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Vaccination

  • I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will vomit you out of my mouth. Because you say, 'I am rich, and have gotten riches, and have need of nothing;' and don't know that you are the wretched one, miserable, poor, blind, and naked; Revelation 3:15'17 WEB.

    I hate needles. I remember when I was ready to start school, I had to be vaccinated. It involved being poked with a lot of sharp needles. Everyone had to get those shots before school started back. The idea was that they gave you a little bit of the virus in a weakened or dead state, then your immune system built up a defense against it. The vaccination shielded you and kept you from getting the full-blown sickness later.

    Many today learn a little about the Lord Jesus Christ but then go no further. They just barely touch the edge of the water. Their life doesn't really change, and slowly the fire dies within them. They become the living dead, and the church is full of them. They are neither cold nor hot, and they become the hardest of all people to reach. They think they already know about Jesus, but they don't yet know Him. When you try to speak to them about the power of God, it falls on deaf ears, a hardened heart, and they yawn. One of the scriptures that scares me the most in the Bible is this one:

    "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will tell me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, didn't we prophesy in your name, in your name cast out demons, and in your name do many mighty works?' Then I will tell them, 'I never knew you. Depart from me, you who work iniquity'" (Matthew 7:21'23).

    Can you know a lot about Jesus Christ yet not know Him? Yep. I did for years. Jesus tells us plainly that calling Him Lord isn't enough. We have to "do the will of the Father." Calling Jesus Lord is giving Him a title. You make Him Your Lord by doing what He says. The people He told to depart were living lives of iniquity but calling Him Lord at the same time.

    Now, I know that we are saved by grace, and I'm not a hell, fire, and brimstone preacher, but you better learn to listen to the Father. Jesus went on to say: "Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them is like a wise man who built his house on the rock."

    It is hearing followed by doing. Your actions speak louder than your words. Meaning to do something for years just means you haven't done it yet. God loves us, but our response should be to live a life pleasing to Him. Here is some good advice for maintaining a relationship:

    Don't take your relationship with God for granted. I have seen many marriages end because a spouse began to think they would always be married, no matter how they behaved. They took the other for granted. That's deception. You'd better love and treat them like you would like to be treated if you want to stay with them. If your actions and words don't agree, the day will come when your words no longer mean anything.

    Our relationship with Jesus is an ongoing one, and you need to keep that fire burning. When you mess up, be quick to ask for forgiveness. Admit being wrong. It's ok. Tell them that you love them every day. Don't let your eyes wander where they shouldn't. Watch your mouth because what comes out of it, you can't call back. Be nice.

    Rekindle the fire, and don't stop learning about Jesus. Don't let the fire die out and grow cold. Get serious. Keep praying, keep on pressing in. Yes, it is hard sometimes, but life is short when compared to eternity. Don't become a vaccinated Christian immune to His presence when He is standing right in front of you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please forgive me of my sins, wash me clean, and deliver me. Come into my heart Lord. Guide me into a deeper personal relationship with You. I want to know You, Lord. I want more of You. I want to really know You, and not just about You. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

Yes, Amen, because I want to be close to JESUS, my Best Friend too. 

Aug 26
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Kevin  Moore
Kevin Moore

Amen sister,  I want nothing else but him  Anen ????

Aug 30
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Kevin  Moore
Kevin Moore

This is my fear   even though I read scripture and pray even though I think my prayers are rubbish I don't open up and tell God the things that really affect me and hurt me   sometimes people have a go at me and I shout awful things back at them which I always regret after,  I wish more than anything I could feel the joy I felt one night in church when I was truly delivered, I went to work the following day and someone swore and it hurt me and I had to walk away and I thought how am I going to stayed saved because I had my eyes truly opened,  I live Jesus I really do, I have faith in him I just dont have faith in myself,  I smoke cigarettes which I know is wrong, ive had run ins with the policewhich I know is wrong because God says rebellion is as bad as witchcraft,  I really need some help with my salvation but no ones shown me the way,   I love reading proverbs,  in 1 Peter it talks about the precepts of God but I don't know what they are,  I wish someone could help me.

