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White as Snow

  • 'Come now, and let's reason together', says Yahweh: 'Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow. Though they are red like crimson, they shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good of the land; Isaiah 1:18 WEB

    I grew up in the country and always loved ATV's, four wheel drives, dirt bikes, off roading, and mud bogging. For a while, there was a small group of us that would set out at night on our ATVs and race through the mud, splashing each other every time that we got the chance to do so. Passing through swamp water deeper than the headlights, drowning out and being pulled back home, or being winched from a ditch were often a part of the festivities.

    At the end of the night, you would have had less mud on you if you had just rolled in it, because it would splash and dry, splash and dry, and soon you wore a thick crust of dried mud that cracked when you walked. When we got finally got back home, you couldn't tell what race of people we were and we would have to wash in the yard with a water hose before entering the house to take a shower.

    Some of us have done some spiritual mud bogging in our days and you can no longer tell that we were once a Christian. All evidence has been covered over now by a thick crust of mistakes, shame, and defeat. We begin to feel as if there is no way that all of that is ever coming off. All of our past builds up into a heavy burden and we will not turn to the One who can take it away because we feel that He is mad at us, or ashamed of us, but that is only a lie that the enemy wants you to believe.

    Whether your sins are one or a million, the Lord will wash you right now if you simply ask Him. In one minute your entire life can be washed as 'white as snow.' God is not mad at what you have done in the past. He loves you, will give you a fresh start, and He wants you to talk to Him today.

    Prayer: Father, I thank You for redeeming me, for buying me back from the enemy. Now I am Yours. Forgive me of the things that I have done wrong, cleanse me, wash me as white as snow and guide me from this day forth, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Good morning, the event page for the second test evening for our live services is now up! We had such a blessed time last week with the folks who showed up to worship and participate with the teaching and prayer time. For anyone who would like to join and help provide feedback, or just would like to hear what Pastor Dion sounds like :), please do see the event page for the link information. Have a blessed Saturday!

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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda I am totally sold out for Jesus,no matter what may come my way. I lobe you Jesus,You are mine and am yours. God bless you Pst. Dion for this encouraging word.
June 11, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran Amen!
June 11, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen
June 11, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran God is SO Good to us. Thank you Heavenly Father for loving me .  
June 11, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, brother!

June 13, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome hallelajuh amen  
June 11, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson God is our protector from the enemy and will always love us no matter what sins we've committed!  He forgives us and wants his children to be faithful, loving and know that we can always turn to him for he will NEVER leave or forsake his children.  I am so blessed to have a loving and forgiving Father.  Thank you God for the love you show me everyday!  Amen!! Alleluia!! Amen!!
June 11, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, sister, praise God!

June 13, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady Amen! Thank you for this message Pastor Dion. As many of your devotions this hit home! I can so relate to this. I used to be my worst critic. I couldn't let go of my past mistakes, sins, guilt, shame, etc. Then God who is all knowing led me to watch a movie. The movie was about a woman who had walked many simular paths to mine. It was uncanny how many things she had done I had done. I was soon weeping for her and I felt such compassion, unlike any I had felt before. When it came to the end, it left me hanging, it did not tell me if she had a happy ending. This spoke so deeply to my heart and that night I wept and thanked God for showing me that as I felt toward this woman, God had felt even more towards me. He had so much more love and compassion, that there was no room for condemnation. I was healed from my past that night. Now I am not ashamed of it, it is part of me. God will use it all for good and I have a heart that is not judgemental, or condemning because of it. I can relate to others struggling and walking down dark paths , I can respond with true agape love, because I have been there. Praise God, He is so good to me!
June 11, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen Carol I struggle sometimes with self condemnation also it isn't fun. Thank u for sharing really helpful.  I like how you said I'm not ashamed of my past mistakes,  it's just a part of me. Thank you Jesus 
June 11, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much for sharing part of your story, Carol! I don't think we will ever be able to fully comprehend the depths of His love for us <3.

June 13, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen! His love is beyond comprehension.

June 13, 2016
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Jeff Tyrrell
Jeff Tyrrell Always a good read and a great way to start my day I don't even remember how I Ended up receiving the emails.......uh whoops yes I do thank you Lord and thank you Pastor Dion 
June 11, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Haha, Jeff, we are always amazed at the number of people who were mysteriously led here :). Praise God!

June 13, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys Thank for the wonderful message today Pastor Dion!  I struggle with living in the past and how I could have done things differently if I had real faith in the Lord.  The important thing is to live this day forward and be thankful for each and every day as every day is a blessing!
June 11, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen Fraser
June 11, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza In all those years that I have sinned so much, GOD never let go of my hand.  HE hold me tight and carries me in HIS shoulder in my way back for redemption.  Now I can feel that I have been forgive for all the sinful ways I did in my past and is given a new chance to live my life with HIM again. Thank you so much for forgiving me of my past sinful years LORD GOD.  I am so sorry for all the pains I have given THEE.  Thank you so much and I trust and love you so much LORD GOD with all my heart.  Amen
June 11, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen Deng
June 11, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Deng, it doesn't matter how low we have gotten, He will always reach down to pull us out!

June 13, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus Amen!! Great message pastor Dion I needed to read this message today,  the enemy is always trying to sneak in, and my prayer is for God to give me strength and wisdom to always do what is right no matter the circumstances in Jesus precious name Amen!!
June 11, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt AMEN! So thankful God has washed me whiter than snow.
June 11, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord Thank you Pastor Dion for this message. Today is a new day and I thank God for loving me and forgiving my sins. Amen.
June 12, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Father, I thank You for redeeming me, for buying me back from the enemy. Now I am Yours. Forgive me of the things that I have done wrong, cleanse me, wash me as white as snow and guide me from this day forth, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen.
June 12, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh Amen.Thank you Father for redeeming me,and taking me the way I was; for loving me,and changing me,and my life.Lord I pray that I will always remain in my walk with you,and to hear your voice,and walk in the spirit,to do your will.I ask in Jesus name.Forgive Me Lord when I fall short of your glory.,and when I sin.
June 12, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann AMEN!!  
June 12, 2016
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Celestina Ndunda
Celestina Ndunda Lord anything that is not according to your will, remind me and keep me from it. So that i may live according to Yor word. God bless you all at RHM.
June 13, 2016
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Karen Pasquinelli
Karen Pasquinelli

AMEN!!!  GOD knows that when we ask for forgivenss wether we really are sincere or not, and if we are sincere he will forgive us no problem. Like Jesus said "Go and sin no more"  I 

June 13, 2016
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

I like come and reason...great in talking  one to another.

June 13, 2016