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  • God said, 'Let's make man in our image, after our likeness. Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over the livestock, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.' God created man in his own image. In God's image he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:26 WEB

    For a long time, I was with a person who would try and destroy something that I cared about anytime she was angry. I love cars, and was once slowly restoring an old Pontiac Grand Prix. When I had it close to finished, one day I came home to find profanity spray painted all over the body, the windows, the chrome, the rims and tires. Over time I saw her beat the windows out of my cars with shovels, kick dents in the fenders and door panels, and ram them with other cars. It was like an uncontrollable jealous rage, and her preferred way of hurting me, was to hurt something that I cared about.

    We are made in the image of God, and He loves us. 'For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son' (John 3:16). God is big and strong, so satan cannot stand up to Him. Instead he takes his anger out on something that God loves: us. Every time that we fall into one of his traps, he is filled with happiness because it hurts God. This is his preferred way of getting back at God, by hurting those who God cares about.

    When David took Bathsheba as his wife, the Lord told him through the prophet Nathan, who said, 'because by this deed you have given great occasion to Yahweh's enemies to blaspheme, the child also who is born to you shall surely die' (2 Samuel 12:14). When satan got David, the great man of God to fall into his trap, it gave the enemies of God 'great occasion' to blaspheme, curse, laugh. Over all, the enemies of God loved it. They celebrated.

    Your actions and choices affect more than you. There is a spiritual battle raging on in the heavenlies. Hang on to God tight and do not be used as a tool by falling to temptation. Though it looks pleasurable, it is nothing but a trap designed to mar the image of God one more time.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me stand strong and to see the road ahead clearly. Lead me not into temptation, but deliver me from the evil one. Protect me from my own weaknesses and let me never give Your enemies reason to rejoice. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Happy Sunday! Today''s message will the the first of a two-part message on the person of the Holy Spirit. Please join us at 11am EST for part one: Who is the Holy Spirit? To take part in the service, just go to the Watch link on the site menu and click on the Join link within. Have a blessed day!

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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

Very True...People think the grass is greener on the other side.TRAP ! They destroy their blessings and get trapped in the ways of the world or man. Trickery, deceit lies of the enemy. They think their free, not so.

August 28, 2016
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Christina Ocasio
Christina Ocasio

Amen♡

August 28, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sredited: August 28, 2016

Holy Smoke! I knew there was very deep waters to pull from in you Pastor. That must have took everything not to wring her hateful neck. I think I was married to her Sister before I was Blessed with my Wonderful Dorene(Well...Wonderful Most of the time anyway). I had an old 65' Pontiac Bonneville. Man, what a Boat that thing was. Super Heavy, and Super long. They just don't make them like that anymore, for sure. Thanks once again for sharing your lifes Joys, and Pains with us, your Loving Flock. Love and Prayers, Norm and Dorene in Abilene

August 28, 2016
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Dion Todd
Dion Todd

I had an old bonneville with a 428 once. Loved looking over that 6' long hood. Today I thank God for a second chance on life. 

August 28, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr

Amen Brother. Amen.

August 29, 2016
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Rob Clements
Rob Clements

Awesome I needed to hear that. Helps me be a better son to my Heavenly Father. Thx pastor Dion. 

August 28, 2016
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

August 28, 2016
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Pat Turner
Pat Turner

Thank you for this...love the prayer...amen!!!

 

August 28, 2016
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Lord, for all the ways You lead and strengthen us! Be with Pastor Dion as he brings Your word to our RHM family this morning. 

August 28, 2016
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Beatrice "Raye" Huth
Beatrice "Raye" Huth

Thank you for the wonderful message, Amen.

August 28, 2016
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

I thought that I might share this as it pertains to the Sunday message.                      

