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Do You Hear What I Hear

  • Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 'How long shall I bear with this evil congregation that complain against me? I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel, which they complain against me. Tell them, 'As I live, says Yahweh, surely as you have spoken in my ears, so I will do to you.' Numbers 14:26'28 WEB.

    The Israelites came out of Egypt and saw incredible miracles each day while they were in the wilderness. They ate mana from heaven. Pillars of fire appeared to keep them warm and give them light. Seas parted before them so they could pass on dry land. When they were thirsty, water came out of the rocks. When they got tired of eating mana and wanted meat, quail appeared knee-deep around their camp. Their clothes did not wear out, and there was no sickness or disease among them.

    Then the Israelites came to the border of the Promised Land and camped there. They sent out twelve spies to look over the land. Ten of them brought back a frightful report. They spoke of the giants who lived there, who made them feel like grasshoppers. They are stronger than us! It is a land that eats up its inhabitants! The people panicked. They decided to stone Moses and Aaron, appoint a new leader, then return to slavery in Egypt.

    While the Israelites grumbled and complained among themselves, the Lord listened to them. When He had heard it enough, He decided to do the very thing that He heard them say with their own mouth. The Israelites had said: "We are going to die in this wilderness!" and the Lord basically said: "So be it." In this case, they had prophesied their own future.

    Here we learn about God's perfect will and His permissive will for us. The Lord wanted the Israelites to enter the Promised Land, but they were paralyzed with fear, and they refused. Their own fear changed their destiny. Faith believes that God will come through for you, that this is going to be OK. Fear is the opposite, thinking that He will not take care of you, that you cannot do this, that you will die if you try it.

    All the great heroes in scripture had to face their fears, and they spoke positive things into their situation. While the army of Israel cowered in fear, David looked at the giant Goliath. He said: "This day will Yahweh deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you, and take your head from off you, and I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky, and to the wild animals of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel" (1 Samuel 17:46). Then David stepped out to make it happen.

    God has great plans for you, plans to give you hope and a future, but we need to agree with Him. The enemy also has a plan for us: to steal, to kill, and destroy. The words coming out of your mouth will shape your attitude, beliefs, and confirm whose side you are really on. Yes, we actually get to choose.

    Don't speak curses over your own life and family. Don't let doom and gloom control your speech and thoughts. When you do this, you are just feeding the enemy ammunition to use against you. Agree with God: "I don't know how, but this is going to work out for good." Say what you would like to happen if you could choose, because what comes out of your mouth actually matters.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me stand firm when faced with fear. Please fill me with Your glorious presence and help me to endure whatever comes my way. I choose You today, and though I am weak, I am strong with You by my side. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (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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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. My Faith and Trust is in the Lord. Faith over fear. Amen

October 10, 2020
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

I stand on your promises and I believe in faith over fear. Thank you Pastor Dion for a wonderful devotional. 

October 10, 2020
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father my Faith and Trust in You only makes me strong

October 10, 2020
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus, please help us to stay strong for you and your glory.Amen 

October 10, 2020
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen

 

October 10, 2020
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Yeshua's name I ask, Amen.

October 10, 2020
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you for your promises Lord we need and love you very much

October 10, 2020
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Alleluia!! Amen!! Alleluia!!

October 10, 2020
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I humbly ask You to give us ears to only listen to Your voice, the enemy is always trying to confuse us with the wrong message. Help us Lord to keep doing what You want us to do for Your glory, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. I feel secure with You my Lord. 

Pastor what a great devotional thank you, God bless you and Sylvia. 

October 10, 2020
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Powerful reminder in this message, Pastor Dion! Thanks for sharing TRUTH! Lord, please fill me with Your glorious presence and help me to remain faithful and wiling whatever comes my way. Thank you. Amen

October 10, 2020
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

October 10, 2020
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Father, I trust You and thank You for always providing a way. Amen!

October 10, 2020
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, thank you and amen 

October 10, 2020
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 10, 2020
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear God this is a problem I have I start feeling dread instead of having unwavering faith. Give me strength dear God in the name of Jesus Amen 

October 10, 2020
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen! Thank You Yahweh for bringing me this far... I shall forever put my trust in the Creator of heaven and earth!

October 11, 2020