Thanksgiving is not a Holy Day from God. It is a National Holiday created for the purpose of celebrating war victories. The Thanksgiving narrative taught today differs greatly from the original presidential proclamations. The “first Thanksgiving” in 1621, is portrayed as a three-day harvest celebration between the pilgrims and the Native American Indians. Most accounts neglect to acknowledge what happened next in history. The Indians were driven from their lands and massacred. This was hardly the start of a period to remember with thankfulness. The “discovery” of America turned into the start of many wars in a new land.
Thanksgiving Day Proclamations
In 1777 George Washington proclaimed Thanksgiving a celebration of the defeat of the British in the American Revolutionary War. Likewise, in 1814 James Madison proclaimed a Day of Thanksgiving at the close of the War of 1812. During the Civil War in 1863, Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day a national holiday as a means to try to unite the country. Since the time of the Civil War, Americans annually celebrate Thanksgiving
Today, President Trump addressed the nation. He stated: “Today we give thanks for all the pilgrims, pioneers and patriots who have gone before us, and for all those warriors who have kept us safe and free.” He told service members “We’re fighting to win.”
Some say America stands for peace, prosperity and freedom. Yet here we are, almost 400 years after the “discovery” of America and the never-ending wars continue. The enemies may have changed, but the rallying cries from the leaders are the same, “We’re fighting to win”. No one turns to God.
“The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that understood, and were seeking God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy/unclean: there is none that does good, no, not one.” Psalm 14:2-3
The American people are being led by men who have stated “God Bless America” over and over again, yet have not turned to God. They have turned to their military strength and the money on which they print “In God We Trust”.
“Woe to them that go down to Egypt (oppression) for help, that rely on horses armored for war and trust in chariots armored for war, they are many; and in horseman, because they are very strong; but they look not to the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the Lord!” Isaiah 31:1
“The Lord looked down from Heaven; He beholds all the sons of men. From the place of His habitation He looks upon all the inhabitants of the earth. He considers all their works. There is no king saved by the multitude of an army, a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. A horse armored for war is a vain thing for safety; neither shall he deliver any by his great strength” Psalm 33:13-17
Instead of giving thanks for military strength and prosperity of the few achieved through wars and oppression, it is time to turn away from this false Holy Day and look to God.
What does He want? For you to seek God and Him alone.
How do you seek God? Read His Words.
“Yes, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding; If you seek her (wisdom) as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures; Then shall you understand the reverence of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom: out of His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.” Prov 2:3-6