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Seventy Two Hours

  • And when David and his men came to the city, they found it burned with fire, and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep. 1 Samuel 30:2 ESV

    David stood amidst the burned ashes of his city with tears running down his face. Though he was anointed as king years ago, he had been running from Saul ever since. Now while the men were away, Amalekites had burned the city and carried off all of their wives and children. His own men were talking of stoning him to death. This was a difficult time for David. One that would break most men, but he strengthened himself in God (1 Sam 30:6).

    In seventy-two hours, everything changed (2 Sam 1:2). With God's help, David rescued their families and recovered all (1 Sam 30:18). Saul died during a battle with the Philistines (1 Sam 31:3). They made David king over Judah (2 Sam 2:4). The breakthrough was so close and things that had not changed for years, were now only hours away. David did not know this and if he had given up and fallen on his sword, he would have missed the greatest years of his life.

    It is always darkest right before the breakthrough. The battle can become so intense that you want to quit, but hang on. A lot can change in seventy-two hours. You are closer than ever to seeing the promises of God fulfilled in your life.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, give me a heart like David that will trust You even in the face of adversity. Strengthen me Lord and help me to see past the problem, in the name of Jesus I pray.

    Note: Happy Sunday! All are invited this morning to join us for our weekly RHM Live church service! We will be continuing our Bible Study with Acts 19, as well as our weekly time of worship, interactive prayer, and fellowship. To participate in the chatroom you need to have a site account, but if not, you can still watch the video of the study. Service starts at 10am EST, but all are encouraged to show up 15 minutes early for fellowship, and to make sure the stream is working for you before we start. Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen!!......Praise the Lord, Hallelujah!
Aug 19
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Aug 19
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Bill Digiglio
Bill Digiglio

Amen!! Never give up  God can change your situation in the blink of your eye.

Aug 19
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen and amen, that is the truth, brother!

Aug 19
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank u God Amen. 

Aug 19
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Helena Lopes
Helena Lopes

Amen. God bless and Have a happy Sunday. 

Aug 19
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Aug 19
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen praise for God our king  happy Sunday  to everyone 

Aug 19
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Aug 19
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen ,we praise God for our blessings.He is awesome.

Aug 19
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Aug 19
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! A lot can change in 72 hours and would I like it to!!! :) I love the stories of David in the bible. I would like to be more like him.

Aug 19
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, brother, praying for God to move in your lives <3!

Aug 19
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Thank You Sister! <3

Aug 19
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

Aug 19
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Amen!. It's true about the darkest before the breakthrough. We just never know.  We must trust our Lord with all our heart, mind and soul.  He never leaves us............never.  Thank you Pastor.  Have a blessed and peaceful Sunday.

Aug 19
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

We praise and give thanks to YOU FATHER ALMIGHTY. For YOU LORD GOD is loving, merciful and faithful. Thank you for loving my son so much. We claim and will receive it LORD that in 72 hours we believe that we will receive the answers to our prayers Amen

Aug 19
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I'm weak and need Your  help, give us the strength to keep going and wait for Your blessings. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor  for this devotional. 

Aug 19
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

Aug 19
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!!

Aug 19
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Oh yes Lord Jesus, amein.

Aug 19
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen Wow this really really helped me, thank you so much for all you do at RHM and for loving what you do it makes a big difference in many lives, God Bless you all. 

Aug 19
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you !

Aug 19
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Silvina Potter
Silvina Potter

Our God is A TOTALLY AMAZING GOD!..

Aug 20
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepleredited: Sep 5

He chose in heat of emotion not to fall on the sword.   Been there often over years of my life but I managed with God's appearing at a given moment..or the Word popping out like a aWord of Knowledge coming from Heaven.  Most recently is Psalm 34:4.  I prayed to the Lord and He answered me ..He freed me from all my fears.  Once again, this morning, I am feeling powerlessness over a recent happening because another type of layer is added on.  King David must have known that he know where to go to....His Father who loves him dearly and as Dad's are ( which I struggle with for the Father I had....) who are functioning and you know you can go freely....will listen to your heart and hold you to reassure you with a hug to get us back on track.  A place to go and put it and walk away.  Have had an issue with men a l l my life.  Lot of work in this area.  My Lord is a safe place, a refuge, a wing I can run to and feel the the rock, the refuge whatever it is built of with a beating heart love that never stops, and feathers from His wing that wrap around me tightly.Which help me to soar again!  So 72 hours or whatever His timing I need to ask for Him me to hold on.  God speaks in Love and this I can receive.

Sep 5