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You Are God Alone

  • Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of Yahweh, and spread it before Yahweh. Hezekiah prayed before Yahweh, and said, Yahweh, the God of Israel, who sit above the cherubim, you are the God, even you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth. 2 Kings 19:14 WEB

    Hopelessly, Hezekiah looked over the city wall at the giant army. The city of Jerusalem was now surrounded by the same enemy who had destroyed all of the cities around them. Then Hezekiah the king turned to God. He took the threatening letter that Sennacherib had written them and spread it out before the Lord. He prayed and poured out his heart to God, and God changed his circumstances.

    That night an angel of the Lord went out and put to death 185,000 soldiers in the Assyrian army (2Kings 19:35). They did not shoot an arrow at the city. All of the panic was for naught other than it encouraged them to seek the Lord more seriously. Their enemy became a profitable treasure hunt as they spent days looting all the supplies. A very bad situation, was turned into a good one.

    When you need help, the one to turn to is God. He alone is able to turn the tide in your favor. No one can stop His hand, no one can close the door that He opens. Others may let you down, He will not. When God is with you, who can stand against you? He is God alone and there is no other.

    Prayer: Father I look to You today. Deliver me Lord from the hand of my enemies. Set me free and turn the bad situation into a good one, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning, Sylvia here :). The newest Bible Study is now up, covering Luke Chapter 21. Lots of interesting content about the end times there, which should be of special interest this month, so do check it out. If nothing else, if the Bible Study has been useful to you, post a little encouragement to Dion so he knows that his efforts are worthwhile to you :). Also, this week''s FAAD (Fight Against Anxiety & Depression) chat will be a special one, as group founder Linda Martin has been in prayer for the direction of the group and will be talking about what the Lord has been showing her. We are excited about the vision that God is providing for the group! Be sure to sign up and join us for the chat on Thursday evening at 7pm EST (6pm CST / 5pm MST / 4pm PST)! Have a blessed day!

