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The Rooster Crows

  • And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times. And he broke down and wept. Mark 14:72 ESV

    After walking closely with the Lord Jesus for over three years, Peter had denied that he even knew Jesus three times in one night. Earlier that evening, Jesus had even told Peter this would happen, but Peter would not hear it. As he lied, Jesus looked right at him (Luke 22:61) and Peter went out and wept bitterly.

    Looking back over the mistakes in his life, Peter probably regretted this moment above them all. He was one of the closest companions of Jesus and part of the inner circle. Now he had denied that he even knew Jesus three times. But his story does not end there. Peter got up, and followed the Lord again and his greatest days happened after this incident. He could not change the past, but he would make the best of his future.

    Everyone falls, but not everyone gets back up. The Lord knew what Peter was going to do. He told him this before it happened. Jesus loved him anyway. The Lord knows our weaknesses and our frailties. He knows that we will fail sometimes. It is important that you get back up. Though the righteous may fall seven times, they rise again (Prov 24:16).

    When you stumble, tell God you are sorry and try it again. Do not give up. Do not throw in the towel. We all fall down. Be the one who gets up and fulfill the Lords plan for your life. Do it now. No one can change the past, and fortunately His plan for you is not behind you, it is ahead of you. Stop looking behind you at the things that you cannot change and make the best of what is left, like Peter did.

    Prayer: Lord please show me all that you have for me. Help me become the one that you want me to be. Draw my focus away from my past, and toward you, in the name of Jesus.


