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  • The children of Israel did that which was evil in Yahweh's sight, and forgot Yahweh their God, and served the Baals and the Asheroth. Judges 3:7 WEB

    Centuries ago, when it was time to go to church, there was excitement in the air. No one wanted to stay home. Their worship had become something strange and enticing, a very pleasing religion. At the time, there were three main gods that Israel loved: Baal, the god of materialism and money. Asheroth, the god of sex and fertility. Molech, the god of fire.

    Worshipping these gods and participating in their rituals often involved extravagant drunken orgies. You were 'required' to sleep with the cult prostitutes, each other's spouses, as well as man to man, and woman to woman. This produced a lot of unwanted pregnancies, so the offspring were conveniently burned as a sacrifice to Molech (Leviticus 18:21).

    I used to read the Bible and wonder how people could worship idols like this. It just sounded so foreign and distant to me. Then as I grew older, the Lord revealed to me that it is still rampant today. Thousands of years later, most of the world still chase these same gods, and Christians are not immune. It seems to be our default mode, when not actively seeking God. Lust, adultery, immorality, the love of money, abortion, and so much more. You don't have to search hard to find all of this alive and well in the church today. The same pursuits as ancient Israel.

    We need to keep Jesus at the center of our life so that He can bring balance to all areas. There is nothing wrong with money or sex, but your life cannot center around it for it will become a snare to you. No one can serve two masters, for you will love one and hate the other (Luke 16:13). We should seek moderation in all things, including moderation.

    There is a way out of any trap, and if you start putting God first in your life every day by beginning your day with prayer, soon He will begin to guide you out of it and all the other things will fall into place. Don't forget the Lord your God and begin to unknowingly serve the others, for we are, what we repeatedly do. Jesus said why do you call Me Lord and not do what I say, for in the end our Lord is who we obey.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for guiding me and I want to make the most of my life. Please give me grace to flee from things that are bad for me as Joseph did. Forgive me of my past and lead me into a brighter future, 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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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Been there,done that,bought the t-shirt. And the t-shirt says, religion doesn't save only Jesus does. Halehlujah!

Jun 12
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles


Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for guiding me and I want to make the most of my life. Please give me grace to flee from things that are bad for me as Joseph did. Forgive me of my past and lead me into a brighter future, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen ~ Thank you

Jun 12
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen thank you lord for guiding me everyday 

Jun 12
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,thank you Pastor Dion for the daily devotional.

Jun 12
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen! Guide me Lord and help me to make the right choices to have you at the center of my life. In Jesus name.

Jun 12
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father, Guide me down the path you choose, I pray for my family as well.

Jun 12
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! Lord Jesus Help us to stay focused on You and not fall subject to Idol worship. Father Be with us today and everyday walk with us and guide us and keep us on the right track You are our God and nothing else really even matters. Here I am Lord Amen

Jun 12
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Jun 12
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Praise God. Amen 

Jun 12
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you Pastor for your words.

Jun 12
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Judith B
Judith B

Heavenly Father I ask that you keep us focused on  you and that you keep the spirit of distraction and disturbance away from us and bound in the pit of hell in the name of Jesus 

Jun 12
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Help me to always follow Your will Father, Amen.

Jun 12
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

I want your will  lord and only  yours  in jesus name amen 

Jun 12
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Oh Heavenly Father I thank You for leading me through the path You wants me to walk. I pray for me and my family that You guard us against the snares of the devil. We love You and trust in Your designs, in Jesus name I pray. Amen, thank You Lord. 

Thank you Pastor, great message. God bless you. 

Jun 12
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jun 12
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen God is in control the more I give him the better for me, Thanks RHM God Bless.

Jun 12
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!

Jun 12
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

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