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  • Now the Philistines had taken God's ark, and they brought it from Ebenezer to Ashdod. The Philistines took God's ark, and brought it into the house of Dagon and set it by Dagon. When the people of Ashdod arose early on the next day, behold, Dagon had fallen on his face to the ground before Yahweh's ark. They took Dagon and set him in his place again. 1 Samuel 5:1'3 WEB

    Early in the morning when the Philistine priests came to their temple, they were shocked to find their pagan god dagon (the god of grain and fish) laying on his face before the ark of God. So they stood dagon back up, but the next morning again found him laying before the ark, but this time, he was broken in several pieces.

    The backslidden Israelites had intended to use God to fight their battles by bringing out the ark of the covenant, thinking that the army that carried the ark was invincible. That day they discovered that God was with their enemies instead, and He allowed the ark to be captured.

    You cannot use God to accomplish your will, though He may use you to accomplish His. He is the Almighty God and we are His children. Disciplined children listen to their parents.

    When God said 'You shall have no other gods before Me' He actually meant it. If you place something in your life more important than Him, it will crumble and you will be disappointed. Keep the Lord first in your life, and then everything else will fall into place. If you put something else first in your life, it will go face down.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for bringing me this far. Please lead me today and help me make the right decisions. Help me bring my life into balance, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning! For those who are participating in our RHM Live services, we will be cancelling the service for this weekend, so we can celebrate our anniversary :). Thank you so much for your understanding! We will be continuing our online Bible Study next week :).


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Love have you first in my life..... help me to keep it that way and more stronger in Jesus’s name! Amen ❤️
June 16, 2018
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU BOTH

PASTOR DION AND SYLVIA!!!

May it be the Best one ever.

Love. Y'all 

Rebecca 

June 16, 2018
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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Amen.

June 16, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

PraiseGod. Amen. 

June 16, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord, help me bring balance in my life.

June 16, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Jesus,Bring balance in our lives and have your will. Amen 

June 16, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!! 

Happy Anniversary to you both, ENJOY❤

June 16, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen. Have a wonderful weekend celebrating your Anniversary!! (L)

June 16, 2018
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Amen, Thank you Father. Happy Anniversary!!

June 16, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Father, please let us know how to follow you better! 

June 16, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahringedited: June 16, 2018

Thank you! Happy Anniversary!

 

June 16, 2018
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you all so much for your lovely anniversary blessings! Y'all are the best <3!

June 16, 2018
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

June 16, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, You know I'm a sinner and I need You to always lead me where You  want me to do and go. May Your grace descent upon me,in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Blessings from our Lord to both of you, thank you for all you do for this ministry.

June 16, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! God First!

June 16, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Happy Anniversary You Two! Love You!!!

June 16, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Seeing 2 lessons here: You cannot use God for your own purpose! By taking the Ark of the Lord God Almighty into the enemie's territory the Israelites were trying to force the Lord's hands.

By setting dagon up again and again, the Philistines showed that they missed the point and didn't learn that very important lesson: That there is no other God, but the Lord God Almighty, and Yahweh is His name!

Thank you Pastor Dion!

 

 

June 16, 2018
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Kim Dalton
Kim Daltonedited: June 16, 2018

As I read todays devotion, I thought about one of my favorite Bible versus. Because we are not always aware that we are putting something before God: Psalms 139:23-24: Search me O God, and know my heart:try me and know my thoughts:and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.        And Happy Anniversary!!!

June 16, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembrezaedited: June 16, 2018

PRAISE AND GIVE THANKS TO OUR LORD GOD ALMIGHTY and I pray for more anniversary for you  Pastor Dion and Sylvia.  GOD BLESS YOU ABUNDANTLY!!

June 16, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

June 16, 2018
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

AMEN!  The Happiest of Anniversaries Sylvia and Dion.  God bless you with many more.

 

June 16, 2018
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

God bless you both, Sylvia and Pastor Dion! And thanks for this wonderful devotion. It prompted me to take a self-assessment to see if I have any idols I'm not aware of.

June 16, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, yes amen

June 16, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

June 16, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  "Heavenly Father I thank You for bringing me this far. Please lead me today and help me make the right decisions. Help me bring my life into balance, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

June 17, 2018