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A New Identity

  • Behold, Yahweh stood above it, and said, 'I am Yahweh, the God of Abraham your father, and the God of Isaac. The land whereon you lie, to you will I give it, and to your seed. Your seed will be as the dust of the earth, and you will spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. In you and in your seed will all the families of the earth be blessed. Behold, I am with you, and will keep you, wherever you go, and will bring you again into this land. For I will not leave you, until I have done that which I have spoken of to you.' Genesis 28:13 WEB

    When the Lord gave Jacob this word, he was a young man running for his life. His brother Esau wanted to kill him because Jacob had stolen his birthright. As Jacob lay down to get some rest that night, God told him through a dream of many things that were to come .

    Jacob was a bit of a rogue. His name means 'He cheats, the supplanter, he undermines, the heel' yet God was not interested in his past, but spoke only of his future. As Jacob lived his life, and spent time wrestling with God, he became a different man. God changed Jacob's name to 'Israel,' meaning 'Who prevails with God' (Gen. 32:28).

    Decades later when Jacob returned to that place, he was healthy, wealthy, married, had a dozen children, many servants, a great testimony, and a new name. The Lord fulfilled His promises to Jacob just as He had spoken.

    God always sees the potential in us and calls us into our future, even though some of us could use a new identity like Jacob. God is faithful to provide what we need when we put Him first in our lives, even a new identity. We can become better than we are. We do not have to be what we were in the past.

