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The Final Countdown

  • Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me; declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done; saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure; Isaiah 46:9 WEB

    During a sci-fi night at our house, we watched some heroes frantically trying to disarm a bomb that was quickly counting down to zero. 10, 9, 8, 7, it looked like certain death for our friends, but suddenly the timer stopped at one. Then I thought, 'Ah, it always stops at one!' All of the drama, fear, and panic was a waste of energy, though exciting while it was happening.

    We often wrestle with things like this in our mind, silently. Even while others are talking to us, we will be mulling over the pending disaster that we just know is coming and is right around the corner. God is the only one that sees your end from the beginning. He knows what is coming and how to prepare you for it.

    So many times in my life, I have worried about what was coming. I could see the timer counting down to the deadline and the closer that it got, the more nervous that I became. Every single time, God came through. The timer never got to zero, and most of the time it turned out to be a lot of worry for nothing.

    Once after being out of work for several months, when we could no longer pay the utilities, we were packing to move out of our home. On that Tuesday morning He spoke to me. By the end of the week I had the best job that I ever had, and someone suddenly stepped in and paid all of our bills for the month. Once again, the countdown never reached zero.

    That fear that we carry in the back of our mind, the one that will destroy everything that we know, is not gonna happen. Though it looks terrifying and there appears to be no way to avoid it, the timer will stop at one. It will never happen. It will not take place. God will defuse the situation. Don't give up yet, and don't trade your faith for fear, for He will come through before the countdown reaches zero.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I pray that you bring a peace over my mind today. Touch me with Your presence and let me know that I am not alone. I look to You for protection and provision. Please remember me today Lord, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia Really a word for my current days. Facing a foreclosure that is in the final stage, only a miracle that pay off the debt can save me from be throw out of my house after almost 30 years of been paying "the loan" and almost 3 times paid that amount. At this point with no place where to go, but to stay in my car with winter tempertures. Today word adds my expectation to see the miracle happening in the name of Jesus.
Nov 17
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Praying for your miracle. God Bless you. Amen

Nov 17
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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter God will provide. Keep praying and we will keep praying with you all.
Nov 18
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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia

Than you Patricia Walker. God bless you.

Nov 21
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Brenda F
Brenda Fedited: Nov 17

Lifting you up  in prayer. Asking God to provide you with a miracle and a safe warm place. 

Nov 17
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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia

Thanks Brenda. God bless you.

Nov 21
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God!!!

Nov 17
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Praying for His guidance and wisdom, Maria, God bless <3!

Nov 17
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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia

Thank you pastor Sylvia. God bless you.

Nov 21
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen.

Nov 17
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Dorothy Peterson
Dorothy Petersonedited: Nov 17

 This was a perfect timing message.  I am dealing with some situations and the mind is working overtime to cause me to fear and worry.  I have to keep reminding myself that God has never failed me and always in that final moment He always shows up with something better than before.

 

 

 

 

 

Nov 17
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Nov 17
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, All Thanks be to God for his perfect timing

Nov 17
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Nov 17
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank you Pastor Dion for a wonderful reminder. Looking forward to today's service. Amen. 

Nov 17
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

I pray to God to reset our timer as Andy is very sick.  So many people love him, he’s the one whose never sick, but he’s been laid low so quickly.  I pray for complete and total healing, that God remove all cancer from his body and heal him, body soul and spirit, Amen

Nov 17
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Yes Jesus please protect and be with our family.We love and worship you. Amen 

Nov 17
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Nov 17
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

I pray for pease over my mind .Thank you God.

Nov 17
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you dearest God that I am not alone. I'm waiting on your will God. Keep me strong. Praise God in the name of Jesus Amen 

Nov 17
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen! 

Nov 17
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Benita Carroll
Benita Carroll

Well God never came and the number one came and bam!!

Ended up having to take a loan out to get a car.. so now I have a loan payment and car payment...

Reading the blog was like a slap in the face for me

I'm not a perfect Christian but I really thought God would help me in the situation 

So what am I to think now?

 

Nov 17
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen°

Nov 17
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father You are my Lord,comforter and provider, I thank You for all Your help because I trust in Your designs. Help us to have more of You in our lives to live a life according to Your Holy Will, in Jesus name I pray. Amen, thank You Lord. 

Thank you Pastor, touchable devotional. God bless you. 

Blessed Sunday everyone. 

Nov 17
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Nov 17
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

MIRACLES HAPPEN WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT.

Nov 17
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Nov 18
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen 

Nov 18
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen!

Nov 18
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Maria Mesia
Maria Mesia

Thanks everybody for your prayers. God bless you all much more than you expect. Certainly your help knocking the door of heaven is dearest to me. Thanks. 

Nov 21