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Gone With The Wind

  • Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the clothing and the horse, as you have said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, who sits at the king's gate: let nothing fail of all that you have spoken. Then took Haman the clothing and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and caused him to ride through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delights to honor.' Esther 6:10 WEB

    Haman the Agagite, who was second-in-command to the king in the Persian empire, hated Mordecai the Jew because he would not bow down to him when he passed by. He was a descendant of King Agag, while Mordecai was a Benjaminite descended from King Saul. Their families had been enemies for a long time (1Sam. 15:9) and quite possibly if Saul had followed God's command to wipe out the Amalekites, Haman would not have been born (1Sam. 15:3).

    One morning while particularly annoyed, Haman went into the courtyard to ask the king to hang Mordecai the Jew. He did not know that during the night, God was working behind the scenes. The king had not been able to sleep that night so he had a book of records read to him and discovered that Mordecai had once saved the king's life, but had gotten no reward.

    So the moment that Haman entered the courtyard, the king summoned him and asked him 'What should be done for the man the king delights to honor?' Haman thought that the king was talking about him and came up with an elaborate plan of dressing the man in the king's robe, setting him on the king's horse, and having the highest noble lead him through the streets proclaiming 'This is the man the king delights to honor!'

    When Haman completed his speech, the king told him to hurry and go do everything that he had said for Mordecai the Jew, whom Haman hated. 'Leave nothing out!' Haman had to dress Mordecai in the king's clothing, put him on the king's horse, and then lead him through the streets, shouting before him. It was the beginning of a great fall for Haman, and a great promotion for Mordecai.

    God is not even mentioned in the book of Esther, but He is there silently working in the lives of His people, delivering them from things they do not yet know about. The wind is invisible but powerful, and so is the power of God. There was no sign from heaven and no one heard a sound, yet circumstances changed around them. The problem that faced God's people was soon gone with the wind, and it became the cause of their promotion.

    God can turn what was meant to harm you around, and make it exalt you. What was meant for evil can work out for your good. Do not fear what others have devised against you. As you focus on God, He takes care of things that you do not even know about. Put your trust in God for not even a sparrow is forgotten by Him (Luke 12:6).

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for taking care of me. I don't always understand, but Lord I look to You today. My help comes from You! Help me take the high road while You fight this battle, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen
October 26, 2015
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen!
October 26, 2015
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Chrystar Kassab
Chrystar Kassab I live everyday of my life as God's Precious Gift...Iam a survivor and NEVER will be a victim. God will always turn Test into TESTIMONY!!!! Stay Encouraged and focus on God. Finish strong...Yes run on and see what the end will be..GOD WILL BLOW YOUR MIND!!..God Bless
October 26, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen
October 26, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! 
October 26, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome I am blessed thank you Lord amen
October 26, 2015
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley Love this devotion  thank pastor and you God for fighting whatever battle am going through amen
October 26, 2015
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Oh Father I thank you for working in our/ my live even when I can't see it. Amen!
October 26, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! 
October 26, 2015
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sredited: October 26, 2015 Geez. That Haman was a real Nimrod(Literally). I've run across several in my life. I've seen a couple of them get their Comeuppance as well. It was very humbling watching it go down. I realized that we Truly do reap what we sow(I've had to Pray for a few Crop Failures in the Past, lol). Great Message Pastor.   P.S. Dorene and I were just talking about how we have a Home Church now at RHM. We truly Thank God for this Ministry, and are Very Thankful for your and Sylvia's Faithfulness(And all behind the Scenes of Course:) Love and Prayers
October 26, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd We are honored to have you both as part of this church, Norman <3!
October 26, 2015
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Amen! Amen! Thank you once again for listening and delivering our Lord and Saviors ever timely message. May you always be blessed and refreshed in his name :)
October 26, 2015
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi Amen
October 26, 2015
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Retta Morgan
Retta Morgan God you are awesome  Thank you for having my back  I Love you Jesus thank you for saving me !
October 26, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! 
October 26, 2015
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb Thanks, Pastor Dion, for this timely reminder that God is working all the time! I needed this encouragement to wait patiently today.
October 26, 2015
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Mary Williams
Mary Williams AMEN Thank you Pastor Dion i really needed this read today
October 26, 2015
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze once again  this is what I needed to hear this morning , have to remember no weapon formed against me will prosper!Thanks for the good read.
October 26, 2015
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Lena David
Lena David Thank you for this. God was speaking to me through this message, as I am sure it was speaking to all of us. I really did need to see and read this. Thank you again!!!
October 26, 2015
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez Thank you Lord .I really needed to here this today .I need to trust in the Lord and not myself or others.God Bless 
October 26, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! He makes even your enemies at peace with you. The prayer of a righteous man/woman availeth much!
October 26, 2015
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy Praise the Lord !!
October 26, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Another message of hope--if we just trust in the Lord, He will transform evil into good! As I learned in Bible Study today, Jesus will overcome death and evil by appearing as an unblemished, humble, perfect and innocent Lamb!
October 26, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen Alleluia Amen!!  With God standing by me, who can hurt me, No One!!  Amen!!
October 26, 2015
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen 
October 26, 2015
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen thank you pastor Todd your hitting the nail on the head!
October 26, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I was reading in Isaiah 40 and 41, today about The greatness of God and How He wanted His chosen peoples, the nation of Israel to trust Him, even if they did not understand every thing. 40:25-29,  read it it will bless your soul. Verse 28 ans 29, Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, The LORD, the creator of the ends of the earth, does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable, ( that can not be peneterated, discovered, or understood by human reason) He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might,(Strength of affection)______ He increases power.  Verse 31 says. Yet those who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength , they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. 41:1,( Incouraging Israel ) " Coastlands" listen to Me in silance. ( wait on God) and let the peoples gain new strength, then they could speak. This really spoke to my heart, to wait on God first, even if I do not understand what He is doing or going to do, Just to trust Him that He does know what He is doing, and His timing is always right.. What a mighty God we serve.
October 26, 2015
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Melchorita Fahey
Melchorita Fahey Amen!
October 27, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Thank you for this reminder to just focus on the Lord.
October 27, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord, thank You for fighting my battles--even when I don't kno it!
October 27, 2015
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Praise be to God.Through every trial and every situation we go through,He is there with us.He knows and cares so much for his children.Thank you Heavenly Father for your word,you say And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus..Thank you for providing for each and everyone of us. We are over comers,through Our Lord God.Amen
October 27, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Thank you Lord for always using Pastor Todd with an on time message to Bless our spirits and speak to our hearts.
October 28, 2015