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  • The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham became the father of Isaac. Isaac became the father of Jacob. Jacob became the father of Judah and his brothers. Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar. Perez became the father of Hezron. Hezron became the father of Ram. Ram became the father of Amminadab. Amminadab became the father of Nahshon. Nahshon became the father of Salmon. Salmon became the father of Boaz by Rahab. Boaz became the father of Obed by Ruth. Obed became the father of Jesse. Jesse became the father of King David. David became the father of Solomon by her who had been Uriah's wife. Matthew 1:1 WEB

    The first paragraph of the genealogy of Jesus Christ amazes me. When you look at the details, you would think that many of these people would not have qualified. But God chose to use flawed people with problems, then He made them better. He understands that life can be messy.

    Here are some notes on a few of the people mentioned in this paragraph: Tamar became pregnant by her father-in-law Judah (Genesis 38:16). Rahab was a former prostitute who helped hide the spies that Joshua sent to Jericho (Joshua 2:1). Ruth was a Moabite, which means that she came from Lot impregnating his own daughter one night while he was drunk (Genesis 19:36). Solomon was born from David and Bathsheba, after David had her husband Uriah killed and then married her (2 Samuel 12:24). That is quite a list.

    All these people had problems, yet God chose them to be in the lineage of the Lord Jesus. Their lives were successful because there is forgiveness when we make mistakes. His grace is sufficient. Your problems will not stop God from using you, only you can do that. The things that you do not want to talk about, He already knows about.

    When God calls you to do something, He will also equip you to do it and He will use you right now, just as you are. Yet we often resist and say that we are not worthy, and we will not let Him flow through us. We withdraw into a corner and shrink back because we feel that we are not good enough. Life is not all about your faults and frailty, so stop looking at your own weaknesses. His strength is made perfect in our weakness.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for today. Please use me. Open the door and I will step through it. Give me a clear vision and speak to me in a way that I understand. Let me show Your love on this earth, 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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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Thank you for this messages! Amen!
Aug 2
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

once again, a spot on message about some cares and concerns that I went over with Father God yesterday about. God (Father,Son and Holy Spirit) are so amazing and awesome! He knows,He knows, He knows! Thanks again pastor Dion.

Aug 2
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen, amen and amen Lord.

Aug 2
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

Aug 2
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Thank you God for accepting me the way I am Amen

Aug 2
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father Thank You for loving me

Aug 2
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen, praise Jesus.

Aug 2
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Amen. Thank you for this message Pastor.

Aug 2
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I was just praying earlier asking God to show me the way to go. Guide us dear Lord. Amen

Aug 2
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!

Aug 2
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Thank you God  for loving me  and forgiveness  of my sins in jesus name amen!

Aug 2
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all Your love and care, speak to me and through me in words I can understand. Lead me and I will follow, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. Oh Lord, use me as You wish Amen. 

Great devotional Pastor, God bless you. 

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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Thank you Lord for being my strength and shield, I put my trust in THEE!

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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!! Thank You!

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Father for always loving us no matter what we do, Amen!

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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Thank you Pastor Todd for this on time message

Aug 3