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The Treasure Chest

  • They shall make an ark of acacia wood. Its length shall be two and a half cubits, its width a cubit and a half, and a cubit and a half its height. You shall overlay it with pure gold. You shall overlay it inside and outside, and you shall make a gold molding around it. Exodus 25:10 WEB

    The ark of the covenant was about the size of a small seaman's chest, built from acacia wood, and covered in pure gold. A cubit is 18 inches, so the ark would have measured around 45 inches long, 27 inches wide, and 27 inches tall.

    They placed the ten commandments, which were written on tablets of stone inside of it, as well as a few other priceless treasures, like Arron's staff that had budded almond blossoms, and a golden pot of manna (Hebrews 9:4). It was a sacred treasure chest.

    The ark was made from natural wood, cut from trees that grew out of the earth. Men are often compared to trees in scripture (Psalms 1:3, 37:35, 92:12, Song 7:7, Jer. 17:8, Mark 8:4 ). It was then overlaid in pure gold, which in scripture typifies God's divine nature. Gold is an element and unlike other precious stones, it did not derive from anything else. Unlike diamonds which are created from other materials under immense temperature and pressure. Gold in its pure form, existed from the beginning.

    So we have something made of common materials, overlaid with something extremely rare, divinity. The common, overlaid with the divine and then filled with precious treasure.

    We used to sing a song in church that was 'More of Jesus, Less of Me.' While this is a great religious saying, and I even like the song, that is not what God actually wants. It would be better sung as 'More like Jesus.' God already had the world without you in it, and then He added you to it in order to make it a better place.

    You were no accident, and neither was I. We are here because God chose us to be for such a time as this. If the Lord wanted less of you, He is quite capable of making that happen. Every breath that you take is an assurance that you are still supposed be here.

    What we need is all of us, covered by all of Him, just as the ark of the covenant was made of wood and then covered in gold. The natural covered by the divine, and filled with His presence, carrying His word. The best people that I know are people who were just themselves, while walking with Jesus. They never became 'religious' but just loved God.

    You are God's treasure chest. God wants to cover you with His likeness, put His word inside of you, and fill you with His Holy Spirit. They say that some people bring out the best in you. Jesus will bring out the best in all of us.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for making a place for me. Mold me into who that I should be, and help me fulfill my purpose here. Fill me with Your word and Your Spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Sunday! May you all have a very blessed and peaceful day. For those who are in need of prayer, we are here for you. Just click on the Prayer link on the site menu to send in a request. We and our prayer team would be honored to lift up your needs!

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen ! Fill me! Thank you Pastor! Pastor's Prayer: Father, I thank You for making a place for me. Mold me into who that I should be, and help me fulfill my purpose here. Fill me with Your word and Your Spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
June 5, 2016
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Becky  Hines
Becky Hines Amen glory to our Lord 
June 5, 2016
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Tieesha Carson
Tieesha Carson Amen Praise God! This message truly has blessed me this morning!!! Thank you and many blessings to u and ur family. Tieeshs
June 5, 2016
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Carol Policastro
Carol Policastro Beautifully written.  Love this line....If the Lord wanted less of you, He is quite capable of making that happen. Every breath that you take is an assurance that you are still supposed be here.  My chuckle for the day.  Thank you Pastor.
June 5, 2016
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Becky  Hines
Becky Hines Amen sister amen
June 5, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome hallalejah   thank you  father for  another day  amen  
June 5, 2016
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Becky  Hines
Becky Hines Amen, Lord continue to mold me into your likeness, search me for past sins I've yet to ask forgiveness for. Cleanse me of all strongholds the enemy has on me, let me die to self,let me die to self reliance, let me sow seeds of your love everywhere I go. Amen. Thank you Lord. 
June 5, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza Amen
June 5, 2016
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor Thank you for this, Pastor Dion. I've been struggling lately with feeling not good enough.  It's been a struggle to do what I need to do and what I believe the Lord wants me to do and I've been so tired and stressed.  Praise God for this Word today! And I pray He fills me with His peace.
June 5, 2016
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Kath Paro
Kath Paro I understand your not feeling good enough.  I too feel that way, I have felt that way my entire life.  With God's guidance and those of people in my life I have begun to realize that YES I am good enough.  I follow his path not get full of Kath and go my own way and then I can't do the wrong thing in His eyes.
June 5, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio Amen! ..blessed be the name of Jesus Christ ♡
June 5, 2016
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Praise be to God! May we grow with our Lord in Unity! Each and every day.
June 5, 2016
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez Amen!!!!!!  
June 5, 2016
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Joey Smith
Joey Smith Amen, thank you Pastor Dion for sharing the inspirational word of the Lord this morning it is always a blessing to start the day with the Lords word. I really enjoyed this mornings devotinal.
June 5, 2016
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Albert Chau
Albert Chau  Just like the moon is shining at night from the sun light, we need Jesus in our lives if we ever want to have fruits of spirit of love, peace and happiness.
June 5, 2016
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Lanette Mccray
Lanette Mccray I need to hear this!! Thank you Heavenly Father!! Amen
June 5, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
June 5, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli AMEN!!! 
June 5, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza I pray for my son.  Pastor's prayer " FATHER GOD, I thank You for making a place for my son. Mold my son into who that he should be, and help my son fulfill his purpose here. Fill my son with Your word and Your Spirit, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray and in accordance to THY will.  Amen
June 5, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen Deng
June 5, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
June 5, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran God is soooooo Good!
June 5, 2016
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella Amen
June 5, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann Amen Thank you so much pastor for todays AWESOME devotional its like it was written just for me from God Thank you again I cant put into words how special this makes me feel God is so cool and I really do love him with all my heart mind body and spirit! God your so great words cant explain you, thank you father for sending us Jesus therefore giving us a way to be closer to you! I hope and pray all of u at RHM have a great Sunday and a spirit filled week thanku everyone for always being there for each other its inspirering! God Bless you sincerely your brother in Christ Scott Riegelmann.
June 5, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd Thank you Scott!  Be blessed. 
June 5, 2016
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May Fletcher
May Fletcher Before I read this, I was just thinking the worst about myself. I am God's treasure! Thank you Jesus!!!!
June 5, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen Lord Jesus. 
June 5, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝  Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for another beautiful devotion. Father, fill me with your word let the Spirit burn in me so, I can help other to walk with Jesus. Jesus, thank You, let that flame keep buring so I know what to say to others when they ask about the Lord. I pray in Jesus, Name. Amen <3 
June 5, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Father, I thank You for making a place for me. Mold me into all that I should be, and help me fulfill my purpose here. Fill me with Your word and Your Spirit and let them flow through me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.
June 6, 2016
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Samantha Greer
Samantha Greer Amen! This is an incredible analogy and one very relevant to my current situation.  Many blessings, 
June 6, 2016
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Christopher Shannon
Christopher Shannon Truly a beautiful writing and message, Pastor Dion!!!
June 6, 2016