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The Rock And A Hard Place

  • Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, 'Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If it happens, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image which you have set up.' Dan. 3:16 WEB

    Standing before the most powerful king on earth, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego had a decision to make. Obeying the king would be directly disobeying God's command to have no other gods. Disobeying the king would land them in a burning furnace. They were caught between a rock and a hard place.

    King Nebuchadnezzar had built a golden idol ninety feet high and commanded everyone to bow down and worship it. Three Israelites refused and told him that God was able to deliver them, but even if He did not, they would not serve his god. When faced with evil and certain destruction, they chose to trust God and stood strong in their faith. In the end, God did deliver them.

    When in the darkness, it's not time to whine, but time to shine. When you have done all that you can, stand, and believe that God will take care of the rest. And even if He does not, you will do what is right. In the end, you will find that God always does what is best for you. Be calm, be patient, God is not dead and this too will pass. If you go into the furnace, God will meet you there.

    Prayer: Father thank you for everything that You do for me. Help me to stand strong when faced with adversity. Help me make the right decisions and be the one that you called me to be, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell Amen.
March 28, 2016
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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph Trust in the Lord with all thy heart and lean not unto thy own understanding( Pro. 3:5 ). I put my trust in you Lord for you are my shelter in the time of need. Thank you Lord for this great message of hope, bless me to stand strong when faced with adversity, in Jesus name Amen.
March 28, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt Amen.
March 28, 2016
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katrina harrell
katrina harrell Amen
March 28, 2016
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Yvette York
Yvette York Thank you for this devotion this morning I needed to here this it made me feel better Amen
March 28, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen. Beautiful Message 
March 28, 2016
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Nicole Summers
Nicole Summers Amen. what a motivational message. I need this to keep moving forward. God is Good!
March 28, 2016
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Martin Snyder
Martin Snyder Ephesians 6:13 ...please remain standing.
March 28, 2016
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Angela Woodward
Angela Woodward The exact word I needed this morning for this Wednesday!  Thank you!
March 28, 2016
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Samantha Greer
Samantha Greer Amen. ☺
March 28, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt I pray that I will do the right thing no matter what my circumstances are.
March 28, 2016
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard Believing His Promises.
March 28, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! When fiery trials come upon us , there is only one place to run. That place is to a solitude place, where upon our knees we can call upon our Abba Father. In this sinful world of many troubles we His chosen children are to be prayer warriors as we fight against the evils of this world. We are to put on the armor of God, Ephesians 6:10-18 New International Version (NIV) The Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. There is a mighty power in the prayer of a righteous man/ woman !
March 28, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!
March 28, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen Carol
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Ilia Jefferson
Ilia Jefferson Thank you for this message today Pastor Dion
March 28, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen!
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!! PRAISE GOD for always being here.
March 28, 2016
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Michele  Smart
Michele Smart I have a personal situation where I know that I've done all I could do.  I decided to let it go.  Thanks for the reminder that God is there to take care of the rest.
March 28, 2016
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Khalilah Horton- Spencer
Khalilah Horton- Spencer In Jesus Name. Amen. May God continue to bless you.
March 28, 2016
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Tom Cartmell
Tom Cartmell Oops Thank you so very much Pastor Todd. I do love the daily devotionals. God bless you and Sylvia and all at RHM
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! Yes lord help me be the person you called me to be in Jesus name Amen!
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen. Let us always follow His perfect will for our lives. God bless you and I will be keeping you in my prayers everyday.
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Deleted Member Amen and Amen.
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katrina harrell
katrina harrell Amen. thank you God  
March 28, 2016
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin Amen Thank You Lord use my for Your Glory
March 28, 2016
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Barbara Mango
Barbara Mango This is a fortifying message at a most dire time in my life. Thank you for sharing this with us Pastor Todd. It's so very hard to keep our faith strong and alive during dark times, but those are the times when we need our faith the most. I know that everyone has these trials and tribulations, and there's not one of us who can't benefit from holding fast to our faith in God and trusting him in all things.
March 28, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd You are going to make it Barbara. 
March 29, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler My Spirit is willing yet my flesh is ohhh so weak.  I just keep asking for His strengths.   Song words I have used to pray...Keep me in the shelter of Your of yr wings..you know me & You understand just how really weak I am, so Lord, keep me...keep me..in Your mercy keep me. I haven't welcomed you to RHM.  I am Cheryl & love the ministries here as you tke the tour.  Blessings to you!
April 4, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you Lord.Amen
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke Amen. Father lead me day by day
March 30, 2016