Psalm 100:3,4 Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath 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.
This is one in a series of articles that describes in detail the difference between the experience of living in the Word of God/Jesus Christ and non-creating speech/anti-Christ and focuses on the non-creating versus creating aspects of that difference. In Christ Jesus/Word of God, we expect a constant state of living with missing elements to be supplied in the future by Christ as new creation. There are elements missing that we know ought to exist for satisfaction, yet we cannot describe them or know them. God creates them via Speaking Himself as Word and thus literally creates reality as we walk into the future. Thus we live by faith and not by sight. Our faith is in the Creating Word of God who IS the Person of Jesus Christ.
Everyone knows we ought to be thankful to God. But no one really knows what being thankful actually is. Very many people pretend to know and to do what they say is thankfulness, but all that they do really amounts to a bunch of non-creating speech thrown at God as false prayer and false praise or deeds toward one’s fellow man done inside the lie of human free will and in a non-creating mindset.. for which they wants God’s favor as supposedly having followed what they idealize as His non-creating rules they supposedly do “on purpose” at the expense of some other desire or profit which they may have obtained. Their constant accusation against God is that “It cost me to be thankful to you.” They are deceived that they have a free will, and that living in a linear existence in which one event must follow another and they can’t do everything at once, they have to sacrifice one amount/unit of free will to God to keep the rest for themselves for the future. In anti-Christ as their mind and speech, there is no new creation at all, in fact there is absolute incredulity at even the notion of new creation. So there is a constant resentment against God as He really IS because of what their deception forces on them as a constant struggle to survive in both ‘getting their share’ of what they falsely perceive as perpetually limited resources (time, food, shelter, acceptance, security, energy, beauty, love, happiness, satisfaction, forgiveness, mercy, justice …everything) AND having to give to God part of what they have idealized themselves as having obtained on their own in a heroic struggle to survive in the midst of the idealized limited resources. “I have to give you part of everything I won in a competitive system you set up just to make me work hard.” Thankful is to sinners a swear word they are deceived they must keep saying and “doing” at personal cost and their resentment of God merely grows with age inside the non-creating speech/mind/anti-Christ.
In Christ Jesus as Creating Word of God, we live thankfulness as we live in Christ because God is His Word and Creates through us. He gives to us and gives back to Himself through us. We have plenty and will always have plenty because of the nature of God Himself as a creator. That is, we will always have plenty of God and thus assurance of salvation FROM/OUT-OF anti-Christ/human speech/non-creating speech and FROM/OUT-OF God’s wrath on anti-Christ and all those inside him as non-creating speech. We are also saved INTO the Word of God/Creating Speech/Jesus Christ and INTO plenty and eternal life because God lives eternally and IN us. We will always be attacked in speech and deed by anti-Christ because of that difference.
To be thankful in Christ Jesus is to create something as God does it through us because of the nature of God.
To be thankful in Christ as Creating Speech is to create the future for others and ourselves. God lives in us and Speaks through us and others, thus constantly blessing others and ourselves. Others are blessed individually and built up in the faith as new creation follows new creation through us and we receive the same blessings or peculiar blessings only for us as individuals through them. In true thankfulness, we are used of God to build the individuality of others and ourselves and to cause that individual to grow and prosper to be able to receive more of the Word of God… to grow and prosper more and more.
James 1:16-18 Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Isaiah 28:9,10 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand the report? Them that are weaned from the milk, withdrawn from the breasts? For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little. …
Because God creates with His Word, He doesn’t have to speak as often as a speech that can’t create anything yet still provides more than all the non-creating speech in the world from the beginning of time. Even a little true thankfulness/new creation in Jesus Christ/Word of God is better than the total lack of actual thankfulness in all of anti-Christ as false/”free-willed” religionism.
Psalm 37:16 The little that the righteous hath is better than the abundance of many wicked;
Examples of Creating Thankfulness:
Prayer and Praise before a battle, effectively creating the victory:
2Chronicles 20:21,22 And he consulted with the people, and appointed singers to Jehovah, and those that should praise in holy splendour, as they went forth before the armed men, and say, Give thanks to Jehovah; for his loving-kindness endureth for ever!And when they began the song of triumph and praise, Jehovah set liers-in-wait against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, who had come against Judah, and they were smitten.
