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The Last Supper

  • He took a towel, and wrapped a towel around his waist. Then he poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him. Then he came to Simon Peter. He said to him, 'Lord, do you wash my feet?' Jesus answered him, 'You don't know what I am doing now, but you will understand later.' Peter said to him, 'You will never wash my feet!' John 13:4 WEB

    At the last supper, only Jesus understood that this would be the last time that they would share a meal together on earth. It was customary before a passover meal for you to ceremonially wash at home, but as you walked to dusty roads to go to the supper, your feet would get dirty. A servant would typically wash the guests feet to refresh them before the meal. According to Jewish tradition, a Jewish servant was not even asked to wash people's feet. This lowly task was assigned to gentile servants.

    When they arrived at the supper that evening, there was no servant at all. The disciples looked around at each other, then they all sat down. They all felt too important to perform such a menial task. Jesus arose, wrapped a towel around His waist and began to wash their feet one at a time, even those of Judas who betrayed Him. They sat in embarrassed silence as Jesus washed the feet of one disciple after another, until He came to Peter. You could count on Peter to speak his mind, and Peter rebuked Jesus, the King of all Kings, because He was acting like a Servant. The disciples did not understand then, but later, after the events that followed that night came to pass, they understood.

    In my life, there has been so many times where I did not understand what was going on. How could this even happen? After the storm passed though, it made sense. Looking back on the events, I can see how God used circumstances to steer me like the rudder of a ship to get where I needed to go.

    Jesus could see what was coming, before it came. The disciples could not, yet it all worked out just the way that it was supposed to. God does not tell us all the details, and if He did, we would not understand it all, just like the disciples. God is the General and He tells us what we need to know in order to do our part. He tells other people their parts, and then He takes care of putting it all together.

    You may be facing something that you do not understand and God seems to be doing some weird things, or nothing at all. Why is this happening? Give it time. God reserves the right be God, and sometimes He does things without explaining it to us. He knows what He is doing, where this is going, and our part is to trust Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for guiding me today. Put me where I need to be to serve You the best. Cut me loose from the things that hold me back. Speak to me in a way that I understand and fulfill Your perfect will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Our weekly RHM Live church service will be happening this morning at 10am EST. Join us for a time of worship, interactive prayer, and fellowship, as well as an encouraging message. 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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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thy will be done dear God. Amen 

November 18, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

I needed this message today as I continue to struggle with the present journey that God has placed me on!  It’s difficult at times not knowing what’s going on and trusting God enough to know that no matter what, he is there ALWAYS guiding me and preparing me for the next phase of my life,

 

Dear God, please help me to hang on and know that in the end, ALL will work out because you are in control!  I’m Jesus name I pray, Amen,

November 18, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen

November 18, 2018
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!

November 18, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

November 18, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen God take me through the storm's  in my life  in jesus name amen 

November 18, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Father, I just thank you and say have your way in my life!

November 18, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for Your guidance in the things I don't understand, Amen.

November 18, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen Lord!

November 18, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord!

November 18, 2018
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Elaine Tomasello
Elaine Tomasello

AMEN!

November 18, 2018
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Beautiful devotional and sermon Pastor Dion! The Lord has been blessing me with each prayer! On the holidays I am alone and even TV ads about family and Christmas depress me! I know I am not alone but sometimes I do need companionship.  Please pray that I will truly feel the presence of the Lord Amen. Take away these pity thoughts. Take the negativity out of my life for I choose to serve you but have no one to share you with besides RHM! Again, Thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia May God Bless and protect us all! Truly Rose Sicilia

November 18, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: November 18, 2018

Dear Rose, you are not alone, my sister! Sometimes we are surrounded by close family members that do not believe in the Lord, and then we feel alone and sometimes isolated, even though the Lord is with us! I love the poem "Footprints in the sand" when you look down and see only one set of foot prints, and then realize they belong to the Lord most high who lovingly carried us! Sending you lots of hugs, dear sister! "Numbers 6:24-26"

November 18, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Rose, No you are not alone. May our Lord just bless you and surround you with His love and companionship.  God bless and keep you safe always.

Love and hugs in Christ Jesus.

November 18, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father thank You for all You do for me, lead me to understand Your word and do what You want me to do. I want to be where You want me to be. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Thank you Pastor for this wonderful devotional, God bless. 

November 18, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! Thank you Pastor! "He washed me white as snow, cleansing me and washing away everything"! Thank you my Lord and God, for your precious blood that was spilled for me and all of mankind! Even though I slip and fall, He is right there to pick me up again and again!Also, thank you Lord for Pastor Dion and Sylvia, their precious ministry and all my brothers and sisters in Christ that I found right here! Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone, may the Lord bless you all!!!

November 18, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Happy Thanksgiving Enjoy

November 18, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

November 18, 2018
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen.  God is so Awesome. Great message 

November 18, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen

November 18, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

November 18, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Well done Pastor Dion.  Thank you for continuing to teach us according to God's will.

 

 

 

November 18, 2018
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

I WANT TO BE WHERE HE NEEDS ME THE MOST, LORD USE ME AS YOU WILL , MELT ME , MOLD ME AFTER YOUR WILL

November 18, 2018
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

November 18, 2018
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LaTasha Murphy
LaTasha Murphy

Love it

November 25, 2018