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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: Happy Sunday! The RHM Live weekend service is happening today at 10am EST - we will be continuing our online Bible Study with Chapter Nine of the Book of Acts. To find out more or join us this morning, go to this page: RHM Live


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen......❤️
May 25, 2018
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Seek the Lord with all your heart! Amen 

May 20, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

May 20, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank you Father for who you are!

May 20, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise God for his love God bless you all in Jesus name amen 

May 20, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Thank you Father I Praise your Glorious Name, Amen

May 20, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Jesus,please guide us today and live our lives for you.You are wonderful. Amen 

May 20, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Draw me to you Lord, Amen.

May 20, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Lord for forgiveness. Thank you for all your guidance and wisdom. Amen

May 20, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father in Heaven, heal me from my sins. Forgive all my missteps and lead me, speak to me and I'll listen. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Excellent devotional Pastor .

May 20, 2018
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

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. Thank you Amen

May 20, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Lord, lead my life. Amen. Great devotional Pastor Dion!

May 20, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 20, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Praise You Lord, for the healing which You started yesterday. Please keep healing me and leading me and make me whole again. In Jesus' name, Amen.

May 20, 2018
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen!

 

May 20, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 20, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

He is truly the God of infinite chances, He will always restore the repentant sinner back to Him, His love is an everlasting, never ending love.

May 20, 2018
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen❤

May 20, 2018
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FILMING OF THE LEFT BEHIND 2 MOVIE :)

May 20, 2018
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Jes Esco
Jes Esco

Thank you Lord!!!! God bless everyone i hope you all had an amazing Sunday!!!

May 20, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  I hear the Lord!  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.

May 21, 2018
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

May 29, 2018