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Word Mastery

  • Set a watch, Yahweh, before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips. Psalms 141:3 WEB

    David prayed that the Lord would set a guard over his mouth, to keep him from saying things that he should not. James said 'If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well' (Jas. 3:3). If you can control your tongue, then you can control the rest of your body, and he warned us that blessing and cursing should not flow out of the same source.

    In the Old Testament (Num. 14:28) the Lord said 'what I have heard you say, I will do to you.' In the New Testament (Mat. 12:36) Jesus said 'I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.'

    So we have an unchanging pattern throughout time that what comes out of your mouth, directly affects your life and your circumstances. It was covered in the Old Testament, and in the New Testament.

    A mentor of mine used to say, "Words unspoken, you are their master. Words once spoken, you become their slave.'

    Do not speak bad things over your life or those around you. Say good things about them, or say nothing at all. Stay positive in your speech. When you are speaking today, listen to the words that you are saying. Pray that God sets a guard over your mouth and makes you aware of your words.

    Prayer: Father, I pray that You set a guard over my lips and let me hear what comes out of my mouth. Forgive me of the things that I have said wrong and cleanse my heart, for I know out of the abundance of my heart, my mouth speaks. Help me be a positive influence on those around me, in the name of Jesus Christ.

    Note: Good morning! For any who did not get the email, the February RHM newsletter is now available! Just click on the "News" link in the site menu to see what Pastor Dion has been hearing from the Lord and for the latest happenings at Refreshing Hope Ministries. Have a blessed day!

