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His Loving Hands

  • I have put my trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalm 56:11 WEB

    Jesus was arrested in the garden of Gethsemane at night and then rushed through about six stages of a makeshift trial. He appeared before Annas, Caiaphas, the Sanhedrin, then Pilate, Herod, and finally Pilate a second time. The religious leaders pushed for Jesus to be crucified, though He was completely innocent. The life long politician, Pontius Pilate, wanted to please the people, so he gave in and granted them what they asked for. Jesus was crucified and buried, but on the third day, God raised Him back up to live forever more. The power of man had reached its end and could do nothing else. This is important for us to know. Your enemies can only go so far.

    Jesus had many enemies, but they could only do what God allowed them to. Jesus told Pilate, You could have no power over Me unless it was given to you from above (John 19:11). This brings real peace into our life, knowing that when we are submitted to God, that we are in His loving hands. Nothing will come our way that He has not allowed. Even the most wicked acts of men will not result in permanent damage for God takes full responsibility for the life that is submitted to Him.

    Even physical death is not the end of us, but only the beginning of something new. They crucified the Lord Jesus, but they couldn't keep Him in the tomb because men had reached the end of their power to harm Him. When you think about it, this is a very real thing. All the power on earth, the biggest nuclear bomb ever created, can go no further than death. There is a line its power cannot cross.

    David said in Psalm 56:11 'I have put my trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?'

    John wrote in Revelation 12:11 'They overcame him because of the Lamb's blood, and because of the word of their testimony. They didn't love their life, even to death.'

    There are things on the world that will threaten you with death, but the peace will come when you look beyond it. We need to remember that this world, and everything in it is temporary. The things that you see around you are not eternal, they will pass away.

    After Jesus ascended, the Sanhedrin, the High Priest, the Sadducees, all threatened His Apostles with death and beatings, but the Apostles looked beyond what man could do to them because they knew that there are limits. John Huss was an early reformer who was burned on a stake as a heretic by the church in 1415. Do you know what John Huss was teaching? Some of the things that we take for granted today:

    John Huss taught that no pope or bishop had the right to take up the sword in the name of the Church;

    That he should pray for his enemies and bless those that curse him;

    That man obtains forgiveness of sins by true repentance, and not by money.

    For teaching these simple truths, John was excommunicated, free preaching was forbidden, many were beheaded, and eventually Huss was burned on a stake. While the flames began to rise around him, he sang a hymn to those watching. What a way to go. He knew that God would raise him up on the other side of the flame as He had for Jesus. This was just crossing over to the other side, and the power of men over him was reaching its end. About 600 years later, in 1999, the pope issued an apology and expressed "deep regret for the cruel death inflicted" on John Huss.

    All the power on earth combined has its limits and can only go so far, while the power of God Almighty has no limit. If they fire you, He can give you a better job. If they leave you, He can give you someone that will treat you better. If you are sick, you can be healed. When you stumble, He can lift you back up. When they put you out of their circle, He can give you your own. When death finally comes, He will be waiting to raise you back up with His loving hands. I have put my trust in God. I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for protecting me. You know what I am facing here better than I do and I look to You for my help. I put my trust in You, and my life is in Your loving hands. Please guide me and help me live my life close to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (2 Chron 7:14). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen
April 17, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you

April 17, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

 

April 17, 2018
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Maureen Germain
Maureen Germain

Amen, I read this to my friend this morning, we both needed to hear this. Thank you. <3

April 17, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

April 17, 2018
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen❤

April 17, 2018
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Thank you Pastor Dion for the great messages you deliver and thank you to the prayer team for  praying for us when we come to you. God bless!

April 17, 2018
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Suzanne Russell
Suzanne Russell

VERY POWERFUL MESSAGE.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS!

SUZANNE R

April 17, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jacksonedited: April 17, 2018

This is powerful, I needed this today!  Thank you Father in Heaven for the reminder that you are ALL powerful and FULL of GLORY!  Amen!! Alleluia!! Amen!!

April 17, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen. Lord I stand on your Word.

April 17, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Open doors God. Amen

April 17, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father my trust is in you always

April 17, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you for this message Pastor Dion. It is comforting and brings me much hope! Amen.

April 17, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

It seems God always know what l need to here God is awesome amen  praise God!!!!!!

April 17, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for protecting me. You know what I am facing here better than I do and I look to You for my help. I put my trust in You, and my life is in Your loving hands. Please guide me and help me live my life close to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.

