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turtle30cshell Daily Devotions
The Healing Of Division

Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris

Ezekiel 47:1-23 KJV
(1) Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar.
(2) Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the utter gate by the way that looketh eastward; and, behold, there ran out waters on the right side.
(3) And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.
(4) Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
(5) Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
(6) And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river.
(7) Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other.
(8) Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea: which being brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed.
(9) And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.
(10) And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
(11) But the miry places thereof and the marishes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt.
(12) And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.
(13) Thus saith the Lord GOD; This shall be the border, whereby ye shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions.
(14) And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another: concerning the which I lifted up mine hand to give it unto your fathers: and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance.
(15) And this shall be the border of the land toward the north side, from the great sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to Zedad;
(16) Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath; Hazarhatticon, which is by the coast of Hauran.
(17) And the border from the sea shall be Hazarenan, the border of Damascus, and the north northward, and the border of Hamath. And this is the north side.
(18) And the east side ye shall measure from Hauran, and from Damascus, and from Gilead, and from the land of Israel by Jordan, from the border unto the east sea. And this is the east side.
(19) And the south side southward, from Tamar even to the waters of strife in Kadesh, the river to the great sea. And this is the south side southward.
(20) The west side also shall be the great sea from the border, till a man come over against Hamath. This is the west side.
(21) So shall ye divide this land unto you according to the tribes of Israel.
(22) And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you: and they shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel.
(23) And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the Lord GOD.

The time of peace comes with all groups coming together under unity of God. Our nation founded on the principals of God and a nation formed under God, despite there are those that want to move God out of our nation. For a believer our nation and all nations rise and fall by the hand of God. Godís throne is the only one with dominion forever. Godís kingdom is a place of healing begin in the temple. I had remember this passage about swimming in water to high to wade or walk in, but had not remember where it was. Yet it is fitting to understanding the depth of the word of God the living water of life for the believer and even some none believers.

Segregation is a horrible word in one sense, and yet it is a word that needs redefining in the since of segregating oneís self because of differences in choices, but not separation from being part of humanity and tolerance for others different then oneís self. Ezekiel seen a time of healing and much bearing of fruit from a life of tolerance with God on the throne. A time of both Gentile and Jew getting along.

As war remains in the middle east one can help but realize that peace is also there. Division of Arab world between, Jews, Islamic and Christians remain. Yet some countries choosing to work toward peace despite the fractions of other countries still fighting religious and political war. Part of heaven is heaven on earth where there is healing for not only the nations around the world but the nations of faith in God despite background. Healing coming from the fruit of the Spirit from the trees of the people of faith.

As a believer in Christ I have a desire by God grace to cause less division and greater unity, even if it means hatred toward me. Everyone bands together for one reason or another. America being one nation that decides not to have to agree with everyone, but agree to have tolerance for human rights. If your brutality causes me nightmares, you took away my rights. If a person takes another rights by causing division they have lost their own freedom.

God does not want to cause division but unity through faith and healing. He wants to take and bring healing through the fruits of the Spirit which is a process being seen around the world when love and hope is given. Bullets and weapons of warfare bring destruction before it brings hope. Hope is present and future. Hope of things to come and hope has arrived. Godís word is life flowing water that when swam in, will be shallow at times going up to the chin, and deep water that flows with the need to swim and float on for a time before going to shore. Despite the healing of the word of God there are sharks that swim and bite, the healing of the fruit is need on the shore. The healing water keeping the wounds caused by the enemy, only causing healing. One has to remember until Christ returns, the devil will try and destroy the healing process. The devil will try to destroy Godís word, and destroy hope. Devil wants to cause division, but Godís word wants to bring peace and safety. Godís word is a book of many groups of people, not just about Godís people. It not just about faith but those that choose not to obey God. Godís word as the origins of the nations within it. Yet there people that only wish to destroy it.

Godís word tears down division. Godís word tells about harlot, as well the people of faith. Godís word tells about devil even about the people caught in idolatry. Godís people are victorious. Even the heathen in scripture have the warnings from God almighty because of sin. He leaves no one out of his warnings, and the fact he speaks to more then one group of people.

John vision in Revelation that goes along with Ezekiel vision is about a time of Christ return and the final victory of those around the throne that worship the Lord from all nationalities. Healing of false teaching comes with faith, and love. The division that comes from different social background cease. The devil is destroyed.

Dear Heavenly Father has we see your desire to bring our nation and that nationís around the world to peace, let us not forget the battle that it takes to get to the point of peace. Let us not forget your return gives hope to all the believers but destruction to those of no faith. That healing only comes by the fruit of your love for us and others. Give us your grace that we may be part of the healing process and not part of division in peopleís life. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:Revelation 22:1-5 KJV
(1) And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.
(2) In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
(3) And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
(4) And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.
(5) And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.


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