2019-10-18 07:22:51


As we consider different weapons to use in the spirit against the enemy, lets consider gratitude. A powerful weapon in times of overwhelming circumstances. Gratitude means thanks and appreciation. It's a feeling you get when you recognize someone who is been so good to you. Its not in difference but it spontaneously emerges from within. It is also a choice. Gratitude means to open your mouth and give thanks. We know that this is the new year and time to open up your mouth. So that your mouth is filled with thanksgiving. We give thanks from a grateful heart.

"Thankfulness is the frequency of a joyful heart and an antidote to cynicism". John Crowder

1 Cor 15:57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. KJV

2 Cor 2:14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

OUR SACRIFICE Heb 13:15 Through Him, therefore, let us constantly and at all times offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, which is the fruit of lips that thankfully acknowledge and confess and glorify His name. AMP


Heb 13:15 Let's take our place outside with Jesus, no longer pouring out the sacrificial blood of animals but pouring out sacrificial praises from our lips to God in Jesus' name. MSG

Sacrifice- (the act or the victim, used of the altar of incense, which stood in the sanctuary or Holy place.

Rom 12:1 I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship. AMP


Rom 12:1 With eyes wide open to the mercies of God, I beg you, my brothers, as an act of intelligent worship, to give him your bodies, as a living sacrifice, consecrated to him and acceptable by him. PHILLIPS

Ps 107:21 So thank God for his marvelous love, for his miracle mercy to the children he loves;

22 Offer thanksgiving sacrifices, tell the world what he's done sing it out!

1 Thess 5:18 Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will]. AMP ↕↕↕

1 THESS 5:18 And in the midst of everything be always giving thanks, for this is Gods perfect plan for you in Christ Jesus. TPT

Ps 5:3 In the morning You hear my voice, O Lord; in the morning I prepare [a prayer, a sacrifice] for You and watch and wait [for You to speak to my heart].

Ps 54:6 With a freewill offering I will sacrifice to You; I will give thanks and praise Your name, O Lord, for it is good. AMP

Ps 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving and rehearse His deeds with shouts of joy and singing! AMP

Ps 116:17 I will offer to You the sacrifice of thanksgiving and will call on the name of the Lord. AMP

Jonah 2:9 But as for me, I will sacrifice to You with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that which I have vowed. Salvation and deliverance belong to the Lord!

10 And the Lord spoke to the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

1 Peter 2:4 Come to Him [then, to that] Living Stone which men tried and threw away, but which is chosen [and] precious in God's sight

5 [Come] and, like living stones, be yourselves built [into] a spiritual house, for a holy (dedicated, consecrated) priesthood, to offer up [those] spiritual sacrifices [that are] acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ.

1 Cor 8:3 But if one loves God truly [with affectionate reverence, prompt obedience, and grateful recognition of His blessing], he is known by God [recognized as worthy of His intimacy and love, and he is owned by Him].

1 JN 4:19 Our love for others is our grateful response to the love God first demonstrated to us. TPT

Ps 145:1 I WILL extol You, my God, O King; and I will bless Your name forever and ever [with grateful, affectionate praise].

2 Every day [with its new reasons] will I bless You [affectionately and gratefully praise You]; yes, I will praise Your name forever and ever. AMP


PS 145:1 My heart explodes with praise to you! Now and forever my heart bows in worship to you, my King and my God!

2Every day I will lift up my praise to your name with praises that will last throughout eternity. TPT

Ps 66:8 Bless our God, O peoples, give Him grateful thanks and make the voice of His praise be heard, AMP

PS 119:108 Lord, receive my grateful thanks and teach me more of how to please you. TPT

Eph 5:4 Though some tongues just love the taste of gossip, Christians have better uses for language than that. Don't talk dirty or silly. That kind of talk doesn't fit our style. Thanksgiving is our dialect. MSG

Col 3:15 And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ's] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always]. AMP


Col 3:15 Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in step with each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. MSG

Heb 12:28 Do you see what we've got? An unshakable kingdom! And do you see how thankful we must be? Not only thankful, but brimming with worship, deeply reverent before God. For God is not an indifferent bystander. MSG

2 Sam 22:50 For this I will give thanks and extol You, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing praises to Your name. AMP


2 Sam 22:50 That's why I'm thanking you, God, all over the world. That's why I'm singing songs that rhyme your name. MSG

1 Chron 16:8 Thank God! Call out his Name! Tell the whole world who he is and what he's done!

9 Sing to him! Play songs for him! Broadcast all his wonders! MSG

1 Chron 16:34 Give thanks to God he is good and his love never quits. MSG

Ps 68:26 Bless, give thanks, and gratefully praise God in full congregations, even the Lord, O you who are from [Jacob] the fountain of Israel. AMP

Ps 106:1 PRAISE THE Lord! (Hallelujah!) O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!

