Thanksgiving, Gateway to our Next Levels of Blessings

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COVENANT HOUR OF PRAYER

 

EXHORTATION LINES

 

Monday, July 31 – Friday August 4, 2023

 

 

Introduction:

 

We are redeemed for next levels of experience in the kingdom – Pro. 4:18 / Isa. 43:18-19

 

Prov 4:18

 

18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

 

 

Isa 43:18-19

 

18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

 

But thanksgiving is a vital key to our next levels of rewards – Exo. 23:25-26/ Hab. 3:17-19/ Psa. 67:5-7

 

Ex 23:25-26

 

25 And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. 26 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in thy land: the number of thy days I will fulfil.

 

 

Hab 3:17-19

 

17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.

 

 

Ps 67:5-7

 

5 Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. 6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. 7 God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

 

Prophetically, the four weeks in August have been declared our prophetic weeks of harvest of rewards from the just concluded midst of the year revival season – Jer. 5:24/ 1 Cor. 3:6-8

 

Jer 5:24

 

24 Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in his season: he reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest.

 

 

1 Cor 3:6-8

 

6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase. 8 Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

 

 

Our Exhortation line for the week is captioned; ‘Thanksgiving, Gateway to our Next Levels of Blessings’ – Luk. 17:17-19

 

Luke 17:17-19

 

17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? 18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. 19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.

 

Monday | Thanksgiving, Gateway to our Next Levels of Blessings

 

We do not only thank God for what has happened, but we thank God to make things happen                   – 1 Thes. 5:18 / Heb. 10:36

 

1 Thess 5:18

 

18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

 

 

Heb 10:36

 

36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

 

 

Thanksgiving is gateway to our next level of command of the supernatural– Act. 3:12/16/Act. 5:15-16

 

Acts 3:12

 

12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

 

 

Acts 3:16

 

16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

 

 

Acts 5:15-16

 

15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. 16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.

 

 

We must remain thankful to maximize returns on our labour in the course of these prophetic weeks of harvest of rewards – 2 Chr. 20:20

 

2 Chron 20:20-22

 

20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. 21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever. 22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

 

Tuesday | Thanksgiving, Gateway to our Next Levels of Blessings

 

Thanksgiving is gateway to our next levels of breakthroughs – Jer. 30:19-21 / Jhn 11:40-44

 

Jer 30:19-21

 

19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small. 20 Their children also shall be as aforetime, and their congregation shall be established before me, and I will punish all that oppress them. 21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD.

 

 

John 11:40-44

 

40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? 41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. 42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. 43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. 44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

 

 

When we disregard the hand of God, we suffer devastations – Psa. 28:5 / Act. 12:21-23

 

Ps 28:5

 

5 Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.

 

 

Acts 12:21-23

 

21 And upon a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them. 22 And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. 23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

 

 

We must remain thankful to maximize returns on our labour in course of these prophetic weeks of harvest of rewards – Mat. 10:41

 

Matt 10:41

 

41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.

 

Wednesday | Thanksgiving, Gateway to our Next Levels of Blessings

 

God will not do the next, until we acknowledge Him for the last – 1 Thes. 5:18/ Heb. 10:36

 

1 Thess 5:18

 

18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

 

 

Heb 10:36

 

36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.

 

 

When we respond, on time in thanksgiving for His wondrous works, God in turn preserves our blessings – Mal. 2:1-3/ Jer. 13:15-17

 

Mal 2:1-3

 

1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. 2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. 3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.

 

 

Jer 13:15-17

 

15 Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken. 16 Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness. 17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD’s flock is carried away captive.

 

 

We must remain thankful to maximize returns on our labour in the course of these prophetic weeks of harvest of rewards – Joel. 1:11-12

 

Joel 1:11-12

 

11 Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field is perished. 12 The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is withered away from the sons of men.

 

 

Thursday | Thanksgiving, Gateway to our Next Levels of Blessings

 

Thanksgiving is gateway to our next levels of victory – ***2 Sam. 17:32-36 [1 Sam. 17:32-36]/ 2 Sam. 5:18-20

 

1 Sam 17:32-36

 

32 And David said to Saul, Let no man’s heart fail because of him; thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. 33 And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. 34 And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father’s sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock: 35 And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. 36 Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God.

 

2 Sam 5:18-20

 

18 The Philistines also came and spread themselves in the valley of Rephaim. 19 And David inquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up to the Philistines? wilt thou deliver them into mine hand? And the LORD said unto David, Go up: for I will doubtless deliver the Philistines into thine hand. 20 And David came to Baal-perazim, and David smote them there, and said, The LORD hath broken forth upon mine enemies before me, as the breach of waters. Therefore he called the name of that place Baal-perazim.

 

 

When our thanksgiving goes to God from a true heart, then we have committed Him to confirm our next levels of blessings – 2 Chr. 16:9/ Jer. 30:19/21

 

2 Chron 16:9

 

9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.

 

 

Jer 30:19

 

19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.

 

 

Jer 30:21

 

21 And their nobles shall be of themselves, and their governor shall proceed from the midst of them; and I will cause him to draw near, and he shall approach unto me: for who is this that engaged his heart to approach unto me? saith the LORD.

 

 

We must remain thankful to maximize returns on our labour in the course of these prophetic weeks of harvest of rewards – Hab. 3:17-19

 

Hab 3:17-19

 

17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.

 

Friday | Thanksgiving, Gateway to our Next Levels of Blessings

 

God is ever at work in our favour and that is why things keep working – Jhn. 14:10/

Phil. 2:13

 

John 14:10

 

10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

 

 

Phil 2:13

 

13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

 

 

The going is ever great in the life of every genuine and tireless thanksgiver – Psa. 92:1-2/10-15/                 Hab. 3:17-19

 

Ps 92:1-2

 

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: 2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,

 

 

Ps 92:10-15

 

10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. 11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me. 12 The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. 13 Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; 15 To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.

 

 

Hab 3:17-19

 

17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.

 

 

We must remain thankful to maximize returns on our labour in the course of these prophetic weeks of harvest of rewards – 2 Chr. 20:20

 

2 Chron 20:20-22

 

20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. 21 And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the LORD, and that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army, and to say, Praise the LORD; for his mercy endureth for ever. 22 And when they began to sing and to praise, the LORD set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

Saturday | Thanksgiving, Gateway to our Next Levels of Blessings

 

Thanksgiving is gateway to next level of anointing – Psa. 92:1-2, 10-11 / Isa. 10:27

 

Ps 92:1-2

 

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High: 2 To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night,

 

Ps 92:10-11

 

10 But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil. 11 Mine eye also shall see my desire on mine enemies, and mine ears shall hear my desire of the wicked that rise up against me.

 

Isa 10:27

 

27 And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.

 

God views our not being unthankful as pride and the cost can be devastating – Jer. 13:15-17/                   Pro. 16:18

 

Jer 13:15-17

 

15 Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken. 16 Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness. 17 But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD’s flock is carried away captive.

 

Prov 16:18

 

18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

 

We must remain thankful to maximize returns on our labour in the course of these prophetic weeks of harvest of rewards – Mat. 10:41

 

Matt 10:41

 

41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward.

 

Jesus is Lord!

 

 

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