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  • God spoke all these words, saying, "I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God" Exodus 20:1'5 WEB.

    The first of the ten commandments is that you shall have no other gods before Me. The ten plagues on Egypt were directed against the pagan gods they worshiped. The Egyptians worshiped the guardian god of the Nile river, but it turned to blood. They worshiped the sun god, but the Lord turned to darkness (Exodus 7-12).

    While the Philistines had a great sacrifice for their god dagon, the Lord used Samson to bring the entire building down on them (Judges 16:23). Later, when backslidden Israel tried to use the Ark of God as a tool, the Lord allowed His Ark to be captured by the Philistine army.

    The Philistines happily put the Ark of God in their temple as a trophy, and they placed it right in front of the statue of their god dagon. The next morning, they found their god dagon laying on his face in front of the Ark (1 Samuel 5:2). So they stood him back up, but the following morning, dagon was again laying before the Ark, but this time, broken in pieces.

    This may sound foreign to us, but it's so relevant today. For we are allowed to choose which god we will serve. Often we choose to be our own god and live just like we want. Sometimes, we chase after asheroth, a god of sex and fertility. At other times, we pursue baal, a god of money, the economy, and materialism.

    The choice you make will be tested just as sure as Shadrach's and the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar set up (Daniel 3:7). So choose today whom you will serve, for God Almighty will not share His place in your life with other "gods."

    If you want to chase other gods, you can have them, but you won't have Him along with it. As Jesus Christ said, no one can serve two masters. It's a divine election, and only one god wins the top spot in your life. Who will be the god of your life?

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose You today! Thank You! I pray that You clearly reveal to me anything that I put before You in my life. Please help me root the idols out of my life, for I want to serve You with all my heart, Lord. Teach me, guide me, and walk with me today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: This morning, we will be hosting our RHM Live Online church service. This is a special time of worship, prayer, fellowship and an inspiring message. All are welcome! Here is the link to join: RHM Live


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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen.  Heavenly Father,  I choose you always and forever.. You and only YOU dear God. Amen

October 24, 2021
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

October 24, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father I choose You always. Thank You for being in my life.

October 24, 2021
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose You today! Thank You! I pray that You clearly reveal to me anything that I put before You in my life. Please help me root the idols out of my life, for I want to serve You with all my heart, Lord. Teach me, guide me, and walk with me today. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!  

(Thank you, Pastor Dion, this is my prayer as well)

October 24, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Heavenly Father we choose only you.We love and worship you. Amen 

October 24, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

October 24, 2021
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen

October 24, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen!!

 

October 24, 2021
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Psalm 130;5  I wait for the  Lord ,my soul waits , and in His word I hope .

            God Bless everyone ,many Blessings Pastor Dion and Sylvia .

October 24, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Heavenly Father I chose you, The creator of Heaven and Earth. Thank you for choosing me.  Amen 

October 24, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I choose You! Amen.

October 24, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

October 24, 2021
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus, amen 

October 24, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You always for giving me the opportunity to have Your Son Jesus Christ as my redeemer to lead me to a closer relationship with You. Teach and guide me today and through my walk in life, also for helping me with my recovery. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Awesome devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

October 24, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

October 24, 2021
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen and amen!

October 24, 2021
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

FOR MANY YEARS I'VE WORKED WITH DIFFERENT TRIBES OF NATIVE AMERICANS. I RESPECT THEM BECAUSE THEY TAKE CARE OF THE LAND AND WILD CRITTERS...I'VE GOTTEN TO SEE THEM EXCEPT JESUS AS THIER LORD & SAVIOUR...FIGI ISLANDS, NEW ZELAND, AUSTRALIA, EVEN IN NEW MEXICO, DENVER ,ALL OVER THE US. GOD IS SO AWESOME. HE PUTS YOU WHERE HE WANTS YOU TO DO HIS WORK. PRAISE GOD FOR MY JOURNEY WITH HIM...

XO

SHARON

 

October 25, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

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

October 25, 2021