April 17, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

April 17, 2018
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Mary  Ann
Mary Ann

AMEN! 

April 17, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen

April 17, 2018
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Gwen Brewer
Gwen Brewer

Pastor Todd your words of encouragement and your knowledge of God’s word has encouraged me over this very difficult time in my life. The message is what I needed today. Thank you 

April 17, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen! 

April 17, 2018
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Mary  Ann
Mary Ann

AMEN. !

April 17, 2018
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for protecting me. You know what I am facing here better than I do and I look to You for my help. I put my trust in You, and my life is in Your loving hands. Please guide me and help me live my life close to You, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen... Thank you Father for your presence today at our Dr. apt. Thank you for carrying us through this health concern and into your healing graces. Thank you for providing the right Dr. for Dave's issues and guiding us on this healing journey he is on. Bless this visit (and the rest of the visits as well) with answers and solutions to aid in bringing Dave back to whole health and wellness. Let us both feel your hand leading us to where we must be to recieve your abundad healing blessings. In Jesus name ~ Amen ~  Thank you Pastor... God bless

April 17, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!!!

April 17, 2018
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Mary  Ann
Mary Ann

AMEN! 

April 17, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion, I needed to hear this today! I accept this comforting and encouraging message given directly fromt he Lord God most high!!!   Therefore I'll fix my eyes upon Jesus even more so than before, put my trust in Him alone, and look beyond all the trials, for they are only temporary! Praise the Lord forever!!!

 

April 17, 2018
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Mary  Ann
Mary Ann

AMEN! ! ! Oh yes. AMEN !!!

April 17, 2018
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Dear Lord thank you for loving me inspite of all the things I done wrong in my life. Also thank you Lord Jesus for allowing Pastor Todd to send me this wonderful devotional message. That what I needed to hear. Lord sometimes we forget who is in control and have the power. Lord help me to put my trust in when I don’t see away out of my circumstances. As Psalms 56:11 said I will put my trust in God I will not be afraid what can man do to me. Thank you Pastor Todd for this devotion please pray for me because I have an issue going on in my life which is causing me to be very depressed. 

April 17, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Dear Loriann, cast all of your cares upon Jesus, put your trust in Him, He is with you and will help you in His time, for He knows all things and looks beyond all the obstacles and trials we face! Praying for you, dear sister in the Lord!!!

April 17, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

prayed for you... God bless.

April 17, 2018
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Mary  Ann
Mary Ann

Praying for you my sister. If God brings us to it,never fear,God "will" bring us through it.AMEN!!! ,and, AMEN! !!

April 17, 2018
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Thank you Mary Ann for this encouraging words.

April 18, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father in Heaven, You know I'm a sinner. Forgive my sins and lead me where You want me to be, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

April 17, 2018
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Mary  Ann
Mary Ann

AMEN!!!

April 17, 2018
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Complications from my stomach surgey in 2015 have developed, leaving me physically and mentally weak. I really needed to read these words today.Now I know for sure that these present difficulties are temporary! Blessings to you, Pastor Todd.

April 17, 2018
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Praying for you....

April 18, 2018
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Ida Ruth Rodriguez
Ida Ruth Rodriguez

Amen! ❤ I needed to read this today! Thank You Lord, for the reminder, and thank you Pastor Dion for allowing the Holy Spirit to speak through you.

April 17, 2018
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Mary  Ann
Mary Ann

Oh,how you warmed my soul. I love each and everyone of you. You do know the enemy knows our weakest points,mine were my 3 children, well,ones in HEAVEN my only daughter,my best friend,beautiful Rene'. I miss her daily,along with. my hubby Jim. My boys,one can't tell the truth,  my baby boy,is in the exact same shape I'm in. This just brought me over the hump in my road of life.Amen,can't wait to get to HEAVEN,I don't care how I get there,by my Faith, God will see I make it home. Amen,what a Blessing I received today from you my pastor,God Bless you and yours. WHOA Y'ALL. I'M. FREE!

April 17, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

April 18, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks, Pastor Todd!  This really helped me with something I'm dealing with.  Heavenly Father, I thank You for protecting me. You know what I am facing here better than I do and I look to You for my help. I put my trust in You, and my life is in Your loving hands. Please guide me and help me live my life close to You, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

April 19, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!

 

April 21, 2018
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Such an assuring devotional. Thank you Pastor! God Bless!

 

April 21, 2018