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As Scary As Hell

  • He ordered the furnace heated seven times more than it was usually heated. And he ordered some of the mighty men of his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. Daniel 3:19 ESV

    As the three men were pushed to the edge of the roaring furnace, the heat coming up from the inferno killed the soldiers around them. Then they themselves were falling through the burning air, down into the fire below them. This was all because they had taken a stand for the Lord and refused to bow to Nebuchadnezzars golden image.

    I am sure it was scary as they looked down into the furnace, but they landed safely at the bottom and found they were not alone. There was a fourth Person in the furnace with them. The ropes that bound them had burned off, but they were unharmed and did not even smell like smoke. A nice touch.

    You are going to make it. Though it looks as scary as hell itself, you are going to make it. Do not waver in your faith and do not compromise. When you get to the bottom you will find that you are not alone and only the things burned way will be the things that were holding you back.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I know that you are with me and that no weapon formed against me will prosper. I submit to Your will for my life and I know that you will bring me through this, in the name of Jesus.

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J D  Williams
J D Williams IT IS WRITTEN THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THOSE WHO LOVE THE LORD AND ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE WE CAN TAKE HIS WORD TO THE BANK FOR HE IS MORE THAN FAITHFUL,AND TRUSTWORTHY HE IS THE TRUTH!!!!!!........
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Susan P
Susan P Thank you, Jesus.
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Angela Williams
Angela Williams Lord thank you for that word this morning. All I can say. All is well in my soul 
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Amen.
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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen!
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Dione Baker
Dione Baker AMEN !!! Awesome message Pastor!
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!  Amen!!  Amen!! Indeed!!
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Julie Schneider
Julie Schneider amen, amen, amen! This message was right on target for me! Thank you again, Pastor Dion for a wonderful message!
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder "Scary As Hell ", indeed! Praise God for the refreshing hope He has given us in His son, Jesus! I would be frozen with fear each day without Him, but with Him I can step confidently into each new day, equipped with His armor and filled with His spirit.
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes Father,  in Jesus name, amen. 
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Jendy McDonald
Jendy McDonald Amen! This word is a blessing.
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Yvette Cantrell
Yvette Cantrell I Made it out And I Will Continue to preserve by the Hand of my Lord And Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank YOU GOD. YOU ARE The Best Dad EVER!!!
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome Hallalujah amen
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Annette Walton
Annette Walton I was praying about this same thing last night and this morning.  This message showed up in my email. Thank you Jesus.  You send your word at just the right moment.  Thanks for the word pastor.  Amen
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield So true! Believe it or not, I got a call from my mother (who is suing me and demanding my ex husband vacate the premises) Without looking at the Caller ID, I picked it up--well, her first words were "Kathy, I love you!" I nearly dropped dead! It was no joke, so now I am positive you folks here have been praying for me. How else could God have transformed her heart to such an extent? We spoke for almost an hour, and it does appear as if my parents are going to drop the charges.Our Lord never fails, and here is PROOF (not that I needed it) that prayers DO GET HEARD! Perhaps now I can start writing again!
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Wow, praise God! I pray that the Lord continues to work on their hearts!
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Thank you pastor Todd, can't express the joy in my heart when I read this, might be going thru some dark patches now but I know my testimony will be heard. I know my redeemer lives.
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin This was our Sermon at Church this past Sunday...Hold on to God, He never fails..........Be Encouraged!
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I do trust that God does knows what He is doing, and that nothing is ever wasted. God goes through every thing with me, this is so comforting to me.
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin I truly do believe in the power of prayer, especially when two or more are gathered together in His name. God may not answer in our time, but He will answer in His own perfect timing.  Faith and trust in Him who loves us...that's all we need.  So happy for you, Kathy.  I've followed your posts and know that this is a weight lifted from you! 
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Patty Martin
Patty Martin Our Father in Heaven has always brought me through times of suffering.  I've realized over the years that He teaches me something valuable during each trial.  The more I rely on Him rather than on myself, the less worrisome each trial becomes.  Thank you, Lord, for your grace, mercy and love!
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander  thank you Lord a message that was music to my ears this morning
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Bob Conquest
Bob Conquest The timing of this is perfect as I am sure God has guided it to be.  We have been going through some life challenges for some time now, with an additional one added this past week as a result of storm damages at our vacation property.   Thank you for your words of encouragement.     God Bless y'all.   :)
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd I pray that the Lord blesses you and restores all that was lost, in the name of Jesus!
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Cynthia Nortey
Cynthia Nortey This is the message I need this morning. ..God richly bless you Pastor.
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Daisy Lugardo
Daisy Lugardo AMEN AMEN
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Monica Donald
Monica Donald amen
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright Thank you. I felt like this was for me also. After going to the ER and leaving thinking all was well, they called yesterday saying I need to have an endoscopy when I get back to Arizona for a thickening in my colon. I was scared all day. I feel confident now. He is with me. Amen thank you for getting my thoughts back where they need to be.
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Joseph Krell
Joseph Krell Another great one, but aren't they all! I pray for your continued inspiration as you inspire us all! Be blessed- be blessed-be blessed!
