go thru a damaging storm. I cannot even imagine the hardship.

It is supposed to be 18 here tonight. We have had a cold wind all day. Stay warm mdefarge in your cozy kitchen. I wish you were close by so I could help. I have prayed for you, bear

No offense to

electricians and plumbers, and maybe it's atypical on account of the great demand for their services of late, but... they haven't been all that reliable. I'm *hoping* to have power by the end of the week. In the meantime, I'm fine with the space heater. Truly, things could have been a whole lot worse. But you're right. This was a memorable Thanksgiving! I appreciate your kind thoughts. :)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

I will hope right along with

I will hope right along with you!

Thankfulness: Nov 19 - For Victory

1 Corinthians 15:57 KJV
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Audio I Corinthians 15: http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/1-corinthians/15-audio.html

A Comforting Reminder

In these very troubling times we are now witnessing, there is hope, comfort, and great peace soon to come for those who belong to Him.

Praise and thanksgiving unto God for His unspeakable Gift and soon coming King.

Revelation 21:4,5

"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful."

Revelation 22:20

"He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus."

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Luke 21:28 KJV And when these

Luke 21:28 KJV

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

Brother Holbrook, what are your thoughts on Zionism? It is something with which I am wrestling. It seems there are alot of haters of the Nation of Israel and this is completely opposite from how I have been taught. There are also those that say Christians want war so that Jesus will return and are influencing governments for such. Do you know anything about these topics?

These people here say that the Nation of Israel should not exist until Messiah returns: http://www.dailypaul.com/256465/ahmadinejad-embraces-the-jew...

This is something that I had never heard before. Any help you might have is appreciated.

Hello sister, I do hope this helps

Hello sister, well yes, there are many haters of all different kinds every which way you look.
We are never to hate any people as you know, so these are terribly wrong to begin with.

Even though we are very troubled on every side by these ungodly in the world, we are to pray for their conversion just as we ourselves were not too long ago walking in darkness, but the grace of God came unto us and He put His Spirit within, shone the Light of the Truth in our hearts to guide us in His truth and caused us to walk in His ways.

Back in Christ's day, there were many that hated Him because He testified of the truth and they still hate Him unto this very day.

Although the nation of Israel is no longer the "chosen" people of God, the restoration of the nation of Israel ( the fig tree )which happened in 1948, is a fulfillment of the scriptures and a major sign of the nearness of the return of Christ.

Nothing that man can do can either delay, or accelerate the plans of God and the return of Jesus Christ. That day has been appointed by God Himself before He ever created the world and everything is now unfolding before our very eyes.

I witness often and pass out Gospel tracts, but that will not hasten His return, but it is simply a part of His plan of ingathering.

Yes, there are people world-wide that hate Israel, the U.S., the Middle East, etc. those who want war, for whatever reasons, and then there are the remnant of God, the true remnant and followers of Jesus Christ who look unto Him in everything and understand that in these final days, there will be an increase in wickedness and hatred as the hearts of many shall wax cold, until He comes and catches up His people unto Himself.

The leaders of Israel, just as the leaders in the U.S. and every nation are corrupted!
This wickedness is throughout the world!

"Let not your heart be troubled", He tells us, and so let us look unto Him each day He gives us and be thankful that no matter what happens in this passing life, we belong unto Him forever.

"When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is higher than I"
~ Psalm 61:2 ~

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

I have always

I have always believed

"Although the nation of Israel is no longer the "chosen" people of God, the restoration of the nation of Israel ( the fig tree )which happened in 1948, is a fulfillment of the scriptures and a major sign of the nearness of the return of Christ. "

to be true. How do we know? What is the scripture reference? I looked up the fig tree reference in Matt and I couldn't tell it is referring to the Nation of Israel. http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/matthew/passage.aspx?q=ma...

I did not look it up in the other Gospels though. How do we know the fig tree is Israel. How do we know that what the Hessidic (sp?) Jews believe is not true (that only Messiah is supposed to restore Israel)?

I want to write their website but have not done so yet. I have asked my husband....very very very busy....about Scripture point in reference as to why we believe Israel being back in the promised land is prophetic (of course I do not ask at the most opportune times).

