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turtle30cshell Daily Devotions For May
Time Of Christ: Same As Mary
5/06/2017

Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris

Matthew 12:47-50 KJV
(47) Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
(48) But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?
(49) And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!
(50) For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Mary the mother of Jesus was highly favored by God. Mary conceived by the Holy Spirit the Messiah in her womb. To think of Mary has highly favored and now add your name to "____ has highly favored". If you are as the brother, sisters and Mother of Jesus is this you are highly favored by God. Mary did the will of God by saying ďlet be done according to thy word,Ē speaking as the handmaiden of God to the angel. We are Godís handmaiden. We are part of the family of God if do the will of God, even unto death. Meaning Godís call, Godís divine will for your life.

What Is Godís will for your life? First would be to know you are favored as a believer in Christ, second would be to know He has a will for your life and third to know His will, will be fulfilled in your life. GodĎs will for Pharaoh was to harden his heart. Enough said, what the point, the circumstances around Pharaoh harden heart is not completely clear, but we know he had not compassion for GodĎs people, he was an evil ruler. If anything could of changed Pharaoh it would have been the miracles, but God would not allow it. If God is allowing your heart to be open to the Gospel of Christ, then it is his will and purpose for your life to receive Christ as Lord and Savior first. If God will is for all to be saved, at what point does God reject those in opposition to His message. Reject the crowd gather around Him, that were listening to His family was. Godís will is not always cut and dry for the believer. Yet we must understand the will of God for our life is individual, beyond his desire for us to be part of His family. Pharaoh did the will of God, with a harden heart. One must consider did Pharaoh unbelief become his downfall before God used him for His will.

It is easier to think of Mary giving birth to a child not through natural conception then for one to think of Pharaoh fulfilling Godís will as Israel left Egypt. God made sure Israel would not go back to Egypt a place of unbelief, despite the miracles and prophesy done at the time of Joseph, Jacob second youngest son. Only four hundred years roughly since that time period. How quickly a nation forgets Godís mercy on them during a famine by raising up a leader and believer in him to aid in the storage of food for seven years. God will use you willingly or harden. Your choice to follow is your own unless to fulfill the Fatherís will. To be one of Godís family one has to be willing to say according to your will Lord, and Lord you can remove this cup from me as Christ desired, but then say but your will be done Lord. Pharaoh was only after his own will for Godís people. It was not for them to worship God freely.

Trump as chosen to sign the removal of the Johnson Amendment. Is this for Godís glory or manís. Is this the will of God. Yestrday I got some info on main home page about the Johnson Amendment.

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The point being to do the will of God one must be willing to obey God and to fulfill his will. Devil only does the will of God by the power God has allowed him. Trump says He is a Christian and this is Godís will. Closer examination is does it allow the heathens to rise up. It still in accordance to Godís will, for evil will arise for it to be crushed by the hand of God and/ or return of Christ in human form, or by the Word. Christ is the word of God.

To be the same as one of Christ brotherís or mother one must be willing to obey God. Pharaoh disobedience to God came by the will of God and not the will of man. Mary obedience came by her own will to obey God. Our willing ness to follow Christ is necessary. Mary and her children desired to be with Jesus and came to see him, but his family of faith had grown and were also his family and they to desire to see Jesus. They to desire to learn to obey God. Are you desiring to say Lord your will for me, as I learn to trust and obey you by your Spirit and your Word. If it is you are highly favored.

Dear Heavenly Father fulfill your will in the life of your people. Help them to hold tight to the message of faith, knowing your will be in accordance to your word. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:Romans 8:28-31 KJV
(28) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
(29) For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
(30) Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
(31) What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

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