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Exiles Restored

  • You shall seek me, and find me, when you shall search for me with all your heart. I will be found by you, says Yahweh, and I will turn again your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places where I have driven you, says Yahweh; and I will bring you again to the place from where I caused you to be carried away captive. Jeremiah 29:13 WEB

    Israel was on a slow downward spiral of backsliding and began worshipping other gods like asheroth, baal, and chemosh when given the chance. Under David's rule, they were one nation, united under God Almighty. Then Solomon was led astray by his (seven hundred) foreign wives and by the time David's grandson Rehoboam became king, the nation was split into two pieces. The ten tribes that split off were called Israel, and the two that remained were called Judah.

    Israel immediately set up altars to worship golden calves (1Kings 12:32) and were soon overrun and carried off into exile by Assyria (2 Kings 18:1). Judah followed God a while longer, but when king Rehoboam became strong (2 Chronicles 12:1), they forsook the Lord as well and were then carried off into exile by Babylon.

    Judah and Israel was both sent into exile because they ignored the word that God had sent them repeatedly by His prophets, and they continued to worship other gods. They wanted to serve God, and other gods as well. Countries soon invaded and carried off the wealth of the land and most of the people. After all of that, and all of the warnings, when the people humbled themselves and sought His face once again, God restored them, and as one nation.

    There is always a fork in the road. In life, there are two paths, one leads to destruction and the other to eternal life. We all have to choose. Sin has consequences, and being saved does not automatically give you an escape from your actions. Paul wrote: 'Don't be deceived. God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap.' (Galatians 6:7).

    Sometimes we ignore the will and word of the Lord for us and intentionally go the other way knowing full well what we are doing, then consequences come as a direct result of it. I speak from personal experience. Jesus Himself said: 'Why do you call me, Lord, Lord, and don't do the things which I say?' (Luke 6:46).

    Still, God is a redeeming God and He will bring you back and restore what has been taken away when we change our course and return to Him. When you ask, you will be forgiven. Actively seek God, build that relationship and learn to listen when He is speaking. Include Him in your decisions and invite Him to be a part of your day. You can be certain that you will not find Him if you are not looking for Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please forgive me of my sins and draw my heart to You in a deeper way. Let me come to live in the fullness of Your goodness. Guide me Lord, and I will follow. Teach me, and I will learn. Send me, and I will go. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning, and happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful that God has blessed us with this ministry and with each of you here! May you have a blessed, joyful and safe day. We pray for traveling mercies for all who are away from home and His divine peace for all who are lonely, in the name of Jesus!

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Happy Thanksgiving. God bless us all. Amen. 

November 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Good morning and happy Thanksgiving, Mari <3!!! (((HUGS)))

November 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Happy Thanksgiving Mari!

November 24, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

Happy  Thanksgiving  to  all  may all be  blessed  amen

 

November 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Happy Thanksgiving Penelope!

November 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much, Penelope, happy Thanksgiving <3!!! (((HUGS)))

November 24, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Happy thanksgiving and amen 

November 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Loriann, God bless <3!!!

November 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Happy Thanksgiving Loriann!

November 24, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen. It is a good thing to give thanks to the Lord most high, happy thanksgiving  y'all 

November 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Happy Thanksgiving Rachael!

November 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen and amen, Rachael, happy Thanksgiving <3!!! (((HUGS)))

November 24, 2016
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Jackie Tipton
Jackie Tipton

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and have a blessed day. May God bless you and keep you safe. Amen

November 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Happy Thanksgiving Jackie!

November 24, 2016
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Eric Rodriguez
Eric Rodriguez

Wishing everyone a Happy & A Healthy Thanksgiving . May GOD BLESS & KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES  IN HIS WARM EMBRACE .

November 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Happy Thanksgiving to you Eric!

November 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much, Eric, happy Thanksgiving <3!!! (((HUGS)))

November 24, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Wishing All a very a Happy Thanksgiving!! Lord I thank you for your love and for your most precious Son Jesus!  Amen!!

November 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Happy Thanksgiving to you Marisa!