Do you know off the top of your head? Otherwise I need to study to show myself approved (and of course still will) :)

The fig tree is the symbol of Judah not Israel.

The olive tree is the symbol of Israel.

The fig tree that Jesus addressed in the Gospels had no fruit only leaves and He cursed it (Mark 11:12, 20). The fig tree that is symbolic of the current Jewish State also only puts forth leaves (Mark 13:28). It is a recurrent problem.

The Lord is always looking for fruit from those who lay claim to the Kingdom as do the modern Jews. This is the meaning of the parable of the vineyard (Luke 20:9-19) They crucified the Son and usurped His sceptre. They have also usurped the Birthright name of Israel which was given to the sons of Joseph by Jacob/Israel.

Genesis 48:14 "Israel stretched out his right hand and placed it on Ephraim’s head, although he was the younger. Crossing his hands, he put his left hand on Manasseh’s head, for Manasseh was the firstborn.

48:15 Then he blessed Joseph and said, “May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked the God who has been my shepherd all my life long to this day, 48:16 the Angel who has protected me from all harm – bless these boys. May my name be named in them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac. May they grow into a multitude on the earth.”

When Jesus came the first time He came in the tribe of Judah to claim the sceptre, the Kingship.

Genesis 49:10 "The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs; the nations will obey him."

When He comes the second time He comes in the tribe of Joseph to claim His Kingdom. Joseph was the Birthright holder to whom the double portion was given (symbolic of Heaven and Earth over which Jesus claims authority in Matthew 28:18 that is the ground of the Great Commission) and passed down to his children Ephraim and Manasseh. Joseph was sold as a slave for twenty pieces of silver to a caravan of Ishmaelites at Judah's suggestion and disappeared from view for 21 years, the second time of Jacob's trouble. His brothers told their father he had been killed by wild animals and showed him the special coat that Jacob had given him now dipped in blood.

Genesis 37:31 "So they took Joseph’s tunic, killed a young goat, and dipped the tunic in the blood. 37:32 Then they brought the special tunic to their father and said, “We found this. Determine now whether it is your son’s tunic or not.” 37:33 He recognized it and exclaimed, “It is my son’s tunic! A wild animal has eaten him! Joseph has surely been torn to pieces!” 37:34 Then Jacob tore his clothes, put on sackcloth, and mourned for his son many days."

This is then reiterated in the Revelation:

Revelation 19:11 "Then I saw heaven opened and here came a white horse! The one riding it was called “Faithful” and “True,” and with justice he judges and goes to war. 19:12 His eyes are like a fiery flame and there are many diadem crowns on his head. He has a name written that no one knows except himself. 19:13 He is dressed in clothing dipped in blood, and he is called the Word of God."

The blessings given to Joseph by Jacob/Israel are above and beyond any others yet the descendants of Joseph, the Northern KIngdom of Israel, were banished from the Land between 745 B.C. and 721 B.C. They then became "lost" or hidden from view for a very long time...the final and full time of Jacob's trouble (13X210 years) ending between 1986 (the 120th. Jubilee from Adam) and 2010. The time for the revelation of Joseph is close at hand. It is worth noting that Joshua who led the children of Israel into the Promised Land and is a type of the Lord Jesus (Yeshua or Joshua) was an Ephraimite a descendant of Joseph.

Genesis 49:22 "Joseph is a fruitful bough, a fruitful bough near a spring whose branches climb over the wall. 49:23 The archers will attack him, they will shoot at him and oppose him. 49:24 But his bow will remain steady, and his hands will be skilful; because of the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob because of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel, 49:25 because of the God of your father, who will help you,because of the sovereign God, who will bless you with blessings from the sky above, blessings from the deep that lies below, and blessings of the breasts and womb. 49:26 The blessings of your father are greater than the blessings of the eternal mountains or the desirable things of the age-old hills. They will be on the head of Joseph and on the brow of the prince of his brothers."

These are the blessings that the Jewish State is seeking to usurp by deceptively and deliberately adopting the Birthright name of Israel.

