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The Cruise Ship

  • Most assuredly I tell you, whatever you may ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full. John 16:23'24 WEB

    I once heard a story about a man that was given a ticket on a luxury cruise liner. He had very little money so he mostly stayed in his room and made sandwiches to eat. He admired all the beautiful banquets and decor but did not go to them because he thought they were way too expensive.

    When the cruise was over and he was leaving the ship, he met the captain, who then asked why he never once came down to dinner. The man told him that he could not afford it, but that he did enjoy the cruise. Then the captain told him that it was all included in the ticket that he had been given.

    Sometimes we go through life with our head down, sick, and barely getting by when Jesus has already paid for our ticket. We have to claim what He has provided for us! If you are sick, pray to be healed. Have the elders anoint you with oil and pray for you. If you are broke, pray for finances, speak to your pastor (if you don't have a pastor, you should get one! ) If you are lost in life, pray for the Holy Spirit to come guide you, and He will.

    Sometimes we have not, because we ask not (James 4:2). Do not let today be that day. Give God no rest until it is resolved or He answers you. Be like the widow in Luke 18:5. Then if it does not happen, it will not be because you have not asked Him seven times. Do not ignore what Jesus already paid for.

    Prayer: Father, I pray that you bring healing to my house. By the stripes that Jesus took for me, I declare that my family and I are healed and will walk in health. Bring Your power into my life today, Lord, and let us taste heaven while on the earth. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! That would be me at times! I have not because I don't always know how to ask. But I am learning and God is good to me. Always providing and always guiding. Thank you pastor! Very good word today :) Blessings Pastor's Prayer: Father, I pray that you bring healing to my house. By the stripes that Jesus took for me, I declare that my family and I are healed and will walk in health. Bring Your power into my life today, Lord, and let us taste heaven while on the earth. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray.
January 13, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan As I read the lil story-I was thinking of My own life!! Many times I recall what appears missing the best, but not missing at all!! I often look too whose invovled in event!  This particular situation I would imagine a well off group of people-the ones who would scorn Our God from jump!! Being Me, I would avoid the issue event- probably as for so long healing from past battles and not fully charged! Meaning if I'm not equiped for the Battle I will not engage! I'm excited because I sense feelm I'm ever so close too truely coming out for His shear Glory!! As My story-History will show-I'ven been healing many moons! My patience understanding-out look all are part of endurance!! Enduring is key-its holding tough, standing down in readieness! The last statement-Hum Military.. Know your Training relaxing too a point but ever so ready too fight!!!!!!!!!!  
January 13, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen. 
January 13, 2016
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen, in the name of Jesus , I pray
January 13, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen 
January 13, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Amen!!!
January 13, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Great Advice Brother. I want you to know, that Dorene and I are TRULY happy to have you for our Pastor. I can't speak for my wife, but as far as I'm concerned, I have gotten so jaded on "Religious" affairs, that I didn't know if I would ever feel like I was a Part of a group again. It has been, and is an honor to be a member of your Flock. Thank you for sharing your Soul with us everyday. Only God Himself could empower such an endeavor. Of that I have no doubt. Love and Prayers for you and The First Lady From Texas 
January 13, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Thank you Norman. We are honored to have you and Dorene be a part of the electronic flock here at Refreshing Hope. We can encourage each other as iron sharpens iron. May you be richly blessed in Jesus name.
January 13, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
January 13, 2016
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze Amen
January 13, 2016
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Pamela Olszewski
Pamela Olszewski Thank you pastor, this hit home and I greatly appreciate you and this minstry.
January 13, 2016
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Myrna Gonzalez
Myrna Gonzalez Thank u Pastor Todd i really neede to hear that.I ask you to please pray for my family to be heal n that my husband finds a job.Everyday he goes out looking for somebody to hired him n comes back weary n tired.I feel like my home is falling apart .I pray n ask Yahshua n the Ruaj to guide him n give him the strength, hope n faith that something will come up,easily said while your bills n rent ia piling up.So i ask you n all my brothers n sisters to please pray for my husband David n the Gonzalez family.May our Heavenly Father bless u all thank u.
January 13, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd May the Lord soon open a door for your husband to find work, draw you all to Him, heal your bodies, restore your finances and guide you into all that He has for you, in the name of Jesus Christ.
January 13, 2016
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Lorna Smetak
Lorna Smetak Some people feel that they can not find a church to belong to to find a Pastor. I myself do not drive and my husband works 24/7. This makes it a little hard for me to find a Pastor. This is why i joined Refreshing Hope Ministries because you are a great Pastor that I like to listen to. Along with the groups to join, friendship that one can find on here, prayer network and Jeff with his readings that i truely love to read and understand. I am greatful to be a part of Refreshing Hope Ministries.
January 13, 2016
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Belinda Lee
Belinda Lee I record and watch Joyce Meyer and Joel Osteen. I had a sudden fall injury in 2009. My back is still not healed. I have kind of found a church to go to, but I am afraid my getting up and down would disrupt the congregation. So I stay home.
January 13, 2016
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Lorna Smetak
