Time Of Christ: Meat Unto Everlasting Life

Daily Devotions For Saturday: by Christina Farris 5/20/2017

John 6:25-29 KJV
(25) And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?
(26) Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
(27) Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
(28) Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?
(29) Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.

The work of God is more then doing the will of God, though that is part of faith. To do the work of God begins with belief. Belief is meat for the soul. Meat for soul begins with believing in God. The work of God can not begin until belief. Not hardly. To believe in God one must become like a child. A child full of innocents and will believe whatever he/she is taught because the receives it has fact.

Faith is more then then receiving Jesus as Lord but is believing in his ability as Son of God to perform miracles, signs and wonders according to prophesy. It is believe God sent Jesus through prophesy. Israel had the stories of Moses, and believed in the stories of Moses but faith in Moses could not save them. Yet faith in the God that sent Moses to them would.

God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16. One of the most famous Bible verses in the world. Yet the truth is believe is the meat of this verse. It is the hope of salvation that begins faith. Yet it never stops there. To continue is belief is necessary. It great to see a crowd for a revival and to see soul saved, but it sad when the next Sunday the crowd is no longer there. Did belief and conviction get stolen by devil. Did the manna from heaven not remain in the heart for faith.

Believing is a continue work of God’s grace in one’s life. Faith comes when learning to trust God daily for what one needs, to miracles in one’s life. Yet belief begins when one receive Jesus as Lord. An answer prayer is evidence that God is real. It brings hope to non believer, but the devil like to snatch it away by saying it would of happened without prayer.

What you believe will effect your eternity, that is strong truth that can not be changed. Do you believe in Christ today, what is your reason, and what is your evidence. Belief in Jesus begins with the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Some believe it is a psychological event in one’s life and others believe it is the Holy Spirit. Evidence begins with the change and transformation God does in a believers heart first and then in the life.

Dear Heavenly Father change our heart to believe the meat of faith, which is belief. Take our unbelief and convict our hearts to transform us in to people worthy to be called your child. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study For Devotions: 2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV
(17) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Time Of Christ: Is This The Christ

Daily Devotions For Saturday: by Christina Farris 5/13/2017

John 4:1-30 KJV
(1) When therefore the Lord knew how the Pharisees had heard that Jesus made and baptized more disciples than John,
(2) (Though Jesus himself baptized not, but his disciples,)
(3) He left Judaea, and departed again into Galilee.
(4) And he must needs go through Samaria.
(5) Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
(6) Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.
(7) There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
(8) (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)
(9) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.
(10) Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.
(11) The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?
(12) Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?
(13) Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
(14) But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.
(15) The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
(16) Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.
(17) The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:
(18) For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
(19) The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.
(20) Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
(21) Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.
(22) Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
(23) But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
(24) God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
(25) The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.
(26) Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.
(27) And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
(28) The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,
(29) Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
(30) Then they went out of the city, and came unto him.

Is this the Christ the women asked the men of her town. Jesus did several things that were not etiquette for that day an time. In other words Jesus often broke tradition, but not legal law. No law said in Jewish tradition not to talk to the opposite sex or to not talk to someone that was half Jewish. Customs and traditions are not laws of legal mind, but of mental state of being. It is the state of saying because my ancestors did not I will not. There is often a reason for these decisions made long ago that might not be true today. Samaritans had intermarried not necessarily by choice but the nation from the North that fought against them. This made the Jewish race unclean, they believe in purity of race and religion. Yet with religion they did receive other nations in their faith. It kind of like a small community of one group only that wants to keep their group segregated from others. Nothing wrong with segregation, if there is tolerance of others. Yet when it breeds hate, mistrust, and attitude of one is better then another, then it is an issue. Gentiles were welcome to the temple, just not in all areas of temple. It had to do with holiness and purity of mind. No doubt at times Jews were in the gentile courts because of uncleanness issues. Even Jesus taught in the treasury.

Jesus talking to this Samaritan was not against his call as Messiah. He came to save all that were lost. To talk to her He did break tradition. Yet he took time to tell her about living water. Water of faith, hope and love. Water being the word. Jesus was living water, being the word of God in John 1:1-14. Today there is still customs in areas often not known to strangers. Yet to everyone else it is known. Yet talking to this women caused her to go back to tell her village of all that Jesus told her asking is this the Christ.

One can not help to think if one told you what you did last week or year ago, one might ask what social media are you on, or is it big brother. To say it is the Holy Spirit would be in question. Or where were you when I said it. This day age Jesus way of talking to this women would not work in our world, unless in a place where technology is less then most places and in use. Yet the technology was not there for Jesus to use, but Jesus still knew all the woman ever did or said. This caused a stir in her village.

