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Cuts Like A Knife

  • Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, 'Whomever I will kiss, that is he. Seize him, and lead him away safely.' When he had come, immediately he came to him, and said, 'Rabbi! Rabbi!' and kissed him. They laid their hands on him, and seized him. Mark 14:44 WEB

    It was now dark. Jesus and the disciples had finished their last supper, sang a hymn together, and then went to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane as He often did. Judas Iscariot, who had just been with them at supper, now showed up with an armed group of men to arrest them. Their friend, had suddenly became their enemy.

    Judas walked over and kissed Jesus on the cheek to let the guards know who they were to arrest. This really hurt. One of His own, one of the twelve that He had picked out of thousands, had now betrayed Him. Jesus had a purpose, and Judas played an ugly part in bringing that about. It was not pretty, but it accomplished the will of God.

    Jesus took our sin away on the cross, and He suffered for it so that we would not have to, but other things that He went through were an example for us. Betrayal is something that most of us will experience at some point in life, and it hurts.

    If this happens to you, do what Jesus did: Stay focused on your purpose and forgive the betrayer as quickly as possible. Do not delay God's work and get sidetracked or filled with bitterness, even though it cuts like a knife. God will take care of the betrayer in due course. We reap what we sow.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I know that You have a plan and a purpose for me, and I choose to follow You today. Please help me see past the wrongs in my life, and to focus on what You are doing instead. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:16) If you are in need of prayer, please feel free always to send your requests to our prayer network, where we and the team will be honored to lift you up! Here is the link: RHM Prayer Network


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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

November 24, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!

Thank you Pastor!

 

November 24, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

November 24, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

November 24, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!

November 24, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Father, help me to focus on Your purpose. Amen.

November 24, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

November 24, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen, what ever we do will come back to us. Making good choices is important! Thank you Father for loving us!

November 24, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, forgive my sins and help me focus on the things You want me to do. In Jesus name I pray Amen.

November 24, 2017
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen,praise you wonderful Jesus.You are magnificent.

November 24, 2017
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

This message arrived to me just when I needed it most; I was recently betrayed by someone who I thought was sincere.It turned out she was only looking out for her own interests! I thank you so much for today's timely devotion!

November 24, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 24, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

November 24, 2017
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Kee Moon Chang
Kee Moon Chang

Amen. Just I want to follow Your way. 

November 24, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

 Heavenly Father I know that You have a plan and a purpose for me, and I choose to follow You today. Please help me see past the wrongs in my life, and to focus on what You are doing instead. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.<3

 

 

Pastor Dion thank you for todays devotion. :-)

November 24, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I know that You have a plan and a purpose for me, and I choose to follow You today. Please help me see past the wrongs in my life, and to focus on what You are doing instead. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

November 25, 2017