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The Fourth Watch

  • Seeing them distressed in rowing, for the wind was contrary to them, about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea, and he would have passed by them, but they, when they saw him walking on the sea, supposed that it was a ghost, and cried out; for they all saw him, and were troubled. But he immediately spoke with them, and said to them, 'Cheer up! It is I! Don't be afraid.' Mark 6:48 WEB

    Peter, James, John and the other disciples were in their fishing boat struggling to row against the wind. It was now late night as the wind and waves beat against their small craft. They had entered the boat to cross the sea of Galilee as Jesus had told them, but now they were faced with a relentless, opposing wind.

    God's path for them was on the other shore which took them right through the storm, and Jesus was not there for He was on the mountain praying. They were facing the storm alone, but in the darkest, coldest part of the night, Jesus came to them and said 'Cheer up! It is I! Don't be afraid!'

    At the pinnacle of their struggle, Jesus appeared and calmed the storm, but they did not understand for their hearts were hardened. Hardness of heart is a lack of spiritual perception, that lack of 'readiness to learn' that followed the pharisees and scribes. Jesus could teach them nothing because they were too busy trying to correct His error and bring Him back inline with their own teachings.

    The disciples suffered from some of this as well (verse 52), just as we all do in various areas. We need to stay teachable, stay flexible, for we serve the Living God Almighty who is infinitely intelligent. We still have more to learn about God than an ant setting out to build a space station.

    The fourth watch of the night is 3 A.M. to 6 A.M. This is when Jesus came to them. Jacob wrestled with God during the fourth watch (Genesis 32:24). Have you ever gone through a season where you wake up each night at 3 A.M.? I certainly have. I remember an entire week where I woke up at 3:33 A.M. each morning. Around this time your mind has finally slowed down, your body is resting and the Lord may attempt to speak to you.

    So if things are dark and the winds of life are blowing, do not be surprised if you wake up around this time. If you do, try praying and listening for a moment. Many times after this I will have a dream, a vision, or an impression come to me. If you have a problem with God speaking to someone, remember to stay teachable. Jesus told us, 'My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me' (John 10:27).

    Prayer: Jesus teach me to recognize Your voice. Speak to me in a clear way that I can understand and guide me today. Lord please calm the storms in my life. A single word from You makes everything OK. Fill me with Your peace and presence and grow stronger and stronger in my life. In Your name I pray

    Note: Happy Sunday! We pray that you all have a blessed, peaceful and joyful day! Many thanks to all of you who read this devotional each day, who encourage us each day with comments and prayers, who have joined us at our online church, and who help support the needs of this ministry. We love and appreciate all of you!


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton So thankful for RHM and Pastor Dion sharing God’s Word with us all..... for we need this minstry to grow in the Lord! ❤️
Nov 4
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Nov 4
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

AMEN  

Nov 4
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

Nov 4
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen! Thank you Jesus for your love.

Nov 4
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! God can speak in any way He would like!

Nov 4
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Yes Jesus grow stronger in our lives and let us live for you. Amen 

Nov 4
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

 

Prayer: Jesus teach me to recognize Your voice. Speak to me in a clear way that I can understand and guide me today. Lord please calm the storms in my life. A single word from You makes everything OK. Fill me with Your peace and presence and grow stronger and stronger in my life. In Your name I pray. Amen.

In my distress I cried out to the LORD; yes, I cried to my God for help. . . . My cry reached his ears. 2 SAMUEL 22:7

Nov 4
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Thank You Jesus for being with us through the storms.

Nov 4
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Wow--I thought I was the only one who could "hear" God speak during those special hours! Sometimes, when I'm lying in bed, that voice is as clear as a bell.Thanks, Pastor Dion, for reassuring me this isn't unusual!

Nov 4
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopezedited: Nov 4

Lord please calm the storms in my life.Amen

Nov 4
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God let me find joy in my existence. Amen. 

Nov 4
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Rhonda Jones
Rhonda Jones

Amen.  Thank you Jesus.  

Nov 4
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father, help me to recognize Your voice and to follow Your designs. Fill me with Your presence so I can grow more in You.In Jesus name I pray, Amen. 

Nov 4
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

What an amazing devotional.  It really helped me to see some things in my life I've misunderstood.  The bewitching hour for me is around 3:30 am.  I will be calmer now and quieter so I can hear what my Lord wants me to hear.  Thank you so much.  God Bless and have a beautiful Sunday.

Nov 4
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertsonedited: Nov 4

Amen! I wake around 3ish quite often, And I always start praying and I usually pray myself to sleep, I am thankful he understands our frailty. I sometimes hear his voice clearly as my own, sometimes its just a word sometimes its a conversation, sometimes just a vison or a pictorial thought, But he will speak to you, sometimes its learning to recognise that its him :)

Nov 4
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Emily Moore
Emily Moore

Perfect. Once again. Amen brother!

I wake EVERY night. I will be paying more attention. 

Nov 4
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen!! I too wake up around 2:30-3:00 each morning.  I pray, Thanking God for all of my Blessings, continually until I fall back to sleep.

 

 

Nov 4
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen for this message today. 

Nov 4
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

I love these devotionals! I could listen to them all the time. It always seems to be the right time when I read your devotional it pertains to me. God also speaks to us through others. I am Blessed! To be part of RHM to listen to what God puts onto your heart to speak and write! You are very much appreciated by me Pastor Dion and Sylvia. May God always continue to Protect and Bless us all. Sincerely Rose Sicilia

Nov 4
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Nov 4
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

As always Pastor Todd a right on time message.

Nov 4
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Mary  Ann
Mary Ann

This is my last time typing this,lol ,#4. I have tried to type this,the enemy is really been trying me lately,a lot.,but,Rm.8:31, has been my life verse my whole life,and, I lean on it very single day,now. Yahoo sold out to a company in China,I have been with them from the start,seems they change something every other day or so. I want to say, bless you for ur words in this  one it really fit me to a "T.". I felt as the enemy,has been really attacking me,all the time now. I felt,so lost and alone,I felt it. I'm so sorry,it ....my fault,I put you in spam, that's where I found you,and, I humbly apologize to you for that,I humble myself unto all of you and beg forgiveness,in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father,God, creating ALL things seen ,unseen,and,all living things,how I praise him everyday and both of them,waking me in the morning sunlight each,and,every morning. Thank you and all,have a very Blessed day,tomorrow. I love and missed all of you so very much, God Bless y'all and pray for my son, Billy Roy,and,his wifey,Sandra,he  hurt his back over a couple or 3 yearsago?Disability has denied him, again the other day,he has the same exact problem with his back as I, has a spinal stImulator,as i did,but,he still has his in now, he's also a diabetic, I'm a #2(still @72) and, he's a, #1,on the needle,him and wifey have separated,she has epilepsy grand mall seizures,i  understand themtas my oldest sister has the same ones her whole life.She needs him as much as he needs her. God Bless all of you,and,thank you for praying for my baby son,he will be ,ahhh,48 this year,(oh,my,)and his beautiful wife and,daughter,19yo. They all 3 truly need prayers,I have tried for 3yrs now,but, I need more Spiritual Power,more, stronger,Prayers, plz help me? Please,God Bless you abundantly.

Nov 10
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Jesus teach me to recognize Your voice. Speak to me in a clear way that I can understand and guide me today. Lord please calm the storms in my life. A single word from You makes everything OK. Fill me with Your peace and presence and grow stronger and stronger in my life. In Your Name I pray.  Amen.

Nov 20