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ARTICLE: Why Should YOU Celebrate Thanksgiving Day?

Why Should YOU Celebrate Thanksgiving Day?

I know why I am celebrating “Thanksgiving To Almighty God Day”; but many Americans today do not! Let us take a few minutes out of our busy lives and REMEMBER together!

King David wrote in Psalm 95:1-7 “O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the Rock of our Salvation. Let us come before His Presence with Thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms! For the Lord is a Great God, and a Great King above all gods. In His Hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is His also. The sea is His, and He made it: and His Hands formed the dry land. O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our Maker! For He is our God; and we are the people of His Pasture, and the sheep of His Hand!”

As Americans, the world over, celebrate our Thanksgiving To Almighty God Day, today; may we do so, with our families and friends, as King David did – giving Glory, Honor, Praise and Thanks to our Great Creator God!

May we do so as our first President George Washington did; by proclamation before Congress on October 3, 1789 A.D., when he said:

“Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness:

Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer upon us.

And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the Great Lord and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all, whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise, just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of True Religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal prosperity as He alone knows to be best.

Given under my hand at the City of New York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord 1789”.

In 2017 A.D., some of our fellow Americans will seek to exclude Almighty God from this day, simply by referring to it as “turkey day”. Do not let yourself be counted among them!

From Plymouth Rock, in 1620 A.D. until now; Almighty God has Blessed and Favored our nation and her lands. From that time until now; God-fearing Americans have continued this Righteous human tradition of Acknowledging and Praising God on this day!!!

The Apostle Paul taught us to, "Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon His name, make known His Deeds among the people. Sing unto Him, sing psalms unto Him, talk ye of all His Wondrous Works. Glory ye in His Holy Name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord" (1 Chronicles 16:8-10)!!!

In closing, Jesus Christ, the Son of The Living God, taught us that giving Thanks to God was not just a short prayer before a meal; Jesus taught us that giving Thanks to God was a lifestyle, and The Way we are supposed to live – everyday! When Jesus gave Thanks, first; Great Things ALWAYS happened, second!

  • When Jesus gave Thanks to God for His suffering and sacrifice on the cross, first; Salvation happened to all of mankind, second (Luke 22:14-20)!


  • When the Apostles taught their disciples to give Thanks to God, on Passover evening each year, first; then thousands, and eventually millions, would be Sanctified by the Body and Blood of Christ, second (1 Corinthians 11:24)!


  • When Jesus gave Thanks to God for hearing His Prayer, first; a dead man named Lazarus, who had been dead for four days, came forth from his grave, second (John 11:39-44)!


  • When Jesus gave Thanks to God for just a two small fish and five barley loaves of bread, first; more than five thousand people were fed more food than they could possibly eat, with twelve baskets of leftovers remaining, second (John 6:9-13)!!!

May you and your family Follow Jesus’ Example today of Praising our Creator and our Father in Heaven, on this “Thanksgiving To Almighty God Day” - First. Then be Blessed, Rejoice, Feast, and continue to Enjoy this day of God’s Blessing, for many, many more years to come, in Safety and in Peace - Second!!!

“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 endureth to all generations” (Psalm 100:4-5)!!!

In Jesus Name, and for God and my Country,

Pastor Bob Brown

One Nation Under God Ministries

One Nation Under God Ministries is helping to prepare this world for the Return of Jesus Christ; One Bible Study At A Time.


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