Lorna Smetak I watch shows also. Joyce, CBN, Walking by faith, my music and the verses i receive in my e-mails, facebook etc. I look up verses on Bible Gateway and also have Cd's of NT (NKJV). I pray that the Lord heals your back. Thankyou.
January 13, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Thank you Lorna. We are trying to help those that do not have a church, or have been hurt by them. We are glad to have you here in our electric flock. 
January 13, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd We are so happy to have you as part of our online church, Lorna :)!
January 13, 2016
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Amen pastor! This is why I believe that I receoved my car that I wrote about in the RHM testimonies! I also feel that this persistent asking is why I met a wonderful man recently too. Lie prostrate praying  to the Lord. Amen!
January 13, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd The more you talk about how good God is to you, the better it gets. 
January 13, 2016
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Sylvia Froese
Sylvia Froese Thank you Pastor!! :-) :-) :-)
January 14, 2016
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Belinda Lee
Belinda Lee Amen! Wonderful words today. Just what I needed to hear thank you pastor Dion. May God bless you and continue working through you in Jesus name amen!
January 13, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Thank you Belinda!
January 13, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann My life feels so messed up right now. I don't understand. Thanks for the encouragement. 
January 13, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Always look on the bright side of your life... As you dwell on all that is wrong, it will grow even more wrong. I am not saying that there is not a time for a spring cleaning and sincere reflection now and then, but generally: Always look on the bright side of your life...  :)
January 13, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr Amen and Amen.
January 13, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann God I have a beautiful life. I had a wonderful husband and big family. This issue with my drug addicted daughter is too much sometimes. I want her back. God please. 
February 8, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Hi Mari, God can use even messed up lives for His glory. Feelings lie to us. but God is God and is a big God.
January 13, 2016
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Lesa M. Merrill
Lesa M. Merrill Yes, please.....Father, bring healing to my home - spiritual, mental, emotional and physical healing.  In Jesus' name, Amen. 
January 13, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! Healing can be physical, spiritual or mental. sometimes we need one sometimes we need all three.
January 13, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield Another timely message for me today--these words really speak to me as I've felt broken and sick for the past month.Of course, I've been praying and I know that God will heal me....However, His ways are not like mine. In the meantime, all I can do is offer my suffering to God.Why should I be exempt from pain? For God allowed His only Son to sufferand die a horrible death! My complaints are mere discomfort compared to what Jesus endured.
January 13, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli You are so right about what Jesus endured.  We endure nothing compared to what he did.
January 13, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I am so glad that I serve a big God. He always knows what is best for me. I do believe that God is not as nearly concerned about what we are going through as He is about how we handle what we are going through. I pray that I will make right choices in my circumstances. I do believe that we need to pray big prayers, and trust the only God that always knows what is best for us.
January 13, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley Amen well said 
January 13, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!  Sometimes my prayers are answered right away (depending on the situation), the ones that aren't, I just keep on praying.
January 13, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza (if you don't have a pastor, you should get one! ) Can you be my Pastor please.  I Do not have one but it is possible for all of us with RHM though we do not see you in person and only on line that we all consider you as our/my "personal Pastor"  Is it possible that you have a "personal Message" box where only you can read and give us your advice.  If it is not of too much asking and thank you so much.  GOD BLESS YOU and all of us in the RHM electronic flock (like your these term).
January 13, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Hi Deng, of course we can be your pastor. We pray over everyone here. You can always message me here privately and only I see it. Click "Messages" on the top bar above. Thank you for being a part of Refreshing Hope. 
January 13, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasioedited: January 13, 2016 I declare it in the name of Jesus!♡ Amen
January 13, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! 
January 13, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord  Yes this is so true. We must be brave and not afraid to be persistant in our requests to God. I like what you say to "Give God no rest until he answers you."Thank you for this important message.Have a great day.
January 13, 2016
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Daisy Lugardo
Daisy Lugardo Wow! Wow! Wow!  this is amazing and an awesome reflection! Everyone in the world should read and meditate on it as it is so true!.. I tell everyone I don't care what church you go to, find a church where you are comfortable in.   Thank you Pastor Dion for always inspiring us!
January 13, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
January 13, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you!  Lord, I ask that Your Presence, Your Peace and Your Power permeate my life Today.  In Jesus' Name.  Amen.
January 14, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Thank you Jesus...
January 14, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Yes, agree!  There are pastors yet not like I knew when growing up in the Lord years ago.  Never sure what too.  Have tried many churches in past & this is where we are.  They have a healing ministery & I went long ago & cried going home.  Too preachy.  Just wanted them to pray & anoint with oil.  Scripture teaching way.  Appreciate this ministry!!  
January 14, 2016