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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 46:9'10 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!" The drama, fear, and panic were 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. The closer it got, the more nervous 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 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 we know, is not going to happen. Though it looks terrifying and there appears to be no way to avoid it, the timer will stop at one. God will defuse the situation. So don't give up yet, and don't trade your faith for fear. He will come through before the countdown reaches zero.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that you bring a wave of 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. Amen!

    Note: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths." (Prov. 3:5-6) ~ If you are in need of prayer, we and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Patricia Stokes
Patricia Stokes

The Lord sent this "Final Countdown" devotional especially for me!

He knows just what you need to lift your faith up, and this word 

certainly did that! Amen & Thank you Pastor Dion.????

 

 

 

August 20, 2021
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen!

August 20, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen!

August 20, 2021
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

August 20, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father my trust is in You only

August 20, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: August 20, 2021

Amen. Heavenly Father,  my Faith and Trust is in You. Faith over fear. Amen

August 20, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father please touch Sue with your healing power. Thank you and we love you. Amen 

August 20, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you Pastor, I needed to hear this today. I have a lot of fear over this virus especially living in Florida right now where it is bad. I pray for an end to it and that it does not affect my family and loved ones. Trusting all to Him!!

August 20, 2021
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Praying with you and for you and your loved ones, Lynn, in the name of Jesus, Amen!!! (h5)

August 20, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank you, Liesel!! I am praying for you and your family as well, God bless (L)

August 21, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

August 20, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

I trust you God of Heaven.  I'm not afraid.  Be with my daughter who is sick. My son who they say has c_19 and my great grandson who isn't even one year old who tested positive for c_19.  I put them in your hands Jesus  Amen 

August 20, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praying for healing and protection for your family, Wanda!

August 20, 2021
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Prayers sent. WE WILL ALWAYS PRAISE YOU LORD. AMEN

August 20, 2021
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

In the name of Jesus we ask and pray and lift up Wanda's son and grandson, into Thy healing hands oh Lord, Amen !!!

August 20, 2021
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

August 20, 2021
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen , God Bless Everyone !!!

August 20, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

August 20, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen

August 20, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Wonderful reminder, Pastor Dion! One of my Scripture mantras: "DO NOT FEAR!" Lord, I look to You for protection and provision. Thank you for Your Faithfulness! Amen

August 20, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I humbly ask You to take away all the fears that are affecting us, give us the peace and comfort we need to follow Your will. We trust in Your Devine power, lead us Lord. In Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. 

Truthful devotional testimony Pastor, thank you and Sylvia for showing us the way to strengthen our faith in the Lord, Amen and God bless you both. 

August 20, 2021
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

AMEN TO THIS...

August 27, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

August 20, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

August 20, 2021
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

You've always come through for me Father, maybe not how I would have hoped you would but always the best for me.  I thank you Father for always being there, even when I didn't think you were. Thank you Pastor Dion

 

August 20, 2021
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen

August 20, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God with all my heart I love you. Help Us always. Amen

August 20, 2021
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonardedited: August 27, 2021

Amen. My Son and I have been hacked and they  took monies out of our acacts.  NEED PRAYER PLEASE My son thinks it was from my messenger ?  Pray for us. THANK You. XO

 

August 22, 2021
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

Thank You...

August 27, 2021
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

JUST PRAYING AND LIFTING UP EVERYONE HERE. THANK GOD FOR THE SPIRITUAL WORD THAT PASTOR DION AND SILVIA SHARE...IT HAS HELPED ME IN MY FAITH WALK WITH THE LORD, TRUSTING HIS WILL IN MY LIFE. SOMETIMES I DON'T UNDERSTAND IT, THERE'S ALWAYS A REASON FOR IT...REMEMBER, I'VE GOT THIS ! GOD...

August 27, 2021