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The Sound of Music

  • and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Then the herald cried aloud, 'To you it is commanded, peoples, nations, and languages, that whenever you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe, and all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up. Whoever doesn't fall down and worship shall be cast into the middle of a burning fiery furnace the same hour. Daniel 3:3 WEB

    Three Hebrews stood before a giant golden idol that was ninety feet high and were commanded to bow down and worship it when the music began to play. It was a direct violation of God's law to do this, but everyone around them seemed to be doing it. The Hebrews refused to worship the idol and they were thrown into a fiery furnace, but God delivered them out of it and they were not burned.

    Thousands of others just worshiped the idol like they were told, when the music began to play. It is interesting that they were only required to worship this golden image when the music played. Ninety-nine percent of the time, their life went on as normal. It was a trigger, when you hear the music, you must do this.

    Have you ever had something that only popped up at certain times in your life and you felt almost powerless against it? You were so certain, once again, that you had beaten this and put it behind you. Then the music played, and you did it again. It is like the enemy has a small music box in our pocket that he can open, and then something dark drops over us.

    There is hope, if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed (John 8:36). Jesus brings light into the darkness. It is simply a pop test: 'Are they ready for the next level? I guess not.' God understands this and is patient with us. It is just a test. When you stumble, get up, repent, and move on, again. Don't give up on God. Don't give up on life. One day God will set you free from this and when the music plays nothing will happen, but until then, you must get up and keep going.

    Prayer: Father, set me free from the things that hold me, and burn the iniquity out of me. I thank You that there is still hope and that Your mercy is renewed each morning. Wash me and I will be clean. Take away the music box. Fill me with Your Spirit and give me the mind of Christ, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Mark Duell
Mark Duell

Father, set me free from the things that hold me, and burn the iniquity out of me. I thank You that there is still hope and that Your mercy is renewed each morning. Wash me and I will be clean. Take away the music box. Fill me with Your Spirit and give me the mind of Christ, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. Thank you Pastor Todd for this mornings devotional.

June 22, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN!

June 22, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, brother!

June 22, 2016
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Amen! Thank you! Pastor's Prayer: Father, set me free from the things that hold me, and burn the iniquity out of me. I thank You that there is still hope and that Your mercy is renewed each morning. Wash me and I will be clean. Take away the music box. Fill me with Your Spirit and give me the mind of Christ, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

June 22, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Dianna, joining in your prayer <3!

June 22, 2016
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen I needed this word this morning thank you for the reminder 

June 22, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

June 22, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

     As coming on here! I have to do My password every time! For now I axccept it! As in My addiction, I fall to it! Than I most change. I'm a axample of the Holy Spirit in a Man when he does this! I've noticed from the beginning of this revovlving door I've ended up in, I escape and saved from many of the issues non belivers go through! I'm so excited that this is true and so evedent in My Growth! Just saying He is Mighty always there, for giving! Have a blessed day! I shall also!!!

June 22, 2016
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen, amen Lord Jesus, amen. 

June 22, 2016
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Retta Morgan
Retta Morganedited: June 22, 2016

Amen The Lord is good and his mercy is everlasting

June 22, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Yes it is!

June 22, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen our Abba Father in His divine mercy and grace is the father of unending love and endless chances. If we truly are sorrowful for our stumbles, He truy forgives us and gives us another chance. No matter how many times we fall, he will lift us up, wash off our scraped kneess, apply medicine, a bandage, give us a hug and then tell us He loves us and encourage us to try again. He is always good. He is always God!

June 22, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN!

June 22, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen 

June 22, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

June 22, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

Amen thank you Jesus for laying down your life so that we may be forgiven!

June 22, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I thank God that Jesus has given me victory over sin. I am so thankful that the work God started in me,  He will finish His work. This takes it out of my hands and puts it into His. I also am so thankful that God put His Spirit into me, and He teaches me all things. I pray that I will be willing to learn and obey.

June 22, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

That is beautiful, Twila, praise God <3!

June 22, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

June 22, 2016
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Heidi Chiandussi
Heidi Chiandussi

Amen ! Thanks!

June 22, 2016
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Chaplain Edna  Adesoro
Chaplain Edna Adesoro

Amen! Thank you my Father in Heaven Jesus! Thank you for letting me see the light of day each day. Thank you for all the beautiful things you place in front of each one of us. We have to take what comes whether is good or bad only we can be wise enough and strong enough don't let the bad gets the best in you. Be firm in what you believe in trust yourself enough not to fall but to always remain above. God bless you all. 

June 22, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen!

June 22, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Agreed thank you

June 22, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen ♡

June 22, 2016
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Rick Doran
Rick Doran

Thank you Heavenly Father.

June 22, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

I did something which I am not supposed to do. LORD GOD please forgive me, forgive me.  With my whole heart I AM SO SORRY.  Amen

June 22, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Father, I lift up Deng to you and pray that you please bless her with a deep sense of the forgiveness that you have for her. Please let her know in the deepest part of her heart that your Son's sacrifice and her repentance is enough and that the matter is done, in the name of Jesus, amen <3.

June 22, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Thank you for your prayers.  GOD BLESS you and Pastor Dion

June 23, 2016
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Debbie Chaisson
Debbie Chaisson

Perfect for where I've been lately but it's over I claim it in Jesus name no more music box action. Amen 

June 22, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

June 22, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

amen great word.

 

June 22, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Father, set me free from the things that hold me, and burn the iniquity out of me. I thank You that there is still hope and that Your mercy is renewed each morning. Wash me and I will be clean. Take away the music box. Fill me with Your Spirit and give me the mind of Christ, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

June 23, 2016
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Jeanie  Fleming
Jeanie Fleming

At 78 years surely i am getting closer to my music box being silent?  I'll keep on keepin on as long as i walk the earth.

June 23, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion for your daily devotion. :-) 

June 23, 2016
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Becky  Hines
Becky Hines

Amen amen amen! 

June 24, 2016