Prayer and Praise to summon the physical presence of God, that stopped all ceremony:
2Chronicles 5:13,14 –it came to pass when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one voice to be heard in praising and thanking Jehovah; and when they lifted up their voice with trumpets, and cymbals, and instruments of music, and praised Jehovah: For he is good, for his loving-kindness endureth for ever; that then the house, the house of Jehovah, was filled with a cloud, and the priests could not stand to do their service because of the cloud; for the glory of Jehovah had filled the house of God.
God being consistent with Himself that thankfulness as Creating Speech comes before the event, not after:
Luke 17:9 Is he thankful to the bondman because he has done what was ordered? I judge not.
Luke 17:10 Thus *ye* also, when ye shall have done all things that have been ordered you, say, We are unprofitable bondmen; we have done what it was our duty to do.
Don’t pretend you don’t need God or to be thankful toward God in Christ in order to do God’s will..you can’t do anything without Christ Jesus as Word of God Speaking/Creating through you. The ‘unprofitable’ is also ‘the humble’ and ‘the honest’ in Christ, not ‘the lazy’ or the ‘rebellious’.
Psalm 69:30-32 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.This also shall please the LORD better than an ox or bullock that hath horns and hoofs. The humble shall see this, and be glad: and your heart shall live that seek God.
It is easy then to see, that thanks-giving is in fact giving to God through new creation and that new creation spreads the Word of God and enlarges God-with-us because God is His Word. That’s why it is called thanks-giving, not just ‘thanks’, to God. Man to man, because of the nature of human speech as non-creating/anti-Christ, “being thankful” means simple to throw some ceremonial words at someone else that creates nothing but only wastes time. But in Christ Jesus/Word of God, we are one with God and share Him as Word. Note in the following spirit and life that desert is turned into a garden when thanks-giving is present.
Isaiah 51:1-53 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him. For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.
Romans 1:21,22 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
1. They knew God and since their best honesty was and is a lie, they did not recognize Him and thus insinutated He was someone else, namely, just one of themselves. It is a constant insinuation of pagan religions that God, Lucifer and Man share a common, non-creating language.
God Speaking to pagan peoples, even among Israel:
Psalm 50:19-21 Thou lettest thy mouth loose to evil, and thy tongue frameth deceit; Thou sittest and speakest against thy brother, thou revilest thine own mother’s son: These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.
Part of the ‘as thyself’ is to think God, Lucifer and man all share a common non-creating speech. The lie that human free will exists cannot itself exist without the dogma that there is no Creating Speech in total reality..that God CAN’T be His Word. God as much as says “You thought I shared a common language with you and thus was bound by the powerlessness of your speech and the common sense of such a notion.”
In Non-creating speech/lie that human free will exists/anti-Christ, there is no new creation as a matter of ideological dogma. So ‘who is God’ is proved by anything except actual new creation. It is falsely proved by things anti-Christ can do with the stuff already here. Thus the constant arguments of the pagan religions ( Mormonism, Roman Catholicism, Judaism, the Democratic and Republican Parties, Hinduism, Islam, animism, Buddhism, all free willed religion in general, etc..) amongst themselves over how to prove “who is God” and “what is righteousness”, each one taking a different argument/paradigm for its own advantage on “what is proof” and ‘why’.
2. Within that lie of only non-creating speech existing in total reality and God, Lucifer and Man sharing a common non-creating speech, they cannot glorify God or praise Him or thank Him for anything..they cannot live in faith..they cannot live a life that is dependent on a missing element constantly being added as they are moved along in life. Thus they can do no other in the common sense of their lie and the logical conclusions in their lie than slander those who compete against them for the idealized limited resources and who ‘cheat’ at the rules of ‘what proves who is God’ and ‘why’ what they call righteousness is righteousness.
The false thankfulness that is totally dependent on the multiple lies of: 1. human free will existing, 2. God, Lucifer and Man all being bound in a common speech and 3. no new creation possible in total reality ..therefore must be an event after the fact of consumption of some of the limited resources or a setting up as law a supposed guarantee they will get the larger share of the idealized limited resources. It must come after those events and as an expense of those very idealized limited resources of time, energy and effects of their idealized righteousness. It must get in the way of what they really want to do next AND create nothing.
Thus, they mouth the word “thanks” to God after some delight has come their way in their mind by the effort of their own hand and they loudly get others to do so as false religion to cover their own hatred of having to do so as their common sense. So there they are, as a “community”, hating God, yet saying they worship Him, praise Him and thank Him in non-creating speech/anti-Christ.
