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A New Identity

  • Behold, Yahweh stood above it, and said, 'I am Yahweh, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed. Your seed will be as the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. In you and in your seed will all the families of the earth be blessed. Behold, I am with you, and will keep you, wherever you go, and will bring you again into this land. For I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken of to you.' Genesis 28:13 WEB

    When the Lord gave Jacob this word of encouragement, he was a young man running for his life. His brother Esau wanted to kill him because Jacob had deceived their father, and stolen Esau's birthright. As Jacob lay down to get some rest that night, God told him many things that were to come through a dream.

    Jacob was a bit of a rogue. His name means 'He cheats, the supplanter, he undermines, the heel' yet God was not interested in his past, but spoke only of his future. As Jacob lived his life, and spent time wrestling with God, he became a different man. God changed Jacob's name to 'Israel' meaning 'Who prevails with God' (Genesis 32:28).

    Decades later when Jacob returned to that place, he was healthy, wealthy, married, had a dozen children, many servants, a great testimony, and a new name. The Lord fulfilled His promises to Jacob just as He had spoken.

    God always sees the potential in us and He calls us into our future, even though some of us could use a new identity like Jacob. God is faithful to provide what we need when we put Him first in our lives, even a completely new identity. We can become better than we are. We do not have to be what we were in the past.

    The things that the Lord has spoken to your heart, He will fulfill, no matter how impossible or unlikely it appears. Hang on in faith. Know that we will see the goodness of God, in the land of the living.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You do for me. Mold me, shape me, and help me become the best version of myself. Bring out the best in me. May my family and I all come to know You in a deeper way, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray

    Note: "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Yes we are safe at home the fire has moved up the canyon instead of down. We should be safe but the whole town of Paradise is mostly gone now... that's where Dave delivers CN&R each week... it just gone....many other towns badly damaged too :( so sad
November 10, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

So awful ;(! Love y'all and praying <3!!! 

November 10, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I'm happy you are safe from the fires! I will be praying for those who have lost property.

November 10, 2018
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Flo Romero
Flo Romero

Glad you are safe and praying for everyone.

November 10, 2018
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praising God that you are safe.  My mom and brother live in Placerville -- and we've seen the dry conditions in the state.  Thankful that God will see you through and rebuilding and renewal will begin.  This is how God uplifts His people.  If there's something specific that's needed, be sure to post in the RHM prayer requests!

Love and blessings,

Cathy

November 12, 2018
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, from Grace to Gracs, we live.

November 10, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Lord for change in all of my families life.Amen

November 10, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

November 10, 2018
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Amen!  I proclaim the promises to be true in my life. That indeed I am a new creation and I am blessed in many ways through suffering and in prayer to be healthy and wealthy in this life and in the next.  

November 10, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I’m hanging on dear God. Amen. 

November 10, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you God for all our blessings.You are awesome.We love and worship you. Amen 

November 10, 2018
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You do for me. Mold me, shape me, and help me become the best version of myself. Bring out the best in me. May my family and I all come to know You in a deeper way, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Thank you Amen!! Father... our county is now devestated and the fire is only 5% contained!!! I know you walk with me and you protect us ...thank you.... Please Please send your angels to help put out this fire that has & still is destroying our towns. 9 pepole dead and whole towns gone!!! Father come and heal our lands, Help our community move forward and heal from this devistation!! In Jesus name~Amen~

November 10, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

So sorry for what is happening there, Dianna, continuing to pray for you! Are y'all still at the house today?

November 10, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

 

November 10, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Do you think Joseph ever questioned the things God told him?

November 10, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

God bless and praise God  for the safety  of the people in California  may everyone  stay 

November 10, 2018
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

November 10, 2018
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you so much Pastor.

November 10, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord, help me to become the best version of myself.

November 10, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

This was a very inspiring devotional today Pastor Dion, and very timely yet again. Praise God and his promises! Amen!

November 10, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I thank You for all Your blessings even though I'm a sinner. Lead me to what You want me to be as I walk through this life. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Dear Lord, keep the people affected by this fire protected as is all on Your hands. Amen. 

Thank you Pastor for this ministry. God bless your work.

 

November 10, 2018
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you Pastor Dion, I needed this. Directly answered what I was praying about last  night.  :)

November 10, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 10, 2018
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! We are so blessed that God doesnt not hold our sins against us after we confess, otherwise we would all be doomed! God can make us a new creation even something we can't even see or believe possible! Thank you God for your mercies every morning! Nothing can separate us from your love. You never give up on us even after we have given up on ourselves.

November 10, 2018
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen.  Thank you Lord 

November 10, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen . Praise God! Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You so much for all that You do for me. Mold me, shape me, and help me become the best version of myself. Bring out the best in me. May my family and I all come to know You in a deeper way, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen. 

November 28, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen!

December 3, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen!

December 3, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen!

December 3, 2018