Exodus 25:6 Oil for the light.   My soul, how much thou needest this, for thy lamp will not long continue to burn without it. Thy snuff will smoke and become an offence if light be gone, and gone it will be if oil be absent. Thou hast no oil well springing up in thy human nature, and therefore thou must go to them that sell and buy for thyself, or like the foolish virgins, thou wilt have to cry, "My lamp is gone out." Even the consecrated lamps could not give light without oil; though they shone in the tabernacle they needed to be fed, though no rough winds blew upon them they required to be trimmed, and thy need is equally as great. Under the most happy circumstances thou canst not give light for another hour unless fresh oil of grace be given thee. It was not every oil that might be used in the Lord's service; neither the petroleum which exudes so plentifully from the earth, nor the produce of fishes, nor that extracted from nuts would be accepted; one oil only was selected, and that the best olive oil. Pretended grace from natural goodness, fancied grace from priestly hands, or imaginary grace from outward ceremonies will never serve the true saint of God; he knows that the Lord would not be pleased with rivers of such oil. He goes to the olive-press of Gethsemane, and draws his supplies from Him who was crushed therein. The oil of gospel grace is pure and free from lees and dregs, and hence the light which is fed thereon is clear and bright. Our churches are the Saviour's golden candelabra, and if they are to be lights in this dark world, they must have much holy oil. Let us pray for ourselves, our ministers, and our churches, that they may never lack oil for the light. Truth, holiness, joy, knowledge, love, these are all beams of the sacred light, but we cannot give them forth unless in private we receive oil from God the Holy Ghost.

~ Charles Spurgeon

                             
August 28, 2016
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Karen Stoeger
Karen Stoeger

Thank you for this beautiful message!

August 28, 2016
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Norman Glaze Sr
Norman Glaze Sr

Wow. Outstanding Joseph. There hasn't been, and most likely never will be another like Charles Spurgeon. His command of the English Language was(Is)truly second to none, and His Annointing without question. Thanks for Sharing. 

August 29, 2016
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Penelope Rhome
Penelope Rhome

amen  amen

 

August 28, 2016
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you pastor!

August 28, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

I was praying yesterday in my prayer room.  Pouring to OUR LORD GOD my cries for mercy. And this I ask the LORD GOD:"Are you even there LORD GOD listening to me"  And now I know I committed a sin because I am starting to doubt OUR LORD GOD again.  I ask forgiveness with all my heart for this word that comes out from my mouth and I know that GOD is so loving and HE forgives me.  I am now at peace.  The Devil did not win.  I repented my sin and I am back to my ever trusting and loving GOD with all my heart. Pastor's Prayer "Heavenly Father, help me stand strong and to see the road ahead clearly. Lead me not into temptation, but deliver me from the evil one. Protect me from my own weaknesses and let me never give Your enemies reason to rejoice. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

August 28, 2016
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Fraser Keys
Fraser Keys

All the material things of this earth fade away we need to focus on the Lord as he always gives us what we need!

August 28, 2016
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Karen Stoeger
Karen Stoeger

So true!

August 28, 2016
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Karen Stoeger
Karen Stoeger

Thank you for your insights! 

August 28, 2016
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Heide Garner
Heide Garner

thanks very good think about kind one,s mate.

August 28, 2016
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thank you Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father, help me stand strong and to see the road ahead clearly. Lead me not into temptation, but deliver me from the evil one. Protect me from my own weaknesses and let me never give Your enemies reason to rejoice. In the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 29, 2016
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Rosemary Marsh
Rosemary Marsh

Amen.Thank you Pastr for sharing this with us.,and reminding us how we need to always be alert,and asking God lead us from temptation and to deliver us from the evil one.Heavenly Father help us each day to have a closer walk with you and abide in you,in all that we do,and where ever we go.Help us to walk in the spirit and not in the flesh.In The Name of Jesus Christ I pray.

August 29, 2016
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

amen

August 29, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

August 29, 2016
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen

August 29, 2016
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Amen!! Thank you for sharing Pastor Dion. :-) Sounds like someone was putting you through hell and they had the evil one in them. Thank you Jesus that is in the past. You have bright sun shinny days I pray in Jesus, name. Amen :-)

August 29, 2016
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Lissy Verghese
Lissy Verghese

Thank you dear Pastor, for the great message!

August 30, 2016
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Loriann Riley
Loriann Riley

Amen 

August 31, 2016