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Let Freedom Ring

  • If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36 WEB

    I took one last draw and put the cigarette out. That was over twenty years ago and it was the last time that I ever smoked. Not long before this, I had thought that smoking was a great pastime. Growing up on a farm in the South and working in tobacco, everyone that I knew smoked. Well, except for one strange guy, but no one wanted to be like him. By the age of ten I was smoking regularly, just like them.

    Years later and while smoking about three packs a day, the Lord suddenly took the desire to smoke away from me. It is not that smoking was a sin, it was because I was in bondage to it and wanted to be free, but could not seem to break its power. Since then, I have never wanted another cigarette and they make me nauseous when I am around them now. He reversed my thought pattern. Something that I had thought was great, was now sickening to me. The Lord set me free.

    Don't get stressed out when you fail while trying to quit something. Instead of struggling with it, pray for the Lord to remove your desire for it. Ask Him to set you free from it. Pray something like, "Lord I want to stop this, please take the desire away from me in Jesus name." Then give it time. The Lord can set you free from any bondage. When He sets you free, then you are free indeed.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You deliver me from the things that bind and control me. Break the shackles off of me and sever the ropes that hold me captive. I want to be completely free of the bad things in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You deliver me from the things that bind and control me. Break the shackles off of me and sever the ropes that hold me captive. I want to be completely free of the bad things in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Set me free from anything holdng me back from you <3 Thank you Amen <3 Thank you Pastor for always being God's hands & feet <3  
January 10, 2017
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Amen

January 10, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus amen. 

January 10, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

January 10, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

January 10, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

January 10, 2017
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Pat Turner
Pat Turner

Thanks Pastor for sharing.  I was also delivered from smoking about 1 1/2 years ago now.  I really liked it and at the same time it was making me sick and very expensive. I did not want to stop, but God was clearly asking me to. After I asked for deliverance,  I still desired them, but the Lord WOULD not let me pick one up!  Now I have no desire.  Please pray for my son and husband as they both are still struggling to stop. I know our Father is able to do all things.  He has shown me this over and over and I give him ALL praise!!  Agape to all!

January 10, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Hum good one!! I see desire is key!! For me eliminating all the reasons I still do!! Heavy--Ole Vet..

January 10, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen.

January 10, 2017
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Amen.

January 10, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen I quit smoking over thirty years ago. I had smoked since a teenager for about fifteen yrs and i too smoked around three packs a day. he will break our bad habits if we ask Him to help us.

January 10, 2017
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Amen!   I quit smoking cigars after 20 years for over a year and started again when my wife and I started arguing alot that was in July I pray that Jesus would help me to stop this addition!

January 10, 2017
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider

Wonderful devotion as always! thank you for speaking to our hearts!

January 10, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Pastor Dion, I would like you pray for me. I want to eliminate my smoking habit but it seem so difficult. I have tried but come back again to it. I have pray but no sucess.

 

January 10, 2017
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey

Thank you for that profound word.

Amen and blessings to you!

January 10, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

I pray that my husband quits smoking

 

January 10, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

I began smoking when I was 16 to be cool. When I was 20 I had such a bad sore throat that it hurt just to drink water and I thought how that just didn't make sense so I put my cigarette out and never smoked again!(It was on my grandma's birthday )  I found out a few years later when I became a christian that my grandma had been praying for me to quit smoking!!

January 10, 2017
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

It was only through prayer and faith that I was able to overcome my eating disorder, and I firmly believe that God will listen to anyone who asks o be free of bondage.

January 10, 2017
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Wow look at God, this message totally Blessed my spirit. In fact a friend sent me a message via text early this morning with the same scripture John 8:36. TYL

January 10, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!     Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion...        I said a prayer that Jesus set me free from the nasty withdraw of my medication when I drop. That it will go smooth and my body and brain won't feel it. In Jesus, name I pray. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You deliver me from the things that bind and control me. Break the shackles off of me and sever the ropes that hold me captive. I want to be completely free of the bad things in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

January 10, 2017
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Amanda Garza
Amanda Garza

WOW! Praise God this is amazing triumph for you and it is a true inspiration thanks Pastor Dion for sharing this with ua all <3 I would like to say My Husband stopped smokingone year and 5 months now and i quit directly after him. We were both needing to stop and God removed the desire for us but also, we found out he had a touch of emphysema so he said "I'm done" I said "Me 2" lol it was as quick as that and we had a few folks praying for us to break the bondage of smoking God answered quickly i am so grateful to. Now we are smoke free and we can save money or use the money for somthing else :) God is so good <3 I never knew it could be possible for me or let alone my Husband he was up to 2 sometimes 3 packs a day i would smoke 1/2 a pack a day. I was tired of it all and you are exactly right my Husband and I get physically sick when it is around us or if someone is smoking and the breeze hit's it just right and we can smell it i cover my nose with my shirt because i cannot stand the smell of it and people who are smokers is hard for us to be around because it smells so bad on them but anyways .... God made it possible and my Husband & I are so blessed too God bless you brother and you sweet wife she is such a doll we love yall <3 Great Devotional today as always :D

January 10, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks for this Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I pray that You deliver me from the things that bind and control me. Break the shackles off of me and sever the ropes that hold me captive. I want to be completely free of the bad things in my life, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

January 11, 2017
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Tyler Velau
Tyler Velau

Amen, Pastor Dion, thank you for this important message. We all have our struggles, each one of us, and i pray that the Lord will help us all to overcome our struggles and to help us fulfill His plans for our lives. One question I do have though, is how exactly do we ask to be aligned with His will? 

January 11, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I pray that you deliver me from the things that bind and control me. Break the shackles off of me and sever the ropes that hold me captive. I want to be completely free of the bad things in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray amen!!

January 11, 2017