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Going Down For The Last Time

  • My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Fathers hand. John 10:26 ESV

    The star of the show that we were watching took some really bad knocks and it looked like he was going down for the last time. Somehow, he found some inner strength and soon pulled himself together, got back up and gave the bad guy what was coming to him. The hero always gets back up after a knock down.

    Life can be full of setbacks, disappointments and failures but the God we serve is stronger than all and no one is able to snatch us from Him. God is stronger than any addiction, demon, person, task or circumstance that you face today.

    The only thing that truly matters is your relationship with Him. When you are in His hand nothing is going to touch you without Him allowing it for some purpose. I am not saying that you will never be sick or in need. I am saying that you will never be alone, and you will never be lost because our God is able to sustain you.

    He is able to make all things work out for your good. Even the things that were meant to harm you will instead promote you. You will not go down for the last time because God will always give you the strength to get back up.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that you give me the grace to always get up when I fall. Help me see things the way that You do and draw my heart to You, in the name of Jesus.

    Note: The FAAD (Fight Against Anxiety & Depression) group's will weekly live chat event is available for RSVP! It will be taking place, as usual, at 7pm EST in the FAAD chat room. The topic will be "Overcoming Guilt & Shame", something we all probably encounter at times! To join the event, go to the site home page or the FAAD group page. If you have any issues with joining the event, please feel free to contact us!


