Easter Thoughts on the book of Mark

Sharing my thoughts on Easter. I did not to finish yet the preaching on Mark recorded and I still plan too. As I think humanity plainly seen in Mark I read the finale chapters of Christ death and resurrection and can not go beyond the conversion of the writer’s of Mark’s own conversion. He goes from Christ crucifixion to the power God grants all believers to share the good news and signs and wonders will follow all true believers. Yet knowing signs follow believers with miracles through the power of God. Miracles never come from the believers themselves but the power of God. Don’t look to the believer for your miracle look to Jesus Christ my Lord. If you see God’s Grace working in my life maybe you can grab hold of the hem of Christ garment for your healing by faith. For my life I know God’s hand even when I fail him daily. For He protected me when I was hit by train, took me through illness even when lack of a cure was really known. He took a life of extreme pain for 8 years and 14 years of total pain filled life. This I know was God’s grace a sinner saved by God’s grace. God power in my life to give me hope in times of trouble, sorrow and heart ache.

The last reminder God gave me is lay any anger down and keep going on in life. A precious gift to Grant someone else forgiveness when you really like to seek revenge. God’s grace to carry one through. I can pray and seek to know God’s grace so I can live a life of grace towards so they can see Christ in me. Happy Resurrection Day/ Easter.

Update: still broke down

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Jesus Gives Thanks

Jesus Gives Thanks
By Christina Farris 11/12/2017

Matthew 15:34-38 KJV
34 And Jesus saith unto them,How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
35  And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.

Jesus gave thanks. The servanthood of the flesh of Son of God must be taken note, for his flesh represents humanity in perfect form. The perfect example for you and me on how we should live. The simplicity of the example to give thanks and to think as humans we do not always give thanks to anyone especially God. It is one of the first etiquette lessons given to a small children by decent parents.

The example of Christ thanking God is only reminder of this thanksgiving season of the need to be thankful for what we have. For the food on the table. Knowing that there is even one people in my own nation without food angers me. Yet I find my hands tied to be able to do much for those in need. Yet what I do know is when a person can give a little and another person gives and then someone else gives a can of food, the pantry gets filled. It is not how much or how little one can give, it is about thanking God for what you have to eat and sharing a bite of what you have. Whether it is a can of broth, fresh stew with meat the food is a blessing from God. Jesus did a miracle before the people. A crowd gather and there was not enough provision of food, so Jesus gave thanks And performed a miracle with the loaves and fish that were provided. There was enough to feed the multitude of 4000 people gather that day.

Will you give thanks not with just lip service of old habit learned as a child but with a gratiful heart of knowing your blessed by even one morsel of food. That God can and will provide the need.

Dear Heavenly Father thank you for the example given by a Jesus to remind us to give thanks. In Jesus previous name, Amen.

Praising God With Instruments

By Christina Farris 10/29/2017

Psalms 150
1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

Every battle comes the victory song with sounds of instruments singing the victory song. As Halloween approaches the reminder of all saints day comes. A reminder why Christ died and the saints shout the victory song and continue to pay a price of suffering on this earth in life. The devil knows his time draws to a close. The old devil will sing his last cry we will hear as he is thrown into the eternal lake of fire for all eternity. We will sing the victory song of the saints through out eternity.

Give the musicians their instruments and let their instruments play the victory song as we sing, shout and dance in triumph of the enemies defeat.

As the evil day of Halloween approach there something as saints we must do, teach the next generation that evil is something to shun and give our children hope of love and good things such as peace. Evil is not cool but God’ s always is. Let Christ light shine in this darken world that man has tainted with his sin. God’s creation is beautiful and his sanctuary is above the stars. Yet we sit in the throne room walking on God’s footstool living to our desires that are not always God’s. Yet God mercy and grace teaches us right from from wrong. Helping us to believe in Jesus and giving us hope. Are you singing the praises of God. Are you singing hope of faith? What would happen if our children gave out tracts on Halloween as they exchanged it for candy. Or what would happen if those passing out candy gave out a message of hope. Confuse a few and delight a few I suspect. Jesus is light to a darken world. Spread some light this Halloween.

Dear Heavenly Father thank for your thrown room a place to remind us of the hope of heaven through belief in your precious world. In Jesus previous name, Amen.

Praise The Lord And Be Prepared For Battle

By Christina Farris 10/22/2017


Psalms 149:1-9 KJV
1 Praise ye the LORD. Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints.
2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King.
3 Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp.
4 For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
5 Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand;
7 To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people;
8 To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

What is praise but time for celebration. Yet does one praise God before the battle call. Praising God and knowing his mighty works, but knowing God has provided you with the weapons to defeat the enemy.

Though scripture speaks of the two edge sword as a weapon for battle. One must remember the verse 12 in Hebrew 4 of it speaking of God’s word being sharper then a two edge sword. God’ s weapon for God’s people is God’s word. Claim God’s word in context as you go forth in battle in the world against the enemy of darkness. God’s word is victory and worthy to be praise. God’s word is triumphed before it even spoken. God’s word is the first and will be the last word needed in any battle.

