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Fire and Ice

  • Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, 'So let the gods do to me, and more also, if I don't make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time!' When he saw that, he arose, and ran for his life, and came to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there. But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree. Then he requested for himself that he might die, and said, 'It is enough. Now, O Yahweh, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.' 1 Kings 19:1'4 WEB

    Elijah had a major breakthrough in his life on top of Mount Carmel when he won a showdown with 850 false prophets. God had confirmed Elijah's words and ministry by raining fire from heaven. Then Elijah prayed and brought rain, ending a three and a half year drought (James 5:17). He had outrun a chariot while on foot in a sixteen mile race to town (1 Kings 18:46). This was certainly a high point in Elijah's life. He was the man of the hour living in a season of major breakthrough, walking in power. It seemed that he could do no wrong. Yea, things were going great.

    Right behind Elijah's victory came sudden and massive fear and discouragement. Elijah ran for his life. He ran far into the wilderness, sat down under a juniper tree, and prayed that he might die. Elijah was completely drained, tired, and burnt out. He lost his appetite and was consumed with self-pity. The man of God was now in a gloomy, dark place in his life. He had gone from hot as fire, to as cold as ice, from feeling like a hero, to feeling like a zero.

    The Lord asked him: 'What are you doing here Elijah?' After Elijah carefully explained his circumstance, and how he felt like it was only him against the entire nation of Israel, the Lord clarified things and gave him a new task. Elijah had needed direction, so the Lord gave him a fresh vision, and a renewed hope.

    Anyone that has walked with the Lord a while has had something go differently than they planned. You don't always get what you want, the way you want, when you want it. Be assured that every time that you fall down, give up, and pray to die, God is going to say 'What are you doing here again? Get up. There is still work to do.' So today, if you are ready to give up, hide under a bush and sleep, have hope. It's not over yet.

    Sometimes the greatest defeats follow amazing breakthroughs. When that happens, get somewhere quiet, pray, and get a fresh vision from God for what is coming next. Your journey is not over until you stop getting up.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please give me a fresh vision for my life. Renew my hope. Take away the doom and gloom and help me focus on knowing You. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

    Note: Happy Sunday :)! For those who would like to join us, 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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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Yes!!! Brand new day and Getting back up and freshly new vision in knowing you and being guided by you! Thank you Jesus! Praise the Lord Hallelujah!❤️
August 23, 2020
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

 

August 23, 2020
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

August 23, 2020
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for never giving up on me; I admit, there are times I am exhausted and so ready to give up; but you Lord help me to see new light even though I feel I am in total darkness.  You Lord shine that light and remind me that it is okay to feel down and low but you also remind me that you will NEVER EVER allow me to give up, quit or throw in the towel.  I am here today because you Lord continue to give me strength and love which helps me to see such a beautiful light and a new day and a new beginning.  I am thankful to know deep in my heart that you love your children with such great passion and your love sustains me everyday.  Thank you Jesus for that!  In your most precious name I pray, Amen!!

August 23, 2020
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

August 23, 2020
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD.  AMEN

August 23, 2020
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Heavenly Father. I could not do this without you. Amen

August 23, 2020
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, thank you Jesus for all our blessings .

August 23, 2020
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

August 23, 2020
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Thank you  lord  for  always  being  my rock in jesus name amen 

August 23, 2020
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You

August 23, 2020
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen!

August 23, 2020
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I am going through these doom feelings. Please renew my strength. Get through to my Grandsons. Help us God. In the name of Jesus  Amen 

August 23, 2020
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father please give me a fresh vision for my life. Renew my hope. Take away the doom and gloom and help me focus on knowing You. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

August 23, 2020
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I humbly ask You to renew my strength 'cause I feel without any energy, speak to me and through me and lead me to where You want me to go. In the Holy name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen. You are my everything. 

As always thank you and Sylvia for all you do for us, God bless you both. 

August 23, 2020
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

AMEN! A fresh vision focused on knowing You and walking in Your will! Thank you, Jesus!

August 23, 2020
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Get up, fight for the Lord.  He continually fights for us. Thank you Jesus for all you've done and plan to do...........your promises.

 

August 23, 2020
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Needed this today. so discouraged about my health and other things. Please Father, help me, In Jesus' Name Amen. 

August 23, 2020
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen! 

August 23, 2020
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord

August 23, 2020
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!   Have a blessed Sonday❤

August 23, 2020
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

August 23, 2020
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

August 23, 2020
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask Amen. 

August 24, 2020
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen,  In Jesus Name I never want to give up. 

August 24, 2020
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

August 24, 2020