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Darkest Before the Dawn

  • While he was still talking with them, behold, the messenger came down to him. Then he said, "Behold, this evil is from Yahweh. Why should I wait for Yahweh any longer?" Elisha said, "Hear Yahweh's word. Yahweh says, 'Tomorrow about this time a seah of fine flour will be sold for a shekel, and two seahs of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.' " Then the captain on whose hand the king leaned answered the man of God, and said, "Behold, if Yahweh made windows in heaven, could this thing be?" 2 Kings 6:33-7:2 WEB.

    Jehoram was the King of Israel when Samaria, the capital city, was besieged by Syria about 850 BC. Samaria was a great walled city, so the enemy's strategy was to surround it and prevent anyone from entering or leaving. This cut off all trade and their food supply. They intended to camp there until they starved the inhabitants into surrender.

    A great famine spread through the city until people were literally eating each other. Women were eating their own children. It was a very dark time for the people of Samaria, and the king began to blame God for their suffering. The book of Deuteronomy contains a section where God had warned Israel about what would happen to them if they rejected Him.

    Because you didn't serve Yahweh your God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart, by reason of the abundance of all things; therefore you will serve your enemies whom Yahweh sends against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in lack of all things. Deuteronomy 28:47-48 WEB.

    Finally, the King of Israel snapped and decided that if he could not kill God, then he would kill the man of God. So he began searching for the prophet Elisha. When he finally found him, Elisha told him that food would be so plentiful in the city that it would cost pennies by the following day.

    That night, God caused the enemy to hear horses and chariots, the sound of a great army approaching them. They thought that Samaria had hired the Egyptians and the Hittites to help them, so they fled and left all their supplies, food, and livestock behind. Then the people came out of the city and packed it all up for free. Just as Elijah had spoken, it all came to pass the following morning.

    Your breakthrough is waiting near your breaking point. When it looks like you cannot go on and it becomes so dark. When you are ready to snap and let God have it with both barrels, you are so close to being delivered. When we come to the end of our rope, we will find Him there. Don't give up! It is always the darkest right before dawn.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I ask that you strengthen me and guide me through this time. Lord, I cannot do this without You! Please send Your Comforter to me today and help me get in tune with 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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18 comments
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Praise the Lord Hallelujah! Thank you Jehovah for all you do for us all! ❤️
February 21, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

February 21, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.   Lord I cannot do this without you. My Faith and Trust is with you always. Amen. 

February 21, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you my God for seeing us through some dark sad times. Praise God Praise the Lord. Amen

February 21, 2021
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

Amen

February 21, 2021
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

February 21, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

February 21, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I trust You Father to get me through! Amen.

February 21, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Have A Bless Day Everyone 

February 21, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I humbly ask You for Your loving care and forgiveness, for keeping me together while is darkness in our life. Without You I can't do anything, help us Lord, in Jesus Christ name I pray. Amen, Lord be our guide. Amen. 

Excellent devotional to start this new day, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

February 21, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Another awesome devotional pastor Dion and Sylvia, thank you so much for everything you guys do for your flock at RHM Have a super great Sunday sorry my internet wouldnt let me on my laptop this morning but my son has it fixed now, Thank you Jesus for all of RHM and its many members may your blessings be many and may a great healing take place in our land our minds and our hearts thanku father in Jesus' name I pray amen.

February 21, 2021
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Ok glad that your son was able to fix it, Scott, we missed having you there! Lord willing, we will see you at the service on Wednesday!

February 21, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord 

February 21, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

February 21, 2021
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

February 22, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. Thank You Lord God my deliverer!

February 22, 2021
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! Waiting on the Lord!!!

February 23, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

February 23, 2021