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Royal Blood

  • Having then a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let's hold tightly to our confession. For we don't have a high priest who can't be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:14 WEB

    When kings of old passed through their towns, it was often with much pomp (splendid display and ceremony). They would ride in a golden chariot or a carriage pulled by twelve white horses and be accompanied by divisions of highly disciplined and ornately dressed soldiers marching in formation in order to display their power to the serfs. They lived a life detached from the underlings.

    The great kings had absolutely nothing in common with the farmers, shepherds, and servants that lined the streets to watch them pass. They were separated by a huge social gap and believed in 'Royal Blood'. They thought that they could never be like you, and that you could never be like them. It was as if they never had to 'relieve themselves' after a meal.

    Then Jesus Christ came to the earth as the anointed One, the Messiah, the King of all kings. Unlike the earthly kings, He was born in a stable and laid in a feeding trough. His dad was a poor carpenter and His mom a social outcast for she was pregnant long before their wedding. Even the dad looked at the mom differently for a while and thought to break off their engagement. He knew that the child was not his, but now there He was in the trough and his to raise.

    Of course we know the rest of the story, that Mary was a virgin and conceived when the Holy Spirit overshadowed her. We also know that an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and explained what had happened. But pretend a minute that it had not been written yet and that you had not read it, for the New Testament was written after the crucifixion of Jesus. What did the town people think of them?

    Jesus, the greatest of all kings, came into the world in the most humble way and in a lowly social status. People whispered to each other when this family passed by. He was the common Man. He was real and He lived a life down here on earth just as we are. He ate, He drank, He sang, He worked, He bled, He slept, He wept, and He went to the bathroom.

    He lived a life as one of us and He went through the same temptations that we do, but He did not yield or follow through with evil desires. He lived a sinless life, but it was a real life just as we live. He is not detached from humanity but has already walked that path before us and He can understand what you are facing today.

    Though Jesus was of true 'Royal Blood', He chose to be a common man. He washed the feet of His disciples as a servant would, He touched the lepers, He ate with the sinners, He slept comfortably in the bottom of a fishing boat. He became like us by choice, and now we can become like Him by choice. We can be washed clean by His Royal Blood because He chose to share it with the world.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to redeem us, to make a way for us to come back to You. Fill my life with Your presence and lead me into deeper water, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning, the latest RHM Newsletter is now available! To see the latest word from Pastor Dion and happenings at RHM, just click on the "News" link on the site menu. Also, FAAD members, don''t forget the weekly chat is happening tonight at the RHM chatroom at 7pm EST!


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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Wonderful devotion! Thank you:) Pastor's Prayer: Father, I thank You for sending Your Son Jesus to redeem us, to make a way for us to come back to You. Fill my life with Your presence and lead me into deeper water, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
April 28, 2016
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard Amazing ! The life of Christ and His ways.  :)
April 28, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen and amen. 
April 28, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro Amen!!
April 28, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson Jesus opened his heart to us with great love and compassion.  I am truly, thankful and blessed!  Thank you Lord for the love you show and give to all of us.  Thank you Father in Heaven for sending your son Jesus as an atonement for our sins.  I love you Jesus my very best friend!  Amen!!
April 28, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome amen
April 28, 2016
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro Amen
April 28, 2016
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Kealtis "Key" Austin
Kealtis "Key" Austin Pastor and Mrs Todd, I humble myself before God and man to thank you, once again, for your obedience to God.  Everything God puts on your heart to share with us has such a profound effect on us.  Mere words cannot explain how God has been working on me.  How much He has become the center of my life.   Only God knows what we are all going through, and only He knows what we need, as well as when we need it, and of course, it's always right on time.  I know that you will always be a blessing to us all Pastor and Mrs. Todd, because you are humble servants of God and His chosen people.
April 28, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!!!
April 28, 2016
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda Good day Pastor Dion Todd. Thank you for this encouraging,wonderful word. May the Lord bless you and your Family.
April 28, 2016
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Deanne Rascas
Deanne Rascas My ancestors has been traced back to Mary Queen of Scott's. When I tell some people about this, they seem so impressed. I tell them not to be impressed by that but by the fact that my father God is the King of Kings. My ancestors put themselves above commen men, but Jesus never did. He chose to be humble and to serve others. That is what I am truly proud of is being in the family of Jesus Christ, our Lord a d Saviour!
April 28, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
April 28, 2016
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Debbie Bible
Debbie Bible I read 4 other devotions/writings by different people this morning and this one spoke to me more than any other, even C S Lewis whom I love. Pastor Dion (and Sylvia), God blessed you with a beautiful gift of teaching and I'm so glad I found this ministry. 
April 28, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen!
April 28, 2016
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Phynedra Franklin
Phynedra Franklin Amen 
April 28, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Lord where would we be without your grace!?..so thankful and greatful for the finished work of the cross! ..thank you Jesus and Amen! ♡
April 28, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
April 28, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner thankyou time word as read feel relate mary as got married   I had hope have time myself and build conect Jole for time did then nine months later became mother my his newphew  my family watched from distenc well   sure looked down as wonder how do that then got pregant with my first  had three  well family watched how was  go libary with threeo and my baby  a mom who dose not drive . well did  go to libray was not easy and life was not as had hoped things turn out be   learn suffering gain wisdom and much love from friends  to live life that might still be struggling with depression if  had learn what  having faith being word meant .
April 28, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord It can't have been easy for you. Great to hear out of all the suffering and pain you came out on top. Good friends make all the difference and having a strong faith makes a huge difference too.  Keep it up. The Lord is faithful.He understands ....Blessings xx
April 28, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner thanks  for the encoragment .
April 28, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen! Great message pastor. Thank you Jesus!
April 28, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield AMEN! God says, "The first will be last and the last will be first!"
April 28, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you Pastor Dion . A great message. Amen.
April 28, 2016
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Jeanne Hill
Jeanne Hill Amen.thank you Jesus. Great message Pastor Todd.
April 28, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ Amen!!! Thank you Pastor Dion for a beautiful devotion. <3 I thank Jesus for being so loving, kind and caring. To walk with us and feel what it is like be have flesh and still be so humble on earth.  Jesus, paid for our sins with his own blood that's how much he loves each and everyone of us. Thank You, Jesus for all that you have done for us please never let me be alone I need you in everything I do in my life. Amen! I Love You, Jesus <3 
April 28, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Lord, I thank You for the Blood!
April 29, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for another beautiful devotion. <3 Blessings!!
April 29, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Thinking on Royal Blood does have a lot to say.  As a commoner I always felt uncomfortable around those who were easy to see or experience their words.  Praise You Jesus for eating with sinners, touching lepers, & calling out to the little guy in the  tree. I would have loved to be in the room where He ate with the sinners to study all His actions, watch His reactions if any & hear his words.  Thank you Lord, for being you!!
May 24, 2016