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Answers by Fire

  • Then Elijah said to the people, "I, even I only, am left as a prophet of Yahweh; but Baal's prophets are four hundred fifty men. Let them therefore give us two bulls; and let them choose one bull for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under; and I will dress the other bull, and lay it on the wood, and put no fire under it. You call on the name of your god, and I will call on Yahweh's name. The God who answers by fire, let him be God." All the people answered, "What you say is good." 1 Kings 18:22-24 WEB.

    Early in the morning, Elijah, a prophet of God, went up Mount Carmel. He was accompanied by four-hundred-fifty prophets of baal and four-hundred prophets of asherah. They were going to settle the age-old question of "Who is God."

    Apparently, that had become a "gray area." The Lord's people had been chasing after baal for prosperity and materialism and asherah as the goddess of sex and fertility. Israel was serving a lot of "gods" in those days. It was fun.

    Yet, that afternoon, God Almighty answered by fire from the sky. Elijah the Prophet walked away alone, while all the pagan prophets were left broken, defeated, disappointed, and dead. Their gods had failed them.

    Today, we are still faced with the same choices. It's easy to say that we follow Almighty God, but who do we give our time and resources to? Do we chase baal and asherah as diligently as they did?

    The Lord wants you to have money, but He doesn't want money to have you, for the "love of money" is "a" root of all types of evil. It can cause people to lie, cheat, steal, and kill to get more.

    Also, it has nothing to do with the amount of money you have. A beggar can be consumed by the "love" of money, while a billionaire could theoretically be unaffected. In the same sense, a man can "lust" after a woman and not actually know her. It's the inner desire.

    Don't put the pursuit of happiness, or the pursuit of more money, before your time with Him. These things have their place, and if you seek the Lord first each day, all these things will be added to you anyway.

    The less you care about stuff, the more He will probably give you, as long as it doesn't draw your eyes from Him. He wants your whole heart. To be first in your life, just as your spouse would. Once He has control of your heart, the rest of you will follow. Put Jesus first in your life.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose You today, and I want You to be a priority in my life. Please bring things into balance. Teach me what I need to know, and help me focus on the right things. Lead me, and I will follow You. Speak to me, and I will listen. 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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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, I choose You today, and I want You to be a priority in my life. Please bring things into balance. Teach me what I need to know, and help me focus on the right things. Lead me, and I will follow You. Speak to me, and I will listen. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
November 18, 2023
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord. 

November 18, 2023
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

November 18, 2023
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

November 18, 2023
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Yes dear Lord Jesus ❣️Amen 

November 18, 2023
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

November 18, 2023
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

November 18, 2023
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Linda Rogers
Linda Rogers

Help me to put you first Father God and not worry about "stuff". In your name I pray Amen 

November 18, 2023
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Pastor Dion, for this morning's encouragement! Lord, bring things into balance. Teach me what I need to know. Thank you! Amen

November 18, 2023
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen use me Father I want to serve you, The God of the Universe, the ONE TRUE RISEN LORD!!

November 18, 2023
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen 

November 18, 2023
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

November 18, 2023
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, I choose You today, and I want You to be a priority in my life. Please bring things into balance. Teach me what I need to know, and help me focus on the right things. Lead me, and I will follow You. Speak to me, and I will listen. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

November 18, 2023
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!! Amen!! Amen!!

November 18, 2023
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

Thank You Pastor Dion for the Devotional Readings. I really enjoy reading them. It is posiitive and inspiring I am trying to focus on positive things instead of worrying myself crazy. I pray about something and leave it in Gods hands and still worry about the problem. God has helped me a lot especially at my lowest points in my life. So iwant to not worry about things that I have no control over. Especially about my Children. They are older now and they want to know why I was absent for so long in their lives. I have been explaing situations to them. I did not think about once I have them back in my life that they would talk about past trauma invoving my abusive Ex boyfriend in 2007. Thats over 16 years ago. But I put the situation in Gods hands because the situation involves a lot of emotions and past wounds that we have not healed from yet. Its hard but I am getting through it.

November 18, 2023
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

November 18, 2023
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name we pray, Amen. 

November 19, 2023
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Heavenly Father, I choose You today, and I want You to be a priority in my life. Please bring things into balance. Teach me what I need to know, and help me focus on the right things. Lead me, and I will follow You. Speak to me, and I will listen. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

November 19, 2023
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

November 19, 2023
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

November 23, 2023