3 April 2020
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Being grateful will change everything

What do you expect will happen? Can Yehovah (God) trust you with more? Two very different questions but essential questions and how you answer them will determine the outcome of what you are going through right now.

Let’s start with the last one, can Yehovah trust you with more?

The Bible says, in Deut 28:1-14, James 1:17, Matt 6:25-34, Yehovah (not Jesus) is the one who bestows gifts and blessings upon His people. Yehovah is the healer, the provider, the deliverer the protector, and the guide we all need, and He is more than able to and more than willing to show Himself strong on your behalf if you dont reject Him.

We all have needs, and we all have wants, and there is a vast difference between the two. The Bible says, in Deut 28:1-14, if you have repented back to Moses, believing in the cross, Yehovah will meet all of your needs and perhaps some of your wants. But for Him to bless you with the things you want, He first has to know He can trust you with more.

Can He trust you with more?

Most Christians can’t be trusted with more because they are not thankful for what they already have. Why should Yehovah bless you with the things you want when you are not grateful for the things He has already given you?

In the Bible, in the book of Exodus, we read how our forefathers left Egypt. They had been slaves in Egypt for generations, but suddenly, Yehovah intervened in their situation. Our forefathers got to see things most of us will not see until we reach heaven. They saw the plagues in Egypt, they experienced the healings from years of slavery, and when they went out of Egypt, they were all very wealthy. Yehovah had not only met their needs, but He had also given them what they wanted.

After having left Egypt, they were caught between a rock and a hard place on the banks of the Red Sea. They knew Yehovah was real, they knew He was on their side, but when they saw the Egyptian Army, they panicked.

Yehovah was gracious to them and overlooked their sin of unbelief and blessed them with the parting of the Red Sea. He even drowned the entire Egyptian Army and made sure they would be safe on the other side. The people celebrated the victory, but just a couple of days later, they ran out of water. They knew Yehovah was real, they knew He was on their side, but when they had no water, they behaved very ungratefully towards Yehovah. Instead of being grateful for the fact, they had been set free, and Yehovah had fought for them, they threatened to stone Moses and return to Egypt.

All of this continued in a pattern that culminated with Yehovahs patience running out. Of all the people who left Egypt, only 2 were allowed to enter the promised land. Why only 2? Because Yeshua (Joshua) and Caleb were the only two who had faith in Yehovah and were grateful for what He had done for them.

It is so easy for us to judge our forefathers for what they did, but the truth is, we Christians are just as guilty of being ungrateful as our forefathers in the desert. If we want to enter into our promised land, we need to repent while it is still time.

We need to repent of being ungrateful so that Yehovah can trust us with more.

There is nothing wrong with having dreams and desires for our lives, having a desire for the things we dont need, but we want. There is nothing wrong with asking Yehovah to bless us with what we want and what we desire. But if we want Yehovah to bless us, we first have to appreciate what He has already given us.

How many times a day are you grateful for what you have already been given?

Are you grateful for the fact you are blessed with a job and a steady income? It might not be your dream job, but it is a job and a salary that pays your bills. If you start being grateful for the job you have, then Yehovah can trust you with the job of your dreams, and perhaps you will suddenly wake up one day and see the job you have is the job of your dreams.

Are you grateful for the fact you are blessed with a place to live? It might not be your dream house, but it is a roof over your head, you dont have to sleep outside on the street. If you start being grateful for the house you have, Yehovah can trust you with the home of your dreams, and perhaps you will one day realize He has already given it to you.

Are you grateful for the fact you get to live another day? Perhaps your health is not good, and you are sick, but you are not dead. You get to live another day and take another breath. If you start being grateful for the fact you are alive, Yehovah can trust you with an improvement in your health.

Are you grateful for the fact you serve the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and He has called you by name? Perhaps you have lost your job, you are sick, and dont have a place to stay right now. But if you have a relationship with Yehovah and you start being grateful for it, you know you are on the winning side of life, and He will turn your life around.

If you are not grateful for the things you have, Yehovah can not bless you with more.

What do you expect will happen in your life?

Sometimes, we can be so caught up in a negative cycle we unconsciously expect only bad things to happen to us. Yehovah is never going to break that cycle for us. Being thankful for the things you already have in life will help you to break that cycle and help you to expect good things to happen to you.

Why is this so important?

The Bible says, in Hebr 11:6, if we dont expect Yehovah to meet our needs and our wants, He will never do anything for us.

If you need healing right now, you have to expect Him to heal you.

If you need money to pay your bills and feed your family, you have to expect Him to provide for you.

If you need protection right now, you have to expect Him to protect you.

This can be very difficult, especially if you are stuck in a negative cycle in life where nothing has gone as planned. Even though it can be difficult, we can break out of this cycle, and it all starts with being grateful for what you have.

When you are grateful for what He has already given you, He can trust you with more. If you do like Joshua and Caleb and start expecting Him to heal you, to provide for you, to guide you and protect you, this is what will happen in your life.

How do you “expect Him to heal you or deliver you?”

The Bible says, in Psalm 91:14-15, if we know the name of Yehovah He will deliver us. What does it mean to “know the name of Yehovah?”

In the Bible, we see Yehovah has many different names. He is Yehovah, our healer, Yehovah, our deliverer, Yehovah, our savior, Yehovah, our provider. Knowing the name of Yehovah is calling upon Him as your healer, your provider, or whatever you need right now.

Expecting Him to heal you, provide for you, deliver you is calling upon the name of Yehovah as your healer, your provider, or whatever you need right now.

Do you need healing? Call upon Yehovah, your healer, and decide to focus your mind and your heart on His name Yehovah, my healer, instead of your circumstances. (Prov 3:5). He will not do this for you, and your mind is going to wander, trying to remind you of how sick you are. Every time that happens return to the name of Yehovah, my healer, and remain there.

Do you need a financial help? Call upon Yehovah, your provider, and decide to focus your mind and your heart on His name Yehovah, my provider, instead of your circumstances (Prov 3:5.) He will not do this for you; your mind is going to wander, reminding you of all your unpaid bills and your bank account. Every time that happens return to the name of Yehovah, my provider, and remain there.

All of this is very contrary to what is being preached in the churches today. In the church, you are told to focus on Jesus as your healer, your provider, and your deliverer and the name of Jesus. In the Bible, we are told by Jesus to focus on His Father Yehovah, who is our healer, our provider, our deliverer, and to magnify and glorify the name of Yehovah.

Only what the Bible tells us will work and give us grace. What man tells us will only lead us into legalism and works of the flesh.

All of the above will only work for you if you are a Christian. And all of the above will only work for you if you are a Bible Christian. Is there any difference between the two? Yes, there is a vast difference between the two.

Most Christians today are Christians because they have “asked Jesus into their hearts” and rejected Moses. They believe Moses does not apply to us a “new testament Christian” living “under grace and not law.”

Jesus Himself says in the Bible if we want eternal life, we have to do two things: Repent back to obedience of the written law of Moses AND believe in what He did for us at the cross. Jesus even goes as far as to say you can’t believe in Him and understand what He said if you reject Moses.

Do you want eternal life?

Do you want the above to apply to you and see Yehovah and what He wishes to do for you?

Become a Bible Christian today by repenting back to Moses, believing in the cross.

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