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  • Dec 16
    Posted by Dion Todd
    RHM Devotional: The Chain of Command from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about the chain of command in the Kingdom of God. When we began RHM, I was blown away by some of the prayer requests that we received. Many people confused God with Santa Claus. I remember one in p...
  • Dec 16
    Posted by Dion Todd
    David therefore departed there, and escaped to the cave of Adullam: and when his brothers and all his father's house heard it, they went down there to him. Everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented, gathered themselves to him; and he became captain...
  • Peter answered him and said, 'Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the waters.' He said, 'Come!' Peter stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus. But when he saw that the wind was strong, he was afraid, and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, 'Lord, save ...
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  • They forgot to take bread; and they didn't have more than one loaf in the boat with them. He charged them, saying, 'Take heed: beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.' They reasoned with one another, saying, 'It's because we have no bread.' Jesus, perceiving it, said to them, 'Why do you reason that it's because you have no bread? Don't you perceive yet, neither understand? Is your heart still hardened? Having eyes, don't you see? Having ears, don't you hear? Don't you remember? When I broke the five loaves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?' They told him, 'Twelve.' Mark 8:14 WEB

    The disciples had forgotten to bring enough bread for their trip and only had one loaf on the boat with them. When Jesus told them to beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and Herod, they began to immediately look at their physical needs, and the lack of supplies which was their fault. Because of their oversight of not bringing bread, they probably looked down at their feet and assumed Jesus was scolding them.

    They were not blamed by Jesus for their lack of provisions, but for their lack of faith in His provision. It it always like that. God speaks to us and we immediately begin to look at ourselves as a failure, 'we have let Him down' or 'we don't have enough for that.' Then He says 'Why can't you understand that I was not talking about that? Can't you see? Don't you remember what I have already done for you?'

    When God calls us to do something, we often look at what we have available on hand and then say 'We don't have enough' and that is completely irrelevant to His plan. Jesus had already taken five loaves of bread and fed five-thousand and there were twelve baskets of broken pieces left over. Another time He had taken seven loaves of bread and fed four-thousand and there were seven baskets of broken pieces left over. One loaf was enough. There was no shortage of bread in that boat.

    The disciples were blinded by an immediate need and had forgotten that as they put God's kingdom first, their needs would be met just as the thousands had already been fed. 'Don't seek what you will eat or what you will drink; neither be anxious. For the nations of the world seek after all of these things, but your Father knows that you need these things. But seek God's Kingdom, and all these things will be added to you' (Luke 12:29'31 WEB).

    When they began to look at themselves and their failures, Jesus was grieved. He told them 'Why do you reason that it's because you have no bread? Don't you perceive yet, neither understand? Is your heart still hardened? Having eyes, don't you see? Having ears, don't you hear? Don't you remember?'

    After all this time with Jesus, the disciples still could not see past their immediate physical needs. They were yet blind, deaf, hardened and insensitive to the Spirit of God, like us. When they got to land, the next miracle that Jesus did was opening the eyes of a blind man (Mark 8:22).

    Do not look at your immediate needs in fear and do not look at your failures. Focus on the kingdom of God and the things that you need will be added unto you. As you trust God and seek Him, He will take care of you. He will make a way, where there is no way. He makes the impossible become part of our testimony.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please open my eyes and ears. Help me to see and hear what the Spirit says to the church. I want to be a part of what you are doing today. Speak to me and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Sunday! All are invited this morning to join us for our weekly RHM Live church service! Join us for our weekly time of worship, interactive prayer, and fellowship. We will also be continuing our online Bible Study, covering Acts Chapter 22. To participate in the chatroom you need to have a site account, but if not, you can still watch the video of the study. Service starts at 10am EST, but all are encouraged to show up 15 minutes early for fellowship, and to make sure the stream is working for you before we start. Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God!!

Sep 30
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

Sep 30
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

 Amen

Sep 30
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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Thank you Father GOD, and Pastor. I expected a word from the Lord about a situation. I got you GOD! Pastor this one has great meaning to me. Thank you Refreshing Hope, for fresh eyes!

Sep 30
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Sep 30
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Sep 30
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father for all Your blessings and provisions! Help me to increase my faith, Amen.

Sep 30
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father please open my eyes and ears. Help me to see and hear what the Spirit says to the church. I want to be a part of what you are doing today. Speak to me and through me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Thank you Lord. Peace and blessings to all today and throughout the week.

Sep 30
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

May Father Yahweh's peace be to you also Gail.

Sep 30
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Yes Jesus open our eyes and ears.We love and worship you. Amen.

Sep 30
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Hilary Westbrook
Hilary Westbrook

Our Heavenly Father, thank you for being the provider of all of our needs. Without You, I have nothing.  But having You is all I need. 

Sep 30
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Randy Patterson
Randy Patterson

Amen!  

Good morning all!  I’m asking for prayer during a trial...God is faithful but I need help trusting He has a plan and a purpose.  He works all things out for good, for those who love Him and to those who are called according to His purpose...oh that my purpose would line up with the Lords!!!!

Sep 30
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Randy, praying for His clear guidance and perfect will for you, brother!

Sep 30
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

prayed for you randy....

 

Sep 30
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Prayers sent. GOD LOVES YOU and HE is Sovereign and in control

Sep 30
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, thank You Lord.

Sep 30
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Sep 30
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardleedited: Sep 30

Amen and Amen! "He will make a way, when there is no other way" Thank you Pastor Dion for your message and words of comfort!!! This means so much more to me than words can express! May the Lord bless you and meet all of your needs (including your camera), may He wrap His arms and a solid hedge round about you and your dear wife Sylvia, in the name of Jesus I ask and pray, Amen!!!

 

Sep 30
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Yeshua's name so be it!

Sep 30
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

Sep 30
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

An out standing message! Thank you Holy Spirit and pastor Dion! If He has  answered prayers before for each and everyone of us, He is able and will do it again for us as HE see's fit and in HIS timing. Ultimitely, Father Yahweh knows who and what is best for us and what lessons we need to learn along the way. Sometimes it takes time to prepare us for an upcoming answered prayer or blessing from Him. Remember our Father's goodness in our past and focus not on the negative things that have happened. Once He forgives us it's gone,clean slate and a new opportunity to start over again......    Praise Yeshua for Yahweh's provision through Him!

Sep 30
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

Sep 30
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father You know my needs,Help me to focus in what is more important for me.I know You will provide in the time You decide,not our. In Jesus name I pray, Amen .

Thank you Pastor for this devotional. 

Sep 30
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 30
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen

Sep 30
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

Thank you!

Sep 30
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please open my eyes and ears. Help me to see and hear what the Spirit says to the church. I want to be a part of what you are doing today. Speak to me and through me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

Oct 5
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

Yes, Lord, to seek first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto us...our waiting since Sept 13 for money promised to come in is formalities &  preparations from company side.  Tomorrow is bill day.  Praying to hear domsometh of news today.... Nothing is impossible for He who sits on the throne.  Want to go through day with eyes focused on Him!

Oct 10
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praying with you, my sister <3!

Oct 10