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen. Thank you Jesus for your blood that spilled to cover my sins. 
February 10, 2016
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Myrna Gonzalez
Myrna Gonzalez edited: February 10, 2016 Amen,Our lips can be a blessing  or a curse so we must be careful of what comes out of our mouths.I pray that Yahweh puts a guard over my mouth n makes me aware of my words.I pray that whatever i say may use be to edify. 
February 10, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen Lord. 
February 10, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
February 10, 2016
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Beverly Boyd
Beverly Boyd Thank you Pastor for your teaching and guidance on this subject. Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for this beautiful winter day and for the gift of your son, Jesus.   I pray that everyone at RHM is blessed and a master over one's words this day and forevermore.  In Jesus' Name, Amen.  
February 10, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen 
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Jerrie Arredondo
Jerrie Arredondo THANK YOU!  This message is for me today. For lent I am giving up "words". And by that I mean I  will speak less and listen more.  This was a PERFECT start to lent and a message to me I have made the right choice. Thank you for this ministry. 
February 10, 2016
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Deleted Member Awesome
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu Amen, thank you for the word Pastor Dion. Lord, teach me to speak positively over my life and others. I want to be a blessing to you, others and myself, in your son Jesus' name I pray! 
February 10, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen. Thank You for this Message 
February 10, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! If only I could trust my mouth! My watchmen is sometimes sleeping I think... LOL. My husband and I are working hard at curbing our tounges towards each other as we are working on the love dare. Not that we are bad  but we ARE bad sometimes and want to be better! God called us to love each other and it means working to change where it's needed. My hubby and I have a great marriage and look forward to growing closer through God's guiding love so we can spread it around to other's in need ofour  Father's loving grace. Thank you pastor! Great word today!  Pastor's Prayer: Father, I pray that You set a guard over my lips and let me hear what comes out of my mouth. Forgive me of the things that I have said wrong and cleanse my heart, for I know out of the abundance of my heart, my mouth speaks. Help me be a positive influence on those around me, in the name of Jesus Christ.
February 10, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen.
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan             Good Morning Breathren!!!!!!! Glorious Morning It!              Hum this is My 3rd reading this Morn!! I will contact Facebook that this sight does not get posted till 7 am or after! For reasons I have no clue! It shows it was written early in the AM!!! My other 2 readings with time allowing are the Daily Bread and Oswald Chambers!!! Both were as I say off the Chart-dynomite!! What I received was a wake up call About a Man Isiah making people change their ways!! My first thought, how did He di that! It doesn't say, but thats because I hadn't read the prior Scripts and with My memory issues don't recall Isaiah and His work!!  Funny My head condition has caused Me to have the close walk I do with the Lord I have!!! Not gettinhg into that-ant followers of Mine know Me! Certainly I need too work on MY home page!! So certinly delibrately letting My readings sinl in, and take hold, I'm a very Happy Camper this Morn!! As always I share with others My great Mornings start from where I left off last night!! Being a Vetyeran and certinly one in Life I know the next right thing too do!! Prayer! Too many its all about crying too the most high for stuff all that! I know My needs are being Met in His Time! Again last evening minimal thoughts-especially My postion-and straight too Praise! I go through My day realizing My Position and working on that! When retirering-its all Praise that He had My hand all day-Hey!!!                May He Bless all of you in Your walk with The Most High today!!!!  Brother Mike!!!   drums
February 10, 2016
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Deleted Member  Thank you and may you have,Many many blessing to you also. 
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr This was so timely for me Pastor. I was just telling Dorene how I so need to watch my language out on the Rig. I am feeling VERY convicted over my foolish word choices lately. Thank you for everything Brother. Love and Prayers
February 10, 2016
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Tammy Brown
Tammy Brown Every day I share your devotional to my mom's memorial facebook wall....  she would post them to facebook daily, and so many of her friends have requested that we keep that tradition going.   Today's words were so applicable to some of my children that I hope and pray they read and heed.  Thank you so much for your time! 
February 10, 2016
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Dorene Glaze
Dorene Glaze Amen, really good message 
February 10, 2016
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Angela Woodward
Angela Woodward Thank you, this confirms what I've been studying.
February 10, 2016
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Valerie  King
Valerie King Amen! 
February 10, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli Amen!!  No wonder my Mom always said "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all" and I said the same to my 2 children as they were growing up.
February 10, 2016
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Jennifer Nielsen
Jennifer Nielsen Love today's word !!! Thanks ..! 
February 10, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran WOW !!! That hit me right between the eye. my anger and misuse of words is the #1 problem I have. Lord Jesus Please set a gate at my mouth, and may I only speak to  others as I would speak to you. God is Good.
February 10, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen...let me call things out not as I see them with my eyes in the natural but speak them out in the supernatural, in Jesus name!!
February 10, 2016
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Debra lynn Hubbard
Debra lynn Hubbard I loved your word today pastor Todd... Praise God that we can call on him to help in every aspect of our lives... Thank you JESUS 
February 10, 2016
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Deleted Member Amen, words can truly help, but also can hurt, let us all listen to what Jesus would have us to say and not what we sometimes want to say, because once those words are out there, we can't take them back and sometimes, it takes wounds a long time to heal. I pray that Jesus would guard my mouth, close it when it needs closing and open it when I have good things to say that is full of love and compassion and care and kindness. Loved this message, thank you so much for it. God bless you.
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza amen
February 10, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! 
February 10, 2016
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Trish Hicks
Trish Hicks This is amazing todays message would be this.At womens bible study we are studing the concepts of Faith with Charles capps.Its so amazing and true.and today was on the words we speak.and to purpose to speak blessings and God's promises.Until those promises have been manifested. It is so ironic that i should read this today. Thank you Pastor Dion.  excellent message with excellent timimg
February 10, 2016
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Diane Shaffner
Diane Shaffner This message was so meant for me today!
February 10, 2016
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Deanne Rascas
Deanne Rascas This is an area in my life that truly needs improvement! I can't seem to stop cursing when things all of a sudden go bad! I'm talking about just everyday irritations. I always ask the Holy Spirit to help me guard my mouth but have such difficulty. I can control myself around others, but when I'm alone the words come out before I have a chance to stop them. I don't like this about me! It says in Mat 12:36 that on judgement day our words will justify you or condemn you.If we are saved by the blood of Jesus, then how can we be condemned? I know I will not be sin free at this time but God will finish the work in us to perfection. I've always been a little confused by this passage. Can anyone help me to understand better?
February 10, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!
February 10, 2016
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible Good teaching. It reminds me that I need to be very aware of what I'm saying around my 7 yr old grandson. Also, with my chronic illness, verbalizing positive instead of negative seems to help me feel better and happier.
February 10, 2016
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Robert Birkenfeld
Robert Birkenfeld I'm with you about grandkids
February 11, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! 
February 10, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord, Help me to speak life!
February 11, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander AWESOME MESSAGE
February 11, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you for this message. Help me to put a guard on my mouth and always be positive when I talk to people. Amen.
February 15, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Yes, help me hear the words said before I say them!
February 15, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen. Yes Heavenly Father.I pray in Jesus name that I I'll learn to think before I open my mouth,.and ask you to help me remain silent when I should.That I only speak blessings and word to build people up,and of encouragement.Help me to let you have your way. Thank you Pastor for the word for today,and the prayer.
February 15, 2016