Jesus told the women that there was time coming even now that true worshippers would worship neither in Jerusalem or the mountain, but they would worship in Spirit and in truth. Whether you are in the congregation of church or not. Are you still worshipping God. The other day as my husband and I were walking, I asked him do you realize we are walking in God’s throne room. Heaven above and the earth his God’s footstool. Short moment of realization where we are walking. God’s throne room, the beauty of his creation all around. Moment of recognizing God and his beauty around us.

Worship of our Heavenly Father is knowing where we standing, is holy ground. God’s kingdom ever reaching far and wide. Let us worship God and our Heavenly Father always in spirit and in truth, not because we are in the building of human design.

Dear Heavenly Father thank you for the reminder of your holiness and that we are surround by your kingdom. That despite race or creed you are the God of the universe and the earth. Enable your children to worship you in spirit and in truth, no matter where they are. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study For Devotions: Colossians 3:11-17 KJV
(11) Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
(12) Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering;
(13) Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
(14) And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
(15) And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
(16) Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
(17) And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

Time Of Christ: Same As Mary

Daily Devotions For Saturday: by Christina Farris 5/6/2017

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 “let be done according to thy word,” speaking as the handmaiden of God to the angel. We are God’s handmaiden. We are part of the family of God if do the will of God, even unto death. Meaning God’s call, God’s divine will for your life.

What Is God’s 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. God‘s 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 God‘s 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. God’s 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 God’s 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 God’s 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 Father’s will. To be one of God’s 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 God’s people. It was not for them to worship God freely.

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

(Mainpage or after this month go to updates and reruns for May 2017)

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 God’s will. Closer examination is does it allow the heathens to rise up. It still in accordance to God’s 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 brother’s 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 Devotions: 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?

Time Of Christ: Are Your Trusting God?

Daily Devotions For Saturday: by Christina Farris 4/22/2017

Luke 18:9-14 KJV
(9) And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
(10) Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
(11) The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
(12) I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
(13) And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
(14) I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

Have you ever got into the mindset of see Lord what I am doing, or Lord see I love you only to find yourself humbled by the Lord. The Pharisee did exactly in his prayer what we teach good employees to do to exalt themselves in what they are able to do and their accomplishments. Did the Pharisees exaltation of himself only represent society and how they exalt themselves to look good when in truth hidden truth of how you got to your ability might be hidden. For example you finish up a job on the work sight and take full credit but maybe only did five minutes to work compared to the one that did over hundred hours. False exaltation of oneself gets one no where fast over a long period, it will catch up to you at some point. Yet the ability to skate by and look good to a boss or potential employer might be great. Yet when it comes to God who knows everything and knows whose power and might anything is truly accomplish the self exaltation does not work for mankind.

God first is not our equal, second everything that does and will exist is created by God either in operational since, or a move of God’s Spirit. God’s put things into scientific functionality and other things are caused by His Spirit to be done despite science says it must be done this way. Our desire for good works come from God. The truth is in Genesis chapter six it says all men are evil, yet Noah found grace from God. Noah was righteous because he had faith in God.

What does it mean to have faith beyond belief in order to trust God is recognize one’s own ability and power does not exist in one since. You have ability to do anything you desire with hard work because that how God designed you and everyone. Second God created us to glorify Him. In order to glorify God we first must recognize our inability or humbleness of Spirit that comes from our own inability to do anything we desire without the aid of God. The recognization of the origin of the abilities we do have. The recognition of the attributes in our life that is by God’s design. The attributes of God that motivate us to strive to be like Him, but never to hold his power or design for our life.

Recognizing our inability to please God on our own is another key to humbleness before God, but also the application requirement for faith to begin by simple recognizing our inability without God’s ability to change, to move, to be merciful in our life because of our inability to be as God wants us to be on our own. Some companies would like to claim that they created an individual ability through training and career improvement. This is a normal part of the business world, Yet the title really only belongs to God in reality, but in reality without God the business world would not grow in harmony to the ways of God, only on its own lead to a path of corruption even if it is a good company.

What I talking about is self exaltation that comes in the business world to be achievers to be exalting of one’s own ability to do. It is the way of the world. The Pharisees standing and say Lord I do all that you require of me and more and so I am righteous. The Pharisees his exalting his ability to be righteous. Yet righteous does not come by legalistic action, but it comes from believing in God. In other words the prayer in the streets by the Pharisees to be seen of men is leading people astray to thinking righteousness comes by action and not by faith and humility before God.

