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turtle30cshell Daily Devotions
Living Water The Way Of Holiness

Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris

John 7:37-41 KJV
(37) In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
(38) He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
(39) (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)
(40) Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet.
(41) Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee?

The healing coming from the Gospel of Jesus. Christ coming was and is described in the prophetic books like Isaiah, Jeremiah and Revelations. Every tribe has had their prophets come and teach them of the word of God that would listen. There are very few places left in the world that the stories of Jesus has not reach, yet not all people have agreed to hear or believe, rejecting truth of Christ and God. The healing balm of Jesus has not come to those that will not listen or receive the truth about who Jesus and God is. Does God use Jesus to teach of who He truly is, the answer is yes. The consequences of sin is the wrath of God, The healing balm coming from belief in the word and forgiveness of sin. Jesus was a prophet, teacher and the Christ. Even Elisha raised the dead after being dead, for his corpus was placed in the grave of man that had just died and up from the grave the man arose, because of the Spirit of God was still upon Elisha body after his death. Elisha power of God could not raise up Elisha though. The power of God had been double upon Elisha, because of his request when God took Elijah up to heaven in a chariot of fire, but the power was not His to control. Jesus brought living truth to the people, just like the prophets of old. The things Jesus did was not unheard of in the days of the great prophets. Jesus healed more then any great prophet or minister. Yet even so Jesus said that disciples would do greater things then He did. Jesus earthly ministry was short lived, compared tot those that would follow Him. Yet his ministry being only three years would teach the disciples healing power of God. Jesus was the bread of life, living water and light of the world while he was here as well as beyond his earthly ministry.

Jesus being living water was more then just a prophet. A prophet spoke the words of God and was never the word of God or the living water of God. Jesus heals our heart, soul and mind through the meditation on His word both in prayer and through scripture. The gentiles would seek Jesus and would be healed by the words of Christ because of who He was and is. If I compare the prophets of Old to Jesus, He would similar to Elijah and Elisha. If I compared him to Isaiah and Jeremiah though miracles did happen it would be the preaching and teaching in which they spoke that would be like Christ. Jesus lived at a time that Israel was not independent nation, only independent spiritual by the ability to still have their temple and place of worship. The heart of Israel was in search of a Messiah that would give them a land of purity of faith.

Our ideas of purity of faith if we examined the kings life style would be far from God at times. There lives not holy unto God. What is true holiness and how is it obtain. First by receiving Jesus as Lord and allowing His word to begin the healing process in oneís own life. Allowing the word to flow in oneís life. Allowing God very breath to flow in our hearts his word by the Holy Spirit. Receiving His Spirit to teach and guide us in the way we should go, by following both old paths of scripture both Old and New Testament. Jesus taught the Old Testament but he brought out how it applied in the world during His time. He brought out the spiritual truth of the word. The world understand Jesus, but not always the Old Testament scriptures. It easier to hear the words of Jesus from the New then the Old. Yet when one gets beyond the traditions of a people in the Old Testament the spiritual truth is still there. God healing through the word and water of life. If being exile from the land of Israel should teach Israel anything is that this world we live in his not the promise land but is the hope of promise land to come. To live in holiness is up to the individual in their homes and daily living. No one forces one to drink in general, some might argue that point. However there things people do that are sinful that we do not have to follow in their path no matter how little the sin seems to us. Godís healing power comes from the words delivered by the prophets, and by Christ. Healing power of Jesus comes only by knowing who Jesus is by knowing He is the word of God. Knowing He is the one to seek, to lead us to the pathway to God. Society might not change but then again if our choices help others see their own folly then it is of God and they begin to learn the ways of God that way, without shoveling the truth down the worlds throats, though sometimes it be easier if we could because in truth how much time is their left before Christ return. Those without Jesus will be going to a devils hell. May Christ shine forth in your life so you will be a walking Bible for Jesus, striving to live in holiness for Jesus.

Dear Heavenly Father help us to be holy unto you by the purging of your sin from knowledge of your word and godly actions. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:

Isaiah 35:1-8 KJV
(1) The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.
(2) It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.
(3) Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
(4) Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.
(5) Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
(6) Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert.
(7) And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.
(8) And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall not err therein.

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