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By Sunrise

  • They said to the messengers who came, Thus shall you tell the men of Jabesh Gilead, Tomorrow, by the time the sun is hot, you shall have deliverance. The messengers came and told the men of Jabesh; and they were glad. 1 Samuel 11:9 WEB

    The Ammonites besieged Jabesh Gilead, and it looked pretty hopeless for the people living there. They told the people to give up and come out, but they held on and sent out messengers. When Saul heard the news, the Spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he told them to wait one more day. He then gathered men and at sunrise the battle began. The Ammonites were defeated, and the city was rescued from the siege.

    The people of Jabesh were pressured by the enemy to give up, but they held on for another day and God sent them help. Sometimes when under pressure, we need to wait just one more day for our deliverance to arrive. In a matter of hours, things changed for them. Their breakthrough was so close, but if they had surrendered, it would have been a defeat instead of a victory.

    Don't give up today when things look dark or hopeless because it can be so close. The Spirit of the Lord watches over you and nothing is hidden from Him. It just may be that by the time the sun is hot tomorrow, that your situation will have changed for the better.

    Prayer: Father please send the Comforter to me today. You know my needs before I even ask them, and above all Lord, I need more of You. Help me hang on, draw my heart to You, and guide me into all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Group News: The FAAD topic of the week is "Drama and Its Agents"! This topic is focused on reducing stress and anxiety triggers, so please do look into the discussion on the group page and the accompanying Thursday chat! The Creation Photographers group is focusing on "Reflections": We are to reflect the attributes of Jesus in our lives. That is God''s plan for us. This week look for Reflections and share what He shows you with us. Have a blessed day!

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen. Thank Pastor Dion for your continued obedience to our risen Saviour. May you be blessed above and beyond.
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Deleted Member Amen, I agree with Mark, thank you for your continued obedience and may you and Sylvia be blessed above and beyond. 
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! I'm holding on! Thanks for your inspired words :) Pastor's Prayer: Father please send the Comforter to me today. You know my needs before I even ask them, and above all Lord, I need more of You. Help me hang on, draw my heart to You, and guide me into all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.  
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Samantha Greer
Samantha Greer Amen! God is good!
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Deleted Member Amen, Yes He truly is. God is good all the time and all the time God is good. Praise His Holy Name, I could just shout Praises to Him right here in my living room and do a happy dance unto The Lord. Oh, How I love Him so much. God bless you. 
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Deleted Member Amen, I pray this beautiful prayer over my life too, Dianna, God is so good and I know He will always be right there for me, I will never give up, no matter how long I have to hold on. God bless you. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Yes please Lord Jesus, amen. 
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen.
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Michelle Negron
Michelle Negronedited: January 12, 2016 Thank you, Pastor, I needed to hear these words today. Thank you, Father God, for your timing. I will NOT give up, I will hold on for one more day. You are Worthy to be Praised! Amen.
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Deleted Member Amen, I too will keep holding on and not ever give up, because Jesus will not ever give up on me. He truly is worthy to be Praised. Thank you Michelle, for sharing your amazing words. God bless you. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Samantha Greer
Samantha Greer Amen! This is such a right on time message! Pastor Dion may God bless you and your family! You are truly anointed. Thank you for the encouragement and your obedience to abide in God's will. A right on time message! God is so good! Thank you!
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Deleted Member Amen, it was a right on time message for me too, Samantha, thank you for sharing your thoughts and giving me encouragement. God bless you. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen, and thank you Pastor Dion, God is an on time God! We have to keep  our faith and remember that he said he would not leave or forsake us. We panic,  forget, lose hope. I know I do,  I'm weak at times,  I get scared of the unknown. I needed this reminder, I pray in Jesus' name for his grace and mercy!
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Deleted Member Amen, Gail, I surely understand, I too sometimes become scare of the unknown, but I am so thankful that God knows all of our unknowns and He will never ever forsake us. God bless you. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen, God is right there, He will never ever forsake us or leave us. God bless you. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen. Thank You Pastor for this extremely important message. We have to hold on and Believe. 
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Katrina Whitfield
Katrina Whitfield Amen 
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady I have learned to lean on prayer in everything.  If I spend the morning in prayer and devotions , my troubles grow weaker and my faith grows stronger. Bringing God into everything makes my life easier and my countenance more peaceful and my soul more content in my circumstances . If God is with me what can stand against? He is working in my life and He will provide a way for me to succeed,  I only need to be still and know that He is God.           
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Deleted Member Beautiful, I love this, I pray this over my life too, that I only need to be still and know that He is God. Thank you so much for sharing. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Lesa M. Merrill
Lesa M. Merrill And again.....your messsage is so on time.  I feel at any given moment, I could give up to a struggle I have had for a long time.  But God speaks through you.......I am not to give up, the Holy Spriit is in me and guiding me.  I need His strength to continue in the fight!!!  And He will give the breakthrough when His time is right. 
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Deleted Member Amen, Lesa, hold on like never before, the breakthrough will come if we put our trust and faith in Him, He will never ever leave us or forsake us, He will be right on time. God bless you. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield I really needed these words today.So many times I've just felt like giving up--I've been feeling overwhelmed lately.But I will not let Satan win this battle. Thank you for strengthening me with today's devotional.
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Deleted Member Amen, God is so good, He always sends us just what we need in time and on time. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark Praise God he is my sunshine 
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen. He truly is our Sunshine and Our Everything. He loves us so much. God bless you. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Thank you for this word and prayer. It was much needed to remind us to not give up. Amen ♡ 
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen.
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!!
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Cheryl Wilson
Cheryl Wilson Amen!
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander sometimes holding on is hard, however when you put God first and foremost it becomes that much easier. we are to hold to his unchanging hands and to speak life, Jerimiah 29:11 I know the plans i have for you, plans to give you a future with hope and not to harm you. Amen
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen, I love that scripture, it has helped me through many difficult times in my life. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. God bless you. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Praise God, He knows what He is doing! We only see a part of the picture, but God sees the full picture. I want to wait on God, and trust Him, and His timing.
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Deleted Member Amen, Twila, I too, want to be in God's Perfect Will and trust Him knowing that He will never leave me and He will always be on time. God bless you. Love and Hugs and Prayers.
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Deleted Member Amen, loved this message, I pray that I always wait for God's timing, not mine. 
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
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Deleted Member Amen, Praise The Lord. God bless you.
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you for this message. It touched me deeply. Sometimes it's so hard to hang on. Waiting isn't what we do today. We like an instant fix. Help me to wait for You Lord. Your timing is perfect. Amen.
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley Thank you God for this message it givesme hope to hold on another day because of my darkness am going through right now.  Thank pastor Todd for this devotional message.  This what I need to hear today this message is for me  thanks again 
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, Thank you Pastor Dion for the inspiring words of the Lord.
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
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Jeanne Hill
Jeanne Hill What a difference a day makes sometimes, praise His name.
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Trish Hicks
Trish Hicks What so amazes me with God's word. Is he can give the messenger one message that he speaks.But that one message can be divided thousands of ways, So that it will prick the hearts of all those who need to hear the word. That one message will give one person hope, another person confirmation,and still yet another gives them love and acceptance. Thank you Pastor Todd. For it is that we know that we have definitely recieved a word from God today straight from the mouth or in this case straight from the page you have printed such a message, that each and everyone of us can know that indeed i have recieved a word from the lord for my situation.   Again thank you  may God bless Trish
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord, Help me to hold out, until my Change comes!
January 13, 2016