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My Generation

  • However you are just in all that is come on us; for you have dealt truly, but we have done wickedly; neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers, kept your law, nor listened to your commandments and your testimonies with which you did testify against them. For they have not served you in their kingdom, and in your great goodness that you gave them, and in the large and fat land which you gave before them, neither turned they from their wicked works.' (Nehemiah 9:33 WEB).

    Nehemiah grew up in the school of hard knocks. He was a servant living as an exile in a foreign country. While Jerusalem, the capital city of his country and the home of his father's, had been burned and looted. It was a very dark time for Israel and it appeared hopeless. What difference could one man make when such a powerful nation had destroyed his country and carried them off to be servants?

    Then just as Esther was put in a position of influence for 'such a time as this' (Esther 4:14), Nehemiah was placed as the cupbearer to the king of the foreign land. Nehemiah was deeply moved for Jerusalem, and he begged God to give him favor. He prayed: 'Lord, I beg you, let now your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants, who delight to fear your name; and please prosper your servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man.' (Nehemiah 1:11).

    Nehemiah's prayer was answered. The king took notice, and he told Nehemiah to return and rebuild the wall of Jerusalem. He even provided the materials for it. Nehemiah was in the right position, he had the right influence, and he was given the favor to accomplish that task. It was a bad job that no one else wanted. It was dangerous, and he was under constant threat and ridicule. When they began to rebuild the wall, one person had to work, while another held a spear as they waited for the impending attack, but in a record 52 days, the wall around Jerusalem was completed and everyone knew that God was behind it.

    Nehemiah and those with him acknowledged that their fathers had messed up. They had been rebellious and not followed the Lord, but instead chased after other gods. That is why their country was overrun and they were all taken away into exile. This younger generation repented, they fasted, and they began to seek God earnestly.

    Nehemiah prayed and reminded God of His own words to Moses: 'Remember, I beg you, the word that you commanded your servant Moses, saying, If you trespass, I will scatter you abroad among the peoples: but if you return to me, and keep my commandments and do them, though your outcasts were in the uttermost part of the heavens, yet will I gather them from there, and will bring them to the place that I have chosen, to cause my name to dwell there.' (Nehemiah 1:7'9).

    Nehemiah and all those who were with him wrote a covenant and sealed it in Nehemiah 10:1. Then God blessed them, restored them, protected them, and they completed their work of rebuilding the wall.

    Nehemiah lived in a time when his fathers had dropped the ball and destroyed their nation, but he manned up, took a stand and said: 'Not on my watch.' They began to reverse the damage done by their fathers. They rebuilt the wall that had been torn down. They were the generation that began the restoration of Israel.

    We are put here for such a time as this, and when we connect with God, we will find our true purpose. Let us follow the example of Nehemiah and take a stand for God, even when everyone else around us has forsaken Him. Let us be the generation that seeks God like no other, the generation that begins the restoration.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for today, for where I am, and for all that You have blessed me with. You are an Awesome God and there is none like You. I get excited at the things that You do. Show Your power in my life. Lead me, teach me and help me take a stand for you, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those who would like to join us, today we will be hosting our RHM Live Online church service. This is a special time of worship, prayer, fellowship and an inspiring message. All are welcome! Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Roger Isaacs
Roger Isaacs Amen God is good
May 31
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Patsy  Jerry
Patsy Jerry God bless you all!
Jun 1
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. I can think of no other time, that God is so needed in this world. Please bring peace and well being to all.  AMEN

May 31
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen God is our king!

May 31
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!  May we continue to live in peace and love one another and cherish what Our Father in Heaven has given us; which is to take care of and to watch over each other as brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus Our Lord!!

May 31
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

May 31
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father we need You now

May 31
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen please Father I beg you bring back peace and good health to our land and your people in Jesus Christ name I ask and pray.

May 31
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for all You have given us! I pray for love, peace and justice for our country and world, Amen.

May 31
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Heavenly Father for all you have blessed my family with.  Forgive us all of our sins and lead us not into temptation. You are the Power and Our Glory forever and ever. Amen.

May 31
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for our many blessings.We love you. Amen 

May 31
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondelloedited: May 31

In Jesus name Amen. Father Yahweh You are awesome in power and glory! Praise You Father Yahweh for their is NONE like You!

May 31
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Tom Cartmell
Tom Cartmell

Such a wonderful devotional again today Pastor Dion. Can you please resend the devotionals. I get mine off your page but i cannot forward there. Have a very happy great and blessed day Pastor Dion and Sylvia 

May 31
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen and amen

May 31
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen

May 31
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Gus Castaneda
Gus Castaneda

Amen. May Gid bless us all during these turbulent times 

May 31
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you for this word today. May God bless His people and calm us during this storm. When fear comes upon us during violent times we must go to God and pray, seek Him and seek His will. We are living in troubled times but God is on our side, and if God is for us then who can be against us!! Amen!!

 

May 31
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Father hear our pleas for peace and unity in this desperate world. Heal those who mourn and bring peace to those who are out of control right now. Heal this world from the virus as well as the virus of hatred and racism. Hear our cries oh Lord.

Amen

May 31
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, Bless us all.

Jun 1
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Frances Osayi
Frances Osayi

Amen and Amen 

'Not on my watch'

I am a generation of restoration in Jesus name Amen. 

Jun 1
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jun 1