Beautiful

by Jeffrey Smith September 29th, 2016


Acts 3:2-5: Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts.  When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money.  Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something...

The Birthday of the Church

by Dion Todd September 26th, 2016


The Birthday of The Church The Birthday of the Church from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo.   We just finished our series on the Holy Spirit. This week I want to talk about the first birthday of the Church. Jesus ascended to heaven and the Holy Spirit descended on His followers in Acts chapter 2 on the day of Pentecost. This was when “The Church” was born and about 3,000...

Grimy Sponges

by Dion Todd September 26th, 2016


For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:16 WEBJust as a sponge filled with liquid is our heart within us. It absorbs all the hurts and pains in our life. Usually when we come to the Lord, it...

Tormentors

by Dion Todd September 25th, 2016


Then his lord called him in, and said to him, 'You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt, because you begged me. Shouldn't you also have had mercy on your fellow servant, even as I had mercy on you?' His lord was angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, until he should pay all that was due to him. So my heavenly Father will also do to you, if you don't each forgive your brother from your...

Troubled Waters

by Dion Todd September 24th, 2016


When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, 'It's a ghost!' and they cried out for fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, 'Cheer up! It is I! Don't be afraid.' Peter answered him and said, 'Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the waters.' He said, 'Come!' Peter stepped down from the boat, and walked on the waters to come to Jesus. Matthew 14:26...

First forgiven

by Jeffrey Smith September 22nd, 2016


Matthew 18:33-34:Shouldn’t you have mercy on your fellow servant, just as I had mercy on you?’ Then the angry king sent the man to prison to be tortured until he had paid his entire debt. Ephesians 4:31-32:Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, outcry and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and tender-hearted to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ...

Potter

by Jeffrey Smith September 20th, 2016


Isaiah 45:9- "Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, 'What are you making?' Does your work say, 'The potter has no hands'?   Some days it would seem the world is against us. For those of us who pray every day and look to the Lord for all things, these days can feel long, tough, and...

The Holy Spirit 4: The Gifts of The Spirit

by Dion Todd September 19th, 2016


The Holy Spirit 4: The Gifts of the Spirit The Holy Spirit 4: The Gifts of the Spirit from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. This is part four of our series on the Holy Spirit. In our previous messages, we covered “Who is the Holy Spirit, Ignorance about the Holy Spirit, and The Baptism of the Holy Spirit.” This message covers “The Gifts of the Spirit.” Now the...

Crowing Roosters

by Dion Todd September 19th, 2016


After a little while again those who stood by said to Peter, 'You truly are one of them, for you are a Galilean, and your speech shows it.' But he began to curse, and to swear, 'I don't know this man of whom you speak!' The rooster crowed the second time. Peter remembered the word, how that Jesus said to him, 'Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.' When he thought about that,...

Sabotage

by Dion Todd September 17th, 2016


They will fight against you, but they will not prevail against you; for I am with you, says Yahweh, to rescue you. Jeremiah 1:19 WEBThings were finally going well in our computer business. We had one particularly large client with multiple locations that took up all the time that we could give them. For the first time in forever, we could work all that we wanted and they loved us. We even had our own...

The Holy Spirit 3: The Baptism of The Holy Spirit

by Dion Todd September 12th, 2016


The Holy Spirit 3: The Baptism of the Holy Spirit   The Holy Spirit 3: The Baptism of The Holy Spirit from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo.   Note: There is an echo that starts about half way through the video. Sorry about that! Can't fix it. Today I will share what I understand to be the truth about the Baptism of the Holy Spirit and how you can receive it. In the first two parts...

The Holy Spirit 2: Ignorance in The Church

by Dion Todd September 5th, 2016


The Holy Spirit 2: Ignorance in the Church The Holy Spirit 2: Ignorance in The Church from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo.   This is part 2 of our series on the Holy Spirit  The Lord told Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:7–10: “the LORD said to me: “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall...

You are more

by Jeffrey Smith September 2nd, 2016


Numbers 13:33- We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them.     Moses sends out 13 members of a group of leaders from the tribes of Israel as an exploration committee. They were charged with identifying whether the land was good, the people who lived there...

RHM August 2016 Newsletter

by Dion Todd August 31st, 2016


August Newsletter - 2016 Hello there, Thank you for reading our devotional and being a part of Refreshing Hope Ministries. This is our monthly update on what has been happening here during the last month and I thank you for taking time to read it. Sylvia and I spent the month of August fasting and praying for fresh direction in RHM. We prefer to fast in the hotter months because it is yucky to...

All is Lost

by Dion Todd August 29th, 2016


David was greatly distressed; for the people spoke of stoning him, because the souls of all the people were grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters; but David strengthened himself in Yahweh his God. 1 Samuel 30:6 WEBDavid was distressed. He and his men had wept until they no longer had the strength to weep. When they returned to their town, they had found it burned to the ground and all...

The Holy Spirit 1: Who Is The Holy Spirit?

by Dion Todd August 28th, 2016


Who is the Holy Spirit? Who Is the Holy Spirit? from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. This is message one in a four part series on the Holy Spirit  So exactly who is the Holy Spirit? He Was There In the Beginning: (Genesis 1:1–2 NKJV) “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And...