However, the present Jewish State IS in possession of the Land lawfully due to the fact that the people of modern Jewry include the descendants of the tribes of Esau/Edom. These were incorporated into Judah during the time of the Maccabees when they extended the borders of Judea and conquered Edom (Idumea) in 126 B.C. The Idumeans were given the option of staying in their fatherland if they agreed to be circumcised and become Jews. This they agreed to. These Edomites were amongst the most zealous defenders of Jerusalem during the wars of 66-73 A.D. ending with the fall of Masada. Jerusalem was destroyed in 70 A.D.

Jacob had cheated his brother Esau out of the Birthright and his father Isaac's blessing. Even though it was God's intention that Jacob receive the Birthright he had acquired it unlawfully so Esau was due restitution.

Esau had always coveted the Land so God arranged for him to gain control of it through the British who were the descendants of Jacob under their ensign the Union Jack (Jacob). The British were blinded to their identity just as Isaac had been blinded to the identity of Jacob pretending to be Esau. The Jews wrested control of Palestine away from them through terrorist actions. This was a fulfilment of the prophecy given by Isaac to Esau when he begged him for a blessing after he returned from the field and cooked him a meal of venison as he had requested.

Genesis 27:38 Esau said to his father, “Do you have only that one blessing, my father? Bless me too!” Then Esau wept loudly. 27:39 So his father Isaac said to him, “Indeed, your home will be away from the richness of the earth, and away from the dew of the sky above. 27:40 You will live by your sword but you will serve your brother. When you grow restless, you will tear off his yoke from your neck.”

This means of course that all the prophecies that are given about Edom will now be fulfilled by the Jewish State. A good example are those in the book of Obadiah.

The prophecies of Ezekiel chapter 38 can also be understood as referring to the many Jews who have made aliyah from the regions mentioned into the Land of unwalled villages and the Zionists do reflect the covetous attitude that Edom has always had towards the Land. In other words these prophecies have already been fulfilled by the Zionist immigrations and the Land is now an armed camp with walls being built there continuously.

One very clear example of the character of Edom can be found in Psalm 52 that speaks of Doeg the Edomite who betrayed David to King Saul. It speaks to us today as we view the actions of the leaders of the Jewish State.

Psalm 52.

52:1 Why do you boast about your evil plans, O powerful man? God’s loyal love protects me all day long!
52:2 Your tongue carries out your destructive plans; it is as effective as a sharp razor, O deceiver.
52:3 You love evil more than good, lies more than speaking the truth. (Selah)

52:4 You love to use all the words that destroy, and the tongue that deceives.
52:5 Yet God will make you a permanent heap of ruins. He will scoop you up and remove you from your home; he will uproot you from the land of the living. (Selah)

52:6 When the godly see this, they will be filled with awe, and will mock the evildoer, saying:
52:7 “Look, here is the man who would not make God his protector! He trusted in his great wealth and was confident about his plans to destroy others.”
52:8 But I am like a flourishing olive tree in the house of God; I continually trust in God’s loyal love.
52:9 I will continually thank you when you execute judgment; I will rely on you, for your loyal followers know you are good.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Jesus Christ

was of the tribe of Judah!
He did not curse Himself!
He cursed the unfruitful, ungodly fig tree Israel as a whole!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Nevertheless the fig tree is the symbol of Judah not Israel.

The Kingdom of Judah was the only part of the original united nation of Israel that was left. That Kingdom consisted of the tribes of Judah, Levi and Benjamin. I believe most of the disciples were from the tribe of Benjamin (the son of the right hand) coming as they did from Galilee. The apostle Paul himself declared that he was of the tribe of Benjamin.

God had already sent the Northern Kingdom of Israel out of the Land and divorced her. That Kingdom contained the tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh who carried the Birthright name of Israel. No other political entity has the right to use that name including the Jewish State in Palestine.

That was an interesting observation about the Lord Jesus Christ cursing Himself since in reality that is exactly what He did.

Galatians 3:13 "Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us (because it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”) 3:14 in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham would come to the Gentiles, so that we could receive the promise of the Spirit by faith."

