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Prospering Under Pagans

  • And Pharaoh said to his servants, Can we find a man like this, in whom is the Spirit of God? Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, Since God has shown you all this, there is none so discerning and wise as you are. You shall be over my house, and all my people shall order themselves as you command. Genesis 41:37 ESV

    While serving a prison sentence after he was falsely accused of attempted rape, Joseph was summoned to appear before Pharaoh. Though he was innocent, he had now spent years in prison and it appeared that he would be executed. I am sure all of these thoughts passed through his mind. 'Why else would Pharaoh summon me? They certainly hanged that baker''

    After shaving and changing his clothes, Joseph was brought in before Pharaoh. He probably breathed a sigh of relief when Pharaoh said 'I have had a dream and there is no one who can interpret it'.

    Joseph was used by God to interpret the dream and was then made the one in charge of Egypt. Daniel was used by God and made the one in charge of Babylon (Daniel 2:48). Mordecai was used by God and made the one in charge of Persia (Esther 10:3). Esther became a queen (Esther 2:17).

    All of these people who were slaves, prisoners and exiles were living in a pagan nation that served other gods and idols, yet they prospered because they served God Almighty. God is able to make you shine above the rest. He is able to protect and prosper you no matter what laws they pass. God can make you prosper while under pagans.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, work Your will in my life today. Teach me to hear Your voice and give me the grace to carry it out, in the name of Jesus.

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (2 Philippians 4:6-7) ~ 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 good devotional! Thank you Pastor Dion!
Jan 22
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Yada (Wendy)
Yada (Wendy)edited: Jan 22

Genesis 41.37; Matthew 24:41

#TheThingsJesusSays

John 6.29

Jan 22
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus

Jan 22
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Cherry Baldwin
Cherry Baldwin

Amen

Jan 22
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jan 22
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Thank you Lord for your love, compassion and mercy you show to me every day!  I am honored and humble to be your servant, in Jesus name I pray, 

Amen!!

Jan 22
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Jan 22
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen!

Jan 22
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Jan 22
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus let our lives be for your glory.We love and worship you. Amen 

Jan 22
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Lord God Almighty for Blessing me. Amen

Jan 22
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Good devotional and a good reminder.  Thank you Pastor Dion.

 

Jan 22
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen pastor thank you Very much for your devotionals they seem to always line up with what I am going through in my life.

Jan 22
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!

Jan 22
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Judith B
Judith B

Amen 

Jan 22
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Jan 22
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD

Jan 22
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 22
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Jan 22
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Jan 22
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Jan 22
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God I'm tired. Look on us with favor please.  Amen. 

Jan 22
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you Pastor Dion for this devotion today. This is a great reminder for me that no matter what happens in the next year during the election, whoever is put in the white house God, will still take care of us and protect us. Things are getting pretty scary with all the talk of socialism and so many Muslims in office that want to make laws that favor muslims.  With all the babies that are being murdered daily by abortion and even some states allowing late term abortions. So  many people want to take God out of everything and at some point declare christianity illegal. In reading this today you remind me that no matter what happens God is in Control. He can prosper us and take care of us no matter what happens. Father God I thank you for all of your blessings on my family and thank you for Refreshing Hope Ministries. I thank you that you give me peace when there is so much turmoil in the world. In the name of Jesus, my Lord and Savior, Amen!!

Jan 23
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen!

Jan 23
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!!!

Jan 23
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

HALLELUJAH

Feb 5