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J D  Williams
J D Williams WE OFTEN FALL BUT HE THAT IS IN US IS FOR GREATER THAN HE THAT IS IN THIS WORLD THE LORD WILL NOT ALLOW YOU AND ME TO BE BROKEN WE MAY BEND BUT WE WANT BREAK THANK YOU JESUS.....
June 29, 2015
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  Getting back up when you are knocked off your feet is extremely difficult, but GOD our Father in Heaven gives us the love and courage to stand up and to know that he is always there, ALWAYS!!  Amen and thank you GOD for always being there!!
June 29, 2015
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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen! 
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen 
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Amen, TYL
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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd Amen.  Thank you Pastor.  God's message is perfect timing
June 29, 2015
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley Amen for this message very powerful today pastor. TYL 
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Debra lynn Hubbard
Debra lynn Hubbard Amen... Praise and glory to the Lord.... Thank you JESUS for the grace you give each and everyday...
June 29, 2015
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Noraima Crespo
Noraima Crespo Amen !
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Pam Ivins
Pam Ivins Amen!! Thank You Jesus for always being there for us!!!
June 29, 2015
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell Morning... :-) In The Name of Jesus, Father Your Grace IS Sufficient!!! I Will FOREVER give You Praise.  Thank You for loving and keeping me.  AMEN 
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome I can because He lives in me amen
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Dione Baker
Dione Baker AMEN!!! Our Daddy God will use everything for our good because we Love HIM and we have been called for HIS Purpose!!!! 
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I am so secure and do know that I am in Gods hand and will be there for eterinity. Prase God that He holds on to me and I will never perish. I have a relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ. I want to get to know Him better every day. I need His speritual food to survive in this troubled world. Thank You, heavenly Father for Your word.
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau Many of us including me most of all waking up everyday feeling overwhelming with tasks we have to do, not to mention thinking about the past setbacks, disappointments and failures. Jesus, help us to see things the way that You do and draw our mind and heart to You instead of our problems and the past. Amen.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady I have had plenty of ups and downs in life. Recently after the killing in the church in  Charleston,  I was feeling very sad for these believers. Here I am alive at 61 , far from a righteous person in my eyes , yet I remain on planet earth. Another profound realization can't to me, God had spared my life twice already! Once in an automobile accident, which could have killed me and all of my children. It was his voice that told me to stomp on the gas pedal. This saved us for when the car that ran that red light slammed into my van it hit a few feet beyond the back seat, spinning us around and sending me headlong I not a give away signal box. We were shaken up but able to drive home! The second time was far more amazing! I was working nights in a restaurant when on a unusually slow Friday we were robbed by three unmasked armed men! I  told the  young girls to hide in an area near the salad bar and b e absolutely silent. The leader of the group pointed his gun barrel directly at m e and told me to" Get the F... down or I'll blow your head off. He forced the female assistant Manger into the office where she was heard screaming and pleading for her life. She did not know the combination for the safe and they didn't believe her. I immediately dropped to my knees praying out loud fo r our safety. Customers were at their tables as a gunman blocked the front door. It went on for over a half hour. Finally they left with 100 dollars from the front cash register. None of us were harmed physically. The police caught u with them a few days later and we found out the ringleader had a warrant for murder. He had killed someone at a gas station for 20 dollars! I know this testimony is long I do apologize for that. All I know is God saved me for something He had planned. He was not finished with me! I stand in awe of this! How great I s our God!
June 29, 2015
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell This is a hard teaching, but the Bible does say that; "ALL THINGS WORK FOR GOOD TO THOSE WHO LOVE GOD AND ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE." Some times that is a little hard to understand at the time we are going through.
June 29, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady He told me to "Get done or I'll blow your F....ing head off! As he pointed the barrel directly at me.I had the young waitresses hide behind the salad bar and while my friend the assistant manager pleaded for her life in the office, because she didn't know the combination of the safe,  I dropped to the ground and loudly prayed for our lives. After more than a half hour they left with 100 measly dollars. All of us were spared! All 9 of us and our customers!The police caught up with them days later and told us the leader was wanted for the murder of someone at a gas station.  He killed them for 20 bucks! Sorry for this long reply! All I know is that God isn't finished with me yet.  He has a plan to use me. I stand in amazement of this! How great is our God!
June 29, 2015
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Faith Hope and Love is what I am holding on for this what my LORD GOD fir me. HE sustains me and provides for me. I live my life one day at a time and lift up, offer and thanks my LORD GOD for everything I am Thank you my LORD GOD for any set back in my life for you always carry me and let me go on. Thank you through my JESUS CHRIST name I pray Amen
June 29, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Thank you so much for sharing those miracles, Carol! He is so good and I know He is certainly not done with you!
June 29, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Albert, we are certainly not immune from that feeling either. May His grace reign!
June 29, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Amen, Marisa!
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Carol, after reading your message I feel very, very BLESSED.  I never had a car accident and I never was robbed where I worked.  Those had to be very frightening moments for you.   God truly was with you each time.  I have had difficulties in my life and GOD has seen me through, but none as bad as yours. GOD BLESS YOU!!  
June 29, 2015
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible Inspiring. Thanks.
June 29, 2015
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Deanna  Hummel
Deanna Hummel I needed this today. 
June 29, 2015
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker "I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens me".... I may get pushed down, but my Lord has always held me up.  I have had some extremely trying times these last few years, but God has and will always pick me up.  I never fall that far down that He cannot Reach me up again!!!  Amen ~ 
June 29, 2015
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker The Good Lord truly has you under His wing!! God Bless you and your children & those co-workers... How horribly scary.. 
June 29, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Thank you, Pastor Dion, for today's teaching!  I have noticed that the closer my walk is with Christ, the more I depend on Him, and the easier it is to overcome the trials life often brings our way.  Not to say I never stress, because I do.  But that stress is short lived when I think of all the trials and sufferings Christ faced.  Mine them seem quite small.  I thank Him who loves me every day for His strength, His love, and His companionship.  May all of you enjoy a day filled with His blessings!
June 29, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Have you noticed that during those set backs, you always grow spiritually and learn from them?  This is something that I've noticed time and time again since I have opened my heart more to my Savior.
June 29, 2015
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin I had a few of those days after the Supreme Court ruling.  I have always wanted equality for those who choose other lifestyles (employment, housing, benefits) but I never agreed with the marriage part.  My heart was breaking for what breaks His heart, and then to see such hatred and anger from both sides on Facebook and in the media.  After several days of prayer, I am now believing that God will use this for His own purposes, as He has done so many times before.
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin You are certainly right, Carol.  God has other plans for you.  Your prayers were heard that day and I believe were the reason you and your co-workers were spared.  Praise God in all of His glory!
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Amen!
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Deleted Member Amen, I have been knocked over, knocked down, knocked out and so many other things, so many times, but not one time did Jesus not pick me back up. If I couldn't stand up, He was there with a shoulder to lean on, wipe myself off and finally stand up and keep on keeping on.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is always there for us to depend upon and even in the storms, He helps us overcome them and brings us through brighter than before. He is so good to us.
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Deleted Member Amen, God's Hands can reach as far down as they need to, He loves us just that much, He will always pick us up as we hold fast to His unchanging Hand.
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Deleted Member Amen, wasn't it just an awesome blessing.
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Deleted Member Yes, Amen, it was truly inspiring, to know that God will not let us get knocked down, without always being right there to pick us back up if we keep the faith and trust in Him, He will never ever forsake us. He loves you and me so much. Amen and Praise The Lord
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Deleted Member That's right, Jesus will bring us through any trial or setback we face, He wants us to be happy and joyful in serving Him, so if we get knocked down sometimes, He will pick us back up or He will carry us through, whatever He has to do for His children He will do.
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Deleted Member Me too, Patty, I have learned through many trials and setbacks in my life, that each time I grow closer to Jesus and gain strength like I didn't have before. God is awesome. I am so thankful to be His child.
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Deleted Member Yes, I have days sometimes when I do wonder as we humans do, why is this happening, whats the meaning, what good can from it, all sort of human questions, then I have to look up to My Heavenly Father and realize all things will work out for my good as long as I put my trust in Him. He will not ever let me down, all things will work out in His timing. People, may think they are ruining God's Plans, but they aren't, I've read the back of The Book (THE BIBLE) as you know what Jesus wins it all. Praise His Holy Name. God is so good.
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Deleted Member Amen, I don't understand what God has planned, but He surely has a plan and we as Christians will win in the end.
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Deleted Member Praise The Lord, what an amazing testimony, no, God isn't done with you yet, keep on for Jesus, because great things are coming, be ready to receive your blessings and gifts from God.
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Deleted Member Thank You Jesus for sparing Carol and her family in the car accident and then sparing Carol and her co-workers at the restaurant, God You and You alone are our Deliverer.
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Deleted Member God is good and we are all so very blessed to have Jesus in our heart.
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Deleted Member Amen, may we not fell overwhelmed by our past, or our failures, but look to the future, because always remember what Jesus has forgiven, He has forgotten, so don't let satan beat you down, because you are a child of The King.
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Deleted Member Amen, may we all want more of Jesus everyday. May we never be satisfied so that we will keep seeking His will and perfect ways for us.
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Deleted Member Yes, we are called for His Purpose. Thank You Jesus for loving us so.
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Deleted Member Amen, Thank You Jesus for living in my heart.
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Deleted Member Yes, Amen, Jesus loves us so much, He will do whatever it takes to keep His children close to Him.
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Deleted Member Amen, keep on Praising The Lord
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Deleted Member Praise The Lord for always always being there for us no matter what. Thank You Jesus for loving us so much.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is good.
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise The Lord.
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Deleted Member Amen, The message is always right on time. Praise Your Sweet Name Jesus.
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Deleted Member Amen and Thank You Jesus for your unconditional love.
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Deleted Member Thank You for loving us. 
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Deleted Member Praise The Lord.
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Get back up again.
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
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