MorningStar Prophetic Bulletins - 2001
The ultimate purpose of the Lord for every believer is for His glory and power to be revealed throughour lives. He wants to show who He is through us. He is the Almighty, and we cannot really revealHim as He is unless His power is manifested in our lives. However, His power is only meant tohighlight the glory of His nature. He wants us to be like Him, and have His nature, which is to manifestthe fruit of the Spirit. Therefore one of the most important scriptures for the coming times is Psalm100:4:
Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him; bless Hisname.
The way of escape from most of our unwanted circumstances is to begin thanking God for them. Weenter His gates with thanksgiving, but we go even deeper into His very courts when thanksgiving isturned into genuine praise. There is a fresh wave of worship that is going to come upon us that willoverflow into every aspect of our daily lives.Very soon, many are going to enter into a grace of worshiping the Lord continually. This does notmean that they will sing to Him every waking minute, but they will do everything as unto the Lord.When they wash dishes, they will be doing it as unto Him. When they go to work, regardless of whattheir jobs are, they will do them with thanksgiving in their hearts as unto Him. This will arise as praiseto the Lord, setting Christians apart in a remarkable way, and causing them to prosper.Complaining is what caused the first generation of Israelites to leave Egypt and perish in thewilderness without receiving what they had been promised. Becoming a thankful people is thegreatest open door to the presence of the Lord and to His provision. Thankfulness is faith, andtherefore releases faith. Faith will move God to help us. Complaining is sin because it is unbelief, andit will never release the provision of God into our lives. Turning complaining into thanksgiving willmore radically change lives than nearly any other single factor.When Christians stop complaining about their churches and start thanking the Lord for them, they willbe astonished at how radically those churches will change. When we start thanking the Lord for ourpublic officials and government, we will be astonished at how they will begin to change. WhenChristians stop complaining about their jobs, mates, and circumstances, they will be astonished athow fast these can change. Those who repent of the sin that they have been practicing, and turn their complaining intothanksgiving, will feel that they have been born again, again. If the stock market goes down and ourbig account turns into a little one, rejoice and thank the Lord. We will then see Him stretch the littleone far more than we could have ever stretched the big one. This is not to imply that we should be irresponsible and not manage our resources well. However, thefoundation of the best management we can have on this earth is seeing the Lord in all that we do,trusting in His goodness and good intentions for us, and thanking Him for it. We must start trusting Hisgoodness and His power more than we trust anything else. Every situation and every trial in our livesare intended to draw us closer to Him, build our faith in Him, and therefore enable Him to trust us withmore of His power. Do not waste your trials. Thank the Lord for every one of them and you will seethem begin more and more quickly to turn into great victories. God is good. He is always good and if we will trust Him, everything in our lives will turn out good.
But thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ, and manifests through usthe sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place (II Corinthians 2:14).