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This Thing is From Me

  • Yahweh says, "You shall not go up, nor fight against your brothers! Every man return to his house; for this thing is of me." So they listened to Yahweh's words, and returned from going against Jeroboam. 2 Chronicles 11:4 WEB.

    When Solomon, the son of King David, passed away, his son Rehoboam became the king of Israel. Soon afterward, a servant of Solomon named Jeroboam led a rebellion that divided the kingdom of Israel into two parts. The southern kingdom, or kingdom of Judah, was formed from the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. They stayed loyal to the family line of David and Solomon. The remaining ten tribes became known as the northern kingdom of Israel or the kingdom of Samaria.

    Rehoboam, Solomon's son, gathered his army together and planned to reunite the kingdom into one. However, the Lord spoke through a prophet named Shemaiah and told them to go home, "for this thing is from Me." This had to appear like the worst possible thing that could have happened to Israel, but it was all part of God's plan. He had prophesied it earlier through Ahijah in 1 Kings 11:29. It was no accident that the rebellion split the nation. It came straight from the Lord.

    For several years, I worked for an international construction company. It was a high-paying job for the area at the time. I tried really hard to be a model employee, and soon I was a supervisor. I couldn't attend church at the time, for I worked a twelve-hour shift every Saturday and Sunday. Yet, I was thirsty for the word of God, so I listened to the bible with one ear-bud in my ear all day. I began fasting and praying for the Lord to remove anything from my life that was holding me back from being closer to Him. Within two weeks, they called me to the office and laid me off.

    I was confused. I felt wronged and hurt. Yet, after praying about it a while, I knew: "This thing is from Me." I walked through a rough patch, spent some time in the unemployment line, but got to lead some people to the Lord along the way. Then after a transition, He put me in my own computer business. In the end, it was far better, but God had to remove something first, along with some of my pride. It was not pretty, but it was undoubtedly from Him.

    Though it is hard to understand why bad things happen to good people, you have to remember that God loves you and He is in control of your life. So don't panic when bad things happen. Even satan had to get permission from God before he could attack Job (Job 1:10). If you are trying to be obedient to the Lord, nothing will come on you that He does not allow. In the end, it will work out for good. So don't give up when your promotion goes the other way like mine did, for there is something better coming around the corner.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for the times that I don't get my way. You are more intelligent than me, and I want what You have in store for me. Please share Your vision with me and let Your desires become my desires. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.' (John 5:14) ~ 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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Thaylor Grammont Jr
Thaylor Grammont Jr

Good morning Family, may your day be blessed with God's Favor. 

 

Have an awesome day. God bless....

Apr 10
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonardedited: Apr 10

 Queen Elizabeth's husband died yesterday, 99 yrs. Old. Almost 70yrs by her side...Amazing devotion of Love &

Commitment...How God loves us through our lives...Look

at all the ups and downs in history. Just like the men of old their commitment in life. Wow, just to look back on scriptures in Christ time...His ( GOD'S ) Promises though out time...His Commitment to us, His Childrren, Body of Christ His Church..

What is our commitmemt. ?

Apr 10
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, Thank You for the blessings in my life. My children, granddaughters and family. I couldn't do this without You. Amen

Apr 10
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings.We love and worship you. Amen 

Apr 10
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Have A Bless Weekend Everyone 

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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Some things in life are unbearable. I thank God we finally got through this horror. Keep us safe Lord Amen 

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

This is a timely message for me today, Pastor. Thank You Father for Your will, Amen!

Apr 10
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

So true, Pastor Dion! I have a parallel story, though I wasn't listening to God's Word at the time. He is so faithful to lead me! I thank You for the times that I don't get my way, Lord. AMEN

Apr 10
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you for your faithfulness Father teach me your ways and show me the plan for my life and I will follow you all the rest of my day's.

Apr 10
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father thank You, we will always praise Your Name and wait for Your love and care for us. Show us and speak to us about Your plans for our family, change what is not for us to have. In the name of Your Son Jesus Christ we pray, Amen. Thank You Lord, we love You. Amen. 

Thank you Pastor, great message to follow, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

Apr 10
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask, Amen.

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Apr 10
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord Jesus, amen 

Apr 10
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you, Lord, for all I have, I know that everything I have is from you. Sometimes God has to take something away to give us something better and at the time we don't understand what is happening, but God works out everything for our good. We just have to keep believing and have faith that God has a perfect plan for us. Thank you, Pastor Dion for this reminder today.

Apr 10