November 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much, Marisa, happy Thanksgiving <3!!! (((HUGS)))

November 24, 2016
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Emily Christine
Emily Christine

This was such a great word, what a tremendous blessing we have with RHM. Praying for traveling mercies for all who will be traveling this holiday, may you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!!!

November 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Happy Thanksgiving to you Emily!

November 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much, Emily, and joining in your prayer for those traveling <3! Happy Thanksgiving!!! (((HUGS)))

November 24, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I give thsnks for the Lord my God and the many blessings He has given me! May everyone have a blessed and happy thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, sister! Thank you so much, Lynn, and happy Thanksgiving <3!!! (((HUGS)))

November 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Happy Thanksgiving to you Lynn!

November 24, 2016
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Happy Thanksgiving RHM family! God is good -- all the time! Thanking Him for the abundant blessings I enjoy and that includes all of you.

November 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Happy Thanksgiving to you Cathy!

November 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Cathy, thank you so much <3! May you and yours have a blessed and joyful Thanksgiving!!! (((HUGS)))

November 24, 2016
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Happy Thanksgiving, all! 

November 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Happy Thanksgiving to you Stacie!

November 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much, Stacie, always wonderful to hear from you! Happy Thanksgiving <3! (((HUGS)))

November 24, 2016
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Nichole Richardson
Nichole Richardson

Wishing all of my RHM family a blessed, joyous, and safe Thanksgiving with family and friends ! :)

November 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Happy Thanksgiving to you Nichole!

November 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much, Nichole, happy Thanksgiving to you and yours <3!!! (((HUGS)))

November 24, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Amen!  Thank you for your message Pastor Dion I know in my own life I go through choices every day I pray that the Lord gives me guidance to stay on the right path!  I wish all a very blessed Thanksgiving for all his blessings he gives us each and every day!

November 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, brother, happy Thanksgiving and many blessings to you and yours <3!

November 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Thank you Fraser, Happy Thanksgiving. 

November 24, 2016
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Happy Thanksgiving to all, thank you Jesus for RHM. Blessings!

November 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Gloria <3! (((HUGS)))

November 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Thank you Gloria! Happy Thanksgiving: “Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.” (Psalms 100:4 NKJV)

November 24, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Good Morning Breathren!! Thanks Pastor-- for RHM!! I pray His great Blessings touch Us all today!! I'm elated to be as far as I've come!! I know continual searching through Him will bring great Blessings this coming year!!! Be Blessable in all you do!!

November 24, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Happy Thanksgiving, Mike! So glad and blessed to see you here each day, brother!

November 24, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Thank you Mike, Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for being a part of RHM. 

November 24, 2016
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Diann Verdery
Diann Verdery

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

November 24, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Amen. I am so thankful for RHM. Your inspiring messages give me a great start to the day. Blessings to your all.

November 24, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I hope everyone reading this had a very blessed, happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

A Blessed Thanksgiving to All of you!!

November 24, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen, amen. 

November 24, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please forgive me of my sins and draw my heart to You in a deeper way. Let me come to live in the fullness of Your goodness. Guide me Lord, and I will follow. Teach me, and I will learn. Send me, and I will go. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

November 25, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

November 25, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝edited: November 26, 2016

Amen!  Thank you Pastor Dion for your devotion. :-)    Father, please forgive me for all my sins. Kepp me walking on the narrow path to the stright gate. Amen   

I claim this prayer over me help me guide me, Lord. Amen. <3

Prayer: Heavenly Father please forgive me of my sins and draw my heart to You in a deeper way. Let me come to live in the fullness of Your goodness. Guide me Lord, and I will follow. Teach me, and I will learn. Send me, and I will go. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

I pray everyone had a blessed and happy thanksgiving with family and friends. Amen

November 26, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Thank you Pastor Todd for this devotion.Heavenly Father forgive me for the times I have failed to witness of your goodness and give you thanks for all you have done and given us, when I have been in the company of others,Lord my desire is to Glorify you and give you thanks when I know in my heart all that we have been given comes from you.Lord help me to be bold and put my faith into action,that you will be Glorified.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray.

December 29, 2016