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Let Freedom Ring

  • If therefore the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36 WEB.

    I took one last draw and put the cigarette out. That was over twenty-five years ago and the last time I smoked. I grew up on a farm in the South and worked in tobacco. Everyone I knew smoked. Well, except for one pretty weird guy, and no one wanted to be like him. By the age of ten, I was smoking regularly, just like the rest of my family.

    Years later, when I was smoking about three packs a day, the Lord suddenly took the desire to smoke away from me and gave me the desire to quit. It's not that smoking was a sin, but I was certainly in bondage to it, and I wanted to be free. Yet, I just couldn't seem to break its power until He helped me by changing my desire for it. Until then, I always went back.

    The Lord delivered me from smoking, and I have never wanted another cigarette. They make me nauseous when I am around them and tend to give me a headache. He reversed my thought pattern and changed my desires. Something I had once thought great was now sickening to me. The Lord set me free.

    So don't get too stressed out when you fail while trying to quit something. Instead of struggling with it in your own strength, pray for the Lord to remove your desire for it. Ask Him to set you free. Pray something like:

    "Lord, I want to stop this. Please take this desire away from me, in the of Jesus Christ, I pray."

    Then give it time. The Lord can set you free from any bondage if you are serious about it, and when He sets you free, you are free indeed.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I pray that You deliver me from the things that bind and control me. Please break the shackles off of me and sever the ropes that hold me captive. I want to be completely free of the bad things in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Marilyn Salter
Marilyn Salter This was meant for one of my best friends. She is currently trying to quit smoking and the desire for Otis wearing her down. She has COPD and has to use oxygen. Please keep her in your prayers to help her with this. Thank you Lord for helping me quit so many years ago.
December 3, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praying for God's victory over smoking for your friend, Marilyn!

December 3, 2021
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

December 2, 2021
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

December 2, 2021
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Amen!

December 2, 2021
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eckedited: December 3, 2021

Amen , December 1st will be 10 years from the bondage of alcholism! Thank you Jesus for breaking the chains of that addiction! Amen and Amen...

December 2, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Congratulations!!! Amen

December 2, 2021
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Thank you

December 2, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen brother..

December 2, 2021
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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck

Thanks

December 2, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen! Thank you, Lord!

December 2, 2021
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

ALL FOR HIS GLORY.  

December 2, 2021
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father,  Thank You for Blessing me.  Continue to bless those who need You more than me.  Amen

December 2, 2021
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

December 2, 2021
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Dear Lord, we thank You for your many blessings and answers to prayers. Amen!

December 2, 2021
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Narciso Salas
Narciso Salas

Amen

December 2, 2021
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen and Amen.God is awesome.

December 2, 2021
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

December 2, 2021
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Heavenly Father I pray for all the things that bind and control me be severed and broken. Please brake the chains that hold me down, in Jesus Name, Amen 

December 2, 2021
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for your faithfulness I love you

December 2, 2021
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You for freedom Father! Amen.

December 2, 2021
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen, God Bless everyone !!! free indeed !

December 2, 2021
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I humbly ask You to make me free of those things that are holding me back, to live a life according to Your Holy will. Lord hear my prayers for my grandson Steven who has a court day today, is in Your hands and I know that You will help him. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Amen, Pastor, Amen. God bless you and Sylvia.

 

December 2, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praying with you, Jose, for Steven.

December 2, 2021
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

PRAISE THE LORD.  Praying with you for Steven. 

December 2, 2021
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Thank you, Pastor Dion, for sharing your testimony of God's power and victory over addictions! Lord, deliver me from the things that bind and control me. Let me be truly free in You. Thank you. In Jesus' name, Amen

December 2, 2021
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

December 2, 2021
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

I truly needed thus message today.  Thank you Pastor.

 

December 2, 2021
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Lord Yeshua's name I ask this, Amen. 

December 2, 2021
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

December 3, 2021