Israel down fall in battle was no longer taking God’s word when it came to winning. In this Psalms we see the declaration of his people Israel that believe God and was ready to declare God’s word before, during and after battle with the enemy. They were a people of hope with their God.

Where are you with God or without God this morning and when you are trying to defend yourself or others? Are you using God’s word as your protection? Are you trusting in God as you face the world. The victory is yours as you trust in Jesus the Word and Lamb of God.

Dear Heavenly Father give your people hope in your word once more to strengthen them in battle against your enemy in the battle. May your word continue on. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Praise The Lord In Submission

By Christina Farris 10/15/2017


Psalms 148:1-14 KJV

1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise ye the LORD from the heavens: praise him in the heights.
2 Praise ye him, all his angels: praise ye him, all his hosts.
3 Praise ye him, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light.
4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that be above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for he commanded, and they were created.
6 He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.
7 Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:
8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
9 Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars:
10 Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl:
11 Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:
12 Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children: 13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
14 He also exalteth the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. Praise ye the LORD.

Praise the Lord all of the heaven and the earth. One has to use a little imagination of praise to fully grasp the universe praising God. One way the universe praises God by doing exactly what it was design to do. Yet human’s seem to be the only thing God gave choice of serving Him or not is an untrue statement for the angels of heaven even follow Lucifer straight to hell.

Does the plants and stars have a choice. No they seem not to be able to change their future. These things praise the Lord by functioning as God designed them to. Yet a day does come when even the fallen angels and man will bow to the throne of God. The angels of darkness only bow by the force of God’s power, but the angels of God bow in submission and obedience to God. As human’s we can bow in submission or by the power of God alone.

Are you willingly submitting to God’s power or do bow only by the power of God. Make the choice to worship God freely today because of your love for God and it is a choice given.

Heaven and earth praise the Lord even when we do not. A part of praise is following in Jesus’ footsteps. Learning to serve as God designed us too. To learn to submit through belief and faith is an act of following God. Today is Sunday, a day to worship in corporate unity. Yet when you leave corporate worship are you still praising God By how you live.

Dear Heavenly Father thank you for teaching praise through your creation. To praise you through how you created us to be. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

God Reveals His Ways To His People

By Christina Farris 10/8/2017

Psalms 147:1-20 KJV
1 Praise ye the LORD: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant; and praise is comely.
2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.
3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.
5 Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
6 The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
7 Sing unto the LORD with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God:
8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
9 He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.
10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.
11 The LORD taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
12 Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion.
13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee.
14 He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.
15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly.
16 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold?
18 He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
19 He sheweth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel.
20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD.

God reveals his ways to His people sounds like a secret that is not shared with the rest of the world. Yet God’s ways are revealed to the believer for God’s way is not received as being from God by the unbeliever for they believe not. Instead they look for reasons through science and history.

The Grace of God is to understand the judgment of God is on all nation whether through the hardship of hard winters or stormy seasons of spring through fall. The destruction of evil to the blessings to those that obey God. Yet it more then that. God gives revelations to his people and fore knowledge of things to come. Even in John 15 Jesus talked of the God’s children knowing there Father’s business.

One must learn to trust on God’s voice as He reveals the future. God reveal to Noah a great flood and to Abraham the promise land. To the world God sent the prophets to the heathen nation’s tell of the Messiah coming, as well as His people.

Let us seek God with our heart to know the mind of Christ. Not only how we should live but of prophesy of His coming. Let us be viligiant watchers and doers because of God’ s grace to fulfill both the promise of the Messiah in ancients time for our salvation, but also the promise yet to be fulfill.

Dear Heavenly Father teach us your ways and reveal to your people the reason things must happen. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

 

Computer still broke. I AM enjoying some time off.

The Lord Is Our Helper

By Christina Farris 10/01/2017

Psalms 146:1-10 KJV

1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.
2 While I live will I praise the LORD: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.
3 Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
4 His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.
5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God:
6 Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:
7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The LORD looseth the prisoners:
8 The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous:
9 The LORD preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.
10 The LORD shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the LORD.

Until a person with no faith walks in the path of faith, he will not know but by observation the works and mighty acts of God. Until God proves to the loss his reality the will remain lost. The psalmist talked from a point of knowing God and knowing His mighty power to not only aid his people but to take the ways of evil men and turn into the works of God, for his glory.

When persecution and trouble comes to God’s people it will test their faith. To trust in God that He will deliver is a step of faith. One can not expect people to rescue them or deliver them, but the one that set their sights on the one that can deliver them for all eternity can rest in his promises,  his name is our God, his name is Jesus. His name is Jehovah. God’s people can trust in his word, who came in the flesh to save us from our sins. Yet God is both God of Old and New Testament. The testimony of before Christ coming in the flesh is still with us today by the testimony of God’s Holy Spirit. The same Helper is with His people who will trust and put there hope in him.

Dear Heavenly Father, I put my trust and sights on you alone. Thank you for deliverance in my life. In Jesus precious name, Amen

 

Computer problems still hwn pecking on cell. God is good.