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My Redeemer Lives

  • But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives. In the end, he will stand upon the earth. After my skin is destroyed, then I will see God in my flesh, whom I, even I, will see on my side. My eyes will see, and not as a stranger. Job 19:25 WEB

    Job is the oldest book in the Bible, except for the first ten chapters of Genesis. Wealth in this book was still measured in livestock. Yet even then, Job already knew that there was life beyond the natural, and that after his skin was destroyed, that he would see God with his own eyes. When Job went through horrible circumstances, like losing his ten children, all of his wealth, and then his health, he held fast to this hope. Job held tightly to his faith during his darkest hours. Later, it was all restored double and the end of his life, was better than the beginning.

    Know today that whatever this life hands you, there is something beyond the trouble. There is something more important than what you are facing. This life is only temporary and not the final destination for us. Even death is not the end for believers, but merely a transition.

    If you cannot get the work load done, it will be OK, just do your best and don't be stressed. When you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, stop a moment and ask for His help. Jesus said that His yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 10:30). What then have we picked up?

    Jesus said: 'But take heed to yourselves and be on your guard, lest your hearts be overburdened and depressed (weighed down) with the giddiness and headache and nausea of self-indulgence, drunkenness, and worldly worries and cares pertaining to [the business of] this life' (Luke 21:34 AMP).

    So the cares of this world, the business of life, are heavy and can be a headache. Lighten up, look at the big picture, and I mean eternity. What eternal value does this current project have? Live a little, laugh a little, take a moment during the day to tell the Father that you love Him, and do it with a thankful smile. He will still be on the throne whether you meet that deadline or not, for our Redeemer lives.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please bring Your balance to my life. Help me to take it one day at a time and remove this burden from my shoulders. My help comes from the Lord. I have put my trust in God, what can man do to me? Walk with me today Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozelledited: Jul 20

Amen. A Reminder of the Greatest Hope of All, Thanks Pastor!

Jul 20
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Walk with me each and every day dear God. Sustain me and give me wisdom. Thank you for your many blessings. Praise God. Amen 

Jul 20
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen  Thank you God for being with me on this journey. 

I could not do it on my own. You are my Glorious savior!!

Amen!!

Jul 20
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Thank you Pastor & Mrs. You both deserve much Thanks for bringing Refreshing Hope to the world.  God Bless you both. 

Amen!

Jul 20
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John Smith
John Smith

Thank you, Dion.

That spoke directly to my situation.

I am overburdened now with the weight of the world on my shoulders trying to expose the lies of a bank with 2 trillion dollars in assets and their lawyers who will say “how high?” any time their client says “jump!”

Not coincidentally my earliest memories are hating lies and liars, scoring low to mid-90th percentile on “Iowa tests” [standardized educational tests for grammar school students) despite no supervision at home (alcoholic mom and emotionally abusive/neglectful dad, so no need to do homework or brush teeth - never had a cavity praise GOD), always fighting back and when someone tried to attack me or made me scared I would get angry (fear turns into anger at cause of fear), so I trust the LORD put me here at this moment.  

But yes I have been neglecting other things I want to do as well - live a little and laugh a little.  So thank you Dion for trusting the Holy Spirit to speak to you and through you.  For we are different parts of the same body of Christ.

Jul 20
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jul 20
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Thank You God for all you have done, all of your help. I Praise Your Glorious Name. Without You I am nothing.

Jul 20
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings and love. Amen 

Jul 20
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen God is my rock  !

Jul 20
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank you for this wonderful message, I need this today.

Jul 20
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Like Job, I know that my redeamer lives, I can not explain the things He does, but I do know that He is there!

Jul 20
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father, You are my everything! Amen.

Jul 20
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen! A very encouraging message!

Jul 20
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen! You Are Our Redeemer!

Jul 20
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Larry Fowler
Larry Fowler

Amen! Glory be to God

Jul 20
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Judith B
Judith Bedited: Jul 20

Amen! Praise the Lord for I know my redeemer lives. 

Jul 20
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen !

Jul 20
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I believe that You are for us and that Your Son was given to us for our redemption from sin. Help us to live according to Your Holy Will by living one day at a time, we love You and wait on You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. Praise the Lord Almighty. 

Pastor, excellent devotional, God bless you. 

Jul 20
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Thank you Pastor Dion...a very much needed lesson today.  So thankful for my family here on Refreshing Hope Ministry. Thank you Father in Heaven for this ministry.  Thank you for everything..Amen.

Jul 20
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jul 20
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Thank you Holy Spirit for speaking through pastor Dion about this message. It was so needed by me today.My work load has been heavy again recently, overwhelming. I've been seeking Gods guidance about staying here at this job or looking for another. Please pray for me. This is a very prophetic saying by Job speaking of Lord Yeshua and believing that God would resurect him in the end and Job will see the Lord with his own eyes. This is my most favorite verse in the Bible.

Jul 20
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Jul 20
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen n Amen

Jul 31