Thursday, November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving from The Ignorant Fishermen Blog


Beloved, Greetings in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ! Who is the TRUE source for ALL Heavenly blessings here on earth and in Heaven above (Eph. 1:3)!

As we celebrate this time of Thanksgiving we are very mindful of many things. We are thankful for our loved ones, a measure of health and a sound mind. We are thankful for the earthly blessings and liberties that we possess as Americans. We are thankful for those who have shed their blood on our nation's behalf which have preserved our freedoms and liberties. We are thankful for the vision and labor of our Founding Fathers which steadfast sought to provide its posterity with a nation and constitution that we may enjoy our unalienable rights as human beings. We are thankful to those who labor for the Lord on our behalf, who challenge us and encourage us in the ETERNAL truths and promises of Almighty God.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you! (1 Thess. 5:18).

But most of all we are thankful for Almighty God our Father for so loving us that He sent His only begotten Son on our behalf (John 3:16-17), that we may be redeemed, forgiven, received, adopted and made righteous in the Person and work of Jesus Christ (Rom. 10:4, 1 Cor. 1:30).

We are truly thankful that we are still able to worship Almighty God in spirit and truth here in America and that we still have a measure of time left to get out His saving message to a dying and condemned world. We rejoice that Christ is coming again very soon and that this fallen world is NOT our home. We have a glorious future forevermore with our Savior and Lord in perfect RIGHTEOUSNESS in Almighty God's ETERNAL day (1 Cor. 2:9, Rev. 22:5).

May this Thanksgiving be a great blessing to you all! We indeed have much to be thankful for (Phil. 4:4)!

Beloved, The Kingdom of Heaven is truly at hand!

The Ignorant Fishermen


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A Song of Thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father! Count it ALL Joy! (Lyric Video)

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A Believing Remnant in America that is Still Truly Thankful

My dear friends, in light of our nation's unthankfulness to Almighty God, godlessness, abounding moral relativistic thinking and secularism; there is still a remnant (Isa. 1:4-9) throughout this nation today that still chooses to follow Almighty God and knows His Son as their personal Savior as the Holy Scriptures so clearly teach (John 1:12). This remnant is truly thankful daily for all that Almighty God has provided for them (in time and in ETERNITY) and they are found throughout all the social classes today in America (1 Cor. 10:31).

  Throughout this nation today their is a remnant that still chooses to follow Almighty God and knows His Son as their personal Savior as the Holy Scriptures so simply teach.

The risen Christ's light shines forth through them and they shine as lights in an ever growing darker world, a world and a system which despises, abhors and hates ETERNAL light and RIGHTEOUSNESS more and more every day (Isa. 58:8, Prov. 4:18, Matt. 5:15-15, John 8:12, Eph. 5:8, 1 Thess. 5:5, Rev. 21:21-23). Tragically, these little lights today are America's outcasts, rejected and scoffed at by the political parties of today, Hollywood, the media, social media and by millions of this godless nation. UNTHANKFULNESS has engulfed our nation and it has taking its toll on our society and culture. Even is such a day and hour we have much my beloved to be thankful for to Almighty God, for His greatest promises are yet to be (1 John 3:1-3, Rev. 21-22:1-5)! Thanksgiving Day is the norm for the child of Almighty God who desires His perfect will for their lives and fully appreciates the Savior’s ETERNAL LOVE (Col. 3:16, Phil. 4:4, 1 Thes. 5:18).

 Thanksgiving Day is the norm for the child of Almighty God who desires His perfect will for their lives and fully appreciates the Savior’s ETERNAL LOVE.
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Paul warned us what would be the climate of the Last Days and we are fully there as a nation and as a world.

As Paul stated;
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth." (2 Tim. 3:1-7)
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In the light of our day, may God's people always be thankful and understanding that this fallen world is not our home. That wondrous TRUTH in its self should cause us to rejoice greatly and to be ALWAYS thankful to our Heavenly Father!
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The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
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DJP I.F.

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George Washington's 1789 Thanksgiving Proclamation

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:"
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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 favorable 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 enable 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 3d day of October, A.D. 1789.

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UNTHANKFUL -You Shall Know Them By Their Fruit


The Lord Jesus stated that, you shall know men by their fruits and by their actions (Matt. 7:16-20). It is simple enough to see that where ever the “virtues” of secular liberalism are promoted and exercised that poverty, disease, anarchy, crime, social chaos, the break down of the family unit, violence and horrific social devastation are to be found. It is upon the reaping of these lawless fruits that UNTHANKFULNESS reigns as king (Rom. 1:18-21, 2 Tim 3:2).

