The Lord Is My Helper

by Dion Todd May 10th, 2020


The Lord Is My Helper from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about the importance of realizing that you are not isolated and alone. This is so important today, because it easy to just hear those words, nod and smile, and then go on about your day not actually believing them. Maybe only one in 10,000 will get this, but it was a turning point in my life when I realized that...

Relax

by Dion Todd May 10th, 2020


Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6 ESVLaying in bed and unable to sleep, another night passed by. So concerned about the next day, that I could not seem to end the current one. Yet when the following day arrived, everything took care of itself. Day after day,...

Paid In Full

by Dion Todd May 9th, 2020


He who doesn't love doesn't know God, for God is love. By this God's love was revealed in us, that God has sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son as the atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:8 WEBEach time that I stumble in my Christian walk, the thought comes to me to turn back. I begin...

Half Dead Desires

by Dion Todd May 8th, 2020


He said, 'Take the arrows;' and he took them. He said to the king of Israel, 'Strike the ground;' and he struck three times, and stopped. The man of God was angry with him, and said, 'You should have struck five or six times. Then you would have struck Syria until you had consumed it; whereas now you will strike Syria just three times.' 2 Kings 13:18 WEBIsrael had been invaded by Syria for years and...

Follow Me

by Dion Todd May 3rd, 2020


Follow Me from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about something that was confusing to me when I really got serious about knowing Jesus. My life became difficult. I mean, what’s up with that? “I’m a child of the King! He fights my battles.” Uh huh. It seemed the more effort that I put into knowing Him, the more difficult things became. My little mind...

Choices

by Linda Darlene Gibson April 26th, 2020


James 1: 2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” Galatians 6: 7-8 “Do not be deceived; God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their...

I Can Do This

by Dion Todd April 26th, 2020


I Can Do This from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about something very simple, but immeasurably important, and not always easy to do. Let’s begin in a house in the book of Matthew where Jesus healed two blind men: (Matthew 9:27–30 NKJV)  When Jesus departed from there, two blind men followed Him, crying out and saying, “Son of David, have mercy...

Left Behind

by Dion Todd April 19th, 2020


Left Behind from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about being left behind. Not particularly about the return of Jesus Christ to Earth, because that will be a simple enough choice. When He appears in the twinkling of an eye, you will be saved, or you will be dead. You won’t have to decide anything, and you won’t have to worry about being left behind. The decisions...

Liar Liar

by Dion Todd April 19th, 2020


You are of your Father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it. John 8:44 WEBWhen I would try and pray, crazy thoughts would begin to run through my mind like: 'God has abandoned you. He doesn't...

The Circle of Trust

by Dion Todd April 18th, 2020


But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today exists, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, won't he much more clothe you, you of little faith? Therefore don't be anxious, saying, 'What will we eat?', 'What will we drink?' or, 'With what will we be clothed?' For the Gentiles seek after all these things, for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first God's...

Dreams and Circumstances

by Dion Todd April 12th, 2020


Dreams and Circumstances from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to examine the birth of Jesus and how God guided Mary and Joseph. It all began when the angel Gabriel appeared to a young woman named Mary and told her that she would soon conceive a child when the Holy Spirit overshadowed her. She was engaged to Joseph, a carpenter, but not yet married, so becoming pregnant now made...

The Season Of The Shelf

by Dion Todd April 3rd, 2020


When the season for fruit drew near, He sent His servants to the tenants to get His fruit. Matthew 21:34 ESVFor years I waited, yet every door remained closed. When I was about twenty, the Lord told me through a pastor that He had chosen me for ministry and to begin to prepare myself. I already knew it in my heart. His word was a confirmation of what God had already put inside me. Later while visiting...

Ecstasy

by Dion Todd April 2nd, 2020


You shall seek me, and find me, when you search for me with all your heart. I will be found by you Jeremiah 29:13 WEBIt was a very busy morning and I had so much to do. I was under a lot pressure to fulfill the many commitments that I had made, and I was anxious to get the day underway. I had also told the Lord that I would start the morning with prayer time, but when under pressure, I wrestled with...

Home Is On The Other Side

by Dion Todd March 31st, 2020


Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. Isaiah 43:1 ESVIt was almost dark and we had to ride our motorcycles through the swamp to get back home. We had done it many times,...

Good From Bad: Your Worst Day Can Become Your Best

by Dion Todd March 29th, 2020


Good From Bad (Your Worst Day Can Become Your Best) from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about how God can bring good things out of the bad. How He can change your worst day, into your best. How He can change bad situations, into incredible opportunities. He has done it all through scripture, He has done it for me, and He will do it for you. (Romans 8:28 NKJV)  And...

A Renewal of God's Spirit

by Linda Darlene Gibson March 23rd, 2020


 “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” Ephesians 4: 11-12 For years, it has seemed our Nation has become so split in our beliefs. You could feel it among our families, our churches, our work places and even among our friends. A generation...