Speaking to true Christians as an act of creation, God says through Paul:
Colossians 2:18-23 Let no one fraudulently deprive you of your prize, doing his own will in humility and worship of angels, entering into things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh, and not holding fast the head, from whom all the body, ministered to and united together by the joints and bands, increases with the increase of God. If ye have died with Christ from the elements of the world, why as if alive in the world do ye subject yourselves to ordinances? Do not handle, do not taste, do not touch, (things which are all for destruction in the using of them ) according to the injunctions and teachings of men, (which have indeed an appearance of wisdom in voluntary worship, and humility, and harsh treatment of the body, not in a certain honour,) to the satisfaction of the flesh.
(..’own will’ is not at all to be construed as ‘free will’ as the pagans claim. The pagan will and every action is bound in every way in non-creation and the common sense therein..that’s why they will burn in the lake of fire with Satan, Lucifer, his angels and all liars and anti-Christ, their speech)
Do not be falsely thankful, falling for the lies of Satan concerning God and thus resentful of the time it takes to mumble a worthless and non-creating speech toward God as supposed prayer. Instead, know that God creates through you as you are thankful for the coming event if it is His will to create that event through you. Know assuredly that will not create things that Lucifer has deceived you are good for you. So you will not have the supposed benefits of paganism that the pagans hold in high regard.
But you will also not live a vain life of mere ceremony and religionism, with constant worthless questions that non-creating speech can’t answer and you will not live the sin of pride as the pagans do to supposedly have outsmarted God in the game He has placed them of being deceived they have free will and have to spend some percentage of their mortality on false praise and thankfulness toward God to get a few more years to do the same thing.
At least see that and be thankful for the future that your children are not raped by child predator priests who teach that Mary is a perpetual virgin, all men and women must says prayers to her, you have free will and God is ‘ineffable’ and hears human speech as legitimate prayer and thankfulness is an after-the-fact event of a non-creating speech as a logical necessity of his lies.
2 Thess 1:2,3 Grace to you, and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. We ought to thank God always for you, brethren, even as it is meet, because your faith increases exceedingly, and the love of each one of you all towards one another abounds;
Lucifer walks into a bar in Mexico, takes a seat at the bar. He’s been going about as a poor, downtrodden soul who needs rights and has no future without a free-er will. Knowledge sits there beside him, with Surprise on his other side. They are all sharing tequila, contemplating the future inside the lie of free will and looking at the worm in the bottle. Knowledge has been on a roll lately, while Surprise, who can’t exist without Knowledge, has had to play catch-up. Always playin’ second fiddle, ya’ know? There’s more than a little animosity between them.
Lucifer: How’s it goin’ hombres?
Knowledge: Not bad at all.
Surprise scowls: Everyone knows negroes vote for freebies, gays, abortion and injustice now. That one is out of the bag. Everyone knows civil rights are just code words for lawlessness. Flashmobs for propaganda films don’t work anymore. Not everybody can be an Islamic terrorist. Dead people can’t vote anymore. Not everyone can be a ‘hater’. White people can’t be the cause of everything. You know?
Knowledge can’t help himself: Guess surprise ain’t what it used to be.
Before Surprise can respond, the bartender jumps in front of Surprise, smacks his hand on the bar and makes a strange face. Surprise looks bewildered. “Just tryin’ to cheer you up, homes.” the bartenders says apologetically.
Knowledge mimics the words to Lucifer as Surprise actually says to the bartender : I am Surprise! I don’t get surprised!
The bartender looks at Surprise: You sayin’ I’m stupid?! Everybody knows that surprise is something that happens. It’s not a person.
Surprise, Lucifer and Knowledge say: That’s Deception. He’s was here but he had to leave.
The bartender walks away after frowning and looking at them as crazy persons.
Lucifer looks at Surprise and says: We’ve still got the press. We can Pretend.
Psalm 37:12-20 The wicked plotteth against the righteous, and gnasheth his teeth against him. The Lord laugheth at him; for he seeth that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the afflicted and needy, to slay those that are upright in the way: their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken. The little that the righteous hath is better than the abundance of many wicked; for the arms of the wicked shall be broken, but Jehovah upholdeth the righteous. Jehovah knoweth the days of the perfect; and their inheritance shall be for ever: they shall not be ashamed in the time of evil, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. For the wicked shall perish, and the enemies of Jehovah shall be as the fat of lambs: they shall consume, like smoke shall they consume away.
In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen