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Perverts

  • I marvel that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ to a different 'good news', but there isn't another 'good news.' Only there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the Good News of Christ. But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you any 'good news' other than that which we preached to you, let him be cursed. Galatians 1:6 WEB

    There was an uproar amongst the Galatians. Though they had begun in the spirit, they were seduced back into keeping religious laws. People who were not Jews were told that they needed to be circumcised and obey the law of Moses in order to be saved. Paul made it very clear that we are saved through faith in the Lord Jesus alone, and not by legalism. In Galatians 3:3 Paul wrote 'Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh?'

    We need to stay fresh. When we start to become stale, our Christian walk is reduced to keeping a set of rules. Then that becomes our measurement of faith and we will spread it to those following us. The close relationship gradually fades into the background. Yes we still pray, we still go through the motions, but it is mostly legalism. Rule keeping by rote.

    Our heart and our eyes begin to stray and wander after other things. The grass becomes greener over there. At that point, we have left our first love and our gospel has become perverted. It has been reduced to rules, and what was once a hot relationship, is now cold legalism. You can visit cold, dead churches all across the world where Jesus is only a distant memory. Yet He longs to speak to each of us today.

    Stay in tune with the Lord daily. When you are walking close to Him, you will fulfill His requirements and be pleasing in His sight without all of the religious rules. I found that many of the things that I was brought up to believe as 'God Pleasing' were not even in the Bible. They were merely the teachings of men. Check behind your leaders and be sure to read it for yourself. Rekindle that relationship with Jesus. Speak to Him as the friend that sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24).

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please pour fresh fire on me and give me a zeal to shake off the water. Draw my heart to You and give me an extreme spiritual makeover. Fire me up God, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Christie Smith
Christie Smith

Fire us us Lord and thank you for Pastor Dion for leading the Pack! Amen

March 18, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen!

March 18, 2017
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider

This is the perfect word for me! thank you!

Fire me up God, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

March 18, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Thank you JESUS, keep my Fired up GOD. In your mighty word and in you Lord JESUS. 

March 18, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Yes, God!!!

March 18, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Lord please keep your fire in me going!

March 18, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Hallelujah!!!

March 18, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Prayer: Heavenly Father please pour fresh fire on me and give me a zeal to shake off the water. Draw my heart to You and give me an extreme spiritual makeover. Fire me up God, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3 Thank you  
March 18, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Hallelujaaaaahhhh!!!!!!! Glory to God!!!!!!!!!

March 18, 2017
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Stephanie  George
Stephanie George

Amen thank you for this confirmation I really needed this hallelujah

March 18, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

       So true--Amen!!

March 18, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

March 18, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes Lord keep me fired up and my eyes on You always! Amen 

March 18, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen Dion, this is why I am so challegned to teach on the Kingdom of God, it seems to be so misunderstood that it is only through the Holy Spirit that we are able to find the peace Jesus so prepared us for. The things the Apostle Paul told the Galatian were so true!

March 18, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

A real relationship with Jesus is what God want's us to have. True christanity is a personal relationship with Jesus.

March 18, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Praise our LORD GOD ALMIGHTY for great is His love towards us.  Give thanks to our LORD GOD ALMIGHTY for His love, mercy and faithfulness endures forever.  Praise and give thanks to our LORD GOD ALMIGHTY for He is always good.  Amen 

March 18, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

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

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father please pour fresh fire on me and give me a zeal to shake off the water. Draw my heart to You and give me an extreme spiritual makeover. Fire me up God, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

March 18, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Pastor Dion..  Pastors prayer :Heavenly Father Keep me fresh in my walk with you and keep me in tune with You every day...please pour fresh fire on me and give me a zeal to shake off the water. Draw my heart to You and give me an extreme spiritual makeover. Fire me up God, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen..

March 18, 2017
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Tyler Velau
Tyler Velau

Psalm 51:10- "Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me."

March 18, 2017
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen Dear heavenly Father please help me to have a daily walk with you each day. Please don't let me be a cold Christian who just living by religious rules and not by your words.  Thank you Pastor Todd for this devotional message. 

March 18, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen.

March 19, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

   Heavenly Father please pour fresh fire on me and give me a zeal to shake off the water. Draw my heart to You and give me an extreme spiritual makeover. Fire me up God, in the Aame of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

March 19, 2017
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen 

March 19, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father please pour Fresh Fire on me and give me a zeal to shake off the water. Draw my heart to you and give me an extreme spiritual makeover. Fire me up God, In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

March 19, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen

March 20, 2017
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Pastor Todd for this devotion and prayer. Heavenly Father Rekindle your fire in me keep my heart on fire for you.Give me a new Refreshing thirst for The Living Water,That I may have a full understanding of you and your will for me.Holy Spirit fall a fresh on me.In The Name of Christ Jesus I pray.

March 22, 2017