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Spikenard

  • Therefore Mary took a pound of ointment of pure nard, very precious, and anointed Jesus's feet and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. John 12:2 WEB

    While Jesus reclined at the table, Mary anointed His feet with twelve ounces of expensive perfume made of pure Spikenard oil. The plants that this oil are extracted from grow in Nepal, China, and India, so it had to be imported. Also the plants only yield a small amount of oil when crushed, so this made it really expensive and a luxury item. As Judas said, the amount of oil that Mary poured on Jesus' feet would have been worth a years wages for an average farm worker.

    Mary saw something in Jesus that she had never seen in anyone else. He was special. There had never been anyone like Him. She took one of her most valuable possessions and and anointed His feet with it, and then wiped them with her hair. That had to be the most endearing foot washing that a person could possibly do.

    Judas was in the same room, with the same people, yet he complained. He felt that the precious oil was wasted on Jesus. What a stark contrast that two people had when looking at the same Man.

    God sees the value in each of us and we are precious to Him, yet the devil sees us as a waste. We constantly have this battle going on inside of us. The bad thoughts, the rejection and the worthlessness, all come from the enemy. The good thoughts, acceptance, understanding, the hope and a future, come from God the Father.

    Do not listen to the enemy's lies. God loves you and the past is gone. Shake off the heaviness and try it again. God will anoint you with a costly anointing because He believes that you are worth it. He sees you as precious, just as Mary did with Jesus.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to see the love that You have for me in a clear way. Let me see through Your eyes and feel Your heart. Fill me with Your life and lead me into all that You have for me on this earth, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Sunday! For those who would like to join us, our RHM Live Sunday service will be happening at 11am EST! Just go to the Watch page on the site menu to join (we will be there about 15 minutes early for fellowship :)). ALSO, we wanted to give a shoutout to our member authors at RHM. You can find them by going to the Bookstore link on the site menu - the link will be in the first paragraph. We have recently added Deborah Alexander to our list and Carol Pady has just published a book called "Spiritually Single", as a blessing for those who have pre-believer loved ones! Thank you all so much for your prayers, support and encouragement!

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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

all  is well for lives  today  amen

 

October 23, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

October 23, 2016
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondelloedited: October 23, 2016

Father Yahweh please help me shake off the heaviness and to live life again. I'm tired of just existing every day that you give me. In Adoni Yeshua's name so be it.

October 23, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

October 23, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen so often in my life Satan tries to bring me down and make me think and feel that anything I do is not enough and that I am not equipped or qualified. Satan's lies can make a person feel so weak and so unworthy, ah but Jesus, His words of love and compassion that speak to my soul, say Carol, you are my chosen one, I will enable you as always to do all things through me. What a friend I have in Jesus!

October 23, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Well said Carol. <3 You have a beautiful heart and I don't think Jesus, will llet satan even near you. Jesus, knows all your works that you have been doing to draw closer. Satan, can't touch you. Jesus, has you in the the palm of His hands. I do believe that Jesus sees many of our works and love for Jesus here on RHM. Your a blessig to many of us here and I thank you and I love you. I pray blessings over you always and forever. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen. <3 

 

 

October 23, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Thank you Diane. Love you so much my sister!!

October 23, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

You so very welcome. <3  I Love You!! <3

October 24, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

October 23, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

This is something I've stuggled with all my life and need reminding of from time to time. Thank you, Pastor!

October 23, 2016
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Terryl Nichols
Terryl Nichols

Thank you for this message. I'm struggling with how family members have hurt me in the past and how they are still trying to hurt me. This reminds me how God is with me and loves me. He is my strength. 

October 23, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for this beautiful devotion today. :-)  I pray that Jesus, holds many of us in his arms here on RHM. I pray He holds all Gods children who give it their all to keep getting closer to the Lord. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen <3 

 

Heavenly Father, help me to see the love that You have for me in a clear way. Let me see through Your eyes and feel Your heart. Fill me with Your life and lead me into all that You have for me on this earth, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! 

I pray your prayer over my family and I. In Jesus, name. Amen! <3 Thank You, Jesus!! I thank You for everything you do to bring me to where you want me to be. Amen <3

 

 

 

October 23, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

amen

 

October 23, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for reminding me of my worth inspite of what others think of me.

October 23, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

October 23, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

October 23, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

October 23, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese

Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!

October 23, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, thank you pastor Todd for this wonderful devotion.

October 24, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Heavenly Father, help me to see the love that You have for me in a clear way. Let me see through Your eyes and feel Your heart. Fill me with Your life and lead me into all that You have for me on this earth and in eternity, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

October 24, 2016
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Amen to this!God sees the value in each of us and we are precious to Him, yet the devil sees us as a waste. We constantly have this battle going on inside of us. The bad thoughts, the rejection and the worthlessness, all come from the enemy. The good thoughts, acceptance, understanding, the hope and a future, come from God the Father.  This is  90 percent of what I try to proclaim to my Christian counseling clients. The battle is real. And it was right in front of us all along. Thank you pastor for illuminating this so clearly by highlighting the difference between these two bible characters. Amen. May I be a Mary today and see my people with her eyes, Cheists eyes, the father in love eyes. 

October 24, 2016