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Band on the Run

  • Yahweh, how my adversaries have increased! Many are those who rise up against me. Many there are who say of my soul, 'There is no help for him in God.' Selah. But you, Yahweh, are a shield around me, my glory, and the one who lifts up my head. Psalms 3:1 WEB

    David wrote these words while fleeing from his son Absalom, who plotted to kill David and become king in his place. Almost everyone that David knew turned against him and sided with Absalom. David had to leave town and hide, even though he was the rightful king (2 Samuel 15:14). In short, David's life fell apart overnight, and his own family sought to kill him.

    David had earned this, his own actions had brought it. David had an affair with a beautiful woman named Bathsheba, she became pregnant, so David had her husband killed to cover it up, then he married her. It looked like a pious act, the king taking in a poor pregnant widow who's husband had been killed in battle, but God knew the truth.

    Nathan the prophet told David this in 2 Samuel 12:11 'This is what Yahweh says: 'Behold, I will raise up evil against you out of your own house; and I will take your wives before your eyes, and give them to your neighbor, and he will lie with your wives in the sight of this sun. For you did this secretly, but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun.' Three chapters later, that all happened, and David was on the run.

    It was during this time that David wrote Psalms 3. David and his band of followers were on the run, but they continued to praise God and even wrote songs about it. David wrote that God was a shield about him to protect him from harm, even though there were thousands of people chasing him. The Lord was his glory (splendor, honor, and wealth) and the Lord lifted (exalted) his head. Though David had earned this hardship, God was still with him, and He protected him from harm.

    David recognized that his promotion did not come from man, and neither would his demotion come from a man. David trusted that the Lord would resolve it, and He did. While pursuing David, Absalom got his head caught in a tree and met a quick ending (2 Samuel 18:9). God used a simple unmoving tree to bring down the prideful Absalom.

    Even if you have rightfully earned what you are going through, continue your relationship with God. Sing praises to His name and it will invite His presence into your situation. Give the problems over to God and know that He will make things right. He will protect you through it and exalt you in due time. Promotion comes from the Lord, and no one can take it away unless He allows it.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I put my trust in You today. My life is in Your hands and You are in control of what happens to me. No one has the power to snatch me from Your hand. Fulfill Your will in my life, guide me, teach me, speak to me and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

December 14, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen. Guide us out of turmoil. Hallelujah praise God. Amen. 

December 14, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Thank you Pastor I have been blessed by the word of GOD, Through Refreshing Hope. You really know how to bring the Bible to the people. Thank you too you and your Lovely wife. I never met you and your lovely wife but I feel like Family in the name of JESUS. Thanks again. Always be blessed. 

December 14, 2017
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Thank you Barbara. We are just trying to find our way like everyone else, but in the process - God seems to use it to help others. Be blessed.  :)

December 14, 2017
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

I believe the key is to never turn back. David made mistakes, but he never stopped loving God. He just got up, repented, and tried to carry on. Be blessed Perry!

December 14, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

December 14, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen! What a great comfort!!

December 14, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Don’t know how to articulate what I’m feeling after reading this... Inwardly struggling... So many questions... But despite my puny feelings, God is still worthy to be praised! For He could have departed from David, but He covered and protected David from further harm. What a mighty God we serve! 

December 14, 2017
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Yea, its an interesting story. One thing is that there were limits to what could happen to David, and it was for a season, then he was restored to the throne. Many things... Be blessed Stacie!

December 14, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

That’s a great moral to the story. Very encouraging. Thanks! 

December 15, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

All praises to God .He is totally awesome. Amen 

December 14, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

December 14, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Father, Your will be done in my life. I praise You and love You! Amen.

December 14, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen there is no safer or better place to be than in the hands of the Father. No matter what happens in our lives He is our Shelter, our Rock, our Defender, Our Protector and most of all  Our Everlasting Father!!

December 14, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

December 14, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, give me the strength and protection to keep going. I need You Lord, Amen. 

December 14, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!!!

December 14, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen 

December 14, 2017
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin

Amen 

December 14, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 14, 2017
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

There has been times when situations in my life were scary and I did not know what to do, but I prayed to God anyway. I would cry and pray. I would write a list of goals and it seemed like I would never achieve them. But one day, I found a list of goals that I had written 5 years ago. Almost everything on that list that I had wrote, I had achieved them. Even getting a new bed. It took me five years to purchase a new bed. During that time I had realized that God had remembered what I had ask for even when I had forgot about my goals. I believe that God is good and he remember everything. I am glad that God help me realize that no matter what I been through, He is always there.

December 14, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

I'm so glad that the Lord is with me, what or whom should I fear!!!

December 14, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen 

December 15, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

 Heavenly Father I put my trust in You today. My life is in Your hands and You are in control of what happens to me. No one has the power to snatch me from Your hand. Fulfill Your will in my life, guide me, teach me, speak to me and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen <3

 

 

Thank you Pastor Dion. :-)

December 15, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I put my trust in You today. My life is in Your hands and You are in control of what happens to me. No one has the power to snatch me from Your hand. Fulfill Your will in my life, guide me, teach me, speak to me and through me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

December 15, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen

December 15, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

December 16, 2017