2 Who can put into words and tell the mighty deeds of the Lord? Or who can show forth all the praise [that is due Him]? AMP


PS 106:1 Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! Everyone thank God, for he is good and easy to please. Your tender love for us, Lord, continues on forever.

2Who could ever fully describe your glorious miracles? Yahweh, who could ever praise you enough? TPT

Ps 140:13 And I know that the righteous personally thank you, that good people are secure in your presence. MSG


PS 140:13 Your godly lovers will thank you no matter what happens.

For they choose and cherish your presence above everything else! TPT

1 Tim 1:12 I'm so grateful to Christ Jesus for making me adequate to do this work. He went out on a limb, you know, in trusting me with this ministry.

13 The only credentials I brought to it were invective and witch hunts and arrogance. But I was treated mercifully because I didn't know what I was doing didn't know Who I was doing it against!

14 Grace mixed with faith and love poured over me and into me. And all because of Jesus. MSG

Rev 11:16 Then the twenty-four elders [of the heavenly Sanhedrin], who sit on their thrones before God, prostrated themselves before Him and worshiped,

17 Exclaiming, To You we give thanks, Lord God Omnipotent, [the One] Who is and [ever] was, for assuming the high sovereignty and the great power that are Yours and for beginning to reign. AMP


REV 11:16 Then the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell facedown before him and worshiped him,

17saying: We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty, who is, and who was,

because you have established your great and limitless power and begun to reign! TPT

Rev 4:8 The Four Animals were winged, each with six wings. They were all eyes, seeing around and within. And they chanted night and day, never taking a break:

Holy, holy, holy Is God our Master, Sovereign-Strong, The Was, The Is, The Coming.

9 Every time the Animals gave glory and honor and thanks to the One Seated on the Throne the age-after-age Living One

10 the Twenty-four Elders would fall prostrate before the One Seated on the Throne. They worshiped the age-after-age Living One. They threw their crowns at the foot of the Throne, chanting,

11 Worthy, O Master! Yes, our God! Take the glory! the honor! the power!

You created it all; It was created because you wanted it. MSG

Rev 5:9 And they sang a new song: Worthy! Take the scroll, open its seals.

Slain! Paying in blood, you bought men and women, Bought them back from all over the earth, Bought them back for God.

10 Then you made them a Kingdom, Priests for our God, Priest-kings to rule over the earth.

11 I looked again. I heard a company of Angels around the Throne, the Animals, and the Elders ten thousand times ten thousand their number, thousand after thousand after thousand

12 in full song:The slain Lamb is worthy! Take the power, the wealth, the wisdom, the strength! Take the honor, the glory, the blessing!

13 Then I heard every creature in Heaven and earth, in underworld and sea, join in, all voices in all places, singing: To the One on the Throne! To the Lamb!

The blessing, the honor, the glory, the strength, For age after age after age.

14 The Four Animals called out, "Oh, Yes!" The Elders fell to their knees and worshiped. MSG

Rev 7:9 I looked again. I saw a huge crowd, too huge to count. Everyone was there all nations and tribes, all races and languages. And they were standing, dressed in white robes and waving palm branches, standing before the Throne and the Lamb

10 and heartily singing: Salvation to our God on his Throne! Salvation to the Lamb!

11 All who were standing around the Throne Angels, Elders, Animals fell on their faces before the Throne and worshiped God,

12 singing: Oh, Yes! The blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving,

The honor and power and strength, To our God forever and ever and ever!

Oh, Yes! MSG

Rev 19:1 I heard a sound like massed choirs in Heaven singing, Hallelujah!

The salvation and glory and power are God's