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This Ends Now

  • Then David said to the Philistine, 'You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin; but I come to you in the name of Yahweh of Armies, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today, Yahweh will deliver you into my hand. I will strike you, and take your head from off you. 1 Samuel 17:45 WEB

    As we worked at our machines that morning, the death metal was blasting so loudly that I could barely make out the words of the audio Bible that I was listening to in my headphones, and I had it turned up as far as it would go. The guy beside me had a huge boom box and it was so loud that I could feel my clothing moving, and it was about 6 AM in the morning. Now I was a musician for twenty years and at times I played in rock groups. When I tell you that it was loud, you can take that to the bank.

    I had been fasting most of the week and praying in the Spirit at my machine. I was listening to the Bible and trying to prepare for an upcoming test in seminary, while mindlessly polishing brass. I began to feel 'This Ends Now' rise up in my spirit. It was not fleshly anger, but a righteous indignation that was inspired by the Holy Spirit.

    Though you could not have heard me over the noise, I spoke it out loud and said: 'I claim this place in the name of Jesus Christ and declare it Holy Ground! Satan if you have anyone here that you want to keep, then you better get them out now because this place is coming to Jesus!'

    At the morning break, the guy with the death metal unplugged his giant boom box, packed up his things and quit. I never saw him again. The people that did stay later turned to God and we all began to attend church together. The Bible played over the intercom of the building all day. Scriptures were taped to all of the machines. Words spoken that no one heard had a devastating effect in the spiritual realm.

    David was standing there with his brothers listening to Goliath rant when he felt the Holy Spirit inside of him say: 'This ends now.' He declared what would happen and then stepped out in faith to meet the giant. David said 'I will strike you down and cut off your head' then he did exactly that. David declared the word and followed it with action.

    Sometimes God will put us in a situation that we don't like in order to bring a change. You may not be there for yourself, but for others, and He has already prepared you for the fight. Our weapons are not carnal and our enemy is not made of flesh and blood, the real battle is happening in the spirit realm (2 Corinthians 10:4). Take a stand for God, proclaim His word and then align your actions with it. Watch the victory come.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You give me wisdom and let me hear Your voice clearly. Help me to know when it is time to take a stand and when I should keep my head down. I am Your's Lord, have Your way in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Powerful message.

March 1, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Interesting---in Faith see what the day brings--Amen!!

March 1, 2017
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen

March 1, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help. Amen

March 1, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

March 1, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

I claim this for myself today. No weapons formed against me shall prosper.

March 1, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

March 1, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

This is a powerful message! May we be used by the Lord for His glory! Amen. 

March 1, 2017
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Stacie Chambers-Franklin
Stacie Chambers-Franklin

Wowww!!! What a word!!! Amen!!!

March 1, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen we have the power of the Holy Spirit , the same power that rose Lazarus. We need to use it against the enemy as the Spirit leads us.

March 1, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

March 1, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

The battle is the LORDS! He will show His power through us, in His timing. I want to be ready when He does!

March 1, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

March 1, 2017
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

AMEN, "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me."

March 1, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

March 1, 2017
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Pastor Marty Pena
Pastor Marty Pena

Thank you, Pastor Todd, for your daily encouraging messages. The tides of eternity flow through the soul of a man, making possible the impossible, and feeling, 'I can do more than I can...' 

March 1, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

March 1, 2017
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Matthew  Materazzi
Matthew Materazzi

Amen and amen! Hallelujah this is powerful!

March 1, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

March 1, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

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

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You give me wisdom and let me hear Your voice clearly. Help me to know when it is time to take a stand and when I should keep my head down. I am Your's Lord, have Your way in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

March 1, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Thank you pastor for sharing that testimony, it spoke to my heart.

Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, I pray that you give me wisdom and let me hear your voice clearly. Help me to know when it is time to take a stand and when I should keep my head down. I am yours Lord, have your way in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

March 1, 2017
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Amen!  It is a totally different situation when we put our human emotions tomake a stand than when the Lord guides us!

March 1, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

March 1, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Good morning!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, I pray that You give me wisdom and let me hear Your voice clearly. Help me to know when it is time to take a stand and when I should keep my head down. I am Your's Lord, have Your way in my life. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

March 2, 2017