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Peer Pressure

  • Amaziah also said to Amos, 'You seer, go, flee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there: but don't prophesy again any more at Bethel; for it is the king's sanctuary, and it is a royal house!' Then Amos answered Amaziah, 'I was no prophet, neither was I a prophet's son; but I was a herdsman, and a farmer of sycamore trees; and Yahweh took me from following the flock, and Yahweh said to me, 'Go, prophesy to my people Israel.' Now therefore listen to the word of Yahweh' Amos 7:12 WEB

    Amos was a shepherd and took care of fig trees, but the Lord called him to go prophesy to the people of Israel. When he did, Amaziah, who was the priest of the king's sanctuary told him to stop talking, and leave the area. So we have an experienced royal priest who was a friend of the king, without the word of the Lord. Contrasted with Amos, the simple shepherd who carried the anointed word of the Lord.

    God adores the little ones. He gives His word to them and fulfills His word with signs following. Everything Amos said came true, and then he went on to tell Amaziah that his wife would soon be a prostitute in the city. That was a bold step of faith and I am sure that it was frowned on by the priests that were there.

    Jesus was a carpenter (Mark 6:3). Peter, James, and John were just uneducated, common fishermen, but they preached with a fire and boldness that astonished those listening to them (Acts 4:13).

    Jesus told a parable about a Pharisee and a tax collector in Luke 18:10. The Pharisees were the religious elite, while the tax collectors were the lowest of the low and in a social class below prostitutes. After their prayers, Jesus said that the tax collector was more justified than the Pharisee.

    When the Lord calls you to do something, don't let someone with more experience, more education, a higher position, and a negative attitude, hold you back from what God is doing in your life. When the Lord gives you the dream and then opens the door for you, step through it. He is more than able to support you. If you feel insignificant today, then you are a perfect candidate to be filled with His presence and bring in something new.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please fill me with Your presence. Draw my heart to You. Speak to me and through me. I choose You today and pray that You fulfill Your perfect will in my life. Guide me, teach me, and let me grow in faith, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.


Prayer: "Heavenly Father please fill me with Your presence. Draw my heart to You. Speak to me and through me. I choose You today and pray that You fulfill Your Perfect Will in my life. Guide me, teach me, and let me grow in faith, in the name of Yahusha the Messiah, I pray. Amen

July 27, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Thank you GOD, for your great wisdom.

July 27, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

July 27, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus. 

July 27, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!!!

July 27, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I pray You fulfill Your perfect will in my life! Amen

July 27, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

I pray so...Amen

July 27, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen.I can do everyhting He gives me to do, for I can do anything through Christ!

July 27, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Heavenly Father fill me with your Holy Spirit .I believe and trust you.You are my Master.Your will shall be done.I love you. Amen 

July 27, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Father,lead me to the things You want me to do. Amen.

July 27, 2017
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Tom Wallman
Tom Wallman

"If you feel insignificant today, then you are a perfect candidate to be filled with His Presence and bring in something new."  Pastor Dion, I really appreciate these words with all my heart, especially today! When a person loses their job, no matter the reason,  so many feelings of all kinds rush in to one's heart and mind.  I ask for your prayers, and with God's help, guidance and strength, may I put these feelings behind me.  I ask that My Lord and Savior usher in something new into my life!  These things I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, today and always!  Amen.

July 27, 2017
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

Tom, we all walk through the valley at times. You will come out the other side. Heavenly Father, we pray that You open the right door for Tom and help him find a better job than he lost, in the name of Jesus Christ.

July 27, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

July 27, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father please fill me with Your presence. Draw my heart to You. Speak to me and through me. I choose You today and pray that You fulfill Your perfect will in my life. Guide me, teach me, and let me grow in faith, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

 

 

Guide me, teach me, and let me grow in faith, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. I pray this over my life. In Jesus, name. Amen <3

 

Thank you pastor for a powerful devotion today. It felt like it was speaking to me and i fely touched by todays devotion. Amen :-)

 

July 27, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please fill me with Your presence. Draw my heart to You. Speak to me and through me. I choose You today and pray that You fulfill Your perfect will in my life. Guide me, teach me, and let me grow in faith, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

July 28, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Truth Amen 

July 28, 2017