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Trapped

  • Keep me from the snare which they have laid for me, from the traps of the workers of iniquity. Let the wicked fall together into their own nets while I pass by. Psalms 141:9 WEB

    A simple but very effective trap that has been used through the ages is the pit trap. Hunters dig a deep pit and then place sharpened sticks in the bottom of it. They cover it with foliage and place something tantalizing in the center to lure the prey to it. When the prey goes after the bait, they fall into the pit and are caught in the trap. Something that looked really good, turned out to be hiding something very bad.

    While we are busy trying to live a Christian life, the enemy is busy digging pits for us to fall into. he tries to place tantalizing treats before us and if we fall for it, he will expose us and then try to draw as much attention to our failure as possible. Fallen Christians being laughed at by the world are the devil's delight. Broken homes, broken people, and various addictions all started with a thought. When people fall, they often become trapped in an endless loop and just cannot seem to get out of it.

    Maintain a healthy balance in your life. When you start feeling those little warnings from the Holy Spirit, back away. Will the Lord let you fall into a trap? Apparently, because we get there by following our own lusts and desires, not His. A fish goes after the bait because something inside of them wants it. If they are not interested, then the bait does not work.

    David prayed for the Lord to keep him from the traps of His enemies (Ps 141:9). Jesus told us in the model prayer, 'And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one' (Matthew 6:13). Be watchful of the tantalizing treats in your path today, and if you have already fallen, know that the Lord can still lead you out of it. It is not over yet.

    Prayer: Father, please keep from falling into the traps of my enemies. Help me to see them clearly for what they are and avoid them. Please send the Comforter like You promised and cover me with Your peace, love, and grace today. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

The enemy is a tricky one! Thank you Pastor! Pastor's Prayer: Father, please keep from falling into the traps of my enemies. Help me to see them clearly for what they are and avoid them. Please send the Comforter like You promised and cover me with Your peace, love, and grace today. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

June 29, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, Dianna, joining in your prayer!

June 29, 2016
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Leslie McLea
Leslie McLea

It is not over yet! This is the second time in two weeks I have heard this. 

 

June 29, 2016
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Leslie, That is awesome! One of my favorite songs: If you think you have reached your limit yet. It's not over yet!! Not sure if that's the title, but I sure hear those words a lot, especially when I get in my car. One of the first things I do, is thank God that I have a car that runs, then I ask him to send me a song on the radio that I need to hear. It happens so often that I know it is HIM. Praises to our Lord!! He has better plans for us and we just have to be patient until he reveals them.

June 29, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Patience is one of the fruit of the HOLY SPIRIT.  May GOD's will be with us all in HIS own time here on earth as it is in heaven. Amen

June 29, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

June 29, 2016
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Andy Morthole
Andy Morthole

Amen

June 29, 2016
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Rachael Burke
Rachael Burke

Amen

June 29, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

I have found thanking God for the Holy Spirit and asking Him to keep my feet on the straight and narrow path that leads to Him, works amazingly well. I also ask that I hear His small still voice , loud and clear. I ask this everyday for myself and my loved ones. So many times He whispers to me to avoid something, or to not speak, or to not be angry or whatever. He leads me on the paths of righteousness for his namesake. Is is hard for me? not at all, because I have surrendered complete control to Him and He is working through me helping me to do these things. It is quite easy all I have to do is listen and obey!

June 29, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

I do believe that God helps us make right choices.

June 29, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen Carol! Powerful and encouraging. 

June 29, 2016
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Protect us God and free my daughter from the trap she is ensnared in. Amen. 

June 29, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Praying for your daughter, Mari.

June 29, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

amen

June 29, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen praying for your daughter 

June 29, 2016
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Mike OBryan
Mike OBryan

too walk i Him, is different!  From what? For each of Us this is different!! Too rock My world off its Axsis, is very awaking!! Amazing number one is to truely realize some thing is different! The love for Him, His ways Teachings should set ous on a path of, helpfullness, healing!! In Recovery from substances, I most often stayed out of many activities, because I wasn't Me!! I wanted to be, correct before stepping in!! I feel thats pretty bold!! Hum also very positive wehat I had inside would and could fix it!! Thats Faith!!!! Have a great day Breathren, I'm after it!! One second, minute hour-In Him-Jesus!!!!