In His Time...

by David and Dianna Wyles August 24th, 2016


In His time Isaiah 40:31 “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”    I love to go birding! Have you ever watched an Eagle soar? It seems to be such a graceful effortless flight as they glide higher & higher in the heavens with little or no effort...

Your Purpose And Mine

by Dion Todd August 24th, 2016


They were all astonished at the majesty of God. But while all were marveling at all the things which Jesus did, he said to his disciples, 'Let these words sink into your ears, for the Son of Man will be delivered up into the hands of men.' But they didn't understand this saying. It was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it Luke 9:43 WEBJesus told His disciples, 'Let these words sink...

Giving: The Key to the Cell Door

by Dion Todd August 22nd, 2016


Giving - The Key to The Cell Door Giving: The Key to the Cell Door from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. In Matthew 6:02 Jesus told us “When you give” and then He told us how, and how not to do it. “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward...

If And Then

by Dion Todd August 22nd, 2016


Now Yahweh said to Abram, 'Leave your country, and your relatives, and your father's house, and go to the land that I will show you. I will make of you a great nation. I will bless you and make your name great. You will be a blessing. Genesis 12:1 WEBAbram came to a crossroad in his life and had to make a choice: Obey God, or continue on with his life as it had been going. He was going to have to move...

Fasting - A Lost Art of The Church

by Dion Todd August 15th, 2016


Fasting - A Lost Art of The Church   Fasting - A Lost Art of The Church from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo. This is the recording from Refreshing Hope - Live, 08.15.2016. Here are the notes: Do you want see God move in your life? Have you ever felt like things have become stagnant and that the fire has gone out? Do you want to carry the power of the Holy Spirit everywhere you go? Then...

The Repetition Competition

by Dion Todd August 13th, 2016


For you don't delight in sacrifice, or else I would give it. You have no pleasure in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. O God, you will not despise a broken and contrite heart. Psalms 51:16 WEBWhen I first came to the Lord, I was so ecstatic that I wanted to make up for everything that I had ever done wrong in the past. I enrolled in Bible college and like many others there,...

When The Praise Goes Up

by Dion Todd August 9th, 2016


When the praise goes up, the Glory comes down. When The Praise Goes Up from Refreshing Hope Ministries on Vimeo.   This is a recording of the Refreshing Hope - Live meeting on 08.07.2016. Here are the notes: When Jehoshaphat became king of Judah, he brought spiritual renewal to the land. He removed idols, set up honest, God fearing judges, and restored the Levites and priests. Their...

The Master Carpenter

by Dion Todd August 8th, 2016


See how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to live together in unity! Psalms 133:1 WEBWood, I grew up around it. Often I was carrying it, sawing it, nailing it or pulling the splinters from my hands. My dad was a carpenter for fifty-five years, so I grew up with woodworking and I have always enjoyed building things. I find that is a valuable skill in our everyday life and am thankful for those...

The Redeemer

by Dion Todd August 6th, 2016


Yahweh, your Redeemer, and he who formed you from the womb says: 'I am Yahweh, who makes all things; who alone stretches out the heavens; who spreads out the earth by myself; Isaiah 44:24 WEBIn the Bible when someone was in trouble, danger, or in need, a male relative could 'redeem' them. This relative was called a 'kinsmen redeemer' and would step in and pay off their debt, buy back their property,...

Scary Movies

by Dion Todd August 5th, 2016


For this cause, I remind you that you should stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God didn't give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. 2 Timmothy 1:6 WEBHave you ever felt a sense of dread come over you? Have you been afraid of that monster in the closet or under your bed? My older brother who had the driver's license, was a horror movie...

In God I Trust

by Dion Todd August 3rd, 2016


When I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. In God, I praise his word. In God, I put my trust. I will not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? Psalms 56:3 WEBTired and needing a rest, David had been on the run from Saul. His own father-in-law was seeking to kill him out of pure jealousy. Everything that David owned, he had to leave behind him. Now he was seeking refuge in Gath, a Philistine city whom...

RHM July 2016 Newsletter

by Dion Todd July 29th, 2016


Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. (Habakkuk 2:2 NKJV) July Newsletter - 2016 Hello there, Thank you for reading our devotional and being a part of Refreshing Hope Ministries. This is our monthly update on what has been happening here during the last month and I thank you for taking time to read it. August...

Turn to Him

by Jeffrey Smith July 26th, 2016


Psalm 81:13-16 : “If my people would only listen to me, if Israel would only follow my ways, how quickly I would subdue their enemies and turn my hand against their foes!  Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him, and their punishment would last forever. But you would be fed with the finest of wheat; with honey from the rock I would satisfy you.” I'm...

The Temper-Tantrum

by Linda Darlene Gibson July 26th, 2016


“For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.” 1 Peter 3:17       There are times in my life I have struggled to understand the path God has placed me on and today is not any different. There have been times I wanted to just throw my hands up and shout to God, “I’m done”, there are times I just as well...



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