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  • The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham became the father of Isaac. Isaac became the father of Jacob. Jacob became the father of Judah and his brothers. Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar. Perez became the father of Hezron. Hezron became the father of Ram. Ram became the father of Amminadab. Amminadab became the father of Nahshon. Nahshon became the father of Salmon. Salmon became the father of Boaz by Rahab. Boaz became the father of Obed by Ruth. Obed became the father of Jesse. Jesse became the father of King David. David became the father of Solomon by her who had been Uriah's wife. Matthew 1:1 WEB.

    The first paragraph of the genealogy of Jesus Christ amazes me. When you look into the details, you would think that many of these people would not have made this list. Yet, God chose to use flawed people with problems. Then He made them better. He understands that life can be messy.

    Here are some notes on a few of the people mentioned in this paragraph: Tamar became pregnant by her father-in-law Judah while pretending to be a prostitute (Genesis 38:16). Rahab was a former prostitute who helped hide the spies that Joshua sent to Jericho (Joshua 2:1). Ruth was a Moabite, which means that she came from Lot impregnating his daughter one night while he was drunk (Genesis 19:36). Solomon was born from David and Bathsheba after David had her husband Uriah killed and married her (2 Samuel 12:24). Those are just a few.

    All these people had problems. Yet, God chose them to be in the lineage of the Lord Jesus Christ. Their lives were successful because there is forgiveness when we make mistakes. His grace is sufficient for the task, and your problems will not stop God from using you. Only you can do that. The things that you don't want to talk about, He already knows about.

    When God calls you to do something, He will also equip you to do it. He will use you right now, just as you are. Yet, we often resist and say that we are not worthy. We will not let Him flow through us. We withdraw into a corner and shrink back because we feel we are not good enough. But life is not all about your faults and frailty, so stop looking at your own weaknesses. For His strength is made perfect in our weakness.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for today. Please use me. Open the door, and I will step through it. Give me a clear vision, and speak to me in a way that I understand. Let me show Your love on this earth today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: This morning, 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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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Heavenly Father for always being with me and for Your blessings in my life. Amen

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I Thank You for Your love and guidance. Let me shine for You every day.

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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for thinking of me I love you

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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all your love. Amen 

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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I thank You for today. Please use me. Open the door, and I will step through it. Give me a clear vision, and speak to me in a way that I understand. Let me show Your love on this earth today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

 Isn't that the truth About who he uses...If He can have a donkey speak, than ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD IN OUR LIVES...

AMEN !

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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all You have done for me through this journey, that Your love and care and forgiveness be with us always. Speak to me and through me and show me the way to walk with You, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. The Lord is my rock, Amen. 

Good morning Pastor and Sylvia, always be grateful for your continuous messages leading us to our Lord. God bless you both, Amen. 

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Father I Want To Say Thank You For Everything Amen Have A Bless Day Everyone 

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Heavenly Father for everything you have done for me and will continue to do for me.  Thank you for every blessing.  Amen 

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Cristy Herzberg
Cristy Herzbergedited: May 2

Amen 

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Albert Chau
Albert Chau

Too many times, we including me don't feel worthy enough of God's love and forgiveness. We often beat ourselves up over our mistakes and failures. But praise the Lord for His mercy, I am in a better place now and accepting for who I am and was.

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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Thank you God for sending Jesus to die in my place so that I can be acceptable to you and be a child of God, Amen!!

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!!

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

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