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The Wine Press

  • Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together! I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. Psalms 34:3 ESV

    David was now in the enemies' camp and surrounded by the relatives of those that he had killed in battle. Saul had intended to kill him in order to preserve his kingship and David had to get out of the country quickly. He crossed the border and entered the Philistine town of Gath hoping to hide from Saul. Gath appropriately means 'the wine press'. David was now out of the frying pan and into the fire.

    Not long after this the people began to talk about David: 'Is this not David who they sing about? Saul has struck down his thousands, and David his ten thousands?' David was under immense pressure, so much pressure that he started to act like he was mad (1Sam 21:13). They finally let him go and David then wrote Psalm 34. This poor man cried and the Lord heard him and saved him!

    The man who slew bears, lions, and Goliath was pressed like a grape until fear came to the surface. He was taken to the edge of his faith and it looked dark and hopeless, yet God delivered him. No matter how big your faith is, God is able to stretch it a bit further. His tests scale infinitely. Still, He is always there to deliver you in the end. Will you trust Him while in the wine press? It is amazing what comes out.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, strengthen me and help me serve You today without shrinking back. Let Your love and peace cover me, in the name of Jesus I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, strengthen me and help me serve You today without shrinking back. Let Your love and peace cover me, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen <3 Thank you

January 4, 2017
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen. Father give us the strength of a true hero like David. Let us never give up the fight.

January 4, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

January 4, 2017
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

January 4, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

January 4, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

January 4, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

January 4, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen 

January 4, 2017
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Peggy Linkous
Peggy Linkous

Amen

 

January 4, 2017
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

I believe it's in the difficult times that the Lord tests our faith we just need to hang in there to receive his blessings!

January 4, 2017
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Sherri McGraw
Sherri McGraw

I feel just like David did pressed my ex is showing up at 2 to inspect my home because he's trying to sell it. Please pray for me, 

January 4, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Prayers sent.  GOD LOVES YOU SO MUCH and pray always and without ceasinng.

January 4, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Praying for you.

January 4, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

A soldier never knows his strength until tested in battle.

January 4, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen!

January 4, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!     Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

 

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, strengthen me and help me serve You today without shrinking back. Let Your love and peace cover me, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen. <3

January 4, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen! 

January 5, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God! Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, strengthen me and help me serve You today without shrinking back. Let Your love and peace cover me, in the Name of Jesus I pray.  Amen.

January 5, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Pastor for this devotion.and prayer.Heavenly Father I give thanks to you that you are always by our sides in all situations.Even where we feel we can not do something and fail to Remember that you are there watching over me. Help me to walk in your ways and in the spirit.In The Name Of Jesus Christ I pray.

January 5, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

January 5, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, strengthen me and help me serve you today without shrinking back. Let your love and peace cover me, in the name of Jesus Christ I prayAmen!!

January 5, 2017