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Risky Business

  • Jonathan said to the young man who carried his armor, Come, let us go over to the garrison of these uncircumcised. It may be that the LORD will work for us, for nothing can hinder the LORD from saving by many or by few. 1Sam. 14:6 ESV

    Greatly outnumbered, Saul and about 600 Israelites were cowering in fear from the Philistines who had come against them. Only king Saul and his son Jonathan had a sword amongst the entire Israelite army, while the Philistines had thirty thousand chariots as well as six thousand horsemen (1 Sam 13:5). The people who were following Saul were trembling with fear. Some hid in rocks and caves, while others fled the country.

    Jonathan gathered his courage, then he and his shield bearer crossed over to the Philistine garrison and started the battle. When he did, God sent a panic among the Philistines and they began to attack each other. As the Philistines turned on each other in confusion, Saul and the rest of the Israelite army joined in the battle and Israel won a great victory that day.

    Nothing changes until someone takes a risk. God waited for someone to step up and when they did, He backed them up completely. It only took Jonathan crossing the fear barrier to win that battle. David was the only man who would face Goliath, but he was all that was needed. God just needs one obedient person who will trust Him to change the environment around them. If you feel the Lord calling you to do something, take the risk. He will back you up.

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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn I praise God that HE can make me fit this day to serve Him faithfully and obedient  
March 19, 2015
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Yes, Thank you Lord for being so awesome.
March 19, 2015
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder Very relevant today. I feel like I am being led to start a business in an area of my hometown that is overflowing with poverty, alcoholism and heroin addiction. I serve in a church that owns property in the area but the finances have not come through yet. An army of one can emerge victorious with God on his side.
March 19, 2015
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Denice Martin-Thompson
Denice Martin-Thompson God's purpose for my life is greater than my fear for living. Moving beyond fear today in Jesus' name.
March 19, 2015
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Andrew Velez
Andrew Velez HE has brought me through some pretty tough battles and though I have a really hard time "letting go and letting GOD " HE always brings me through !  Thank you Lord 
March 19, 2015
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Jessie Spriggs
Jessie Spriggs Father God has great things in storage for me, Victory is mines! Yes Lord, I'm willing to take the risk to become an educator. Thank you Lord
March 19, 2015
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Denise Holmes
Denise Holmes Amen!!!
March 19, 2015
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Thank you Pastor Todd for this message I needed to hear it. May God continue to use you to Bless so many
March 19, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Once again, Pastor Todd's words have helped me more than any so-called "psychiatrist" could.Right now, I feel as if I'm fighting against all odds myself.Due to a complete misunderstanding, my social worker has me on a "suicide watch" and adamantly REFUSED to return three phone calls of mine! Plus, I'm having "issues" with my bank account, my family, my kids--you name it! Whoever said life as a Christian would be a cakewalk was a liar--but then, I knew that already--LOL! Thanks, Pastor Todd!
March 19, 2015
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Sonya Stanley
Sonya Stanley Amen
March 19, 2015
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Mandy Gonzales
Mandy Gonzales Amen. 
March 19, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!
March 19, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!  God is always faithful! When we are weak He is strong!
March 19, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell AMEN AMEN AMEN...  HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH!!!! BLESSED IS THE ONE WHO TRUST IN GOD!!!! THE SMILE IN MY SPIRIT IS HUGE!!!!
March 19, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell Good morning and thank you, Rev Dion, for encouragement. May 
March 19, 2015
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kylie dempsey
kylie dempsey This reminds me of a saying.....Face Everything And Recover or F@^$ Everything And Run. I apologise that it's a little crude....but both spell out FEAR....and I have a choice to face that fear... swallow my fear and take His hand....trust Him....and know I will be ok.
March 19, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese I am going to a job interview for becoming a school counsellor today after work. It has taken a lot of faith to get to here. I am an educational assistant working in technology. God is leading me and I am trying to be obedient to this call. I have been helped by counselling and want to help others now. It feels risky to change careers when I am a single parent, but I am working hard at crossing the fear barrier to something new and different. Emailing and technology are comfortable to communicate with others for me. Talking in person to communicate is so different. Taking risk. It feels like today is the start of a change that could turn my whole life around. Praying lots today for God to be with me and give me the right words to say at the interview. Amen.
