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The End Of The Line

  • Why is the LORD bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt? And they said to one another, 'Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt.' Numbers 14:2 ESV

    The Israelites were standing on the border of the land that God had promised to give them. God had done incredible signs and wonders in their lives and had just delivered them from slavery in Egypt. Now, when so close to a major breakthrough, they stubbornly refused to take the next step. They wanted to kill Moses, appoint a new leader and return to Egypt. They would do anything except what God asked them to do, and they had now reached the end of the line. They would go no further.

    I have seen many people get stalled in life because they could not take that next step. While standing on the border of their own promised land, they were too terrified or stubborn to do what God asked, and they just sat there. Some of us should have left that place fifteen years ago, but we could not let it go. There are pastors in churches that should have left years ago, but they they still sit there, fossilized. God will not make you obey. He will let you die off and use your children when you refuse to take the next step.

    You can break the cycle. Choose to obey the Lord's prompting; it is for your own good. Though it looks short term scary, it will be long term beneficial. Pray hard and take the risk. If you feel that you have been left behind and are no longer where you should be, repent, get up and take the next step. God will restore you and put you back on track.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, give me the grace to follow you wherever you call me. Help me to face any obstacle and stay in step with You. Let me be the one that enters the land and does not retreat, in the name of Jesus.

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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Lord lead me to where you want me to be!  Thank you for the love, compassion and patience you show me everyday.  I cannot do this without you dear Father in Heaven!  I know that you have my best interest at heart and you will ALWAYS be with me!  Thank you for your Son Jesus Christ who is my protector and loves me!!  Amen!!  

March 3, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Give me courage lord Amen. 

March 3, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Prayer: Heavenly Father, give me the grace to follow you wherever you call me. Help me to face any obstacle and stay in step with You. Let me be the one that enters the land and does not retreat, in the name of Jesus. Amen Thank you <3  
March 3, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen,Thank you God for your patience with me. Father lead me into my next steps. I know it will be the right way.

March 3, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Hum==--Be bold and Mighty forces will be with you-in Him!! Seems I adopted this many years ago as a Boy! No fear when He is near-His power!! I grew up witha violent father!! Irish, he let it rip!! My brother the biggest bully there ever was!! Never being stopped from terroizing Me-- strong up in a tree by one foot!! Mom comes out calmy-Pat let him down out of that tree! Watching TV I goes makes Myself a sandwich.. He smakes Me takes it and eats it!! Going too Gods directions.. Amazing I never hated Him. Never thought of how too get back!! It was jes this thing in Me, guiding Me! Plain and simple He in Me!! After rocking My world with My doumb ways hurting Me seriously- His still at the Helm!! I take much pride in My ability to get trhough tuff situations!! Oh I have damage-I've learned too work through around these issues!! Great Teaching Pastor!!

March 3, 2017
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Pastor Marty Pena
Pastor Marty Pena

Thank you, Pastor Todd, for your daily messages you are so appreciated. When God promotes you He protects you. Some say, "greater levels greater devils" but I say greater angels protect the promoted.

March 3, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Hallelujaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

March 3, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. There is nothing better than following after God's plan for your life.

March 3, 2017
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

March 3, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

In the last 2 weeks God has given me this word and your message on Sunday all gave me the strength and the courage to take that next step! I believe my breakthrough is very, very close!! Thank you Pastor Dion for being a servant of the Lord!!

March 3, 2017
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Liza Mena
Liza Mena

This is encouraging, but what if you don't know where you're going or what the next step is? Or don't feel any prompting from the Holy Spirit for direction, I don't know where I'm going or what God has for me, many of my heart desires have been dashed or they just weren't God's will for me, I'm afraid to ask for anything because I don't want to be disappointed again or maybe I will just be asking for the wrong things... or maybe I just don't have enough faith? I've led people to the Lord I know God uses me to encourage them and speak into their life, I don't even go to these people, God bring them to me, especially the broken hearted it's beautiful how God uses me in their life, but yet inside my own heart I'm discouraged, and deal with my own inner brokenness especially when it comes to my life not knowing where it's heading.... 

March 3, 2017
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you for this, Pastor Dion.  Praying that I know what the next step is and have the courage to take that step.

March 3, 2017
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Kim Dalton
Kim Dalton

As I read this, I felt that this lesson applied to me concerning my physical health; in 1979, I was paralized from the neck down, the Lord healed me & I lived an active life for 33 years or so. In the past five years, I have been more & more inactive. I have had physical problems that contributed to my situation, but, I have to admit that I choose more & more to just sit. My muscles have atrophied in my legs, and now, I need to take the step, need to obey the Lords prompting...it is for my own good. And the short term is scary as I fear falling. I know long term it will be beneficial. I need/have to take the risk if I am ever going to strengthen my legs & with God's help, I can face any obstacle...have a prescription to start physical therapy. Scary? Yes. I know there will be pain as I do whatever it takes. Your words about feeling left behind, is a big part of my depression. So, I have a viscious cycle of Weakness-Inactivity-More weakness-Just sitting there becoming fossilized-Depressed-on & on...

 It is time for me to obey His prompting. To take the next step. Have faith that He will restore me & put me back on track! Hope this makes sense. 

March 3, 2017
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

you can do it  I once struggled depression. I ,v learned have my focus on God he has been my helper Jermiah 29:11 God has  a plan for your life Do not let fear keep you bondage stay still.   I have past Let  fear guide me. God  Iknow has peace for you. Praying that this encourage to move forward and praying you  find hope  new you as begin physical threrpy.

March 3, 2017
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

 well rember before moving here North Caroline I struggled with moving here  with depressipns has been good move away grow up more and  learn do well at wife feel confently as mother now that here glad  exepted new begins.

March 3, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Wowww!!! Man, this is speaking to me today!!!!!!!! Oooooo weeeeee! God, I praise You for Your goodness and Your mercy... that You would even consider giving me another chance... and another... and another... after ALLLLLL the wrong that I've done against You!!! Tears flow... worship and adoration flow... I love You, God! Thank You for yet another opportunity to get it right... to get back in step with Your will... and with Your "Plan A" for my life! Hallelujaaaaahhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 3, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Keep walking with the Lord..See what He will do!

March 3, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father, give me the grace to follow you wherever you call me. Help me to face any obstacle and stay in step with you. Let me be the one that enters the land and does not retreat, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

March 3, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

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

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, give me the grace to follow you wherever you call me. Help me to face any obstacle and stay in step with You. Let me be the one that enters the land and does not retreat, in the name of Jesus. Amen. <3

March 3, 2017
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

Thank You Pastor Dion for this devotional. I went through a lot in the past and it was very hard for me to let go of the past. Some days I found myself in tears because I was so afraid to take the next step. Some how I survived and was able to notice for my self that I needed to let go of my past failures. It is still hard for me to let go of the past, but I am working on it. Pray fully things will get better and I can make it to the next level in life.

March 3, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Good morning!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Lord, Please forgive me for being too afraid to take that next step toward what you have for me.  I have used all types of excuses, but it all really boils down to doubt and fear.  Lord, help my unbelief!  In Jesus' Name.  Amen.

March 4, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Pastor Todd for this devotion and prayer.I give thanks to you Heavenly Father for showing me the way your light shines in times of darkness.To know your presence is with me and your voice fills my heart with joy that in you alone I know I can go on.Give me strength to face each day and over come all obstacles that may come my way.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray.

March 5, 2017