God Almighty

by Dion Todd March 22nd, 2020


God Almighty from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. There is a lot of fear and uncertainty in the world today and I feel that many are losing their focus by spending too much time listening to the news, and too little time listening to the Lord. We must remember that what we feed in our mind will grow, and what we starve will die. Things that we focus on grow bigger and bigger. I believe that...

I Want To

by Dion Todd March 21st, 2020


When he came down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. Behold, a leper came to him and worshiped him, saying, 'Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean.' Jesus stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, 'I want to. Be made clean.' Immediately his leprosy was cleansed. Matthew 8:1 WEBAn outcast waited by the roadside, hoping to see Jesus. He was a leper and had a skin disease that...

Family Tradition

by Dion Todd March 19th, 2020


Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he was making a work on the wheels. When the vessel that he made of the clay was marred in the hand of the potter, he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. Then the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, House of Israel, can't I do with you as this potter?' Jeremiah 18:3 WEBWhen I was young, I followed the family tradition...

THIS TOO SHALL PASS

by Linda Darlene Gibson March 16th, 2020


For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7   All my life, I was a person that lived in fear and anxiety over things that I allowed the enemy to defeat me. I was exhausted with the fear to the point it took me into a very dark time in my life. It was a time that I honestly felt there was no hope. My world was dim and gray, I saw...

Pestilence: The White Horse

by Dion Todd March 15th, 2020


Pestilence: The White Horse from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about pestilence in scripture. A hot topic on the news today is the Coronavirus that is ravaging countries. While I am writing this, the cases reported have increased thirteen fold in China, and Italy has now shut down all transportation except to medical facilities and grocery stores. It has become a serious...

RHM Newsletter 36: Coronavirus Update

by Dion Todd March 14th, 2020


Thank you for being a part of Refreshing Hope Ministries. Like everyone else, we have been monitoring the Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak and praying about it. As of today, many church services and public gatherings are being canceled around the world. It is a difficult time for many, and fear is on the rise on a global scale. While it is important to take reasonable precautions, both for ourselves...

The House of God

by Dion Todd March 8th, 2020


The House of God from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about The House of God, the place where we go to meet God. When the Israelites left Egypt, Moses met with God in a tent called “The Tent of Meeting” (Exodus 33:7). When Moses went inside, the pillar of cloud would descend on it and the Lord would talk with Moses. Then the Lord gave Moses instructions to build...

Overwhelmed

by Dion Todd March 1st, 2020


Overwhelmed from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about feeling overwhelmed by the things that you are facing. Sometimes life hands us things that seem too weighty, too much to deal with. Let’s begin by looking at a little Bible history. Jeremiah, the Old Testament prophet, prophesied for around forty years, warning backslidden Israel that disaster was coming. As...

He Makes Dreams Come True

by Dion Todd February 29th, 2020


May He grant you your heart's desire and fulfill all your plans! Psalms 20:4 ESVIt was so hot in the field that day that people were getting sick to their stomachs and the rest of us had to crop their row. As a young boy about twelve working in the tobacco field, my world was very small. My family was the least of the least and I was in my twenties before I even knew what college was, and we could...

Remember When

by Dion Todd February 28th, 2020


David said, 'Yahweh who delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.' Saul said to David, 'Go! Yahweh will be with you.' 1 Samuel 17:37 WEBYoung David was probably around fifteen years old and was now facing the greatest challenge of his life, Goliath. He was a real giant of a man that was just over nine feet tall and...

Dealing With The Devil

by Dion Todd February 27th, 2020


Again, the devil took him to an exceedingly high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory. He said to him, 'I will give you all of these things, if you will fall down and worship me.' Then Jesus said to him, 'Get behind me, satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him only.' ' Matthew 4:7 WEBJesus was now a young man of about...

The Wine Press

by Dion Todd February 25th, 2020


Oh, magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together! I sought the LORD, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to Him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. Psalms 34:3 ESVDavid was now in the enemies' camp and surrounded by the relatives of those that he had...

Farther Along

by Dion Todd February 23rd, 2020


Farther Along from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. Today I want to talk about dealing with things that we don’t understand. There will be times in life when the path becomes dark, and we have to walk by faith. I want to begin in Psalm 119: (Psalm 119:105 NKJV) Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. The lamp in this Psalm is an oil lamp, which only gives a small circle...

The Living Dead

by Dion Todd February 23rd, 2020


You were made alive when you were dead in transgressions and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the powers of the air, the spirit who now works in the children of disobedience; among whom we also all once lived in the lust of our flesh, doing the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest....



RHM Eco System Version: 0.415 © Refreshing Hope Ministries . Page rendered in 0.0774 seconds.