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Yes, the Lord started calling me to do something 3 years ago in His name.  I took the risk and here I am today still with Him!  He has my back, that's for sure.  I must be an obedient person who will trust Him to change the environment around me.  In Jesus' name, Amen
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Hope you do well with your job interview, praying the Lord shows you the right decision!
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery as the song goes:  "Only trust Him, only trust Him, only trust Him now!"
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Praise the Lord for the smile in your Spirit!
March 19, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Thank you so much Nell. I really appreciate your prayers. :-)
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Amen!  I know about weakness and strength, and I love God's faithfulness to help me through each day with strength!
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Amen!!
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Amen.
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Amen
March 19, 2015
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Crystal Johnson
Crystal Johnson Amen! I needed this message today. Thank you. God Bless!
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery I pray that God blesses you through the misunderstanding and the issues in Jesus' name, Amen
March 19, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Good for you for being brave to answer His call! All the best in your journey!
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery and God bless you Deborah!
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery that is one of my most favorite quotes...let go and let God.  It works because God works!
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery My God bless your calling to take the risk to be an educator.  In Jesus' name, Amen
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery On day at a time to have a greater life with God's purpose for you!
March 19, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Good luck and blessings to you today, Sylvia! I'll say a little prayer for you!
March 19, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I MUST tell that to my son! He'll really appreciate it! Thanks!
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery God bless you in your calling to start a business in your hometown.  My 3 hometowns are in Louisiana, but I am in East Texas for 2 years, struggling to get back that.  In the meantime, I am an army of one like who, and I am emerging victoriously with God on my side.  I claim this for you and me in Jesus' name, Amen
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery Our God is an awesome God...awesome in power!
March 19, 2015
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Nell Neathery
Nell Neathery I am praising God with you.  Have a blessed day!
March 19, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd May the Lord bless you, guide you and give you all the answers in the name of Jesus.
March 19, 2015
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Jennifer Ledesma
Jennifer Ledesma """"""  if   G O D  is  with   me ,,,,,,  who  will   be  against   me    !!!!!!!!!  Trust  in  GOD  !!!!!!! """"""   thank  You,  PASTOR   DION   TODD  !!!!  that's  my   motto  !!!!!!!  """""".  .
March 19, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Thanks so much Pastor Dion! I feel confident knowing that you and everyone else are praying for me. This online church is amazing to be a part of!
March 19, 2015
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Thanks so much Kathy!
March 19, 2015
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Take a step are key words.  Panic I get.  I have in past had to take steps that once I was fearful about.  It seemed God got me ready to keep my knees from shaking. Feet of the heart I want say mostly for me is where The Lord worked.  Some big ones were costly.  Becoming a Christian & telling family members was one.  I was so excited about Christ being near & things I was experiencing I just shared.  Pains of loss family members & friends. Were very heart hard.  I would stay in His Word & pray a lot thru it.  The person I knew & the one I became were soo different.  I truly believe God knows what I need to jump the hurdle inside of me that was/is holding me back.  Always new ones coming.  "My  people perish for the lack of wisdom & knowledge".  I needed so much teaching because of the ignorance I had in specific areas & still do.  At this moment I am down so believe me I am listening to what I am writing.  Funny isn't it.  Pastor you started the topic so God is using you as I feel so overwhelmed.  Blessings to you & your wife.  You guys look so good together!
March 19, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Step out on faith!
March 20, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you for the message!
March 23, 2015
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Eliza S
Eliza S Sometimes we Over react on things and go in and without thinking Until we realize it might be to late. But then we think I could've I should've I would've of.. All these things could be different  if we take time and think things over before  reacting maybe things be different. I've been there on over reacting. So now I step back and ask God his in control and I put my amour on and be ready so, if the devil out to kill& destroy me he doesn't  have a chance cuz God has the Victory  in me.. He is my Rock. 
April 6, 2015
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Kevin Cosse
Kevin Cosse http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=WZDY6LNX&utm_source=GodTube+Today&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=06%2f27%2f2015
June 27, 2015