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Going Back to Egypt

  • Why does Yahweh bring us to this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will be captured or killed! Wouldn't it be better for us to return into Egypt?' They said to one another, 'Let's choose a leader, and let's return into Egypt.' Numbers 14:3 WEB

    When the Israelites came to the land that God promised them, they stopped and sent out twelve spies to survey it. When the spies returned, all of them but Caleb and Joshua told a grim tale of giants living in fortresses. It made them feel like grasshoppers. The Israelites were terrified and decided to stone Moses, choose another leader, and go back to Egypt.

    Yet God had not changed His mind. His promise still stood firm. He had brought them this far, and would take them the rest of the way, if they would only stay the course. It was the people who had changed. They gave in to their fear and then wanted to turn back. They began to wonder if it was all worth it and told themselves 'We cannot do this.'

    God has brought you this far, and though the road in front of you may now look terrifying, do not turn back. God is still with you. His plan has not changed. He will still fulfill His promise. God has not changed His mind. Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear no evil for He is with me (from Psalm 23:4).

    It is alright to have a change of plans, to adjust your course, to count the cost, to refactor your life, but never let fear step in and tell you that you cannot do this. Never turn back because you are afraid to go through with it. God always calls us to face the impossible situation that is beyond our own ability. That is when we begin to need Him.

    Prayer: Father, I know that You have not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and self control. Help me put on the helmet of salvation and guard my mind against the thoughts of the enemy. With You on my side, I can face anything, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen.
April 18, 2016
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Lord please help me keep my mind on you. Bless me with your perfect peace thoughout this day, in Jesus name Amen.
April 18, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 18, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson With God, ALL things are possible!  Never lose heart, Never lose hope, Never be fearful for God is with Me and All of You!  Amen!!
April 18, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt God is our source.
April 18, 2016
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez Amen
April 18, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles YES! Amen! With you at my side Father, I can face anything! And some things I have faced I could not have made it through with out YOU! Thank you for all you do!  Wonderful message Pastor! Thank you :) Pastor's Prayer: Father, I know that You have not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and self control. Help me put on the helmet of salvation and guard my mind against the thoughts of the enemy. With You on my side, I can face anything, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
April 18, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I agree.
April 18, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Dion~ I must not be awake yet!  I just saw the words, I couldn't take them in.  I read others comments then it clicked!  God is by my side, I fear no evil and can face any challenge just for today.  It's not just another day, it's a new day to be blessed and walk the talk.  My spirituality got jump started. Thanks!  Bless you, have a special day.
April 18, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 18, 2016
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell I can tell everyone that is still in the Redeaming Business and the Restoration Business. If He can take someone like me from who I used to be and bring me to this place, He can do it for anyone. God is so capeable of finishing anything He starts with your permission.
April 18, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
April 18, 2016
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro AMEN
April 18, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen! God wants me to depend on Him, no matter what my circumstances are. I need Him to direct my steps. You can't have faith and fear at the same time. I know God wants me to live in peace.
April 18, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! To live a life of faith is to trust God no matter what the circumstances appear to be. Yes I said appear to be, because often what appears to be impossible is not, not with God in control, not with trust in Him, not with staying the course and remaining true to our faith. The things that we find impossible are not the slightest bit difficult to our God, releasing them to Him and surrendering to His will is the key to the tools needed to scale every mountain we will climb in this world. The view is awesome when we get to the top!
April 18, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen, well said.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran Amen.
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Esther Lee
Esther Lee Amen 
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen ♡ 
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield If we give our fears to God, He can take them away and give us peace!
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Deleted Member Amen
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau It is easy to judge Israelites for wanting to go back to Egypt. But I had been through real life and death situation when there was no food or water for 4 days. All I can say is the mind and spirit might be willing to go on, but the body or flesh just wanted to quit.
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Deleted Member Yes many times may get hard, I sure understand,  but Jesus will always bring you through. He loves you so much. 
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen pastor I learned over the years that faith is to God what fear is to satan, keeping this in mind has got me thru alot thanks for the devotional Have a great week everyone!! sincerely Scott R.
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Deleted Member AMEN
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese I chuckled when I read the title of this devotional today. I have had a few rough days teaching at the high school today which came to a head where I had some talks with students out in the hallway. I have been asking myself the question, should I have stayed at my college job and worked some more as educational assistant where my day was predictable and had a lot less responsibility and stress? I am finally working as a term teacher for a few months which I had dreamed to do again for a number of years. Took the jump and now am looking back at when things were easier at the college. Thanks Pastor. You always know what to say and when to say it. Amen!
April 18, 2016
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese I know I am where I should be. Just can identify with those Israelites at times all too well!
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Deleted Member Truly understand that. LOL 
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese :-)
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Deleted Member God bless you and I will be praying for you my precious friend. 
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese thanks Tamara! You too are precious to me too. Have a wonderful week dear!
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman Dear Lord, please instill in me a spirit of power, love and self control.  Thank you Pastor.
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Tavii Martin
Tavii Martin Amen!! What an amazing word!!
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Deleted Member Amen, truly an amazing word. 
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Thank you for your devotional message today Pastor. Request please for all RHM members to pray for all earthquake victims and prayers for those that died  in Ecuador and Japan. "LORD GOD give them courage and have faith that they will all get through this.  Have mercy , and Bless them LORD GOD ALMIGHTY  AMEN"
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Deleted Member Prayers going up right now for all. It be so heartbreaking. May God give them comfort, strength and peace through this terrible time in Jesus Name we pray and believe.
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes, amen Lord Jesus. 
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Deleted Member Amen, Praise His Holy Name
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh AMEN,Thank you Pastor for the word for today,and the prayer.
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Deleted Member Amen
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Deleted Member A much needed message for me, I feel like I need to be doing more for Jesus. Please pray for me to be in His perfect will. Thank you Pastor Dion and Sylvia for this message today. Love y'all so much.
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord, thank You for never leaving or forsaking me.
April 19, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
April 19, 2016