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Faith or Fear

  • Yahweh spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 'How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, that murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. Tell them, As I live, says Yahweh, surely as you have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you' Numbers 14:26 WEB

    After seeing miracles everyday in the wilderness, like mana from heaven, pillars of fire, parting seas, water from rocks, knee deep quail around their camp, the Israelites came to the border of the Promised Land. There they sent spies to look over the land, and ten of them brought back a bad report. They spoke of giants in the land that made them feel like grasshoppers. The camp panicked and wanted to return to Egypt.

    While the Israelites grumbled and complained, the Lord was listening. When He had heard it enough, He decided to do the very thing that he heard them say with their own mouth. In this case, they had prophesied their own future. The Israelites said 'We are going to die in this wilderness', and the Lord said: "Have it your way."

    Here we learn about God's perfect will, and His permissive will for us. He wanted the Israelites to enter the Promised Land, but they were paralyzed with fear and refused. Their own fear shaped their destiny. Faith is believing that God will come through for you, that this is going to be OK. Fear is the opposite, believing that He will not take care of you, that you cannot do this, that you will die if you try it.

    All the great heroes in scripture faced their fears and spoke positive things into their situation. While the army of Israel cowered in fear, David looked at the giant Goliath and said: 'This day will Yahweh deliver you into my hand; and I will strike you, and take your head from off you; and I will give the dead bodies of the host of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky, and to the wild animals of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel' (1 Samuel 17:46).

    God has great plans for you, plans to give you hope and a future, but we need to agree with Him. The enemy also has a plan for us: to steal, kill, and destroy. The words coming out of your mouth will shape your attitude, your beliefs, and confirm which side you are really on. We actually get to choose.

    Don't speak curses over your own life and family. Do not let doom and gloom control your speech and thoughts. When you do this you are just feeding the enemy ammunition to use against you. Agree with God: 'I don't know how, but this is going to work out for good.' Say what you would like to happen if you could choose, because that is what you are doing.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father help me to stand strong in the face of fear. Fill me with Your glorious presence and help me to face whatever comes my way. I choose You, and though I am weak, with You I am strong. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

The Joy of Elohim is my Strength.

July 15, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Thank you LORD. You make a way. I speak life, healing and faith in the name of GOD. Be strong never look back. Speak about GOD and all his Glory. Thank you LORD JESUS, I Praise your HOLY NAME. You make a way.

July 15, 2017
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Nichole Richardson
Nichole Richardson

Amen!

Lord I believe in the divine purpose you have over my life!

Help me overcome my unbelief when storms come into my life..

July 15, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Dear Father in Heaven,  I thank you for ALWAYS being by my side and protecting me against the evil one.  Help me to stay strong and know that no matter what you will ALWAYS be with me no matter what!!  I am truly Blessed by the love of your most precious Son Jesus!!  Amen

July 15, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father help me to stand strong in the face of fear. Fill me with Your glorious presence and help me to face whatever comes my way. I choose You, and though I am weak, with You I am strong. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.Amen thank you *♡*

July 15, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

After reading this I proclaimed blessings over my home, my life and my business!  It's a joyous affair to believe and know God wants the best for us.  It's a faithful belief that all things will work out for the best of those that love and serve the Lord!  

 

July 15, 2017
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen! I thank God that He lets me chose. I can chose to have Jesus Christ in my life, and let Him reigh as LORD, or do life my own way. I think that renewing our mind daily will help me make right choices daily. I do know His way is best, and He wants to bless me behond measure.

July 15, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for this wonderful day.I believe and trust you,love and worship you. Amen 

July 15, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father keep me strong when fear finds me. I know with you I can do all things.

July 15, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I claim the blessings of the Lord for me, my family, my friends and all RHM members here! Lord I believe, help my unbelief. Thank you for this message Pastor, it is a daily struggle for me to stay positive but I am getting better at it.

July 15, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

July 15, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear God,protect  me from the snares of the devil. Amen.

Happy birthday Pastor Dion.

July 15, 2017
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Mariclair Corcoran
Mariclair Corcoran

Amen

July 15, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! Pastors prayer, Heavenly Father help me to stand strong in the face of fear. Feel me with your glorious presence and help me to face whatever comes my way. I Choose You, and though I am weak, with you I am strong. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

July 15, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝edited: July 16, 2017

Prayer: Heavenly Father help me to stand strong in the face of fear. Fill me with Your glorious presence and help me to face whatever comes my way. I choose You, and though I am weak, with You I am strong. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Thanks Pastor Dion for todays devotion. I pray your having a wonderful time for your 50th. birthday. I wish you many blessings for many more years. Enjoy!! 

July 15, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Wow pastor Dion what a super great devoional it spoke to my heart! Thank you sir and Gods best for you and RHM sincerely Scott R. That was your best work yet wow is all i can say

July 15, 2017
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Linda Kovacs
Linda Kovacs

"Heavenly Father help me to stand strong in the face of fear. Fill me with Your glorious presence and help me to face whatever comes my way. I choose You, and though I am weak, with You I am strong. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray."

 AMEN

July 15, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you Pastor Dion."I don't know how but this is going to work out for good."Thank you Lord. Amen.

July 16, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father help me to stand strong in the face of fear. Fill me with Your glorious presence and help me to face whatever comes my way. I choose You, and though I am weak, with You I am strong. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

July 16, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Truly love this teaching!  Very insiteful.  The Holy Spirit is the teacher of truth and applications comes because the Holy Spirit helps me to get it in depths of understanding where I need. Shows the big picture of God wants me to understand. Gold.  I don't want the permissive will of God!  Thank you!

July 24, 2017