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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you, dear Pastor for the message!
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen Having been through a number of situations and The Holy Spirit has lead me in Gods word and shown me things I needed to do or given me understanding.The Joy of the Lord has always been and given me the strength to go on.Thank Jesus. Thank you Pastor for your words of encouragement.
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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd Amen
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  Amen!!  Amen!!
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Paula Andrews
Paula Andrews Amen!
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Susan P
Susan P Thank you, Lord for accepting the worst in us and then restoring and making us better for you. Thank you, Pastor Dion, for your wonderful messages of grace. 
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Thank you Jesus 
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Dennis Bradburn
Dennis Bradburn Had so much I've been looking back at " but moving forward ! Good  message. Pray for me ! 
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Sarah Contreras
Sarah Contreras Great message, as always! Thank you!
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Thank you for this message, Dion.
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen, I needed this today,  thank you for your words of encouragement Pastor Dion!
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Penny Thompson
Penny Thompson When I read this msg I had to share. I am not very good with my finances though I try hard. Recently I messed up again and just felt like I had got things wrong one time too often and was too old now for God to reacue me again. As I lay in bed bemoaning the sad state I was in God said to me Caleb was 88 and Abraham was 99 - 51 is not too old for me to work with! This msg was both encouraging and confirmation:)
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Carolyn  Frieson
Carolyn Frieson I love reading your daily biblical messages. Waking up and reading them have become a daily routine for me. Thank you for teaching, and God bless you.  
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Reinhard Blefgen
Reinhard Blefgen Amen
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Beth Leikus
Beth Leikus Amen
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome I can because God lives in me today thank you God
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau We all made mistakes. But God doesn't want us to dwell on them and regret about what we could have done. I have been there and hated myself. But God picked me up from ashes and moved me to a higher ground. Thank you Jesus.
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Very interesting; yesterday, I ran into my parents, and they denied ME! My father didn't even look at me and my mother did not acknowledge me, even though I had a huge backpack, my back and knee braces, and it was HOT! One would assume they'd at least offer a ride, huh? But my mother took the insult one step further and called my neighbor to report I told a silly lie about the neighbor's son! Jim Morrison was right--"People ARE strange!"
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Just sharing my journal yesterday. Isa.43:19, I want to see what new thing You are going to do in my life. Help me Lord, to be patience and wait for You The names for me, from You are_ " Chosen "- (John 15:19)    "mine"-(Psalm 50:10-12)   "Beloved- (Deu. 33:12)   "Sought after"- (Isaiah 62:12)  "Friend"- (James 2:23)
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Michele  Smart
Michele Smart I've come to realize those little negative thoughts and feelings of self doubt throughout the day are part of looking back in our past.  I still have them but now I tell myself, "nope I'm not even going there" and say to God "we got this!" and keep it moving!
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Kathy Harris
Kathy Harris Yes Lord this is on point, it is what a lot of us is going threw and only you can fix, because nobody can. That is why I say thank you for everything the good and the bad......
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady No matter how many times we fall, Jesus helps us to our feet! We are His and He is ours! He will not abandon us or forsake us! He is the author and finisher of our faith.
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman Great message, thank you 
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Carletheia Linnen
Carletheia Linnen AMEN, AMEN, and AMEN again!!!
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Yesssss Amen Amen Amen
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey Amen.
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Alane Grosz
Alane Grosz Look forwrd...you can decide to change
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli This is a GREAT message.  Get up when you fall, brush yourself off, ask for forgiveness and walk with Jesus.
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Deleted Member Amazing, you always know what I need for the day. God bless you and Sylvia.
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Deleted Member Amen, I like that get up and brush yourself off. Keep on keeping on.
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Deleted Member Amen, we can have a brighter future than we ever imagined.
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise The Lord, Thank You Jesus for forgiving us and allowing us to get up and move forward.
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Deleted Member Amen, He has great wonders for us if we just look forward and put our trust totally in Him.
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Deleted Member Amen, Amen, and Amen, I so agree with you.
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Deleted Member Amen, it makes our future look so bright if we get up and move forward for Jesus.
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Deleted Member Amen, Jesus can fix all things for us. He can make the impossible, Possible and He can make our tomorrow better than ever. 
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Deleted Member Amen, what an amazing way to pray, because with God y'all sure do have it( you and Jesus have got this). God bless you, thank you for sharing:)
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Deleted Member Amen, I feel many new things are on the horizon for God's children.
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Deleted Member When people hurt you like this put them in Jesus Hands, let Him have your cares and just don't let it bring you down, because Jesus loves you more than you can even imagine. God bless you and I will be praying for you.
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Deleted Member Amen, what a wonderful testimony. God wants only good for you and He never remembers your past, He forgives and forgets. God is so good.
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Deleted Member Amen, always remember Jesus is always right there to help us. He loves us so.
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Deleted Member Yes, Amen, a great message for me today too. God bless you:)
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Deleted Member Always remember Jesus doesn't remember your past, He forgives and forgets, so it is awesome just to keep on moving forward for Jesus. He loves you so much. 
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen, I am so thankful for God's love for us and His restoring us to what He wants us to be for Him.
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Deleted Member Amen, God bless you Brian, God has great things for you.
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Deleted Member Yes, Amen, God is so good to me and He is good all the time, even in our storms. I so need this message today. I want to be what God wants me to be, so I look forward to moving forward for Jesus.
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Deleted Member Yes, it is wonderful to know that we can ask and Jesus will lead us and guide us through all things. He loves you so.
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Deleted Member Amen, a wonderful message, a blessing to my heart. Lissy I hope your day has been great. Tamara
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Theresa Smith Hallelujah
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin I like empowerment statements, You get up and honor your God, anything else is admitting defeat. satan can never win period.....I am way to rebellious to ever let satan win..... Cuz my God is our El Shaddia " God Almighty"
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Carmen McCall
Carmen McCall Just the Word I needed to hear today.  Looking forward!!!
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello Thank you Lord for helping me rebuke satan (the accuser of the brethren) when he brings up my past mistakes and whenever I fall. And, every time he tries to convince me that I'm unworthy for God to provide my future and my hope. God loves me and I am bought by the blood of the lamb! Leave me alone and be gone satan!
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker I so needed this message right now....The job interview went well, but I did not get the job.  Therefore I must remember that God has other plans for me & my future was not to work there.  I will continue to pray for the Lord's guidance and move forward in the direction of the Lord.  He will place me where I am to be. Amen.  
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Deleted Member Amen, what a wonderful way to feel. God has the right place for you. :):)
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Deleted Member Amen, always remember that what Jesus has forgiven, He has forgotten, never will he bring your past up, we will believe together in The Name Of Jesus, that satan has to flee and your future is going to be brighter. In Jesus Name. Amen
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Deleted Member Amen, each day we draw closer to Jesus by His word and praying and knowing that He loves us so much.
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Deleted Member Amen, keep on moving forward, because the best is yet to come.
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello Amen
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J D  Williams
J D Williams I'VE FALLEN A NUMBER OF TIMES BUT I'VE GOTTEN BACK UP DUSTED MYSELF OFF AND GOT BACK IN RIGHT STANDING WITH THE LORD HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE ALL OF OUR SINS AND TO CLEANSE US OF ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS.....
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you so much!
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Verna Hawkins
Verna Hawkins AMEN
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Rod Fortner Amen!!
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Denise Aschendorf Amen
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley Amen
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen I have been really sorry for something I felt I should of done,and it has been to late to change the situation.Praise God,he forgives us and it was a lesson,Listen step out in faith.For a number of days I felt regret and sorry in my heart. Thank you Pator for the words of encouragement.
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my soul is Filled with immeasurable JOY TO KNOW THAT MY PAST IS JUST THAT, MY PAST!!!!!!!!
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