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Peer Pressure

  • Amaziah also said to Amos, 'You seer, go, flee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: but don't prophesy again any more at Bethel; for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a royal house!' Then Amos answered Amaziah, 'I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was a herdsman, and a farmer of sycamore trees; and Yahweh took me from following the flock, and Yahweh said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.' Now therefore listen to the word of Yahweh' Amos 7:12 WEB

    Amos was a shepherd and took care of fig trees, but the Lord called him to go prophesy to the people of Israel. When he did, Amaziah, who was the priest of the king's sanctuary told him to stop talking, and leave the area. So we have an experienced royal priest who was a friend of the king, without the word of the Lord. Contrasted with Amos, the simple shepherd who carried the anointed word of the Lord.

    God adores the little ones. He gives His word to them and fulfills His word with signs following. Everything Amos said came true, and then he went on to tell Amaziah that his wife would soon be a prostitute in the city. That was a bold step of faith, and I am sure that it was frowned on by the priests that were there.

    Jesus was a carpenter (Mark 6:3). Peter, James, and John, were just uneducated, common fishermen, but they preached with a fire and boldness that astonished those listening to them (Acts 4:13).

    Jesus told a parable about a Pharisee and a tax collector in Luke 18:10. The Pharisees were the religious elite, while the tax collectors were the lowest of the low and in a social class below prostitutes. After their prayers, Jesus said that the tax collector was more justified than the Pharisee.

    When the Lord calls you to do something, don't let someone with more experience, more education, a higher position, and a negative attitude, hold you back from what God is doing in your life. When the Lord gives you the dream and then opens the door for you, step through it and trust Him. He is more than able to support you. If you feel insignificant today, then know that you are a perfect candidate to be filled with His presence, and to usher in something new.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please fill me with Your presence. Draw my heart to You. Speak to me and through me. I choose You today and pray that You fulfill Your perfect will in my life. Guide me, teach me, and let me grow in faith, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray

    Note: "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people" (Ephesians 6:18). 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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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Thank You Lord Jesus!

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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! God seems to love using the weak to overcome the strong or the elite. Let God be in charge!

Feb 1
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen 

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I pray for your guidance

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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywineedited: Feb 1

Yes Jesus let our lives be for you and your glory,Amen.Thank you Jesus for our new born baby girl McKenzi.

Feb 1
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Congrats on your newest granddaughter!! May God bless you all!

Feb 1
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Fulfill Your perfect will in my life, Amen. Thank you Pastor Dion for another great message!!

Feb 1
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Feb 1
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I'm weak and in need of Your grace, help me to understand You are there for me and that nothing will contradict Your will in my life. I love You and adore You, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. Glory be to Your Holy name forever. 

Thank you Pastor for this great message, God bless you .

Feb 1
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

YES, AMEN.  LET ME GROW IN FAITH.  THANK YOU PASTOR DION.

Feb 1
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Wow... exactly what I have been praying and worrying about. REALLY needed this today!  Thank you, Pastor!

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Tyler Velau
Tyler Velauedited: Feb 1

Bullies and naysayers have been around for a long time, I myself have had troubles with bullies in the past. It can be very difficult to deal with and lead to all sorts of negative emotions and feelings. But the thing to remember is to not let it get to you. Talk to your employer, teacher, or other persons of authority if at any time you feel the harassment goes too far, but don't let it effect you or they will beat you every time. The only thing I can suggest to victims of bullies is to put more faith and trust in the Lord and ask Him to help you deal with it the right way. Sometimes a former bully can turn into a new friend if given the chance. Don't withdraw the hand of friendship from them, if you see an opportunity to extend it, do so. They may defend you as aggresively as they harassed you should the need arise. 

Feb 1
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen.  Wonderful message.  Thank you for the reminder.  

Feb 1