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Broken Radios

  • Saul said to Samuel, 'I have sinned; for I have transgressed the commandment of Yahweh, and your words, because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice. 1 Samuel 15:24 WEB

    The Lord sent Saul on a quest, but he failed because of his fear of man. The Lord told Saul through the prophet Samuel to completely wipe out the Amalekites, but for a short-term gain, Saul 'overlooked' the commands of the Lord and kept the best cattle, the sheep, and the enemy king as plunder.

    The Lord wanted them all destroyed as they were probably demon-infested just like the swine in Gerasenes (Mark 5:13). Saul wanted to please the people, more so than God and allowed them to keep the live stock as plunder, so they brought the demons home with them. When they killed the live stock and the demons lost their current house, they just wandered around until they could enter the people around them. (Luke 11:24).

    When Samuel told Saul 'Because you have rejected Yahweh's word, he has also rejected you from being king', Saul pleaded with him to stay so that he would not be embarrassed in front of the people. What the people would think was on the forefront of his mind, not that he has just lost the kingship. After this, God moved on and anointed David. Where Saul was fearful and failed, David had a strong faith in God and even faced Goliath as a youth when Saul would not.

    A mentor of mine worked at an electronics repair shop when he was a young man. One day his boss told him to be sure and replace a certain part on every radio that came through, whether it needed it or not, simply because the part had a good markup. He silently ignored the request and after a couple of weeks, the boss came back and asked him why he was not doing what he had told him.

    My friend was married with young children, so really need the job, but he explained to them that he was a Christian and could not do that. He told them that he would understand if they needed to let him go, but that he could not compromise on this because it was against his faith. They became angry at first, and he thought that he was on his way out. Instead, they promoted him and gave him a key to the shop because they knew that he could be trusted.

    If you are given the chance to obey God or man, always choose God. It will work out for your good regardless of what may happen to you for He has your back when you are obedient to His word. The fear of man is always a short-term gain, where Gods plan is for eternity.

    Prayer: Father, please guide me today and help me make the right decisions. Let Your voice ring through in such a way that I cannot miss it, and give me the grace and wisdom to do what is right. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joan Joseph
Joan Joseph "The Cross Before Me The World Behide Me" bless me Lord with wisdom to make the right decisions in my life and to always put you first. Also continue to bless Pastor Dion with your message of hope and encouragment in Jesus name I pray Amen.
June 10, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen
June 10, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome thank you  pastor dion  for  the word   from  god it  is  so  helpful and  right  on time  for  me hallelajuh  amen  
June 10, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann Amen. 
June 10, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles Amen! Thank you :) Pastor's Prayer: Father, please guide me today and help me make the right decisions. Let Your voice ring through in such a way that I cannot miss it, and give me the grace and wisdom to do what is right. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
June 10, 2016
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez Amen!
June 10, 2016
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander Thank you Pastor Todd for this Truthful message Amen
June 10, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen!
June 10, 2016
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Lanette Mccray
Lanette Mccray Amen! Acts 5: 29 We Must Obey God rather than man!! We have no other choice.  Thank you for this Pastor Todd!
June 10, 2016
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Darlene Blackmon
Darlene Blackmon Love this devotion! Thank you for sharing! Really made my morning. ....may everyone have a blessed day!
June 10, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy Thank you for this timely message!
June 10, 2016
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Rosemary Freitas
Rosemary Freitas Thank you Pastor Dion. Love this "Give me the grace and wisdom to so what is right" 
June 10, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza  I pray for my son.  Pastor's prayer "FATHER GOD  please guide my son today and help him make the right decisions. Let Your voice ring through in such a way that he cannot miss it, and give my son the  the grace and wisdom to do what is right. Please help my son to always  choose you LORD GOD for he will always abide with THY plan which is for  for eternity. In the name of JESUS CHRIST I pray and  in THY own time and will here on earth as it is in heaven.  Amen"
June 10, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen
June 10, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler Great  encouragement!
June 10, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!
June 10, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer Amen 
June 10, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝ Amen!!! Thank you Pastor Dion for this devotion that I felt was kinda like a test for your friend. He did what was right in the eyes of the Lord. I say always do what you know in your heart is right. My mother use to say a lie is a lie and will always change but the truth is the truth and will remain the same. It's true if you ever know that someone is lying wait and watch them mess up and the words get changed. Watch someone telling the truth their story always remains the same their words don't change. Blessings!!! Thanks Again!!!
June 10, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Amen.
June 10, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!   Father, please guide me Today and help me make the right decisions. Let Your voice ring through in such a way that I cannot miss it, and give me the grace and wisdom to do what is right. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.
June 11, 2016
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Becky  Hines
Becky Hines Always do the right thing even, especially when its hard. Gods watching and He rewards us
June 12, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen. 
June 12, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli

Amen!!!

June 13, 2016