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Friends in Low Places

  • Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming close to him to hear him. The Pharisees and the scribes murmured, saying, "This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them." He told them this parable: "Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep and lost one of them, wouldn't leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that was lost, until he found it? Luke 15:1-4 WEB.

    Jesus Christ came to save the lost, and sinners like us were drawn to Him like a magnet. Yet, the religious establishment of the time grumbled about it constantly. If they had their way, the religious elite would have driven the sinners as far away as possible. Yet, Jesus didn't allow them to. He came to seek out and save the lost (Luke 19:10). In Luke 15:10, Jesus said that the angels rejoice over one sinner who repents.

    One night, while I was playing in a band at a party, He found me during the middle of a song. It is odd to explain, but I suddenly saw myself in a third-person view, and He instantly gave me a new outlook on my life. In a single moment, He changed my mind. He refreshed my hope that there was something more. His loving presence came upon me in such a way that I put my bass guitar up at the end of the song, went home, laid on the floor, and surrendered to His calling in tears. No one had to preach to me, for I already knew what I had to do.

    The following day, I went to church and was soon baptized. I prayed about quitting the band I was in, but He said no. So I had the pastor pray with me, and he heard no. I needed the money anyway, so I continued playing the nightclub circuit while wearing a Jesus t-shirt and a guitar strap with a red cross on it. Soon His presence began showing up in the bars I was playing at, and prophetic words would come to me for those in the room. I preached my first sermons in bar parking lots, and they were anointed. People would begin trembling under His power, and I led some of them to the Lord. It was an amazing time.

    Jesus Christ still has friends in low places. They may put His statue in glorious sanctuaries, but you will still encounter His presence outside those walls in the dust and the dirt. He still wants to speak with you today, but some of the super religious will look down on you and try and drive you away from Him just as they did then. Don't give up, and know that it is never Jesus Christ who pushes you away. He will reach people right where they are. If you let Him, He will even use your hands to touch them and your voice to speak His words.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for leading by example. You are not a respecter of persons. In Your eyes, all of us are created equal. Please let me see people as You see them, and fill me with Your discernment. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (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,
May 19
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Pastor Dion, Thank you for sharing your personal testimonies...... Lord, help me to see others like you see and help and love one another like you wants us to......❤️
May 19
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Brenda F
Brenda F

As my family and I continue to pray for my nephew who is deep in the grips of addiction and destructive behavior this is the second time this week that I've been reminded of this scripture, Luke 15:10, the angels rejoice over one sinner who repents.

Thank You Lord ❤️ and thank you Pastor Dion for sharing it.

May 19
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Lifting your nephew for the Lord's power to break the chains, protect, and lead him to Truth, Brenda.

May 19
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father thank You for Your love and forgiveness

May 19
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, Thank you for coming into my life and saving me. You are my guide, my everything. Amen

May 19
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen, thank you Jesus for all our blessings.

May 19
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Suzy Romaine
Suzy Romaine

So thankful for Jesus loving us right where we are. This message is so timely and uplifting for me and my family.  We are praying for the same thing to happen to my nephew Jacob.  Thank you Pastor Dion

May 19
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praying for Jacob's heart to be drawn to the Lord, Suzy!

May 19
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen 

May 19
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

May 19
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Pastor Dion, for sharing your testimony. God uses us where we are! Lord fill me with Your discernment. Thank you. Amen

May 19
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

Pastor Dion.  I always enjoy and appreciate your personal testimonies.  Yes, I remember places/times in my life where I know the Lord used me to help the lost. PTL.

May 19
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Dear Jesus thank you for giving me hope. Praise God Praise Jesus Amen 

May 19
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

 Yes , Amen !!!

May 19
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

May 19
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

In jesus name amen 

May 19
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I love hearing your testimonies, Pastor Dion. Amen!

May 19
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

May 19
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

May 19
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen

May 19
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Amen

May 19
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord 

May 19
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 19
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

May 19
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Roseann Rivas
Roseann Rivas

Amen! Amen! Amen!

May 20
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Father God lead me to those I know who need to learn about you and become saved. Please In power me to speak to them and give me the words to say, in the name of Jesus I pray!

May 24