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turtle30cshell Daily Devotions For March 23, 2020
God's Word Was First

Daily Devotions:
by Christina Farris

John 3:10-18 KJV
10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness.
12 If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

Odd concept of life is we have to look to each other to survive in this world. God power can not be seen without the knowledge of what man is capable of truly doing. If we do not know the power of evil we can not see the power of light as being different. Daniel had to know something was different about his God compared to the threat of the enemy the King, who threw him into the lions den, or Mordecai to stand up against Haman. A wage of opposition to potential death, or wage of opposition to life eternal or life on earth. Devil in his highest position on earth could not defeat the power of God. God's power is his to control.

Christ is crucified on the cross and dies in persecution of who He is, but he is lifted up as a man to rise up as a God. Why if he is raised up do we look to the cross, because of who He is as the Son of God. During WWII the Bible was burned in Germany only to one day be returned through the iron curtain, to help bring the walls tumbling down. Now the Bible behind the wall coming out is different then when it went in, because of government control and power attached to it. There have been men and woman in persecution for even owning a Bible. Now set free to worship in governmental control churches. The government teaching are handed down, they come to America and the word freedom is far different then anything they have experienced. Today we sit in our homes under the power of the enemy called Corona. We are told it only be a week or two. Yet what happening in our neighborhoods we do not know, but when we come out to return to work and life will our neighbor and love ones still be there. Phones, social media tell the tale, but does it. I know the power of the government to control the computer technology and to tresspass through the technology. What can the power of God do.

God can heal our land when we repent and cleanse our hearts as we believe in Him. Our faith must go beyond the lifting up of the serpent, must go in sole alliance and obedience to Him. The devil must rise to only be destroyed. But if the devil rises and to rise again, God never changed. God never fell in power. The flesh of man destroyed but not without having the ability to rise again with the power of God through faith in Christ Jesus. Without Christ ascension into heaven Christ is not who He claimed to be. Remember the devil fell from heaven, only to have power to rise on earth for a time. The doubt and fear of man must exist for a time, in order for faith to arise in the unbeliever. If you are of faith today, we must not show our fear of the unknown, we must hold to the hope through faith in Christ Jesus. God's word dies to be raised back up, the power of God raising back up to a lost generation. There will be stories of hope that will arise from seclusion from this world, where no money was for toilet paper and food. Compassion will be shown when no hope was available. People in Christ through faith we have hope and hope and redemption in a time of crisis. Moses had to lift up the serpent as God instructed for man to be healed, if they would look at the serpent on the pole. Could a brazen serpent do a thing, no but the power of God could heal if we would believe God. It was the act of faith of looking at the serpent that God allows healing. Our government tells us to clean so we clean and it brings healing to our nation, because germs are destroyed. God's word said it first. God's word use to isolate the sick. God's word still brings about healing. Why is it then through Christ crucifixion do we need resurrection, becaue of the words Father forgive them they know not what they do. If God could not forgive, Christ himself would not have risen again. God keeps healing the people of disbelief, that grumble and complain that what he does is not good enough. Man fails to ask of God. God provide for Moses in the wilderness food from heaven. Manna and quail came down from heaven, for proof of it being from God.

If it started raining pizza from heaven, we all seen it, and it was in every flavored imagine based on what popular in area, we all be astonished. Will pizza had not been thought of at that time. No wonder the people in the wilderness had manna and quail. Let us be specific when we ask of God, and be happy what he sends our way. It is normal to be frustrated by this world and by the things of this world. Yet all we need to do is look to Jesus. His provision is just in sight, but without faith it will pass you by.

Receive Christ today and know he is our hope and gift from God for by faith we are marked by the Holy Spirit and known to God has a believer. Our faith has to be strengthen, and today and days ahead our faith is going to be tested, but our hope is in God.

Dear Heavenly Father, you send your word of deliverance and to teach us faith in Christ in the flesh/word, only to allow to be consumed briefly by the knowledge of the enemies attacks and evilness. Give us the hope we find in you, reminding us daily of your promise. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:

Numbers 21:1-10 KJV
1 And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners.
2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.
3 And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called the name of the place Hormah.
4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.
5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
10 And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in Oboth.


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