As to what tree represents Israel, in chapter 11 of the book of Romans when Paul is discussing who is and who is not Israel he uses the symbol of the olive tree to indicate Israel:

Romans 11:24 "For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree?"

As to the fig tree the reference that best illustrates this is found in Jeremiah chapter 24 where Jeremiah has a vision of two baskets of figs, one good one bad. These figs represent two groups of people from the Kingdom of Judah. It seems reasonable to conclude that the people are the fruit of the tree that represents their nation.

If you add to this the prophecies of Hosea with regard to the people of the Northern Kingdom of Israel that Paul quotes in the book of Romans:

9:25 As he also says in Hosea: “I will call those who were not my people, ‘My people,’ and I will call her who was unloved, ‘My beloved.’” 9:26 “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ there they will be called ‘sons of the living God.’”

It is clear from this that the people called Israel that the Lord had divorced would become the Christian Church since it is an historical fact that they did grow into a multitude and became the nations of Europe that ultimately formed the nations of Christendom. This is one fulfilment of the prophetic parable of the treasure in the field where the man (the Son of Man) bought the field (the world) in order to obtain the treasure in it (those of His people of ancient Israel that He promised to marry again.)

Given all of this evidence I believe that the Lord Jesus was not cursing the nation of Israel since He had already punished them some 750 years earlier, but rather the nation of Judah who were about to reject Him. This was confirmed when that nation and the city and the temple were subsequently destroyed some forty years later.

It is this confusion of identity that has given rise to the present obsession of the evangelical churches with the counterfeit State of Israel.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Hi David

Just wanted to say thank you for the information. I am working on digesting it.

Here is an addendum.

Psalm 52 verses 4 and 5 above indicate something that I believe is going to happen at some time quite soon. The time for the counterfeit State of Israel to produce fruit worthy of the Kingdom of God, reflecting His nature and character and His plan and purpose is now expiring. Edom is symbolic of the flesh and can therefore never yield Kingdom fruit. There can only ever be one end. The picture is given in Isaiah 29 not only of the end of that nation but also of those who are involved in the final conflict. I believe it pictures a nuclear event that will render the Land uninhabitable for anyone so that no-one will be the victor.

"29:1 Ariel is as good as dead – Ariel, the town David besieged! Keep observing your annual rituals,celebrate your festivals on schedule. 29:2 I will threaten Ariel, and she will mourn intensely and become like an altar hearth before me. 29:3 I will lay siege to you on all sides; I will besiege you with troops; I will raise siege works against you. 29:4 You will fall; while lying on the ground you will speak; from the dust where you lie, your words will be heard. Your voice will sound like a spirit speaking from the underworld; from the dust you will chirp as if muttering an incantation.

29:5 But the horde of invaders will be like fine dust, the horde of tyrants like chaff that is blown away. It will happen suddenly, in a flash. 29:6 Judgment will come from the Lord who commands armies, accompanied by thunder, earthquake, and a loud noise, by a strong gale, a windstorm, and a consuming flame of fire. 29:7 It will be like a dream, a night vision. There will be a horde from all the nations that fight against Ariel, those who attack her and her stronghold and besiege her. 29:8 It will be like a hungry man dreaming that he is eating, only to awaken and find that his stomach is empty. It will be like a thirsty man dreaming that he is drinking, only to awaken and find that he is still weak and his thirst unquenched. So it will be for the horde from all the nations that fight against Mount Zion."

The "hordes" mentioned in 29:5, 29:7 and 29:8 are I believe the "enemies" of Ariel (Jerusalem) and are none other than the carnal Zionists who have laid siege to the "bloody city" and will be destroyed along with it. Their dreams of possessing the Land will disappear and come to nothing.

"Jesus answered them: 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is a slave to sin. The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son remains forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'" (John 8:34-36)

Thank you David for the

Thank you David for the update. I have been at my mom's for Thanksgiving weekend and have unable to apply myself to study. I will try to take a better look next week when I can find time to think :)

The fig tree

Hello sister,

Forget about who believes or does not believe either this nor that.
Look into the Word of God as you said.

Here is a good place to read about the subject WITH scripture references so that you can see what God is telling everyone.

