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    Posted by Dion Todd
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  • May 19
    Posted by Dion Todd
    But you, when you pray, enter into your inner room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. In praying, don't use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking. ...
  • May 18
    Posted by Dion Todd
    Behold, I will do a new thing. It springs out now. Don't you know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 WEBA wealthy friend of mine once picked up his daughter's car to take it in for an oil change while she was at work. He stayed gone a really long tim...
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  • God said, 'Let's make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.' God created man in his own image. In God's image he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:26 WEB

    For a long time, I was with a person who would try and destroy something that I cared about anytime she became angry, and that was often. I love cars, and was once slowly restoring an old Pontiac Grand Prix. When I had it close to finished, one day I came home to find profanity spray painted all over the body, the windows, the chrome, the rims and tires. Over time I saw her beat the windows out of my cars with shovels, kick dents in the fenders and door panels, and ram them with other cars. It was like an uncontrollable jealous rage, and her preferred way of hurting me, was to hurt something that I cared about.

    We are made in the image of God, and He loves us. 'For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son' (John 3:16). God is big and strong, so satan cannot stand up to Him. Instead he takes his anger out on something that God loves: us. Every time that we fall into one of his traps, he is filled with happiness because it hurts God. This is his preferred way of getting back at God, by hurting those who God cares about.

    When David took Bathsheba as his wife, the Lord told him through the prophet Nathan, who said, 'because by this deed you have given great occasion to Yahweh's enemies to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die' (2 Samuel 12:14). When satan got David, the great man of God to fall into his trap, it gave the enemies of God 'great occasion' to blaspheme, curse, and laugh. Over all, the enemies of God loved it. They celebrated.

    Your actions and choices affect more than you. There is a spiritual battle raging on in the heavenlies. Hang on to God tight and do not be used as a tool by falling to temptation. Though it looks pleasurable, it is nothing but a trap designed to mar the image of God one more time.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me stand strong and to see the road ahead clearly. Lead me not into temptation, but deliver me from the evil one. Protect me from my own weaknesses and let me never give Your enemies reason to rejoice. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen

February 23, 2018
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Kevin Woods
Kevin Woods

Thank you. 

February 23, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

February 23, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

February 23, 2018
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

Goor Morning Pastor! Quite a story!! It hurts Me deeply! Can't believe that! Jeraoulsy all that, hate anger who knows! Wicked people! I know them so well! Again as a Vet I thank God He had His hand on Me all My years of unrest! Anger, Ha!!! Fighting Irish Drafted, not!!! Ha---------------- Be well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 23, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen. 

February 23, 2018
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Amen!

February 23, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen 

February 23, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

February 23, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen <3

February 23, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

February 23, 2018
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

February 23, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me stand strong and to see the road ahead clearly. Lead me not into temptation, but deliver me from the evil one. Protect me from my own weaknesses and let me never give Your enemies reason to rejoice. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen

February 23, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

This is a great message Pastor Dion! Lord, please help me to stay strong and not be lead in to temptations. Thank You for Your forgiveness and mercy when I fall short. Amen.

February 23, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

amen 

February 23, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen <3

February 23, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Please keep us from all evil.Let our lives be for you Jesus.We love you. Amen 

February 23, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen <3

February 23, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

So appreciate your devotions each day!!

February 23, 2018
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff

When you are demonized by others, smeared by others of your good name with false accusations, may God work through me to stand tall, strong and bright without sin or anger or desires of revenge, but with the truth as my shield, the breastplate of righteousness as my helmet and Gods word on my feet!  Please pray for me that I may be those things under duress of attack from the aweful spirit of Jezebel.  Thank you. 

February 23, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Michelle <3!

February 23, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise the Lord  for l need him every day praise God 

February 23, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!!

February 23, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

I need You Lord every day of my life, help me from the snares of the devil. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

February 23, 2018
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

And now, you are blessed with a beautiful and kind wife, Sylvia

February 23, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Very true.  GOD BLESS YOU BOTH

February 23, 2018
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Tracey Evans
Tracey Evans

Regrettably I used to do similar things, though not to that extreme extent, yet still hurtful, when Satan had me in his grip in the misery of my addiction. Praise Jesus for walking with me through that raging storm. He pulled me out with His strong, loving arms to Him and I am SO GRATEFUL! Thank You Father for loving me and blessing me!

February 23, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen, Pastor Dion! May this be my prayer as well! 

February 23, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen pastor Dion!!

February 23, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father, please help me stand strong and to see the road ahead clearly. Lead me not into temptation, but deliver me from the evil one. Protect me from my own weaknesses and let me never give Your enemies reason to rejoice. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor Dion for todays devotion. :-)

February 23, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, please help me stand strong and to see the road ahead clearly. Lead me not into temptation, but deliver me from the evil one. Protect me from my own weaknesses and let me never give Your enemies reason to rejoice. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

February 24, 2018
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Amen...what a story...what an example of how Satan can destroy us.

February 28, 2018