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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes Lord, only you are God!
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, He is the only One.
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome God is able to it and more I will trust and believe amen
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, God is able and more than able to do anything we have need of, we must put out total trust in Him, He will never leave us or forsake us. He is always right there in every thing that touches our lives. Trust Him with your all. God is there right beside you, in your heart and He will see you through any storm in your life. I pray blessings and peace over you in Jesus Name. Amen.
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Hollianne Hackney
Hollianne Hackney Amen!
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Yes, Amen, God is so good, He is always there, He loves us so much.
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Sylvia Russell
Sylvia Russell Thank you this message today. I needed this.
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen. God is good.
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Susan P
Susan P Yes, Lord, I am looking to You. Thank you for all you are going to do in things that look impossible. 
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, Susan, things that are impossible for us to do, they are more than POSSIBLE for Jesus to do. He will supply the love, peace, comfort and strength to bring you through any storm that satan has to throw, because Jesus loves you and He never fails His children. We may sometimes, feel like we are walking alone, but remember the The Footprints, then is when He is carrying you. Love and prayers,Tamara
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann God continue to help me with my daughters situation. Fix her God please. Amen. 
September 22, 2015
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Diane Casey
Diane Casey Hi Mari, i will be in prayer with you for your daughter, I too have been asking for prayer for my daughter, she is an adult, with a 16 y.o daughter too.  So I will join with you in prayer that God will fix and turn the situations around in Jesus name.
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Precious Jesus I liftup Mari's daughter and ask that you divinely intervene on whatever her storms are, I pray deliverance and peace, comfort and strength. I lift her up and and I lift Mari up to be able to feel Your peace in this time. In Jesus Name we pray and believe.Amen. 
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Margaret Ponchel
Margaret Ponchel Why is it that people who KNOW God better than the majority, often fail to realize that He alone is in control? We are to foremost place our focus on the Lord with prayers of thanksgiving as well as prayers of supplication. Today's devotional is a prime example of the power of the living God. He lived in Hezekiah's day...He lives today. Our God is ready and willing to help those who ardently and fervently believe in Him and His power...we must be bold to come into His presence and to give Him the glory for everything in our lives. He wishes only the very best for His children. Wear the robe of righteousness and claim all that God has for His beloved children. With praise and adoration, I remain a child of the Living God! Amen and amen!
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member AMEN
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Christopher Shannon
Christopher Shannon Thank you, Pastor Dion.  Your devotional message for today is right on time.  As I face the biggest challange and struggle of my life, your words carry the weight of my burden and properly place all of my difficulty and trust in the hands of our Almighty God.  Thank you for your daily messages and for what you do for so many.  Please, say hello to Sylvia and may both of you have a wonderfully blessed day!!!       Chris   
September 22, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd I pray that the Lord will guide you during this time, protect you, heal you, and provide for your every need in the name of Jesus Christ. 
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen
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Christopher Shannon
Christopher Shannon Thank you, Pastor Dion!  I appreciate your words of kindness and your prayer.  Have a lessed day!
September 23, 2015
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Deleted Member Yes, Amen, He is always on time. I pray whatever you are facing, that you feel the sweet presence of Jesus, His strength, comfort and peace. I pray healing and deliverance in whatever storm you might be facing in Jesus Name. Amen.
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Christopher Shannon
Christopher Shannon Thank you for your prayer and your reply, Tamara!  Have a blessed day!  
September 23, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Hi Chris! I pray that the Lord will walk closely with you as you go through this trial and that you will come out of it stronger than ever. May His favor be with you through each day of this, in the name of Jesus, amen!
September 22, 2015
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Christopher Shannon
Christopher Shannon Thank you for your prayer and positivity, Sylvia!  Have a blessed day!  
September 23, 2015
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers (PRAISE BREAK: Hallelujaaaahhhhhh!!!!! Glory to God!!!!! Hallelujaaaahhhhhh!!!! Yes, Lord! You ALONE are able, and You ALONE are worthy! You ALONE can defeat our enemies!!!! Hallelujaaaahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!) Dion, Sylvia, and RH Fam, you have to forgive me! You see, I have been in a battle for the past 4 & 1/2 years or so. I have been in court trials and have won them all, by the grace of the Almighty God! The enemy got upset about that, and just launched 3 more lawsuits against me in the past 2 weeks. I have only shared this with a couple of sisters at my church, but I feel led to share it here today. I covet your prayers, family, but know that I am standing on God's Word. His promises are real and true! Out of the billions and trillions of people born on this planet since the beginning of time, His Word have NEVER failed! We are so unworthy and so undeserving of His love and grace, yet His love and mercy overflows; and His provision for us and His protection of us is never ending. So with that said, Dion, this is a timely word...at least in my life! I KNOW beyond a shadow of a doubt that this was meant for me. The enemy created panic and fear and doubt and worry in my heart. I wondered how I will pay my attorney...again! I wondered if the accusations against me would stand up in court. I wondered if I would have favor with the new Judge who is being assigned to the case. (The enemy had the other Judge removed - the Judge with whom I had great favor and with whom I won all of the previous trials.) I have just worried way too much. Time out for that! If God can grant me favor with one Judge, He is mighty to do it again with another. The King of Glory is WELL able and has NEVER failed me. He knows my innocence and has defended me since Day 1. I trust in Him to continue to uphold me in court, and to provide for me so that I can pay my attorney. I can't stop praising and glorifying Him right now. I just want to run around my house and holler and yell and declare the victory!!! It is mine! I win through Jesus Christ! I'm going to do what Hezekiah did and lay out all of these lawsuits before the Lord! (Hundreds and hundreds of pages thick!) They're His to handle; not mine! One headache now removed! Blessings to you Dion. Sylvia, and the RH Fam today and always.  Stacie
September 22, 2015
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen Amen Amen!!!
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, Stacie, that is exactly what Jesus would want you to do, when we have done all we know to do, we must lay it at the feet of Jesus and leave it there for Him to take it up and carry it for us. He will never fail His children and we must stay focused on Him, believing for the great things He wants to do in our lives. I pray for a divine intervention of Jesus, that all these problems wlll be quickly resolved and no longer have to stress over years of court dates and such. I pray deliverance in The Name of Jesus.Amen.
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Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson Amen.
September 22, 2015
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers Thank you SO much, Tamara! :) I appreciate your prayer, your wisdom, and your encouragement! :) Blessings... :)
