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turtle30cshell Daily Devotions For January 12, 2020
Division Or Director Of Unity

Daily Devotions:
by Christina Farris

Mark 3:22-30 KJV
22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.
23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan?
24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.
26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.
27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.
28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:
30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

Governments are quickly divided and so is any group, because of the nature of man is to divide itself into groups or party that have similiarities. Right now the Republican party in our nation is sort of divided, by who would support President Trump in his fallacy, Do they go with their gut and loose the next election, not side with the voters, he loose anyway, and if he speaks not up against a riot he loose as well with the government not watching his motives and actions even closer. He goes with his own agenda for being in office, he might as well shoot his own foot off, despite re-election in a year or two. Why because voters are wondering based on their own agenda how far they can push invasion in Washington and in their own communities with just the law. They wonder how safe are we and yet we only as safe as those who choose terrorism verses the law.

The scribes began to blaspheme about Jesus, began to claim he had a devil in him. He began to cause division in the people about Jesus. Jesus began to speak and ask the scribes if a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom can not stand, and a house be divided against itself, that house can not stand. And if Satan rise up against himself and be divided, he can not stand but he does have an end. How can Satan cast out Satan? I rather ask this question if God is the winner how can Satan win at all. If our winner is Jesus how can Satan win? Satan time of winning the war on earth is truly short, because in the end Satan is destroyed. Powers on this earth will rise and fall, but God's power is still in control. On earth even the devil looks for his true alliances and only destroy those that will not submit to the alliance. If the scribes be of God how can they blasphme against Christ, it is because of their blindness that he is the Messiah. They blind to the miracles of God and the words of God. Truth is the scribes were more concerned about their livilihood and the fact the way the had done things had been this way for centuries and now Jesus seems to be trying to change the rules they did not understand about fatih.

Jesus kingdom is about what believing God and his authority. I bought a puzzle the other day, one of those brain teaser made of wood at the Dollar Tree. Every now and then you find those puzzles very cheap and yet those that like puzzle know how expensive they can be. I pulled the puzzle apart and tried to put it back together. Usually I can spend hours trying to put something together with success. Yesterday about fifteen minutes i look at the cheat sheet and study it. The cheat sheet, i study for about another fifteen minutes and I was satisfied I might be able to work it now without lining up my pieces in a row as the diagram suggested. I began to assembled and made one solid puzzle once more. If God in his wisdom, if each of us is a piece of the puzzle of his kingdom and we have not only the map but the Holy Spirit as director, then we only need to know what the puzzle looks like we working on it together, to the basic fact we all belong together some how. We may sow the seed or word of faith, but our life and actions are speaking about something greater, how it effects others, including ourselves. Meaning our testimony by not our words but how we demonstrate God's word. It like the person speaking the truth, knowing that when the person gets angry enough they will shut the truth out or fall, and if they fall there be people around to lift and help them stand once more. To help them become that person God has called them to be. Sometimes we are the speaker of truth and sometimes the person that helps. Sometimes we get the awesome job of doing both. God's Spirit tells how the pieces of the puzzle is going to fit together, God's word is going to tell you the shape and placement of the pieces in his kingdom. His kingdom is a solid kingdom, even if we are scatter abroad without contact of others of faith, it matters not for we all are apart of the kingdom and our piece in the kingdom fits in a certain place. We all are following God's word or suppose to be and all are suppose to be following after God's Spirit and all worshipping God.

What happens with church world divides itself, is it to minister to people of a particular group, or is it to teach people of different persuasion about Jesus and God's love for them too. God's word is not divided but by his own word or sharp two edge sword, but his word is often divided by people because of a lack of knowledge of the word of God. Sooner or latter we get to a place and say oh wow that what that really means and can divide the word of God correctly Scribes are blind, but they got to be for Christ to go to the cross for the world, and rise again. Scribes crucified Jesus based on the law that no one should make themselves equal to God, because of ignorance of who Jesus was and is.

Now the scribes have blasphyme because they believe Jesus as unclean spirit, or is evil. Fact is Jesus was not evil nor did he was unclean spirit. He was not after the money but teaching about faith in God and who God was. Doing the work of God by performing miracles and showing the authority he had through the miracles to cast out devils and to forgive sin. This was taking away the sacrificial law, a law that put food on the scribes table.

We must note to complain God will provide for us, then we have to trust him to do it. We have to ask if this freeing of the Gospel not so more workers in our land can minister not just online, but in groups online and offline, through writing through sharing in a new way, then we need to find a way to welcome in this change and continue in the work and ministry to help it to grow. Putting the word where people can have it to grow by, not just the book on the shelf. Scribes did not know how to adapt to the change happening before them of discontinuing of the sacrificial law.

Dear Heavenly Father, help the church world to continue to embrace the ministry online and to use it for your glory and honor. In Jesus preicous name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study: Romans 12:1-21 KJV
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
4 For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:
5 So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;
7 Or ministry, let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching;
8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.
9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.
15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits.
17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men.
18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.


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