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turtle30cshell Daily Devotions For July 21, 2020
Two Holding Tanks

Daily Devotions:
by Christina Farris

Matthew 13:47-53 KJV
47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.
53 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.

Anyone watching the RV shows on television learns there are two tanks, one for water and one for waste. God has two tanks one for the believers and one unbelievers. Two holding tanks one to toss away and the other to keep. If you ever clean a closet you know you have three piles, one pile to keep, one pile to sell and one pile to discard because it not fit for anyone to use. Now Christ is speaking to his disciples that fish, and they understood the principal of keeping fish that was good and throwing the rest back or away. The idea is not foreign concept. yet it was something scribes also taught about tossing and keeping things. There are people with crafting skills others do not possess as well as others. There some with skills that others are envious of, but do not possess. Each being a part of the process of building and design. God's building projects are built with the idea that each believer has a part in the process. We can not say to a believer God can not use you, or you need to go to the trash pile, because God has design a believer for a special purpose. He goes in the group despite how he appears. Yet the unbeliever is already destined for the garabage heap of unbelief, not because their skills are bad, but because they think not God has authority, power, or dominion over the earth. All unbeliever has to do is believe.

A none believer has to decide with God team is a winning team. How can till a none believer is when he thinks even unbelievers have no hope to believe. How can a believer no a non believer, because the non believer might not even accept the weak, the difference in skin color, hair color, or difference of outward appearance. They look at a puzzle and say this piece doesn't match so it does not belong. They would be able to work a solid color puzzle only if it was the right color puzzle because all pieces belong. We live in a world that fighting against segregation, only to discover the God we serve segregates faith and unbelievers at the end of time, but until then he keeps us all together, so the unbeliever might have faith. And those of faith will understand they to have times of doubt and unbelief.

Why would God cast any person out. Why would anyone be lost if we all suffer from unbelief. Our doubts our unbelief only helps those trying to believe, sometimes, sometimes it takes an act of God to help us with our own unbelief? It is like DNA coding breaking down the animal and plant kingdom and human makeup, showing how we all filter down to one set of parents. How horses, elephants, different species changed over time. Sound crazy but it only backs the Bible, a book written before science was study as it is today, or even a thousand years ago.

Christ took a process of keeping and disgarding to teach the disciples the process God has for deciding who to keep. Yet it more then a process. He looks at that discard pile and he sees what can I make from this pile of leftovers. What can make from this discard pile I do not need destroying my kingdom. God has designed a kingdom for the believer. A kingdom that will not pass away. God has also design a kingdom that will pass away that is the heaven earth and new heaven and earth is created, but hell is not made anymore it is destroy in the fiery lake. On the day of redemption of Christ return every eye will see him and everyone will confess Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father. Only the unbeleivers will be cast away. There will be still those of unbelief scripture says. It hard to imagine Christ coming down and the world not believing or not receiving him as Lord.

Yet what understand is God word is true, and there will be day of torment for those of unbelief that will still reject the visible truth before their eyes. This type of segregation justified by God for these unbelievers are also evil doers and not doers of faith, hope and love. They unfruitful in the world. It like having to toss a rotten egg yesterday out of a carton of good eggs. No way to know it was bad tell you smelt it, the other eggs were fine. When the bad egg was cracked it was rotten to the core, but outward it seem like a normal egg.

These unbelievers that are not people of faith with doubts, they are unbelievers to the very core of their being. There is no hope with in the wall of their heart. You could tell the sky was gray and because they believe in the accuracy of the weather reporting by science they would not believe you and say it blue, only to walk out into the pouring rain, still getting wet with evidence, but still swearing it is sunny and clear. They are blinded to faith in God and heart is harden for the day of destruction. Yet the people of unbelief has a purpose even on earth. God is using these harden hearts the reality of unbelief so we do not forget our umbrella when God says it raining and cold out. God word is true despite what science tries to declare. It like argument of mask and no mask. Science says they don't know because so many say no and others say yes. Doctors even know nothing fool proof, but we know that spreading of the diseases can be prevented by mask, gloves and even goggles. Surgeons have been using these items for years to protect not only them but patients. Until a handle on a virus can be grabbed hold of it will work to a point. Very diseases even more special gear. Why not listen for a time, not for eternity. Mask are temporal.

Why are some of God's people so blind that science does work in some cases and their people is not invisible to disease and bacteria? I have yet to figure this out. But I do know government is just as ignorant in WV when they declare that church need to remain closed because there infection rate. No we need to teach wv how to clean their church if there is a problem and how to wear mask, that can be made from even an old pair of holely socks. A mask is not hard to make and can be made from anything, it matters not how it looks, but if it does the job it qualified to do.

Christians we maybe protected by God but it is for all eternity, but are we exempt from human suffering the answer is no. Who had the flu last year or a sinus cold? Come on, let us not be naive. Let us not be naive that some illness is because of sin, and other because of filthiness. Let healing come from soap and water as things are cleaned. Let us not be blind to these things. Yes I do believe dirt will always exist. But unbeleif of God using science for good is ignorance too.

Dear Heavenly Father, move in your people to find simple ways to wipe down scrub and clean our world, knowing you will throw away all rotten eggs that can not be recycled for your kingdom. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study: Romans 9:18-28 KJV
18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.
19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will?
20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?
21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
22 What if God, willing to shew his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:
23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?
25 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved.
26 And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
27 Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, Though the number of the children of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved:
28 For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.


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