September 23, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Yes, Stacie, He WILL get you through this, just as He has done in the past! I pray that He grants you renewed grace, favor and strength, in the name of Jesus!
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers Thank you SO much, Sylvia! :) SUCH a needed prayer - for a renewal! Thank you! Blessings... :)
September 23, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! If God is for us who can stand against? He prepares a table before us in the presence of our enemies. 
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers YESSSSSSS!!!!!! Hallelujah!!!!!!
September 23, 2015
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Thank you, Pastor Dion. I really needed this today! I started today with tears and hurt and anger.  The situation I'm in seems so hopeless and I don't know how to turn it around.  I have been praying for years for a door to open and yet I'm still stuck in the same situation.  
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Yes, this was an on time message, Mary Pat, please know that Jesus is right there and He will never forsake you. Even when we feel we are in our darkest storms, He never leaves our side. Place your total focus on Him and we will agree in prayer with you and each other here at RHM, for a deliverance in whatever your storm is. I pray for a divine intervention and peace, strength, and comfort, comes to you in Jesus Name. Amen.
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Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson Amen.
September 22, 2015
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Thank you so much! 
September 23, 2015
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd Father, I lift up Mary Pat to you and pray that you grant her wisdom, discernment, strength and provision to walk in your walk. Please show her what your plan is for her and open the doors for her to walk into them, in the name of Jesus, amen!
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, I come in agreement with you Sylvia over Mary Pat. Love and prayers sent to you Mary Pat.
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Thank you all so much for your prayers! I felt someone must be praying for me, since I wstarted yesterday in tears, but once I went to my physical therapy appt. the whole day turned around!  The Lord had a lot of little things go right for me, as well as great improvment in my PT and the wonderful attitude of my PT.  Thank you all SO much!!! No, the big things haven't cleared up yet, but I feel better and that helps more than I can say. <3  ((hugs)) to you all!
September 23, 2015
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Deleted Member Praise The Lord for His mercy and love endures forever. God is so good and He loves you so much.
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Monica  Housley
Monica Housley Amen Pastor I needed that this morning. God bless all :)
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, He always knows what to send to us. His love never fails.
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Dianne Freeman
Dianne Freeman Father, I lay before You my grandson!  Strengthen him Lord, so that he may walk upright in a world that is bombarding him on everyside.  Let him remember the teachings of his parents; and continue to bless them that they may continue to teach by precept and example.  We love You Lord and we know it is already done, in the Jesus name.  Amen.
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen, we pray over Dianne's grandson, and we ask that You guide and direct him, give him strength and peace. Let his footsteps be ordered only by You, Jesus. Let him feel the need to draw closer to you than ever before. Give his parents and Mrs. Dianne, the strength to help him, and the comfort to know all will work out and a peace that only You Jesus can give, in Jesus Name we pray and believe. Amen.
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Phase Temple
Phase Temple Every devotional always sits well in my heart and the hearts of those I share it with. For years I have been reading the daily devotional messages and I'm grateful for you and your ministry. Thank you 
September 22, 2015
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Thank you, and welcome to Refreshing Hope :)
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member Amen
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza PRAISE TO YOU LORD GOD KING OF ETERNAL GLORY.  From all of us your children LORD GOD we thank you for being with us (for individually we have our own battles and difficulties and we get through it for we are all in the palms of your hands). For who could be against us if we have you  FATHER GOD. Thank you so much through you my LORD JESUS CHRIST I pray. Amen
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner  praise God this raaly bless me for I woke up on saturday with  pinkeye has not lot fun last couple days so thankyou for encorgagment during this time this afternoon I,m going to the Doctor  I hope I can go see my girls do their cheer leading.  
September 22, 2015
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Deleted Member I pray you will be feeling better soon and I pray that you get to go see your girls cheer leading. God bless  you and you family. Love and prayers.
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Tavii Martin
Tavii Martin Love this message today!! It really spoke to my spirit!! I pled the blood over all our enemies and attacks the devil and his army are planning against us!! Our God is greater!! He will make the bad for our better!! I will forever keep His praises in my mouth!! In His almighty name I pray!! Amen!! Pray your truth!! Speak your truth!!
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers Aaaaaaaaaaaamen!
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Deleted Member Thank you for sharing this amazing works that God did through Hezekiah's prayers and if we will seek Him, we will find peace and comfort and deliverance from our trials and stresses of this life. God is always there with His Arms open wide for us to walk in, because as you said, nothing, no man, or anything can close the doors that God opens for us. God bless you and Sylvia, Love y'all so much.
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you Heavenly Father, that you are more than enough in our lives.In whom we can always turn to,who we can have Faith and Trust in and that your Love endures forever. thank you Pastor
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Thank you pastor Todd these devotionals help me so so so much in my everyday life thanks again and please keep up all your hard work with the daily devotionals and the bible study group its all such an awesome way to grow in my walk with Jesus!! Thanku for being there as alot of us have no one else to turn to when it comes to our faith, thanks for being a light in a very dark world!  God Bless u and keep u safe until he returns!  sincerely ScottR.
September 22, 2015
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Lesa M. Merrill
Lesa M. Merrill I agree, Pastor Todd and Refreshing Hope are God sent! God obviously leads their ministry in a way that hits what so many need to hear every day.  Especially those of us who don't have the support at home that we need in following Jesus.  Thank you Jesus!
October 6, 2015
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen. thank you Pastor Dion for the encouraging words from the Lord, for some reason everything you say is something I need to hear.
September 22, 2015
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Melchorita Fahey
Melchorita Fahey Amen! Father God, we love You! There is none like You. We are thankful You are in our midst. You are the inspiration to the words we are praying for each other. You care for us deeply and You care for the condition of our heart. You never fail to have a remedy to the deepest ache in a heart. There has not failed ONE WORD of all Your good promises. You are not a man that would lie to us. No, You are the One and Only True and Living God who keeps all His promises. Your children can be guaranteed that any Word that goes forth from Your mouth will not return void, it will accomplish what is has been sent to do. Forever Your Word is settled in heaven. Thank You Father God for being alert and active in watching over Your Word to perform it for us. In the powerful majestic name of Your Son Jesus Christ I pray, Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for your daily devotion, and may both of you have a wonderful and a blessed day!
September 22, 2015
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Iris Parlin
Iris Parlin Yes dear Lord set me free of all my anxieties! Amen
September 23, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord, I just thank You for Your grace, mercy and provision!
September 23, 2015