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The Last Minute

  • When the men of Israel saw that they were in trouble (for the people were distressed), then the people hid themselves in caves, in thickets, in rocks, in tombs, and in pits. Now some of the Hebrews had gone over the Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead; but as for Saul, he was yet in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling. He stayed seven days, according to the time set by Samuel; but Samuel didn't come to Gilgal, and the people were scattering from him. Saul said, "Bring the burnt offering to me here, and the peace offerings." He offered the burnt offering. It came to pass that as soon as he had finished offering the burnt offering, behold, Samuel came' 1 Samuel 13:6'10 WEB.

    King Saul was desperate. The Philistines had gathered a large army, invaded Israel, and were camped nearby. The prophet Samuel had told Saul to meet him at Gilgal, and he would make offerings and get directions for the upcoming battle from the Lord.

    Saul waited at Gilgal with about 2,000 men. The Philistines had brought 30,000 chariots, 6,000 horsemen, and footmen like the "sand of the seashore" (1 Samuel 13:5). Saul's army was outnumbered by at least 20 to 1. Even worse, his meager troops began to scatter, and those that remained with him trembled in fear.

    After Saul had waited for seven days and Samuel had not come, fear and desperation overcame him. He panicked and made the offering himself but received no directions from the Lord. Of course, as soon as Saul finished his offering, the prophet Samuel arrived. The first thing Samuel asked him was, "What have you done?" The fear of man and what men could do to him cost Saul his kingship (1 Samuel 13:13).

    Too often, when the deadline begins approaching, we start sweating and panicking, asking ourselves, "What are we going to do? Where is God?" Pressure causes us to make compromises right before God arrives and turns the battle around. These things cause our impurities to rise to the surface. Who you are while under pressure is who you really are.

    They say God is never late, but He also is never early. He arrives right on time. We begin to waver in our faith, usually right before God shows up. So don't give up hope yet. God's help and provision for you are closer than it ever was. When we reach the end of our rope, God will be there to catch us. However, it may feel like the very last minute.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You help me learn to trust in You. Please deliver me from fear and anxiety. Draw my heart to You, and give me a clear vision. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ 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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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen, I trust in you Father.
Jun 22
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I pray that You help me learn to trust in You. Please deliver me from fear and anxiety. Draw my heart to You, and give me a clear vision. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
Jun 22
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Alicia M. Booker
Alicia M. Booker

Thank you for this morning's reading. I wrote something before,  but I don't know if it went through.  I prayed to the Lord asking for guidance,  but also to speak to me so I could understand. He did, through you in this message.  As Alway, Thank you 

Jun 22
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, I pray this in Jesus's name, amen. 

Jun 22
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I pray 

Jun 22
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Jun 22
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

Jun 22
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Jun 22
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

amen

Jun 22
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

Jun 22
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Holy Spirit for always being before me in Jesus Name,  Amen 

Jun 22
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen 

Jun 22
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen , Yes Lord Jesus Christ !!! Blessings ! 

Jun 22
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David Krull
David Krull

Yes Father. Help me trust you in all things. Give me a Rehma word. In Jesus Christ Name. Amen

Jun 22
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I put my trust in You, Father. Amen!

Jun 22
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen 

Jun 22
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jun 22
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

SO MANY PEOPLE WAIT TILL THE LAST MINUTE TO DO ANY THING IMPORTANT THEY ARE CONFUISED ,THEN  WHEN THEY ACT- IT' S TO LATE

Jun 22
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Jun 22
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

Jun 23
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask, Amen. 

Jun 23
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

Jun 23
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! We must always put our hope in the Lord and the Lord only! God can do all things, we must never give up!! God can and will get us through our dark and difficult times. Sometimes God tests us to see where our heart really is. If we give up we will fail the test so we keep praying and waiting for the Lord to act on our behalf! God will always come through for us if we believe and wait on Him!

Jun 28