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Bad to the Bone

  • Yahweh spoke to Manasseh, and to his people; but they didn't listen. Therefore Yahweh brought on them the captains of the army of the king of Assyria, who took Manasseh in chains, bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon. When he was in distress, he begged Yahweh his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. He prayed to him; and he was entreated by him, and heard his supplication, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that Yahweh was God. 2 Chronicles 33:10 WEB

    Manasseh was the most wicked king that Judah had ever known. During his fifty-five year reign, he built altars to baal, asheroth, worshipped the stars, sacrificed his own children to pagan gods, dealt in fortune-telling, sorcery, mediums, necromancers, made carved idols and placed them in God's temple, and filled Israel with innocent blood from one end to the other.

    Manasseh was truly 'bad to the bone' and he had no equal nor boundaries in his evil plots. 'They were sawn apart' in Hebrews 11:37 is a reference to Manasseh having the prophet Isaiah sawn in half. Manasseh refused to listen to the Lord and he led the people of Judah away from Him. Finally God gave him and Judah over to the king of Assyria, who put him in chains and then took him captive to Babylon (2 Chronicles 33:10).

    After all the evil that Manasseh had done, and after sawing the Lord's prophet in half, when he got into a jam and called out to God, Manasseh was spared and brought back to his kingdom. God had mercy on the meanest king recorded in the Bible when he humbled himself and asked. It's never too late. While you have breath, there is hope.

    No matter what your past is today, if you humbly ask God to help you, He will. Even if you find yourself bound in well-deserved chains, He will still set you free. It is not because you deserve it, it is because He is thoroughly good. God will never give up on you. In fact, He will use your past as your testimony, and use you to lead others out of their own darkness.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your mercy. You are good. Please teach me Your ways and help me walk with You today. Speak to me and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those following our Creation Photographers group, here is the theme of the week: 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" Our next fun theme will be 'New Life' and is wide open for some really creative interpretation as new life can mean so many things on so many levels to so many people. I'm interested in seeing what new life means to you! Please do post anything else that inspires you as well! May you always feel alive in Christ! May you always share that joy with others, God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord

Mar 19
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Mar 19
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Suzy Romaine
Suzy Romaine

Lord thank you for your mercy that is fresh every day! 

Mar 19
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your mercy. You are good. Please teach me Your ways and help me walk with You today. Speak to me and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen ~ Thank you

Mar 19
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

God please guide us for your glory. Amen 

Mar 19
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen

Mar 19
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

Mar 19
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Mar 19
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Greg Hall
Greg Hall

Amen! Father please teach me Your ways and help me walk with you today. Speak to me and through me.

Thank You Pastor Dion!

Mar 19
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Father for who You are!

 

Mar 19
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you for this wonderful message Pastor.

Mar 19
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

Mar 19
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your forgiveness even though I've been a sinner. I humbly pray that my life be according to Your will. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Pastor, today more than ever I realize how much the Lord loves me. God bless you. 

Thanks to all for your  birthday wishes. Love you.

Mar 19
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

AMEN!

Mar 19
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, if Yah can save me, He will save anyone who asks Him to.

Mar 19
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Danvie McLaughlin
Danvie McLaughlin

Amen

Mar 19
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Mar 19
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father I thank You for Your mercy. You are good. Please teach me Your ways and help me walk with You today. Speak to me and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

 

Thank You Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

Mar 19
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen.  Thank you Lord for everything.   Wonderful message. Thank you 

Mar 19
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

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