Although I have only quickly scanned through this and may not agree with some of the things mentioned, it seems to be fairly acurate.


No doubt at all that Christ was talking about the nation of Israel when He said "Now, learn a parable of the fig tree" begining in Matthew 24:32

Does anybody really believe that after approx. 1900 years of not being a nation, and then becoming a nation again was mere coincidence?

This is prophecy being fulfilled before our very eyes!

We are that generation that will not pass away until all these things be fulfilled!

Praise the Lord!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

I am having a hard time getting past the first sentence:

"The Fig tree is Israel. the Lord always used the fig tree when speaking of the Nation of Israel. " of the sermon.

So, I ask the question, "Did Jesus always used the fig tree when speaking of the Nation of Israel?"

And I start looking. It seems like he used the vineyard as well? Matt 21:33 begins a parable using a vineyard for Israel.

And I cannot tell that the fig tree in all of these references refer to Israel: http://www.biblestudytools.com/search/?q=fig+tree&c=nt&t=kjv...

How do you know "No doubt at all that Christ was talking about the nation of Israel when He said "Now, learn a parable of the fig tree" begining in Matthew 24:32" for certain?

vs 33 follows: http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/gills-exposition...

I can see the fig tree putting on leaves as a parallel example to birth pangs. When you see these things happening that I have spoken about earlier, know that the end is soon.

So I am still having a hard time knowing that the nation of Israel being restored is prophetic fulfillment necessary for the return of Messiah. I still need to study. Thank you Brother Holbrook for your time and help on my behalf, and I hope, your patience with me as well as I question. I hope that I have not sounded disrespectful. It is not my intent. I am only telling you what I am struggling with.

I wrote this back in September http://www.dailypaul.com/comment/2764794
And I suppose I am still trying to find my bearings in some areas.


Hello sister

I found a good read and even some of the comments are interesting but this should help clear a little bit up for you on the fig tree....I hope.

Giving Thanks Always!
Your Brother In Christ

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Thank you Brother Holbrook

Thank you Brother Holbrook for your time on my behalf. I appreciate your help. Have a happy and blessed Day of Thanks tomorrow. I will look more at Dr. Reagan's site as my time avails during the holiday. Your Sister in Christ, bear

Thankfulness: Nov 18 - Because He is Holy

Psalm 97:12 KJV
Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Audio Psalm 97: http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/psalms/97-audio.html

Thankfulness: Nov 17 - It Magnifies God

Proverbs 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Audio Proverbs 69: http://www.biblestudytools.com/kjv/psalms/69-audio.html



You're Welcome!

May you have a God Blessed Day!

Psalm 111:1 KJV Praise ye the LORD. I will praise the LORD with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

I searched to find the song

that came to mind, adapted from Psalm 100, sung by my county's "All Elementary" choir I was honored to be a member of. (Yes, public school. This was in the 60's.) I so much wanted to post it. Alas, there are numerous performances on line with different arrangements, with one that most choirs sing ~ with nothing at all of the sound of the hymn of praise we sang, that I've had in my mind all these years. And so I'll just have to sing it. :) Sing along! Here are the lyrics.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
Serve the Lord with gladness, with gladness.
Come before His presence with singing,
Come before His presence with singing,
With singing, with singing, with singing!
Make a joyful noise.
Know ye, that the Lord is God, the Lord is God.
It is He Who hath made us and not we ourselves.
We are His people, His people,
The sheep, the sheep of His pasture.
Make a joyful noise
Un-to... the... Lord!
I so want to hear it now, and they did make a vinyl of that concert which I still have. But I'm still without power from the hurricane. Well, it will be on that turntable ready to go as soon as power is restored! Thanks for the open thread, bear.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Hi mdefarge!

fonta told me you had been impacted by the hurricane. I am so sorry you are still without power. I cannot even imagine what that must be like. I've prayed for you and Nonna. I believe fonta told me she was impacted as well.

What a beautiful song! I am so glad you are able to hear it in your mind after all these years and in such a time as this. Truly our God is great even in adversity. Maybe when you are able to get the vinyl out you can youtube it as well and share it!

Thank you for stopping in. Do you still have your home and possessions?