June 29, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

AMEN! Mike.

June 29, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

June 29, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr

Amen....Enjoyed the Live Cast Dion and Sylvia. I had to catch it after the fact, but enjoyed it very much. I don't want to commit right now, but I intend to catch the Live Sunday Cast when my Job allows(Oilfield never Rest). God Bless you Both

June 29, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much for tuning in to it, Norman :)! We know that there is never going to be a time when everyone can make it to the live service, but appreciate everyone who takes the time to check out the message later :).

June 29, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr

Absolutely my Pleasure and Privilage Sis. I'm just Super Glad I liked Dion in Person, lol. I was afraid he might be a sort of Nerd since he is so smart with Computers. He is definitely a Mans Man. I know I shouldn't be like this, but I have a tendency to notice Fleshly twerks(Hey, I'm a work in Process!) Love you Two :)

June 30, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Hahaha, that's true he's very good with computers, but he came by his country roots first ;-). Love to you and Dorene <3!

June 30, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

when  first moving northcarlina  I struggled with accept  here  home as made point not  take nap  after other two were at school spend emily and  spending praying final  felt this was now home and I had peace first time longtime .   moving away from was hard  it really helped  me grow in God grow up more now tankful that time.

June 29, 2016
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Twila Stierwalt
Twila Stierwalt

Amen. God does lead us to where we can grow in Him.

June 29, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

June 29, 2016
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

June 29, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen protect me Lord from my enemies and lead me not into temptations thanks Pastor for this devotion keep up the good work. 

June 29, 2016
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Pam Ivins
Pam Ivins

Amen!!

June 29, 2016
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Jay Jerisek
Jay Jerisek

Your message today really spoke to me and I pray that i remember this each and every day.

June 29, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen ♡

June 29, 2016
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Rebecca Adkins
Rebecca Adkins

Thanks, Pastor Dion.

These words really got to me today. It has taken me awhile to get my computer on, but finally did. The first words I usually read every day are your devotions and I was getting frustrated waiting on the computer..lol..It is just so amazing how God uses so many vessels to reach his children. Keep them coming.

June 29, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Rebecca, I pray the Lord blesses you with a good computer that will allow you to stay connected <3!

June 29, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen pastor Todd!

 

June 29, 2016
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Jeffrey Smith
Jeffrey Smith

Amen!!! Great word!

June 29, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Pastor Todd.Father  help us all to be alert and attentive to the works of the enemy and his ways.To be on our guard.Help us to listen to the spirit within us,and turn away from all temptation.In Jesus name I pray. I give thanks to you O Lord our God for you are our deliver, in whom we can put our trust.

June 29, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

June 29, 2016
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Amen, sister!

June 29, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

June 29, 2016
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Thank you for this timely message which spoke to me today.The promises of winning things online are tantalising, but like the pit trap you talked about, there are hidden traps in these things as well. Help me to be aware of traps Lord and help me to avoid them. Keep me from temptation Lord. Amen.

June 29, 2016
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Sounds just like my work place!

June 29, 2016
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

We must remember that God is never the one who does the tempting--that is strictly satan's job!

June 29, 2016
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Barbara Mango
Barbara Mango

The enemy is all around and the traps are well laid. When you see them for what they are, however, they look like foolish distractions that someone who is aligned with God will cheerfully walk away from. God has far greater treasures whose worth are inestimable.

June 29, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Dion!  Father, please keep from falling into the traps of my enemies. Help me to see them clearly for what they are and avoid them. Please send the Comforter like You promised and cover me with Your peace, love, and grace today.  Restore me again and revive me.  Strengthen me and lift me up!  In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

June 30, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!!  Thank you for the daily devotions. Your devotions are blessings for all of RHM. :-)

July 2, 2016
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La Toya  Grant
La Toya Grant

Without your Daily devotionals and gods will I never could have made it

August 26, 2016