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Reversing The New Low

  • And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. Job 42:10 KJV

    Job went through a terrible time in his life where he lost everything. As he sat in a pile of ashes with sores covering his body, his friends told him that it was the sinful life that he had lived that had caused all of this to happen. Actually, Job had lived a blameless and upright life, and this was a new low.

    Before this trial, Job had been a man of wealth and power, but now he had nothing. He was wiped out financially, his children were gone, and his health had deteriorated, and it all happened in a very short time.

    Instead of becoming bitter, Job prayed for those same misguided friends who had accused him, and God changed his situation. God gave him twice as much as he had before. He turned the captivity of Job around and set him free when he prayed for someone else, instead of only himself. Everything that Job lost, he gained back double. Read chapter one of Job, then chapter forty-two and compare the numbers. It is all listed in detail.

    Jesus said: 'Again, assuredly I tell you, that if two of you will agree on earth concerning anything that they will ask, it will be done for them by my Father who is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the midst of them' (Matthew 18:19'20).

    Solomon said: 'Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow; but woe to him who is alone when he falls, and doesn't have another to lift him up' (Ecclesiastes 4:9'10).

    Pray for your others, especially when they do not deserve it, even the ones that look down at you. Also when you pray for others, they in turn may pray for you.

    How would you pray for them? Use the Golden Rule: 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.' Pray for the things that you would like to see in your own life, to happen in theirs. It could very well be what sets you free from your own captivity.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for all that you do for me. Show me those in need and teach me how to pray for them. Place Your burden for them, on me. Anoint me and guide me today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  Alleluia!!  Amen!
May 28, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Awesome message
May 28, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan Very deep and simple!!
May 28, 2016
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Carmen Anderson
Carmen Anderson Awesome message. Amen.  
May 28, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Yes! I actually love praying for others as it keeps me and my struggles in perspective and I feel like I'm helping others so win win ! Thank you pastor as always:) great inspiration!  Pastor's Prayer: Father, I pray that You draw my family and I to You. Open our hearts to understand the gospel, help us to see beyond the natural, and fill us with Your Holy Spirit. May we all come to know You and be saved, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
May 28, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
May 28, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt What seemed to be thr worse thing to happen in Job's life ended up being the best. I love the lesson of Job praying for his friends. Job was faithul to his God.
May 28, 2016
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman Beautiful teaching. I love the idea of using the Golden Rule for praying.  Thank you:)
May 28, 2016
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Jeff Tyrrell
Jeff Tyrrell God is good to us and many times we do not know as we are going through our lessons. Praise be to our Father 
May 28, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion! I have found when I pray for others all of my troubles seem to fade, they grow so small that I am not concerned by them. I become more concerned for others and I have no time to spend in thinking of my situation. I release it all to my heavenly Father and focus on doing unto other. It is not too long after that I experience a blessing. It may be an answered prayer or unexpected financial increase. He never fails to show me when He is pleased with my behavior!
May 28, 2016
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Chris Dibbern
Chris Dibbern Amen. I've seen this a lot, lately, too. God bless, Carol!
May 28, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady God bless you Chris!
May 28, 2016
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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith Praise God! Amen.
May 28, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!
May 28, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen ♡
May 28, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
May 28, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen 
May 28, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen pastor! thanku so much for these devotionals they really speak to my heart I hope you all have a super great Memorial day weekend God Bless each one of you and keep you all safe and healthy this weekend sincerely Scott R.
May 28, 2016
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K K
K K Thank you for this message! Always timely. Amen! 
May 28, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Pastor Dion. Thank you for this message. I pray that I can follow your example and "Do unto others......"Blessings to you and your family and have a great weekend.
May 28, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Sooo good.  Cannot be indifferent with the truth!!  Great example Job was.  Thank youvLord for teaching us.
May 28, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you, dear Pastor, for the great message!
May 29, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Father, Show me those in need and teach me how to pray for them.  In Jesus' Name.  Amen.
May 29, 2016
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Darlene Blackmon
Darlene Blackmon Thank you Pastor for this message. May our Lord and Savior use me to allow grace to those in need of comfort and healing. Job showed how devoted he was to God.
May 30, 2016