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John is the under-shepherd of Agape International Church & Ministries Inc, Antioch, California and the President of Agape International Ministries Foundation, Inc (www.agapebfm.net) John has been a Preacher, Bible Teacher, Counselor and a mission-minded servant of God from 1984 till the present time. Married to Alice since 1987, he enjoys being a father to 2 sons and 1 daughter. He is available to preach, participate in evangelistic crusades and revivals, lead or participate in a Marriage Enrichment program internationally. John preaches on a weekly radio broadcast called "KNOW THE TRUTH" (Based on John 8:32)and the broadcast is aired every Sunday at Radio KDIA 1640AM. The broadcast is also accessible through the website of the radio station: www.kdia.com. You can follow him on twitter @agapebfm

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving: The Key to The Release of God’s Blessing Into Your Life

Thanksgiving: The Key to The Release of God’s Blessing Into Your Life

Memory verse: Psalm 107:1 (NKJV) Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

Text: Psalm 100


1.       God asks us to be thankful.
Psalm 100:4 (NKJV)
4     Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
      And into His courts with praise.
      Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

Colossians 3:15 

1 Thessalonians 5:18 

Psalm 103:19 (NKJV) The Lord has established His throne in heaven, And His kingdom rules over all.

Romans 8:28 

Psalm 139:14 (HCSB)
14 I will praise You
because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful,
and I know this very well.

Psalm 118:24 

2.       Thanksgiving is Shows the Manifestation of the Holy Spirit in your life.

Ephesians 5:18–19 (NKJV) And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,

3.       Thankfulness is Essential to Answered Prayers.

Philippians 4:6 (NKJV) 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.

Psalm 34:1 (NKJV) 

4.       Thanksgiving Releases a Miraculous Breakthrough into Your Life.

Jonah 2:9–10 (NKJV)
9     But I will sacrifice to You
      With the voice of thanksgiving;
      I will pay what I have vowed.
      Salvation is of the Lord.”
10 So the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.

 “Peter the hero of Hugh Walpole's novel entitled "Fortitude" said: "It isn't life that matters but the
courage you bring to it." After life had done terrible things to Peter he heard a voice that
said to him, among other things, "Blessed be all sorrow, hardships
and endurance that demand courage. Blessed be these things: for of
these things cometh the making of a man."” From Adventures in Power One: My March through Prison by Chief Obafemi Awolowo

5.       Thanksgiving Brings about Perfection of your blessings.

Luke 17:15–19 
Jude 14–16