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Cuts Like A Knife

  • Now he who betrayed him had given them a sign, saying, 'Whomever I will kiss, that is he. Seize him, and lead him away safely.' When he had come, immediately he came to him, and said, 'Rabbi! Rabbi!' and kissed him. They laid their hands on him, and seized him. Mark 14:44 WEB

    The evening light had faded and it was now dark. Jesus and the unknowing disciples had finished their last supper on Earth. There had been a shadow of death and betrayal covering this otherwise lovely family meal. They sang a hymn together and then went out to pray in the Garden of Gethsemane as Jesus often did.

    Judas Iscariot, who had just been with them at supper, where he had dipped his bread in the bowl at the same time as Jesus, now showed up with an armed group of men to arrest Him. Their friend, had suddenly became their enemy. Judas walked over and kissed Jesus on the cheek to let the guards know who they were to arrest. This really hurt.

    One of His own, one of the twelve Apostles that He had picked out of thousands, had now betrayed Him. Jesus had a purpose, and Judas played an ugly part in bringing that about. It was not pretty, but like many things, it ended up accomplishing the will of God.

    Jesus took our sin away on the cross and He suffered for it so that we would not have to, but other things that He went through while on Earth were an example for us. Betrayal is something that most of us will experience at some point in life, and it always hurts.

    If this happens to you, do what Jesus did: Stay focused on your purpose and forgive the betrayer as quickly as possible. That does not mean that you have to trust them anymore. Trust is earned. Do not delay God's work and get sidetracked or filled with bitterness over the incident, even though it cuts you like a knife. God will take care of the betrayer in due course Himself, for we reap what we sow.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that You have a plan and a purpose for me, and I choose to follow You today. Please help me see past the wrongs in my life and to focus on what You are doing instead. Give me the grace to get through this day, 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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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia So many wrong decisions would had been avoid that did cause pain and sorrow, if we would count with God to give us His counsel each time. I regreget all that I didn't ask the Lord to make matter decisions in my life. But this season is different, He is my first step before I make decisions. Help me God to hear your wise advice every time.
Jun 22
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God  

Jun 21
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Jun 21
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jacksonedited: Jun 21


Forgiveness is extremely hard when someone betrays you as Judas did with Jesus.  I have learned over the years that it takes a lot of praying and courage to forgive those who have wronged you; however as we all get older, we learn that life is far to short to hold a grudge; there are moments when I do feel angry when I have been betrayed, but Jesus has taught me to forgive and to move on because in due time that person will reap what they have sown and sometimes we live to see it and sometime we don't but no matter what, God takes care in the end, and that is all what really matters.  Father in Heaven, thank you for your patience in allowing me to grow in my faith and to know that you will ALWAYS take care of any problem that I may come upon or any hurts that I may experience while on this earth.  Thank you for your Son Jesus who continues to show me that Never will He leave or forsake us and his love overshadows any hurts that we may experience!  In Jesus Name I pray, Amen!!

Jun 21
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Suzy Romaine
Suzy Romaine

Yes!

Jun 21
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Yes it is hard! I forgave them but I would never trust them again.

Jun 21
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen

Jun 23
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Thank you God for teaching me how to forgive Amen

Jun 21
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Jun 21
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Suzy Romaine
Suzy Romaine

Thank you Jesus for all that you are! Thank you for showing us the way 

Jun 21
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father!

Jun 21
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen 

Jun 21
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen! A great message Pastor Dion !!!

Jun 21
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank You, right on time.

Jun 21
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father give me the strength and courage to forgive those whom have wronged me, that Your grace come upon us and lead us to follow Your word and designs. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Praise the Lord. 

Right on time Pastor, God bless you. 

Jun 21
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Jun 21
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen!

Jun 21
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jun 21
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!!

Jun 21
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Jun 22
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

AMEN

Jun 26