The True Man Of God

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Kings 1:8 They replied, “He had a garment of hair and had a leather belt around his waist.” The king said, “That was Elijah the Tishbite.” O-bservation: King Ahaziah had succeeded his father, Ahab, as king of Israel. He had fallen through the lattice of his upper room in Samaria and injured himself. Ahaziah sent his men to consult with the god of Baal-Zebub, who was the false god of Ekron. He told them to ask this god of stone if their king would live. The angel of the Lord had dispatched Elijah...

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First Pray

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Kings 22:5 But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “First seek the counsel of the Lord.” O-bservation: Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, visited the king of Israel, whose name was Ahab. When he arrived, Ahab asked Jehoshaphat to join his army so the two of them could go after the king of Aram and take back Ramoth-Gilead, which Ahab claimed was rightfully theirs anyway. Jehoshaphat agreed. However, he told Ahab, “We must First Pray!” A-pplication: In the story, Ahab was not a man of God, and Jehoshaphat certainly was a man of God....

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Never Limit The Lord

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Kings 20:28 The man of God came up and told the king of Israel, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Because the Arameans think the Lord is a god of the hills and not a god of the valleys, I will deliver this vast army into your hands, and you will know that I am the Lord.’” O-bservation: This story spans a full season of warring nations, where Israel had defeated the Arameans the year before, and now the following year, the same Arameans had regrouped and had a new battle plan. Their...

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Who Are You Raising Up?

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Kings 19:19a So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. O-bservation: This is a very revealing passage of scripture. Elijah had just called down fire on the prophets of Baal and had them killed. Ahab, the King of Israel, went and told his wife Jezebel what Elijah had done. Jezebel swore she would kill Elijah. When Elijah heard this, he was so scared he ran for his life and hid in a cave. God came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” (vs. 9). Elijah told the...

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The Eyes Of The Lord!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 2 Chronicles 16:9a For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the whole earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him. lol O-bservation: This is the story of the sad ending of Asa, king of Judah. He did lead Judah for 41 years, and God was with him, but he settled for what he thought would be easier than trusting God toward the end. Baasha, the king of Israel, laid a siege on Judah to prepare to destroy them. Asa had always turned to the Lord before, but this time he...

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