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The Puppet Show

  • But I tell you who hear: love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who mistreat you. To him who strikes you on the cheek, offer also the other; and from him who takes away your cloak, don't withhold your coat also. Give to everyone who asks you, and don't ask him who takes away your goods to give them back again. As you would like people to do to you, do exactly so to them. Luke 6:27 WEB

    The stoplight changed to green and we started to make a right hand turn, when suddenly an out-of-state black SUV ran the red light and made a sweeping u-turn in front of us, crossed all three lanes and almost hit us. Then they stuck their arm out of the window and gave us 'The finger.' I began to have very strong feelings about this, and all kinds of crazy thoughts raced through my mind. At that moment, I would have taken great pleasure in breaking their finger off, and sticking it somewhere in them' but we spared them and drove on.

    External things should not affect us that way. When they do, we are merely a puppet with strings that people can pull to cause a reaction. It gives people control over you. They can control your actions at anytime by simply pulling the right string. We are to treat others like we would like to be treated, and let that junk inside of us that rises up, die a slow, quiet, and painful death. When it comes to the surface and we take no action, it will eventually leave us. What you feed will grow. What you starve will die.

    James 4:7 reads 'Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.' Part of the reason is that the evil spirit will find someone else who will let him use them. We are God's hands and feet on this earth and He works through His people. Disembodied spirits work the same way, through willing people. For example, a spirit of anger needs to inhabit someone willing to be angry, or it will become unhappy with its host and move on to find someone suitable. It will not be happy listening to praise and worship for hours, for it will become uncomfortable and leave.

    Don't be anyone's puppet today. Don't let them pull your strings. Keep control of your emotions and resist the temptation to make a fool of yourself. As you submit yourself to God, these tests will certainly come. When we resist it, those things inside of us that want to scream will eventually leave. After enough resisting, the strings will finally be cut and you will no longer be controlled like a puppet.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please set a guard over my mouth and let me be aware of the words that I am about to speak. Give me the grace to smile and shrug off spiteful comments. Remove the darkness inside of me and help me reflect Your personality to the world, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: He is Risen! We pray that you all have a blessed Resurrection Day, as we all celebrate the victory that was brought to us by our beloved Savior! This year has been one of unprecedented struggle for so many of us, but it is also a time to show the world that we are His church, whether or not we are gathering in buildings this day. Praying for all of you, and we so appreciate all of you who pray for us, too. God bless, and happy Easter! You are also welcome to join us as we celebrate the Resurrection at our online church today - here is the link to join: RHM Live Church Service

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beeredited: Apr 12

Amen and amen to our risen Lord

Apr 12
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Tyler Velau
Tyler Velau

Amen

Apr 12
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. He is Alive. He is Risen!!  Amen. 

Apr 12
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen. The Lord has risen! He has risen indeed! Hallelujah!!

Apr 12
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Wishing everyone Happy Resurrection Day!  He is Risen and I am thankful and truly blessed to have Jesus Christ, King of King, Lord of Lords, Prince of Peace as my Savior.  Thank you father in Heaven for sending your Son Jesus as our Savior.  In Jesus most precious name I pray, Allelluia, Amen, Allelluia!

Apr 12
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD. AMEN

Apr 12
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, He has Risen, He has Risen Indeed! Praise the Lord! I am so Thankful. Prayers to all.

Apr 12
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord for sending Your Son Jesus!

Apr 12
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

We serve our risen Savior Jesus Christ whom we love very much.He is everything to us. Amen 

Apr 12
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen  !!! He is risen  our lord and savior  Hallelujah to the angels

Apr 12
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

You r my help dear God. Amen

Apr 12
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Gail Petersen
Gail Petersen

Such a good and powerful devotion!  We all need to learn this.  It's good to know that we can take ccontrol of our emotions and the devil will soon fade away.  I needed this!!!!!  Thank you for all you do to help all of us!

Apr 12
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Please Father give me grace in all this, Amen.

Apr 12
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Happy Rescurretion

Apr 12
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins, that His rising from the dead show us that his love is the remedy for all our failures. In the Holy Name of Your Son Jesus we pray, Amen. He is risen, glory be to God. 

Dear Pastor and Sylvia, God bless you both for this great message that His sacrifice be to all of us as the ointment to our wounds. 

Apr 12
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Steve Lew
Steve Lew

Happy Easter, everyone!  Blessings to you call. Our Lord has Risen!

Apr 12
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

This is for me today. My daughter's girlfriend has stolen from us in years past and she still comes around.  She got caught and I told her I forgive her but if ever anything else was taken, she was no longer welcome.  But everytime shes here, I panic and have a fear deep down inside of me. She carries on like nothing has happened.  So today Pastor Todd this message is for me. In the Name of Jesus I've got to let this go and no more intimidation.  Father God, help me to literally forgive her and move on. Amen

Apr 12
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Apr 12
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name Amen! I needed this message. Thank You and praise You Father Yahweh,Lord Yeshua and Holy Spirit; for Your plan, the price and the purpose of the gift of salvation for all of us. Hallelujah and Amen!

Apr 13
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Heavenly Father please place a guard over my mouth amd make me aware of the words that I am about to speak. Give me the Grace to smile and shrug off spiteful comments that were meant to get me angry and to make me respond in an ungodly manner. Holy Spirit I  ask you to begin to control my emotions and work in me to do Your will not my will. I pray that you use me for Your will, guide and direct my path in all that I do, In the name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen,

Apr 13
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Apr 17