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The Car Wash

  • Jesus answered him, 'If I don't wash you, you have no part with me.' Simon Peter said to him, 'Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!' Jesus said to him, 'Someone who has bathed only needs to have his feet washed, but is completely clean. You are clean, but not all of you.' For he knew him who would betray him, therefore he said, 'You are not all clean.' John 13:8 WEB

    After spending most of my Saturday detailing our car, it looked great. I washed, waxed, leather conditioned, and gave it the works inside and out. Then after a week of sitting there, even though it had not been driven, it started to become dirty again. A cat walked across the hood, it turned green with pollen. It needed washing again because that is the natural course.

    So it is with us, we lay our burdens and bondages down and then slowly pick them back up. Our 'feet' get dirty again. Be quick to repent of things that you know you did wrong or the enemy will use that as a foot hold, and then cause it to grow into bondage or a heavy burden once again. God already knows it, but it will do you good to get it off your chest. Sin is not a popular subject these days, but the Bible has a lot to say about it, and it is always bad.

    'This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don't tell the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us' (1 John 1:5'8).

    Religion without morality is just an illusion. Willful sin will be always a barrier to intimate fellowship with God, or satan and God would still be friends (Psalms 5:4; 66:18; Isaiah 59:1'2). What fellowship can light have with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14).

    Just as the car, it is not once clean, always clean. Peter wrote: 'But it has happened to them according to the true proverb, The dog turns to his own vomit again, and 'the sow that had washed to wallowing in the mire' (2 Peter 2:22). Is your life different than it was before you met Jesus? Or did you slowly return to the past.

    In this scripture the dog got rid of the bad things inside of them, but then went back to it. The sow got rid of the bad things on the outside, but then returned to wallow in the mud. God underwrites a person's deliberate choice with: 'As you wish.'

    The good news is that nothing that you have ever done can separate you from God when you repent of it. It allows Jesus to wash us clean. Repentance means to turn away from it, to say that you are sorry, to try and not do it any more. Keep a short list with the Lord and the enemy will not be able to use it against you. Jesus will give us a fresh start, if we only take a moment to ask.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for forgiveness and I am sorry for the things that I have done wrong. Wash me and I will be clean, deliver me and I will be free. Guide me and I will follow, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen.

October 4, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!  Forgiveness is the best medicine that we receive from our Savior Jesus!!

October 4, 2017
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen* thank you 

October 4, 2017
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

LORD wash me, cover me make me clean LORD, mind body and soul. Amen.

October 4, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

October 4, 2017
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Kevin Moore
Kevin Moore

Thankyou Lord.... I want to follow with all my heart I don't know why I can't just put the bad things of the world down once & for all....amen 

October 4, 2017
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers

Amen 

October 4, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

October 4, 2017
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 4, 2017
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

amen....

 

October 4, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen, thank You Jesus for delivering me from sin.

October 4, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Jesus,I love and worship you. Thank you for answering my prayers. Amen 

October 4, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen. No matter how hard we try to not sin, we will continue to sin. Thank God He is merciful and continues to forgive us if we only ask. Our Abba Father loves us beyond our failures, beyond our stumbling, beyond our backsliding, beyond our giving into temptation. His love is perfect and endless. We only need to ask for His forgiveness and it is given to us, not once but time and time again, over and over again. That is how much He loves His children.

October 4, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

What an amazing message! Our God is AWESOME!

October 4, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen

October 4, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, I am a sinner. Help me so Your light be with me always to protect me from the devil,Amen.

 

October 4, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for forgiveness and I am sorry for the things that I have done wrong. Wash me and I will be clean, deliver me and I will be free. Guide me and I will follow, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Lord, thank you and wash me clean from all of my sins deliver me and set me free. Amen!

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devorion. :-)

 

October 4, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 4, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

October 4, 2017
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen !!!!!!!

October 4, 2017
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Elena Vasquez
Elena Vasquez

AMEN

October 4, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for forgiveness and I am sorry for the things that I have done wrong. Wash me and I will be clean, deliver me and I will be free. Guide me and I will follow, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

October 5, 2017
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Tom Cartmell
Tom Cartmell

Well here we go again. I didn't get my devotional today. Can you please get me started again ? Don't know what has happened.  Love to all at RHM

October 5, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

No problem, Tom, you are now re-subscribed again :)

October 5, 2017
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen!

October 9, 2017
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen

October 11, 2017