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This Ends Now

  • Then David said to the Philistine, 'You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin; but I come to you in the name of Yahweh of Armies, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today, Yahweh will deliver you into my hand. I will strike you, and take your head from off you. 1 Samuel 17:45 WEB

    As we worked at our buffing machines that morning polishing brass, the death metal was blasting so loudly that I could barely make out the words of the audio Bible that I was trying to listen to in my headphones. I had it turned up as far as it would go, but the guy beside me had a huge boom box, and it was so loud that I could feel my clothing moving, my teeth hurt, and it was only 6 AM in the morning. Now I have been a musician for twenty five years and at times I played in rock groups. When I tell you that it was loud, you can take that to the bank.

    I had been fasting most of the week and praying in the Spirit at my machine. I was listening to the Bible and trying to prepare for an upcoming test in seminary that night, while mindlessly polishing brass during the day. I began to feel 'This Ends Now' rise up in my spirit. It was not fleshly anger, but a righteous indignation that was inspired by the Holy Spirit within me. He had grown tired of the darkness overshadowing this place.

    Though you could not have heard me over the noise, I spoke this out loud and said: 'I claim this place in the name of Jesus Christ and declare it Holy Ground! satan if you have anyone here that you want to keep, then you better get them out now because this place is coming to Jesus Christ!'

    At the morning break, the guy with the death metal suddenly unplugged his giant boom box, packed up his things and quit. I never saw him again. The people that stayed turned to God one by one and we all began to attend church together. The Bible played over the intercom of the building all day. People taped scriptures their buffing machines. They could not get enough of Jesus. The words that I spoke, which no one heard in the natural, had a devastating effect in the spiritual realm.

    In the scripture above, David was standing there with his brothers listening to Goliath rant when he felt the Holy Spirit inside of him say: 'This ends now.' David declared what would happen, then he stepped out in faith to meet the giant. David said 'I will strike you down and cut off your head' then he did exactly that. David declared the word, and followed it with action.

    Sometimes God will put us in a situation that we don't like in order to bring a change. You may not be there for yourself, but for others, and He has already prepared you for the fight. Our weapons are not carnal, and our enemy is not made of flesh and blood. The real battle is happening in the spirit realm (2 Corinthians 10:4). Take a stand for God, proclaim His word, and then align your actions with it. Watch the victory come.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You give me wisdom and let me hear Your voice clearly. Help me to know when it is time to take a stand, and when I should keep my head down. I am Your's Lord, have Your way in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those interested in capturing or viewing photos of God's creation, here is this week's theme message from Creation Photographers: Genesis 8:22 "While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease." Our fun theme of the week starting tomorrow will be "Autumn Delights". What delights you about Autumn? Our themes are open for interpretation so you can get as creative as you like! You are also encouraged to post anything else that inspires you as well. My photo this week, which you can see at the group, is a heart blessing I just captured...heart blessings delight me in Autumn, and throughout the year! God is always reminding us he is always near and dear to those who seek him. Stay blessed and may you be delighted in the little things that are really big things! Here is the link to participate in this group: Creation Photographers group


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton I really enjoyed your testimony! Amazing Amen!!!
August 28, 2018
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that You give me wisdom and let me hear Your voice clearly. Help me to know when it is time to take a stand, and when I should keep my head down. I am Your's Lord, have Your way in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Thank you Amen

August 28, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

August 28, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord

August 28, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

August 28, 2018
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Joan Wandera
Joan Wandera

 Amen lord remind me this when i need it 

August 28, 2018
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

 

August 28, 2018
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Retta Morgan
Retta Morgan

AMEN we have the victory in Jesus 

August 28, 2018
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Give me confidence and wisdom. Amen. 

August 28, 2018
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen!

August 28, 2018
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen!!!. I claim your word today and every day, in Jesus Name!

August 28, 2018
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Bill Digiglio
Bill Digiglio

Amen!!

August 28, 2018
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

God,please let our lives be for your glory.We love you. Amen 

August 28, 2018
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen! A powerful message Brother Dion!

August 28, 2018
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you for this inspiring message today!

 

August 28, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Love this! Thank You Father for saving us, Amen.

August 28, 2018
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Danvie McLaughlin
Danvie McLaughlin

Thank you God for your holy spirit. Amen

August 28, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father help me,I need to hear Your command and do what You want me to do. In Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

August 28, 2018
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

There's much wisdom in this message! Thanks for opening the eyes of my heart today, Pastor Dion!

August 28, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

August 28, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen! Lord, have thine own way with me, I put my trust in Thee, in Thee alone. Please use me as You see fit, in the name of JESUS I pray, Amen!

 

August 29, 2018