    Also, the things that the Lord has spoken to your heart, He will fulfill, no matter how impossible or unlikely it appears. Hang on in faith and know that we will see the goodness of God in the land of the living.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You so much for all that You do for me. Mold me, shape me, and help me become the best version of myself. Bring out the best in me. May my family and I all come to know You in a deeper way, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen :) Great prayer, inspired words! Thank you and blessings
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Deleted Member Amen
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen,  Lord. 
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Suzy Romaine
Suzy Romaine So Inspiring! 
November 18, 2015
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!!
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Deleted Member Amen
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen, thank you Pastor Todd
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Kay Rushin
Kay Rushin Amen, I love this prayer!
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Deleted Member Amen, I too loved this prayer so much. Love you Kay.
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen, in Jesus make we pray,  not my will but let his will be done! 
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Deleted Member Amen
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, thank you Pastor Dion for sharing the words of the Lord, it is always good to start the day with the word from our Lord and Saviour. 
November 18, 2015
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Lisa Moran
Lisa Moran Thank you Pastor Dion for the timely devotions. I look forward to reading them each day. Thank you also for your continued prayers and for the prayers of RHM members. As I read through them last night, my heart was so humbled to know God does have people who care and take the time to express it in praying. I attend 12 Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. and because of the large congregation, it is not often I have anyone I can call on to pray with me. I have led a small group bible study in my home for 8 years, and when our son passed away in July, I felt I needed some time to heal and decided to not lead for the semester. Please continue to cover my family in prayer, that we will hear the voice of God and know the way we are to go in our careers/ministry. We are walking by faith! Blessings to you and your family!
November 18, 2015
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro You are in my prayers Lisa.
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello Lifted you up to God in prayer,God bless.
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Deleted Member You and your family are in my prayers, I am looking and believing that Jesus has great things for you and your family. God bless and have an amazing and blessed week.
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Marie Hall
Marie Hall I am praying you for anf your family and May God continue to comfort and Bless you all
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Deleted Member Amen
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Some times our ministry cnanges.  I had a lot of health issues the last 4 years and had to depend on God to bring others across my path to minister to. I look back and am amazed at what God has done. Leave it in Gods hands and He will do things you never dreamed of. The gifts God gives you, He will use for His glory. I am sorry about your son passing. I took care of my Parents for 9 months before they died. They died 2 weeks apart, I have never lost a child, so don't know how you feel, but do know that I got my strength from my LORD. I will pray for you. I do know that God gave me so much peace, and it took time for me to greave.  Phil.4:4-9, helped me so much. Gos is our peace, The God of peace will be with you.
November 18, 2015
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Thank you Pastor Dion!  I am blessed by your devotions.  They speak deeply to my soul.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good. Love you bunches.
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Right back atcha !  
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze good message
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Deleted Member Amen, such a blessing this morning, and I pray in agreement over all of us at RHM, that we will be what Jesus wants us to be. To grow stronger in Him and let Him mold us and shape us into what He wants us to be, that we may glorify His Name.
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Marie Hall
Marie Hall Amen and thank you so much for all that y'all do on here God Bless You All here !!! I do have a question when the Lord says we can't do things in our own strength but in His we can, How do we get His strength How do we use His strength instead of our own ??? I am not truly understanding that can anyone help me ??
November 18, 2015
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Hi Marie, I can give you some scripture on your question's. When you give your life to Jesus Christ, you are a new person in Chrise, He changes your heart and gives you the Holy Spirit to guide you, and teach you all things. God gives us His strength. It is no longer us but Christ living in us, It is God working through your new life. When Christ died you die to your old self and the power that raised Jesus Christ from the grave, is the same power that God uses through you. It is all Gods work, He just uses you to shine His light to others. Then it is not our strength but Gods.  As Christians we are to practice these things. Read Phillipians 4: 7-8. meditate on these things and Gods peace will fill your heart. If this does not help, I will look for more scripture for you to read. Love Twila.
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Marie Hall
Marie Hall Thank you
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Deleted Member God bless you, Twila, thank you for sharing this with us. 
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Thank you again Pastor Dion for sharing this word which is so apropo to my life right now! God bless you.  Also, I didn't understand why God changed Jacob's name to Isreal before... now that I know the meaning of Jacob, it makes sense! :D
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen, God does use the bad things for our good ,if we let Him. He always knows what is best for us. In humility I thank good for my health problems. He has ministried through me during these times more than I would have ever amanged. God does the impossiable through us. It is His work. Praise God! I am excited every day to just watch Him work.
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Deleted Member Amen, even in our trials, He brings about blessings. God loves us so much.
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Thank you Father God for using Pastor Dion to share your daily devotionals that speak into our lives and uplifts our spirits. Thank you Father God for your love, guidance and word. And thank you for your mercy and grace fresh each day. With a heart of thanks giving I will praise you always. In Jesus' mighty and worthy name, amen. Blessings to all☺
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Deleted Member Amen, Christina, I am so thankful too for these amazing and blessed devotionals, they speak to me so vividly and I know that Jesus is working through Pastor Dion and Sylvia to bring us closer to Jesus and to show us just how much we are loved and cared for. God is amazing and He is worthy of our praises. Thank you so much for sharing. Love and prayers, Tamara
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Thank you so much for this good word today. I so needed this reminder today. This will be one message that I will put in my Hope folder so I can read it again when I need to feel encouraged and reminded of God's plan.
November 18, 2015
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Stacie Chambers
Stacie Chambers Oooo weeeeeee! This'll preach!!!! What a word, what a word! My God, my God!!!
November 18, 2015
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Thank you pastor for another inspiring devotional, When I read them God really opens up my mind to take it all in the way he wants for me to do! Thank you pastor for following the will of our Lord by you doing that it in turn helps me to follow the will of our Lord. Gods BEST to you and yours sincerely your brother in Christ Jesus,  Scott R.
November 18, 2015
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Great message remindinng us that all things are possible with God! Our Lord is with us just as He was present in Jacob's time!
November 18, 2015
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda This is indeed my prayer, that the Lord will mould me, shape me and help me become what He wants me to be. God bless you Past. Dion for the good work
November 19, 2015
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
November 19, 2015
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord, Help me to walk in your calling for me with integrity and passion!
November 19, 2015
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.I need you Heavenly Father every day,Help me to be the person you want me to be,and to do your will. To seek you more dearly.,and hear you more clearly.In Jesus name.
November 19, 2015
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Gloria Boza
Gloria Boza Praise God!  this is such a timely devotion for me.  I am in the middle of a very big transitiion in my life which has been a battle of my mind and trusting in the Lord.  I am grateful to the Lord for your ministry and for every  other mean the Lord has used to bring clarity to me.   God bless you as he continues to use your ministry to reach out to so many people.   Gloria
November 30, 2015