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Fire and Ice

  • Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, 'So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I don't make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time!' When he saw that, he arose, and ran for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree. Then he requested for himself that he might die, and said, 'It is enough. Now, O Yahweh, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.' 1 Kings 19:1 WEB

    Elijah just had a major breakthrough in his life on top of Mount Carmel. He had won a showdown with 850 false prophets. God backed him up by answering with fire from heaven. Then Elijah prayed and brought rain, ending a three and a half year drought (James 5:17). He outran a chariot in a sixteen mile race back to town (1 Kings 18:46). This was certainly a high point in Elijah's life. A season of major breakthrough. It seemed that he could do no wrong. Yea, things were going great.

    Right behind the victory though, came sudden fear and discouragement. Elijah had to run for his life. He ran into the wilderness and then sat down under a tree and prayed that he might die, completely drained, tired, and burnt out. He lost his appetite and was consumed with self-pity. The man of God was now in a gloomy, dark place in his life. He had gone from hot as fire, to as cold as ice, from feeling like a hero, to feeling like a zero.

    The Lord asked him: 'What are you doing here Elijah?' After Elijah carefully explained his circumstance, and how it was only him against the entire nation of Israel, the Lord gave him a new task. Elijah now had a fresh vision, and a renewed hope.

    Anyone that has walked with the Lord a while has had something go differently than they planned. You don't always get what you want, the way you want, when you want it. Be assured that every time that you fall down, give up, and pray to die, God is going to say 'What are you doing here again? Get up. There is still work to do.' So today, if you are ready to give up, hide under a bush and sleep, have hope.

    Sometimes the greatest defeats follow amazing breakthroughs. When that happens, get somewhere quiet, pray, and get a fresh vision from God for what is next. Your journey is not over until you will no longer get up.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please give me a fresh vision for my life. Renew my hope. Take away the doom and gloom and help me focus on knowing You. 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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Heidi Chiandussi
Heidi Chiandussi Missed mass today
Dec 2
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen God. Renew me. Praise God. 

Dec 2
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Dear Lord, help me remember that when I am going through a rough time, it does not mean that You have forsaken me. May I experience Your love and peace in tangible ways today, in the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.

Dec 2
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Dec 2
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

God please give us strength to serve you. We love and worship you.Amen

Dec 2
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praises  to our God for he is so loving  and amazing  !!amen

Dec 2
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Walking with God can be hard at times, but the alternitive is much worse.

Dec 2
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Renew my hope and give me a fresh vision for my life Father, Amen!

Dec 2
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for today's message and this devotional! I accept your word and message from the Lord, so timely and exactly what I needed to hear! "My life is but a weaving between the Lord and me ..." All the up's and down's in life, but the Lord is with me, your ministry means so much to me, it feeds me and keeps me going! I thank the Lord for both of you, you and Sylvia, and all the many faithful brothers and sisters in the Lord! May you be blessed abundantly and beyond human comprehension!

Dec 2
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Jose Simo
Jose Simoedited: Dec 2

Heavenly Father I thank You for all Your blessings, keep me strong in the faith and help me to be able to do all You want me to do. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Thank you Pastor, it really touched me. God bless.

Dec 2
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, no fear.

Dec 2
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

This is me right now. I'm tired, burnt out and discouraged. I jsut got uptrained for more tech support at works, which is great, but I won't see the pay increase until my paycheck later in the month and meanwhile I just got bills for xrays and blood tests I recently had to get done. Chronic pain and fatigue make doing my job difficult and often painful and I'm exhausted by the end of the day. I pray all through the day to help me make through and do my job well but I'm still feeling overwhelmed and discouraged. Lord, I need Your help and a new vision and direction. Please speak to me in a way I understand and help me. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Dec 2
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Congratulations on the raise, sis, and praying that the Lord brings you renewed strength and all that is needed to get through this time <3! (((HUGS)))

Dec 2
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you sis! <3

Dec 3
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

 I hear  sister  I,m stay at home who,s had headake nine years. Their days  seem very hard   stay awake even took nap by end wish bed  time come   sooner  lately praying  more to. reading your post  gave me  encoragment  to  have strength. praying  God strength  as do your Job   hope pain will ease up. my daily pray  one day headake will be gone.

 

Dec 3
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

(((hugs)) I'll be praying for you to too!  <3

 

Dec 3
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Dec 2
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thanks so much for this awesome reminder Pastor Dion!! You were certainly born to write these devotionals! They are amazing and so helpful. These devotions bless the readers so much and I speak from experience. They are always right on time and always amazing. I just want to say thank you for all that you do! God bless you and Sylvia!!!!

Dec 2
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen for this message.  Thank you for the powerful reminder.  

Dec 2
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Dec 2
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

HALLELUJAH, LAST SUNDAY ,I WAS A BUNDLE OF NERVES, BUT AS I READ BROTHER TODD'S DEVOTIONAL, STRENGHTH CAME OVER ME , I STARTED PRAYING , HEAVENLY FATHER PLEASE CALM ME DOWN, AS LONG AS YOU WILL BE WITH ME IN THE OPERATING ROOM ,I WILL NOT FEAR. NOW I LOOK BACK, PRAISE THE LORD  IT DIDN'T HURT A BIT

Dec 4