It is upon the reaping of these lawless fruits that UNTHANKFULNESS reigns as king!
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When one rejects and abandons the core moral building blocks for a health society for a godless delusion of lawlessness, expect to find social devastation and chaos (2 Tim. 3:1-7).

What is most alarming is how the very people that impose their delusional solutions and remedies upon the American people seek also to fix these ills of society by applying the very same logic that got us to this social catastrophic point in the first place. By applying these lawless solutions, these excel the rate of today’s social ills at exponential rates. Today’s American social culture is at the extreme breaking point. The evidence is every where, yet the majority of American’s live in the apathetic delusion that all is well and that we will remain and prosper as times past. Until we turn back to Almighty God as our founding fathers did we will remain ever the more UNTHANKFUL and BITTER. Sadly, we are aready past the point of no return. In this day and hour, we who personally know the Lord should be ALWAYS be thankful! Our sins are forgiven, we have ETERNAL life and we will one Day dwell with our Savior for EVERMORE (1 Cor 2:9, Rev. 22:1-5)! What is there that we are NOT to be thankful for! In such a day and hour as now, REJOICE and give the glory to Almighty God with GREAT thanksgiving (1 Cor. 10:31, Phil. 4:4, Col. 3:17)! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

DJP I.F.

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The Mayflower and the Titanic

Dear Friends, what a contrast! Behold! There were 102 people who boarded a small sailing vessel; there were over 2000 who boarded a massive ocean liner nearly 300 years later. The humble Pilgrims were passengers on the Mayflower. They knew that this world was not their true home (Heb. 11:13; 1 Pet. 2:11). The Pilgrims were not seeking riches or earthly fame. They merely wanted a land where they could worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences in view of the clear teachings of the Scriptures. The Pilgrims were willing to suffer great hardships in order to gain this freedom!

 The Pilgrims were not seeking riches or earthly fame. They merely wanted a land where they could worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences in view of the clear teachings of the Scriptures.

The passengers on the luxurious Titanic included many rich people who were accustomed to enjoying all earthly comforts. They delighted in the fine things which this world had to offer. Many were godless, and in their false sense of security boasted, "Not even God can sink this ship!

In spite of the Pilgrim"s difficulties, God wondrously protected them on the Mayflower. The voyage lasted 65 days with many trials. They met with many fierce storms, but God brought them safely to Cape Cod. Remarkably, only two lives were lost on the trip. One man, John Howland, even fell overboard on a stormy night but was rescued against all odds.  [See The Remarkable Story of John Howland, Mayflower Passenger]

Almighty God was with the Mayflower and the tiny ship withstood the seas; the massive Titanic that boasted against God had calm seas and sank.








Almighty God was with the Mayflower and the tiny ship withstood the seas; the massive Titanic that boasted against God had calm seas and sank. The Mayflower believers knew that God was their refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. The Titanic victims struggling to survive in icy waters heard the valiant witness of John Harper: "Are you saved? Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved!"  [See The Titanic - The Amazing but Little Known Story of John Harper]
 
Those on the Mayflower trusted in God and were delivered; those on the Titanic proudly trusted in this world system and the majority perished. Dear friend, which vessel represents the object of your trust?

The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

GWZ I.F.

Why Thanksgiving?

In the light of what is, what is not, what is going to be, how then shall we proceed? At the very least in light of life’s realities, be thankful! God is good no matter what or why or who and God’s saving grace is sufficient for you.

Thanksgiving Deserves the Right Attitude
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A right attitude towards God is needed, not a attitude of indifference and rejection as in Romans 1:21 – “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were [they] THANKFUL; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, UNTHANKFUL, unholy (2 Timothy 3:1-2).” “O GIVE THANKS unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever” (Psalm 118:1,4). And his mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation (Luke 1:50).

Thanksgiving Involves the Right Action
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The right action is necessary. “O GIVE THANKS unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever” (Psalm 107:1). Thank Almighty God for His mercy, for it is with a thankful heart that you can receive the priceless gift of God’s son. “But as many as RECEIVED Him, to them gave he power [the right] to become the sons [children] of God, even to them that believe on His Name” (John 1:12). “And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, BELIEVE on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be SAVED, and thy house” (Acts 16:30-31). “THANKS be unto God for his unspeakable gift” (2 Cor. 9:15).

Thanksgiving Involves the Right Approach

A genuine heart attitude of thanksGIVING ought to result in a life of thanksLIVING: “SERVE the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 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 100:2-5).

Are you able to thank the Lord Jesus Christ for His saving presence in your life? Why not receive Him now as your personal Savior because of His personal concern for you!

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