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Seventy Two Hours

  • And when David and his men came to the city, they found it burned with fire, and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep. 1 Samuel 30:2 ESV

    David stood amidst the burned ashes of his city with tears running down his face. Though he was anointed as king years ago, he had been running from Saul ever since. Now while the men were away, Amalekites had burned the city and carried off all of their wives and children. His own men were talking of stoning him to death. This was a difficult time for David. One that would break most men, but he strengthened himself in God (1 Sam 30:6).

    In seventy-two hours, everything changed (2 Sam 1:2). With God's help, David rescued their families and recovered all (1 Sam 30:18). Saul died during a battle with the Philistines (1 Sam 31:3). They made David king over Judah (2 Sam 2:4). The breakthrough was so close and things that had not changed for years, were now only hours away. David did not know this and if he had given up and fallen on his sword, he would have missed the greatest years of his life.

    It is always darkest right before the breakthrough. The battle can become so intense that you want to quit, but hang on. A lot can change in seventy-two hours. You are closer than ever to seeing the promises of God fulfilled in your life.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, give me a heart like David that will trust You even in the face of adversity. Strengthen me Lord and help me to see past the problem, in the name of Jesus I pray.

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen and thank you Lord Jesus. 

February 24, 2017
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Thank you Lord for the reminder to steadfast, wait and be obedient for his blessing.  Thank you Jesus! 

February 24, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

February 24, 2017
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

 

February 24, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

February 24, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

February 24, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

February 24, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

February 24, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Wholeheartedly agree!!!

February 24, 2017
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Sally Barclay
Sally Barclay

Pastor Dion: Your devotionals are inspiring. I want you to know that at times I do not know how to speak out to others so I copy and re-post some of your writings and it seems to touch so many. Thank you for all you do.

 

Sincerely in Christ,

Sally Barclay

February 24, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I do believe this! Just keep trusting God and He will work out every thing to His glory.

February 24, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

The story of King David's life always gives me hope. If David did not mess up his calling in life, then I should not be able to do so also. God has spoken, and His words will never fall to the ground! We just have to have faith! The Word says that "ALL" things work for the "GOOD" for those who love God and are called to His purpose! 

February 24, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

February 24, 2017
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi

Amen

February 24, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

TO GOD BE THE GLORY

February 24, 2017
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi

Amen. Thank you Pastor Dion for this great word 

February 24, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank God for He is always good and right on time. He will restore and refresh us. Amen!

February 24, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

I do believe this yet I do wonder when I pray and need specific direction or answers that I will here.

February 24, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, give me a heart like David that will trust you even in the face of adversity. Strengthen me Lord and help me to see past the problem, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

February 24, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

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

 

I claim this prayer over me. I pray in Jesus, name. Amen. <3

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, give me a heart like David that will trust You even in the face of adversity. Strengthen me Lord and help me to see past the problem, in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen! <3

 

 

 

February 24, 2017
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Lisa Moran
Lisa Moran

Thank you for this timely word! I love this ministry!

February 24, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Good morning!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, give me a heart like David that will trust You even in the face of adversity. Strengthen me Lord and help me to see past the problem, in the Name of Jesus I pray.  Amen.

February 25, 2017
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Donna Darling
Donna Darling

Heavenly Father, give me divine encounters today. Help me live my life to the fullest and become the person that you want me to be, in the name of Jesus. Amen!

February 25, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Pastor Dion and Amen.

February 25, 2017