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    Fear Not from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about fear, and the importance of pressing on even though we are afraid. When God calls you to do something, often fear is the first guardian that will be sent to stop you from accomplishing it. The Apostle Paul wrote to Timo...
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    But you, when you pray, enter into your inner room, and having shut your door, pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. In praying, don't use vain repetitions, as the Gentiles do; for they think that they will be heard for their much speaking. ...
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    Behold, I will do a new thing. It springs out now. Don't you know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 WEBA wealthy friend of mine once picked up his daughter's car to take it in for an oil change while she was at work. He stayed gone a really long tim...
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The Car Wash

  • Jesus answered him, 'If I don't wash you, you have no part with me.' Simon Peter said to him, 'Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!' Jesus said to him, 'Someone who has bathed only needs to have his feet washed, but is completely clean. You are clean, but not all of you.' For he knew him who would betray him, therefore he said, 'You are not all clean.' John 13:8 WEB

    After spending most of my Saturday detailing our car, it looked great. I washed, waxed, leather conditioned, and gave it the works inside and out. Then after a week of sitting there, even though it had not been driven, it started to become dirty again. A cat walked across the hood, it turned green with pollen. It needed washing again because that is the natural course.

    So it is with us, we lay our burdens and bondages down and then slowly pick them back up. Our 'feet' get dirty again. Be quick to repent of things that you know you did wrong or the enemy will use that as a foot hold, and then cause it to grow into bondage or a heavy burden once again. When we take our saddle off, he will try and put it back on. God already knows it, but it will do you good to get it off your chest. Sin is not a popular subject these days, but the Bible has a lot to say about it, and it is always bad.

    'This is the message which we have heard from him and announce to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don't tell the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us' (1 John 1:5'8).

    Religion without morality is just an illusion. Willful sin will be always a barrier to intimate fellowship with God, or satan and God would still be friends (Psalms 5:4; 66:18; Isaiah 59:1'2). What fellowship can light have with darkness? (2 Corinthians 6:14).

    Just as the car, it is not once clean, always clean. Peter wrote: 'But it has happened to them according to the true proverb, The dog turns to his own vomit again, and 'the sow that had washed to wallowing in the mire' (2 Peter 2:22). Is your life different than it was before you met Jesus, or did you slowly return to the past?

    In this scripture the dog got rid of the bad things inside of them, but then went back to it. The sow got rid of the bad things on the outside, but then returned to wallow in the mud. God underwrites a person's deliberate choice with: 'As you wish.'

    The good news is that nothing that you have ever done can separate you from God when you repent of it. It allows Jesus to wash us clean. Repentance means to turn away from it, to say that you are sorry, to try and not do it any more. Keep a short list with the Lord and the enemy will not be able to use it against you. Jesus will give us a fresh start, if we only take a moment to ask.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for forgiveness and I am sorry for the things that I have done wrong. Wash me and I will be clean, deliver me and I will be free. Please guide me and I will follow, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Apr 20
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Apr 20
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Apr 20
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder

I am reminded of John 8:11 "Go and sin no more."

Apr 20
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Apr 20
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Apr 20
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God please make me stronger and wiser. Help us. Thank you for your many blessings. Amen 

Apr 20
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen, thank you Paster for the devotional today.

Apr 20
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Apr 20
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for forgiveness and I am sorry for the things that I have done wrong. Wash me and I will be clean, deliver me and I will be free. Please guide me and I will follow, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

Amen. Thank you Father for your love and forgiveness. 

Apr 20
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Heavenly Father for forgiveness.  Amen!

Apr 20
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You for forgiving me always Father! Amen.

Apr 20
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!Good Word Pastor Dion! Thank You Lord Jesus for your Forgivness and mercies Amen

Apr 20
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I know I'm weak and I have sinned, thank You for forgiving my sins. I humbly ask for Your leading  for a better life  and to follow Your designs, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

Sometimes we forget how great and compassionate is our God, excellent devotional. God bless you Pastor. 

Apr 20
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord

Apr 20
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen. The Lord paid our debt which we could not do not deny. Lord forgive me a sinner! I need you I adore and love you! All praise and Glory to my lord who was raised from the dead on the 3rd day! He now sits at the right Hand of the Father being given reign over Heaven and earth. Ask for true forgiveness! The lords love is unconditional ask to be washed clean and sin no more! Sincerely Rose Sicilia ❤

Apr 20
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Apr 20
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!  Thank you my Lord and God for forgiving me, for cleansing me, for placing Your righteousness upon me, for my righteousness is as filthy rags!!! Praise, honor and worship to You forever more !!!

Apr 20
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Madalyn Myers
Madalyn Myers

Thank You Pastor Dion for this devotional. Sometimes I tend to worry a lot even after I have prayed about the situation. I try to stop worrying and I ask God to help me not to worry. These past few days I have been in good spirits. I have been getting out of the house more versus sitting around worrying. I thank God for that. 

Apr 20
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you for this message and Happy Easter!

 

Apr 21
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

 

Apr 22