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turtle30cshell Daily Devotions For July 29, 2020
Promise Of A Remnant

Daily Devotions:
by Christina Farris

Isaiah 6:9-13 KJV
9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.
11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
12 And the LORD have removed men far away, and there be a great forsaking in the midst of the land.
13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.

It interesting how things can be prophesied and remember, but not adhere too, not only because people choose to ignore the truth, but God allows their hearts to be fat and their ears heavy and they shut their eyes to the things around them. If you know destruction is in the pathway of whoever is about to walk into it, but you use subtle coding to warn, but it be easy to over look, what happens they usualy fall right into the pit or warning unaware until after the event. After the event oh that what was meant. The subtleness of what lays in wake, a warning to the listeners, but not to everyone around. It can be disturbing at times.

To know the furry of destruction is only to prepare a people what is coming only for them to say no that impossible our nation is strong and tough. It is stronger then you think it is. Pandemic as caught many country unaware, not just our own. No one could prepare what was going to happen, or what would need to be done to help the people. Yet when you consider warning for Hurricane Katerina was seeable and destruction came, only for the government not to be prepared, or have the power to get organized, it is a miracle how fast the government those on the frontlines have been able to handle this deadly situation. It did not stop death, but it came with searching for a solution how to keep people in their homes, working and the economy flowing still.

How long will these things last in our world, what happening over seas we see no world reports of what occuring on our nightly news. Instead we laced with information on Cornavirus. that leaves the us wondering about the world around us still. Those in remote areas, they probably really have not thought about it beyond their own neighborhood. As a pump in West Virginia breaks down leaving residence without water, government steps in to aid with water til that pump can be fixed, but right in the middle of this pandemic and living residence scared of something they can not see, because they can not clean, or shower properly. Dishwater not reusable but for flushing a toilet, and dishwater must be used sparing. However most people dont know this has been a problem in that region for years, a one time fix is not all that needed it a long time fix. Government perhaps will pass it off for the time because of current crisis after the pump fixed.

This issues are not uncommon in low income areas that have poor water supply. We help other countries with their water supply and neglect our own. Why is that. I have no clue. I know both need the problem fixed, I am not blind to that fact. It like any major city without water and to many people to handle the water shortage with a truck or bottled water. But during a pandemic a more reasonable solution needs finding.

Israel crisis was more then water shortage but impeding seige to their country by a force more humanly powerful then theirs and God was not for Israel this time as far as fighting the battle of the enemy. It easy to see large country full of wisdom, solutions and power, but when the infrastructure is weaken at the base or foundation like with a virus it leads one to wonder can it stand. It leaves people doing jobs that are not normally theirs to do. It also leaves them with task of doing things the old way and not the new. It like the difference between paper work and computer. Yet there is more to it. When a country was laid seige too, there was no going out of its borders without being shot with arrow, or being forced to reenter where you went out, and worse senerio being captured and enslaved.

Israel was not dealing with modern turmoil but with situation worse then our own, because of lack of our modern conviences that solve many immediate issues. Who knows how long Israel would last under seige, until the horse be eaten and the children being born roasted in the oven. Grim hoard of a situation, as troops came in to slaughter or drag down the highway herd of people there were few because of starvation had killed them off.

What is the point. God promised a remnant would come from the rubble of Israel and the land of exile. God promised a people would survive if they would only believe. If they would listen and not be weighed down with the lies and gossip of leaders that hope to keep moral up and spirits high as crisis in Israel immerged.

How long do we have to wait? til the remnant of Israel is seen prospering in the land of exile and finding the road to freedom to live as they always lived in a religious community of their people in the land of Israel. It would be seventy years. And the land would begin to prosper and the people would prosper once more. The temple would be rebuilt. No one could imagine the prophetic words of the Major Prophets like Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. The hope of the promise seed would come at this time from the Holy One, and his name would be Emmanual(God with us)/Jesus/Messiah/Christ(anointed one) and so forth.

When Christ returns every eye will see him and every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and then the dead will rise up to be judged and there be gnashing of teeth in the end times as we look for the great day of our Lord's appearing. Then God's wrath is finished. A remnant of Cornavirus is seen coming with the aid of a vaccine. God is also providing a remnant of believers and pray warriors that know God's power is still greater.

Dear Heavenly Father, help us to hold to our faith in you. Help us to hold to who your Son Jesus is, despite the world and crisis around us, knowing the time is near then we understand. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study: Jeremiah 19:8-15 KJV
8 And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.
9 And I will cause them to eat the flesh of their sons and the flesh of their daughters, and they shall eat every one the flesh of his friend in the siege and straitness, wherewith their enemies, and they that seek their lives, shall straiten them.
10 Then shalt thou break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with thee,
11 And shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Even so will I break this people and this city, as one breaketh a potter's vessel, that cannot be made whole again: and they shall bury them in Tophet, till there be no place to bury.
12 Thus will I do unto this place, saith the LORD, and to the inhabitants thereof, and even make this city as Tophet:
13 And the houses of Jerusalem, and the houses of the kings of Judah, shall be defiled as the place of Tophet, because of all the houses upon whose roofs they have burned incense unto all the host of heaven, and have poured out drink offerings unto other gods.
14 Then came Jeremiah from Tophet, whither the LORD had sent him to prophesy; and he stood in the court of the LORD'S house; and said to all the people,
15 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will bring upon this city and upon all her towns all the evil that I have pronounced against it, because they have hardened their necks, that they might not hear my words.

Romans 11:5-10 KJV
5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
7 What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded
8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
10 Let their eyes be darkened, that they may not see, and bow down their back alway.


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