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Not on My Watch

  • Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. John 14:13 ESV

    It was a cold, dreary morning at work. I was miserable, cold, and hungry from fasting, and was an outsider in the middle of this crowd. As we all toiled at our machines, death metal blared over huge speakers. People cursed, did drugs openly, and bragged about the affairs they had the night before. Everyone seemed angry. The manager came to work hung over. It was a dark, damp, hole in the wall'and it was right where God had placed me.

    This morning was different though. I had been fasting and praying for the last week, and I had had enough of this depressing environment. Something in me snapped and I heard myself say out loud: 'I claim this place in the name of Jesus Christ and declare it Holy ground.'

    I was surprised myself and wondered where that came from. In less than an hour the guy with the death metal packed up his radio and quit. Soon after this, they fired the manager and made me manager in his place. Everyone that stayed there gave their heart to Jesus, attended church together, and prayed for each other. When I went to church, I filled my entire row with visitors. The Bible played over the intercom all day and scriptures were taped everywhere. It was now a Christian environment.

    I cannot really explain this, but I lived it. If you do this, your purpose has to be to forward the kingdom of God and save souls, and not to blab it and grab it to squander it on yourself. There is a time to take a stand and say: 'That's not happening. Not on my watch!'.

    Prayer: Father, guide me and teach me when to make a stand. Cause me to carry your fire and anointing into the places that I go. Lord, when they meet me, may they meet You, in the name of Jesus.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

July 21, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Wow!!

July 21, 2017
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Maureen Germain
Maureen Germain

Awesome! Amen!

July 21, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen! Thank you Refreshing hope for the thoughtful birthday message. All be blessed in Jesus Christ. It is an honor to be a part of this great online community.

July 21, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord. 

July 21, 2017
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Such a powerful testimony.  

July 21, 2017
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Amen,  thank you Jesus I am just a vessel,  use me Lord to show your work through  me!! 

July 21, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen. 

July 21, 2017
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Colleen Horn
Colleen Horn

Amen. May I call the word of Jesus wherever I go!

July 21, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

What a beautifull story! Even jes waking up, My mind is realy on it, everything! Its part of Me! Being a Vet-had fallen into drugs they rocket you some where! Like hold on! believe it or not, I had a walk with God tangled in this. Crazy. Hum.. Too say I was using getting high as a escape- My way of coping--hum with PTSD I didn't really realize thats what it was! I worked in a boat shop for some time.. The coursest-radio station blasting, loud toold running every where!! All very selfish Tecks doing their jobs, none wanted to give you the time of day! Very surprised the out come of Your story, Pastor. I quit twice-my job..

July 21, 2017
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

I never tire of hearing this story!  Beautiful!  Please Lord, I claim my family for Jesus Christ!! My daughters I claim for heaven to be in the presence of Christ.  In Jesus name I pray. I claim peace for my brothers and sisters!  I claim success in my business. I claim you lord on all things in all matters. I claim kindness in my soul for those I see , talk to or listen to today! In Jesus name Amen. 

July 21, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Paster Dion for this devotional.Jesus does work with us and for us. Amen 

July 21, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!!!

July 21, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I claim Jesus is in me, my home and my family! And I claim He is with us here at RHM! Have a blessed day everyone :) Thank you Pastor Dion for this powerful devotion.

July 21, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, thank you so much, Lynn <3!

July 21, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

God,watch over me everywhere I go, Amen.

July 21, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

July 21, 2017
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Gail Petersen
Gail Petersen

This is absolutely one of my very favorite stories!  Love how Jesus spoke through you then into the hearts of these other people.  I pray Jesus speaks through me and then into the hearts of those around me!

July 21, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Father, guide me and teach me when to make a stand. Cause me to carry your fire and anointing into the places that I go. Lord, when they meet me, may they meet You, in the name of Jesus.Amen I claim the Father's peace & trust in his wonderful timely provisions*♡* thank you *♡* Amen Amen *♡*

July 21, 2017
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

July 21, 2017
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Another great devotional what a great way to start ones day off with positive reinforcement from RHM thanx pastor Dion

July 21, 2017
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I wish I had the nerve to do that in the depressing factory i once worked in! Thanks for the uplifting message today, Pastor Dion!

July 21, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Father, guide me and teach me when to make a stand. Cause me to carry your fire and anointing into the places that I go. Lord, when they meet me, may they meet You, in the name of Jesus. Amen. <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays daily devorion, :-)

July 21, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!! Pastors prayer,Father, guide me and teach me when to make a stand. Cause me to carry your fire and anointing into the places that I go. Lord, when they meet me, may they meet you, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray Amen!!

July 21, 2017
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Frances Felix
Frances Felix

Amen.

July 22, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Father, guide me and teach me when to make a stand. Cause me to carry your fire and anointing into the places that I go. Lord, when they meet me, may they meet You, in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

July 22, 2017