Thanksgiving Day 2014 Retrospectively
In 1609 – there were approximately 300 colonists that arrived in Jamestown. That winter, because their food supplies had pretty much run out, 80% of the people died from starvation and assorted diseases.
Around 1620 – The Puritan’s who believe God said what He means and means what He said, which today we call the Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower. Three months later they landed at Plymouth. Within the first year, half of them perished. Sounds like they certainly had their fare share of grief and sorrow as the enemy of our souls was obviously trying to stop them from the vision the Lord must have given them. In 1621-The Pilgrims dedicated three days for a Thanksgiving Feast to give God glory. Imagine doing that against all the suffering that was going on. Mind you these were Bible believing Christians and they understood Leviticus 23.
In 1689 – During the next 74 years, four very bloody North American wars were fought between England and France. The final conflict with the French and Indian War made the British leaders decide to tighten its grip on the colonies, Which ultimately led to the American Revolution. Keeping in mind you can only oppress people so far before the spirit of freedom designed in our DNA engages and ignites. All they were saying is give peace a chance because it did not seem to be working and it won’t until the Prince of Peace returns which appears to be now imminent.
In 1776 – America declared independence from England. That must have been sort of like a David and Goliath type thing when you consider all that was going on here. So America wins its independence, and becomes the world’s first colony to break away from a parent country. What I believe many may overlook is that also came with some spirits of rejection and abandonment on both sides.
Free Mason member George Washington was quoted to have said: “It will not be believed that such a force as Great Britain, after eight years of military employment, could be so baffled in their plans…by men oftentimes half-starved, almost always sick, without pay, and experiencing every distress which the human nature is capable of enduring.” I believe this had to be an act of God for such a thing to have happen in the same way Israel became a nation again and fulfills ancient prophecy. (Isaiah 66:8) People say things like Rome wasn’t built in a day yet this verse, whilst confessing the absurdity of a nation being formed in one day, also promises that Israel would again become a nation. As we study the Scriptures we also understand this shall happen before the Lord Jesus/Yeshua returns. Matthew 24:34,”Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.” This passage in Isaiah and others by the Lord Jesus leaves no room for doubt as to what this prophecy indicates.
Now consider also the risk involved here because if the Americans had lost George Washington being an Englishman would have certainly been hung as a traitor along with many others. Times were challenging then as they are today. For when the Revolutionary war ended 400 armed war veterans circled the make-shift congressional building demanding their unpaid back wages. They actually held the congressman in there hostage. So as is expected the congressman agreed and were forced to approve a payment plan, sounds a lot like stuff we see going on today. However they had no funds to make the plan work, never mind they came up with a stimulus plan anyway after all they were still politicians. Then it appears, the thirteen newly formed States turned on each other as a spirit of accusation came in. Basically they were saying in essence to each other, “This is all your fault, this is a fine mess you made of things, because back in Egypt, I mean England at lest we had something to eat, blah blah. How odd that people so often do not want to take responsibility for the part they played. After all the Lord tells us in 1 John 1:9,”If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” So you had all these different States, but they were certainly not united. They did not come together straightway in one accord and pray as the ought to have done. New Jersey came up with its own services for its people. Leaders in New York negotiated its own foreign treaties. Nine of the thirteen states acted like independent counties. At lest seven states printed their own currency which was only usable within their borders. Still other states passed tariff laws against the other states. And yet somehow these new colonies, these people with a dream to be free, this collections of rag tag war-weary Americans somehow came together, laid down their differences and became one nation. A nation that wanted to be ruled by laws of democracy to safeguard the rights of its citizens. Having the right to worship the Lord Jesus as the Bible instructs us to do. The right to speak boldly about the things of God as a Christian nation founded by those early Puritan’s we now call Pilgrims.
Let us pray that dream does not come to an end and we do not wake up back in Egypt. Nudge, nudge say no more….
The Lord Jesus/Yeshua still works mighty miracles. We still have very much to be thankful for with every breath we take. We also know the Lord our God shall take care of His children.
Philippians 4:19,”But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
This present world has yet to see what the Lord will do for those who are fully dedicated and completely submitted to Christ. If you do not believe the Lord will do something for you, you shall have it according to your faith. If you can believe that nothing is really impossible to the Lord you will have whatsoever you ask in His name. There are no more excuses, as we know the truth and the truth will make us free.
Mark 11:24,” Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.”
All things are possible with God! I pray the Lord’s supernatural peace, healing, provision and protection cover you always with oceans of agape love in the almighty name of Jesus/Yeshua! PASTOR CASPAR