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Go To Nineveh

  • Yahweh's word came to Jonah the second time, saying, 'Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I give you.' So Jonah arose, and went to Nineveh, according to Yahweh's word. Jonah 3:1 WEB

    When God told Jonah to go to Nineveh, he immediately went down to Joppa and then took a ship to Tarshish. Now Nineveh (in modern-day Iraq) was about five hundred miles east of his home in Gath-heper (2 kings 14:25). While Tarshish (in south Spain) was twenty-five hundred miles west of his home. Tarshish was about three-thousand miles from Nineveh.

    The Lord told Jonah to do something, but Jonah refused and intentionally went the opposite direction, all while fully knowing what God wanted him to do. Jonah spent his time and resources doing the exact opposite of what God wanted. His life then fell apart and became a living hell. When he hit rock bottom, at his lowest point, after he had been eaten by a fish and was sitting alone in the dark, covered in slime and seaweed, Jonah finally surrendered to God and prayed.

    Though Jonah thought that he had ruined his life, all that it took to change his circumstances was praying from the belly of the fish. Immediately things began to change in his life and as he stood on the beach, the exact same word of the Lord came to him a second time. The plan had not changed because of Jonah's behavior, the word for him was 'Go to Nineveh'.

    For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable (Romans 11:29). God doesn't change His mind about you, though He may discipline you to bring you back into place. Jesus knew that Peter would deny knowing Him three times, but He chose him anyway. You get back up and try again. For a righteous man falls seven times and rises up again (Proverbs 24:16).

    There have been times when I thought that God was finished with me, that I had finally crossed the line, and the enemy will always try to get you to believe that. Yet when I finally turned to Him and prayed, I heard the same word come again. His plan for you is still there, even when you knew what you were supposed to do, and you spent all your time and money doing the exact opposite. You are not lost. It is not too late. The Lord still has a purpose for your life.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, have mercy on me, a sinner. Draw my heart to You and make me steadfast. Forgive me of my sins and help me to guard my thought life. Help me put on the mind of Christ and transform me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen.

February 22, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Hum, ah God is good all the time!! We walk away stray!! Amazing He is still there when, we wake up, daw I blew it!! I remember My dad giving Me direction on issues..  hum I would rebell, fall get hurt. He than says may be you'll lesson next time!! bad habits, self will, rebellion,...Hum. I've been letting it out a lil here a lil there, how utterly distroyed I became after My service tour.. sniffle, cry, wine is'nt part of a Man.. That in itself did and still does keep Me in places I don't need to be.. Ah its called reach out ask.. Hum, imbarresment self conscious fear of being talked about being made fun of, hum avoided... A couple thoughts on how people stay stuck, in awkward life situations!!!!!!!!! Amazing story!! thanks Pastor!!

February 22, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen.

February 22, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!  Lord this day is very difficult as I pray to you to hold me every so tightly as I remember the passing of my mom on this day and how precious she was to me!  You are always by my side in good times and bad and today as I look up to the heavens and remember both of my parents, I know that you are with me ALWAYS!  Amen

February 22, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I know what you are filling, I lost my precious Father and 2 weaks later My Mother, I am so thankful they both are not suffering any more, and are in Gods hands.

February 22, 2017
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

I'm so sorry for your loss.

February 22, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thinking of you as you remember your precious Mom.... 

February 22, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

February 22, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

February 22, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I love the fact that God keeps working in my life no matter what I do, because He has a purpose for my life, It makes me want to serve Him more, and Please Him.

February 22, 2017
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Have mercy on me, a sinner. 

February 22, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. Satan always tries to convince us that we have blown it, but God always is there to confirm that we haven't.

February 22, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Lord that you have a purpose for my life. Sometimes I wonder what my purpose in life is ? That there must be something more !!! I pray the Pastors prayer: Heavenly Father, have mercy on me, a sinner. Draw my heart to You and make me steadfast. Forgive me of my sins and help me to guard my thought life. Help me put on the mind of Christ and transform me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

February 22, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!   Thank you pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

 

I pray your prayer over me and my family. Forgive me of all my sins. Draw my heart near to you, and always help me to do the right thing. I pray in Jesus. name. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, have mercy on me, a sinner. Draw my heart to You and make me steadfast. Forgive me of my sins and help me to guard my thought life. Help me put on the mind of Christ and transform me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

February 22, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, have mercy on me, a sinner. Draw my heart to you and make me steadfast. Forgive me of my sins and help me to guard my thought life. Help me put on the mind of Christ and Transform Me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

February 22, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

February 22, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

February 23, 2017
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Myrna Gonzalez
Myrna Gonzalez

Amen

February 23, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Good morning!  Thanks for letting Gord Use you Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, have mercy on me, a sinner. Draw my heart to You and make me steadfast. Forgive me of my sins and help me to guard my thought life. Help me put on the mind of Christ and transform me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

February 23, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

So good!!!

February 23, 2017