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Beast of Burden

  • Jesus answered them, 'Most assuredly I tell you, everyone who commits sin is the bondservant of sin. A bondservant doesn't live in the house forever. A son remains forever. If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.' John 8:34 WEB

    As I dropped the heavy luggage in the hotel lobby, the sound echoed through the room. After lugging it all nearly a mile in the August heat, I was exhausted. We were guests at the hotel and should have been allowed to park near the entrance, but the parking lot attendant had mistakenly made us park in a distant dirt lot because he thought that we were attending a conference. He did not realize that we were guests of the hotel.

    In times not so long ago, people would load such baggage onto a pack horse or donkey, called a beast of burden, and it would carry the load for them. The beast had no choice in the matter but had to carry whatever was put on its back.

    The enemy will saddle you up with your past baggage and take you out for a ride if you let him. We are all sinners and one sin is as bad as the other. Remember this, remember that, and soon all the bad things that you have ever been involved in will settle right down on you. Before long you will begin to question what you are even doing here, thinking, "Look at all that I have done. God could never love someone like me."

    Don't become a beast of burden and start carrying the enemy's luggage around for him. You will just become exhausted and bitter. Take it to the Lord in prayer and leave your past, in the past where it belongs. You are an honored guest of the Father and do not have to carry the baggage from your past any longer.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I am laying my past mistakes down at Your feet. This is a new day and I will not be a beast of burden any longer. I am a new creation in Christ Jesus and my past, is now in my past. Please help me to become steadfast and to guard my thought life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (2 Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
Jan 8
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Me too!Amen......
Jan 8
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John Petchonka
John Petchonka Perfect sermon Pastor, I try every day to put my past behind me. Please Lord help me forget all I have been through. Amen
Jan 8
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord Jesus, amen and amen

Jan 8
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

Jan 8
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Jan 8
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. 

Jan 8
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Sandy Meador
Sandy Meador

Praise the name of the Lord!!!

Jan 8
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jan 8
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Hallelujah,  thank you Lord, Amen

Jan 8
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen. Please help me to become steadfast and to guard my thought life!

Jan 8
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! This is a good message for me today. Thank you Pastor Dion.

Jan 8
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Praise God  

Jan 8
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Oh God please hear me. Amen

Jan 8
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I thank Your love for us, help us to leave our heavy load that for so many years we been carrying by Your feet. Lead us to start a new life with You and for You, in the name of our Lord Jesus we pray, Amen. 

Excellent message Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Jan 8
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, thank you Jesus for loving us.We love and worship you.

Jan 8
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Thank you for your love Lord Jesus

 

Jan 8
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

My children and myself will always PRAISE YOU LORD. 

Jan 8
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen !

Jan 8
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Bella Colliander
Bella Collianderedited: Jan 8

The eneny is really good with his attempts to saddle you with ALL the baggage from the past.  But when you lay it at the Lords feet, the burden is lifted and you can move on down the Lords chosen path for you.  I know, been there done that.  Thank you pastor for your gentle reminder.  God bless you and Sylvia for all you do with RHM.

Jan 8
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

I AM A CHILD OF THE KING AND A GUEST OF MY HEAVENLY FATHER, HALLELUJAH

Jan 8
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

:)

Jan 9
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen!

Jan 9