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The Late Bloomer

  • He said to Jesus, 'Lord, remember me when you come into your kingdom.' Jesus said to him, 'Assuredly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.' Luke 23:42 WEB

    As they hung bleeding on the crosses that they had been nailed to, one of the two thieves beside Jesus asked Him to remember him when He came into His kingdom, and Jesus said: 'Today you will be with Me in paradise." After a life of crime, and with only moments left to live, this criminal made things right with God and was saved.

    Jesus told the thief that it would be a blissful place (Paradise), in the immediate future (Today), and with Jesus (With Me). A simple sentence and the right attitude and that man was saved. It could happen anywhere, and at anytime. Where there is breath, there is hope.

    I have met people who thought that God would never forgive them for the things that they had done, but the sin problem was taken care of at the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus took away the sin of the universe (kosmos - John 1:29). If you will let Jesus wash your sins away, you get to start completely fresh with a clean slate and nothing that you have done in the past will be held against you. Though our sins be like scarlet, He will wash us as white as snow (Isaiah 1:18).

    When you fall, get up. This is an endurance race and we all trip at times. We all need His forgiveness. Your pastor needs forgiveness just as much as you do. As long as you keep trying, you are going to make it. Your past can no longer stop you and God is here to help with your future. It is never too late to get started and He can make what is left of your life count. No matter the situation or what you may have done, there is still hope.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you so much for forgiving me of the things that I have done wrong. Fill my life with Your presence and let me be a living testimony of the power of God. Walk with me, talk to me and through me, let me live my life for You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen. 

November 17, 2016
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

November 17, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

                This is a astounding teaching!!! If people can grasp this, there on their way! Freedom!!!!!!

November 17, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen. Please please God help my daughter Larisa. Amen. 

November 17, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Prayers sent Mari.

November 17, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you so much for forgiving me of the things that I have done wrong. Fill my life with Your presence and let me be a living testimony of the power of God. Walk with me, talk to me and through me, let me live my life for You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen <3 Thank you God Bless

November 17, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. Everyday we fail , we stumble, we sin, no matter how hard we try. Through His endless grace and mercy we are forgiven if we repent. We need to keep moving forward and stop looking back. We need to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling and then let others do the same. Each breath we take is a chance to be forgiven, as long as there is breath there is hope.

November 17, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Thank You, Jesus for taking care of my sin problem, for good, and forever.

November 17, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

I just want to thank the Lord God for allowing me to see 65 years today. Those who know me, know that I have had some very trying times, but God saw me through them all and He has kept me. My life has mirrored Joseph and Paul's to a certain extent, there have been so many parallels. All-in-all, I thank my God for His Grace and His Mercies that are new every morning. That is my only celebration.

November 17, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Happy birthday Joseph , God is with you .

November 17, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Thank you Rachael, what a name.

November 17, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Happy Birthday Joseph! God bless you!

November 17, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Thanks Lynn

November 17, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Happy Birthday Joseph.  GOD LOVES YOU VERY MUCH

November 17, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Thanks very much Deng

November 17, 2016
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Sandy Best
Sandy Best

Happy Birthday! and God Bless.

November 17, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Thank you Sandy

November 18, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen, walk with me Lord , hold my hands in yours . Thank you pastor, for this inspiring devotion . 

November 17, 2016
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

This is a very powerful message! Thank you Pastor Dion! Thank you Father God for your love, forgiveness and mercy! Amen!!!

November 17, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

November 17, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Nobody ever burst into Flames going into a Church, I had a friend that always said it would happen if he went in.

He goes now, and no Flames happened. God is so Good.

November 17, 2016
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Amanda Garza
Amanda Garza

In Jesus Name Amen! <3 :D

November 17, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Thank you for this very important message, Pastor Dion!

November 17, 2016
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Sandy Best
Sandy Best

Beautiful, Thank you paster Todd.

November 17, 2016
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

 Amen! Thank You, Jesus <3 :)

November 17, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen! Thank you Pstor Dion this is a good devotion for me to come back to at times. 

I pray your prayer over my family and I. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank you so much for forgiving me of the things that I have done wrong. Fill my life with Your presence and let me be a living testimony of the power of God. Walk with me, talk to me and through me, let me live my life for You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

November 18, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I thank You so much for forgiving me of the things that I have done wrong. Fill my life with Your presence and let me be a living testimony of the power of God. Walk with me, talk to me and through me, let me live my life for You, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

 

November 18, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Lord for forgiving me of my sins. Please fill my life with Your presence and let me be a living testimony of the power of God. Be with me always and let me live my life for You, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

November 18, 2016