2 Corinthians 9:15
A Thanksgiving Message
Music from Andrea Bocelli and Richard Smallwood / Vision
2 Corinthians 9
King James Version
6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
9 (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever.
10 Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;)
11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
12 For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;
13 Whiles by the experiment of this ministration they glorify God for your professed subjection unto the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal distribution unto them, and unto all men;
14 And by their prayer for you, which long after you for the exceeding grace of God in you.
15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.
Thanksgiving is an annual tradition in the United States, which since 1863 is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. During Thanksgiving Day families and friends usually gather for a large meal. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year in the US, and therefore flights and hotels are very expensive around this time. Thanksgiving is at least four-day weekend vacation for schools and colleges. Most business and government workers are given Thanksgiving and the day after (Black Friday) as paid holidays. As people reunite with friends and family at Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Eve - the night before Thanksgiving - is one of the busiest nights of the year for bars and clubs
About the Rapture:
Since the beginning of Christianity, believers in Jesus have been waiting for His return.The Rapture is an event that comes before the end of the world as we know it, where according to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17, the dead in Christ will rise, along with those living that believe into the air.We will just vanish.It won’t make any sense to anyone left.
The absence of multitudes of people, will, of course, be evident on earth. After that it will be a period of seven years of tribulation on earth. The Anti-Christ will pop up. Folks will be required to worship him. More weird things will happen. Christ will return to the earth with His church, the saints who were raptured (Matthew 24:30, 2 Thessalonians 1:7, 1 Peter 1:13, Revelation 1:7).
Then He will be victorious over His enemies and will reign on the earth for 1,000 years (the millennium) with His saints, the church.