Aug 26
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Praying for you brother. May God restore the joy of your salvation. 

Aug 26
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Kevin  Moore
Kevin Moore

Thank for message Richard that's what I want more than anything in this world,  the joy of salvation ihad that had me on my knees releasing my past enabling me to forgive everything ^ everyone,  I love Jesus with all my heart but at times I mess up and when I say mi I mess up I really mess up and think oh well thats it and think God thinks "what is wrong with you, you iidiot,   but I still can't stop loving him,  I just dont know what im supposed to do in life,  I feel like I'm about as useful as a wasp!

 

But god bless you for your message Brother,  have a blessed day ????

Aug 30
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Just keep focusing on your Savior, the Lord Jesus. God has heard your prayers. Like the apostle Paul said, come boldly into the throne of grace. Be persistent in prayer to God. He will help you overcome. Keep believing that He will. Don't doubt ! We all are not perfect and mess up. Just be quick to ask God to forgive you when you do and ask Him to help you work through the weak spots inside you. The enemy Satan, wants to make you doubt and feel defeated. Like there's no use in trying. Satan will always tear you down but, God will build you up. Keep trusting God ,crack your Bible open and pray for the Holy Spirit's guidance before you read. God will guide you by his grace and speak to you in a way that you can understand if you ask Him to. 

Aug 30
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD. I watch televised ministries in tv like Dr. David Jeremiah "Turning Point." It does help me understand the Bible more.Pastor Dion is also a big help for me.  

Aug 26
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Cliff Bishop
Cliff Bishop

I asked for in. My. Faith for the spirit of Jesus Christ my lord and savior to manifest his spirit of life healing and redemption to come and live inside me. I feel now I am more in touch with God , understandable of the scriptures and living the life that Jesus Christ was and did still living. 

thank you Jesus for finding grace with this sinner 

Aug 26
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

Aug 26
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father I need You always.

Aug 26
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

AMEN. Heavenly Father, Thank You for all that You have blessed me with. I need you always. AMEN

Aug 26
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

I can do all things through God who strengthens me. Amen!

Aug 26
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Forgive us of our sins Heavenly Father. Amen 

Aug 26
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Aug 26
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Aug 26
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen. This is beautiful. God bless everyone. 

Aug 26
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Praise the Lord. I want to know more and more about my Lord Jesus Christ. Amen 

Aug 26
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

Aug 26
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I want to know You deeper Lord, please help me accomplish that! Amen.

Aug 26
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen!

Aug 26
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

I want to be closer to you my God. Amen

Aug 26
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Marta  Soto
Marta Soto

Why did you use such an analogy as the Vaccine? In these troubled times this strucks me as extremely insensitive and like you are advocating for everyone to get the poison jab. I am troubled by this. Please, explain.Thank you.

Aug 26
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

I think you're reading too much into this. I believe this devotional was written long before Covid.

Aug 26
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Heavenly Father Please Forgive Me For All Of My Sin Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Aug 26
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for Your mercy and I will follow Your designs because there is only thruth in them, keep leading us to follow Your word for our salvation. In the name of Your Son Jesus Christ we pray, Amen. Praise to You O' Lord. 

Dear Pastor, thank you for your concern about our vaccination, I agree with you for in every health situation we should follow the doctor's advice to do what is best for us. Many people just follow what is bad for them with a closed mind, God bless you and Sylvia and thank you for your concern. Amen. 

Aug 26
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! Lord Jesus, I pray you touch my mom and sister's hearts!! They need you, but they just don't know it. They think that they are good and safe as they are, but I fear it is not enough. Please work a miracle in their hearts today. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ, I pray!!!

Aug 26
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Pastor Dion, for the encouragement to examine my actions and relationship! Lord, guide me into a deeper personal relationship with You. Thank you. Amen

Aug 26
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus, amen 

Aug 26
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Aug 26
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Cristy Herzberg
Cristy Herzberg

Amen ! Want to know you more

Aug 26