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Abba Father I thank you for Pastor Dion,  may You bless him and keep him as he ministers to Your children. In Jesus name I pray amen. 
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Tina G
Tina G Im in one of those "scary as hell" places today. I'm going through some stuff where outcomes are totally unknown. I wish I had a crystal ball but I had to throw mine out because it never worked! So prayer and faith, knowing God has never failed me - that's what I'm holding onto. Thanks for the post and for giving me a place to share.
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Wow.... talk about an answer to prayer.  Thank you for this Word today!
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Anna Eriksdotter Needed this!!!! Thank you. Amen
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!!!
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Christina Ocasio Amen!!
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker Amen !! Thank you for this message and Prayer.  It is just what I need today. And everyday!! God Bless us all ....... 
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Deleted Member Yes, Jesus will always bring us through the fire, if we keep the faith. Thank you for this message.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli IF GOD BRINGS YOU TO IT, HE WILL BRING YOU THROUGH IT
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Deleted Member Amen, God is always right on time.
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Deleted Member God loves us so much. He is always right there.
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Deleted Member Amen, Jesus always knows what we need, He hears our hearts cry, even when we don't have the words to pray. God is so good.
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Deleted Member Amen, Jesus always knows what we need.
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Deleted Member I will be praying that Jesus will totally give you a blessed outcome in all situations and that the fear will be gone in Jesus Name we pray. Amen. Jesus loves you and He is right there for you.
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise The Lord, God is good.
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Deleted Member Prayers going up for you, believing for healing and for you to have peace and calmness through this time in Jesus Name we pray. Amen.
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Deleted Member Yes, Amen and Amen, God is so good to us.
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Deleted Member Praise The Lord, Jesus always knows just what we need and when we need it. He loves you so.
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Deleted Member God is truly amazing, He will take care of His children, He knows our every care and He will provide and give us peace and strength through our storms of this life.
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Deleted Member Amen, even in our trials, Jesus is right there and it is so true our trials can surely become a blessing as they teach us just what Jesus wants for His children.
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Deleted Member Amen, it is so true, Jesus is always right there for us.
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Deleted Member Amen, as many say your test will become your TESTIMONY. Jesus loves you:)
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Deleted Member Amen and Praise The Lord, God is so good, God bless you Kathy, I am so happy and excited for you and your Mom. 
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Deleted Member Amen, God is good, He doesn't give us fear, but peace. Praise His Holy Name.
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Deleted Member Praise The Lord, He truly knows what we need and He is always right there for us. 
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Deleted Member Isn't it wonderful to just have that amazing peace in your soul.
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible Early in my colon cancer diagnosis I was alone in a tiny room waiting to have a PET scan. I most definitely felt the presence of God in that room. Sometimes I tend to forget about that, but this brought it back. :D
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Barbara Mango
Barbara Mango Thank you Pastor Todd. Life certainly can be "scary as hell." During those times, staying close to God in prayer may be the only source of comfort we have. I have been through some very difficult times, and my relationship with God has become central in my life as a result.
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza GOD is always with us in our walk through life come bad times and good times. I am thankful for all of these for GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Yes, falling into hell with burning flames is a l o t to think about for those who have refused Christ. Years ago when I was in a bad marriage and even during separation it was not good:(. The Lord was there all the time but certain times more than usual.  I was reading Psa. 42 then over & over.  It ministered to me greatly!  I saw there that God was a God of the pits.  Realizing that had quite an impact on me.  Very grateful to see He was a God of the "pits".  I felt alone in the pit of hell then realizing He was with me helped greatly.  Thank you Pastor Dion!
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler May the Lord give you special "giftings" while you go thru this...things only He knows about that bring a smile to you.  I like to read Isa. 43 in such times esp. 18 to 21.  The part that says to be alert ..be present for He is going to do something new!!  Blessings to you Tina
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Blessings to you, Rachael!
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Vicki Stone
Vicki Stone Amen, I will not be Afraid!
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Keeba Souto
Keeba Souto Thank you for this word. I have been struggling for the past couple of weeks. The enemy is in attack mode. I pray against his every attempt!
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Jenny Otto
Jenny Otto I needed this today.  So very badly.
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda Amen. Thank you Lord for being with me and for me. Help me to see the things that have bound me for too long and yet they were burnt away. I love you Lord and thank you for your servants whom you have blessed with your word everyday to encourage us. Amen
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Lucas Napo
Lucas Napo A nice touch indeed. Thank you Pastor in Jesus mighty name Amen
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you! I know He's able!
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Carmen McCall
Carmen McCall Amen!!  A much needed Word for this morning as I continue my journey; one which has been plagued with numerous health issues, disappointments (in self and others), and loss of friendships (in and outside the church).  I know the Lord has a plan for my life and as I daily surrender to His will, I also acknowledge He knows what's best for me.  This devotion this morning is a reminder I am NEVER ALONE!!!  
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen,  I claim your blessings in the mighty name of Jesus! 
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor for the message!
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