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The latest at Deep Waters Tabernacle

Stay up to date with the happenings of Deep Waters Tabernacle by visiting our blog. Here you'l find encouraging and challenging devotionals from the Word of God by our Senior Pastor and staff! May they bless you on your journey with the Lord in Jesus' name!

Seeing But Not Believing

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

09/29/2022

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John 12:37 (NLT) But despite all the miraculous signs Jesus had done, most of the people still did not believe in him.

There is an old proverb that says that "seeing is believing," which means that we will only believe something if we see it for ourselves. That goes directly against what faith in Christ Jesus is all about. When Thomas finally believed that Jesus had resurrected from the dead after putting his finger is His wounds, Jesus told him "you believe because you hav

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The Right Qualification

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

09/27/2022

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2 Corinthians 3:5 (NLT) It is not that we think we are qualified to do anything on our own. Our qualification comes from God.

There are certain occupations that require that you be certified before you can work in that field. Once you have been trained and receive the proper certification, then you can begin to work in that occupation. You are considered qualified to do that particular job. That qualification gives you confidence to do the work and also assures the people t

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Just Believe

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

09/22/2022

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John 6:28-29 (NLT) They replied, “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?” Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.”

After Jesus miraculously fed a large crowd of people with just five loaves and two fish, the people kept following Him around. Jesus knew that they were only following Him to either get more food or to see Him perform more miracles, not because they understood who He was and the significance o

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A Lifestyle of Praise

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

09/20/2022

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Psalm 92:1-2 (ESV) It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning, and your faithfulness by night...

It's always a good time and the right time to lift up praises to our Lord and Savior Jesus. It's right to do so not only because of all that He has done for us already, but all that He continues to do to provide, protect, heal and deliver us. He is always working for good in our lives and it is

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When One Is Greater than Ninety-Nine

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

09/15/2022

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Matthew 18:12, 14 (NLT) “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do? Won’t he leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost? And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that didn’t wander away! In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish.”

Jesus was having a time of teaching with His disciple

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Jesus Will Hear You

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

09/13/2022

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Luke 18:39-40a (NLT) “Be quiet!” the people in front yelled at him. But he only shouted louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” When Jesus heard him, he stopped and ordered that the man be brought to him.

One day, Jesus and the disciples were approaching Jericho and when people heard that He was coming, a large crowd formed to see Him. There was a blind beggar on the side of the road who heard the noise of the crowd and asked someone what all the commotion was about. When

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Clinging for Dear Life

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

09/08/2022

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Deuteronomy 10:20a (NIV) You must fear the Lord your God and worship him and cling to him.

Have you ever seen a toddler that is being held by his mother or father when a stranger approaches? He immediately clings to mom or dad for dear life. Whenever a young child faces danger or uncertainty, they cling to their loved one. When I was a little boy and saw that my father was leaving the house to go to work, I would cling to his legs, not wanting him to leave me. I would hold

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The Unique Ways of the Kingdom

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

09/06/2022

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Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV) “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

One of the things that I've learned in following Jesus is that He is so different than we all naturally are. Jesus does things in ways that wouldn't even cross our minds. You just have to read a little bit of the Sermon on the Mount to get a quick id

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A Willing Spirit, A Weak Body

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

09/01/2022

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Luke 26:41 (NLT) “Keep watch and pray, so that you will not give in to temptation. For the spirit is willing, but the body is weak!”

The time was nearing for Jesus to be arrested, tried, and crucified, and Jesus sensed it in His Spirit. Judas had left the last supper that the disciples would have together with Jesus, bent on turning him in to the Jewish leaders and authorities. Jesus’ reaction was to do what He always did through every facet of His life here on earth: He pr

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Blessed for Believing

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

08/30/2022

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Luke 1:45 (NLT) “You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.”

When the angel Gabriel visited a young virgin named Mary and told her the most incredible news that anyone had ever heard, she was overwhelmed and confused. Gabriel told her that she would conceive and give birth to a son. He told her what the child's name would be (Jesus) and told her that He would be the Son of the Most High. Upon hearing this, she had a very good question for Gabr

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More Than Enough

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

08/25/2022

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Exodus 36:6-7 (NLT) So Moses gave the command, and this message was sent throughout the camp: “Men and women, don’t prepare any more gifts for the sanctuary. We have enough!” So the people stopped bringing their sacred offerings. Their contributions were more than enough to complete the whole project.

As Christians, when you think about the words "more than enough," you immediately think about the Lord Jesus, who is more than enough for all our needs. But in the passage of

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Feed Yourself First

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

08/23/2022

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Ezekiel 3:10-11 (NLT) Then he added, “Son of man, let all my words sink deep into your own heart first. Listen to them carefully for yourself. Then go to your people in exile and say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says!’ Do this whether they listen to you or not.”

Ezekiel was a prophet who began his ministry while he was exiled along with many of the people of Judah and Jerusalem in Babylon. The Lord was about to use Ezekiel to bring both messages of warning and

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Finally Believing Jesus

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

08/18/2022

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Matthew 14:31-32 (NIV) And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”

Mostly everyone has heard the story of when Jesus walked on the water as he made His way to the disciples who were in a boat, struggling at the oars during a storm. We know that Peter had a brief faith moment and dared to go out onto the stormy waves to make his way toward Jesus. He actually did walk on the wa

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Our Small Little Faith

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

08/15/2022

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Matthew 14:31 (NLT) Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”

Living life with Jesus must have been a mind-blowing experience as the disciples never knew what He would be up to next. From healing the sick, opening blind eyes, unstopping deaf ears and casting out evil spirits from people, Jesus was always involved with highly powerful and dramatic situations. On one such occasion after feeding five thousand

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What Is Jesus Worth to You?

by: Tim Vazquez

08/11/2022

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Matthew 26:6-7 (NIV) While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.

The account of this woman in the passage of Scripture above does nothing short of putting every modern-day “Christian” to shame. It was so significant, in fact, that Jesus said “wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be to

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