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The Humble King

  • Pilate therefore said to him, 'Aren't you speaking to me? Don't you know that I have power to release you, and have power to crucify you?' Jesus answered, 'You would have no power at all against me, unless it were given to you from above. Therefore he who delivered me to you has greater sin.' John 19 WEB

    Beaten and bloody, wearing a purple robe and a crown made out of thorns, Jesus quietly listened to Pilate speak. When He did not answer Pilate's question, he began to tell Jesus about his authority to set Him free or to crucify Him. When Pilate finished, Jesus told him that he would have no authority over Him at all unless it had been given to him from above.

    Jesus recognized where He was and that this was no accident. No man had authority over Him unless it had been given to them from above. No one could take His life from Him, unless His Father in heaven allowed it. The Humble King of Kings submitted to His Father's will, and endured the cross.

    When Job went through his trial, satan had to get permission from God first before he could touch him. Job was a righteous man and God had placed a hedge of protection around him, his house, and all that he had (Job 1:10). A much stronger hedge would have been around Jesus. They could only harm Him, if God allowed them to do so.

    The ones in authority over you today are allowed to be there by God. No one can touch or lay a hand on you without your Father's permission to do so. I know things happen that we do not understand, like Stephen being martyred (Acts 7:59). We have to remember that we cannot see the whole picture as He can. So until the Lord tells you otherwise, prayerfully submit to those in leadership over you, for they would not be there without His permission. Great servants can become great leaders.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to see Your hand on my life. Give me a clear vision of Your will for me and the grace to accomplish it today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! The highlighted group of the week is Laughter, God''s Medicine: Post funny pics, clean jokes, funny videos. Share funny stories. If it's funny it is welcome here! Together we will reap the health benefits of laughter. ALSO, the Creation Photographers group fun theme of the week is "Let Your Love Light Shine", based on Matthew 5:16! As always, feel free to post any other photos, too. Have a blessed day :)!

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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph

Amen,thank you Lord for protecting me. Great message Pastor.

October 18, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

hallelujah   i am blessed    amen

 

October 18, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

October 18, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen :)

October 18, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I thank God that He is in charge, and trust Him that He always knows what is best for me.

October 18, 2016
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Peggy Linkous
Peggy Linkous

THANK YOU DION FOR THE MESSAGE TODAY AND YOUR SERMON ON SUNDAY,IT IS SUCH A BLESSING TO ME,WITH ALL THE FUSSING IN THE CHURCHES TODAY,I FEEL YOUR PULLED IN SO MANY WAYS,AS A LITTLE GIRL I WAS ATTENDING CHURCH WITH MY GRAND-PARENTS,WHICH BOTH OF THEM SANG IN THE CHOIR AND WERE VERY FAITHFUL CHRISTIANS,SO ON ONE SUNDAY MORNING AS WE DID EVERY SUNDAY,WHEN WE GOT TO THE CHURCH,SOME OF THE OTHER MEMBERS HAD LOCKED THE DOOR AND SAID WE WERE NOT WELCOME,SO TO MAKE THIS SHORT,THERE WERE A COURT BATTLE AND IT SPLIT EVERY HOUSEHOLD IN OUR COMMUNITY,AND NOW IT CONTINUES IN CHURCHES,WHY PASTOR DION DOES THIS HAPPEN? WE ALL ARE THERE TO WORSHIP THE SAME LORD WE ALL READ THE SAME BIBLE,WE ALL BELIEVE IN THE SAME LORD,SO WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN? THANK YOU AGAIN FOR ALL YOU DO,AND GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR SWEET WIFE SLYVIA.

October 18, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen!

 

October 18, 2016
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Monje Mellie
Monje Mellie

Amen and Amen 

October 18, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

October 18, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

October 18, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Yes Heavenly Father, be thou my vision,lead and give me guidance to do your will and to hear you speaking to me..Let your light shine in me.That I will walk in the spirit and not in the flesh.To openly share your love with others,In The Name  of Jesus Christ I pray.

October 18, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Its amasing I really really NEEDED this Devotional today it never fails to amaze me when God is working on me anyways thanku pastor Todd for another GREAT Devotional. Thank you father God for loving us so much! I love the pastor prayer today!

October 18, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Yes...unless God allows it.  The political circus is in prayer where we are.  Our state is huge Democratic.  Years.  I see we give 20 electoral votes.  I am not political minded if it sounds it.  With two feet on earth yet things of such is for me to remember I am of another kingdom.  God  being all powerful knows the plans.  Many centuries ago and now.  Thank Lord that You are God.  I never want your job.  In my small world there are different types of worlds whirling around my life let alone worlds of higher authority.  Blessings Lord that You never sleep and you see as it all needs to go.  Help me to be good citizen of Your Kingdom & keep eyes on You with ears open & spirit able to discern Your voice & follow.

October 18, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for you devotion. 

 

Heavenly Father, help me to see Your hand on my life. Give me a clear vision of Your will for me and the grace to accomplish it today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

October 19, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to see Your hand on my life. Give me a clear vision of Your will for me and the grace to accomplish it today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! This everyday! Yes please <3 Thank you

October 19, 2016
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Amy Binas
Amy Binas

Amen..

October 19, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Heavenly Father, help me to see Your hand on my life. Give me a clear vision of Your will for me and the grace to accomplish it today, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

October 19, 2016
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

Does this also apply to who gets elected? 

October 19, 2016
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Mary Luter
Mary Luter

Thank you Pastor Todd! You seem to be talking straight to me again...letting me know God is listening.

Thank you RHM!!

October 19, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

October 21, 2016