If faith and humility is part of righteousness before God then the publican in the above scripture says it all. The publican came seeking God through His inability, of being imperfect before a Holy God of perfection. So holy that his imperfection was unworthy to stand before God’s presence without humility. It is a recognition of God’s Holiness against the one flaw that God created in man not to be perfect, so our humanity would not think of ourselves as godlike, as being equal in power to God. Our thinking that we can do anything without God or because we have godlike qualities is falsehood and a lie from the devil himself. All things good come from God. Our ability to love sinner or saved sinner comes from God. He is the author of Love. Faith and Hope. These three things are given to man to teach man of God’s love. The love that comes by God’s Spirit to man when we do not want to love, but love anyway. The ability o bow before God not by our ability but God’s ability to humble us through Him speaking to our hearts of the need of humbleness before Him. Every one will bow and confess Jesus is Lord to God the Father. God never said everyone that would bow would want to or be humble in Spirit. When the men fell back in the garden before Christ Crucifixion it demonstrated God’s ability to knock man down and claim the power to crucify Jesus came from God. That the events that were fixing to take place came by God’s power and not man’s. Could Christ break the will of God to keep from being crucified? Christ humanity dedicated his need to humbly go to the cross because His Father said so and it was His will. God’s power or man’s power is in question. Man could not change the course of what they would do to Jesus. It would be by the power of God his Son would be falsely accused, beaten and crucified. Demonstrating what we do to the innocent world around us. God made man imperfect knowing man would eat that fruit in the garden. God wants man to understand his inability not to be God to make good choices for himself, that his choices are not designed by God. Our submission through our inability is God’s design, so God can demonstrate His ability to take our humanity and to mold us into people of His design and not people or our own design. God created us, for His pleasure, but our failings to recognize us being created by His design, in our imperfection, and imperfection to change without the aid of God must come to be humble before God. In truth no one is that humble.

We see ourselves people of ability to wake and rise without the will of God in our thinking but by our own power. In truth unless God’s creativity in building our human bodies can come from man, it will never be man power to wake and rise each new day. If humanity could sit all day and do nothing then that probably what our nature would dedicate or to do every heart whim we think is humanly possible for that day. That day you rise and go to work without thinking Lord it to early or do I have to, is the day that emotion declares something is good and right in the world either by our desires and wants or God’s ability to allow our world to be not tempted by the devil of destruction of faith,, bearing the thought daily of not having hope and the potential of prosperity for God glory and honor. And not only the hope and potential of bring glory to God, but destructive nature to bringing honor and glory to man alone. Many people exalt the mankind and themselves, but fail to lift God up into his rightful place. To exalt God truly takes an act of His ability, because we see His ability above our own. I can do all things through Christ but I can not do anything without Christ and His ability.

Dear Heavenly Father help us to recognize your ability above ours and your creativity beyond ours, so humbleness and removal of our ability to stand in your presence no long exist, but it through your ability we stand in your presence to serve you in humbleness of spirit and your power. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study For Devotions: Matthew 23:11-13 KJV
(11) But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.
(12) And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
(13) But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

Time Of Christ: Setting A Watch

Today one can view on main site. If one wondering why I am not posting devotions, it to help some of my readers know I do write more then devotions. I been using word biog for so long as back up I think I forgotten when I started using it. Don’t worry I can figure it out there is the archives. However every years I usually do the Passion of Christ, going through details of Christ death. This year I been going through parts not usually mentioned in such a passion that are important as well in understanding the thoughts of both government and religious leaders surround Christ death and resurrection and why so many believed without doubt when it happened. Why the story of Cross spread all over the world.

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Time Of Christ: Sheep Our Yours Lord

Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris 4/01/2017

John 17:5-9 KJV
(5) And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.
(6) I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
(7) Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of thee.
(8) For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
(9) I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine.

One of the best places to see Christ’s humanity is in the garden when he prayed. As I went through Mark in the video section, Christ healing power as well as his humanity is brought forth. The theme of late has been Christ humanity even down to his prophetic stories being reruns from the Old Testament. Though many of Christ stories were new parables they often reflect Old Testament scripture as well as retelling of some in a more modern way for his error. When it came to the garden and Jesus begins to pray, he prays as a teacher or preacher might over the flock of God, yet one difference remains and the fact is that ultimately Jesus is more then just a son but He being Lord. The disciples were His, but given to him to lead. Yet they were of God and his children who God had given because they followed Christ teaching which were God’s word as well. Jesus was and is the Spirit of prophesy and the word that became flesh. Yet he clarifies in this passage both God and His. If nothing more to define for those who would follow in his footsteps, teaching how those that follow belong to them and God.

The worse part of ministry is those that literally will follow you and you being human. Children follow their parents, and teachers. A natural course of learning is to follow someone with experience in faith. Yet some of the worse teachers are people of faith sometimes, because they do not always do as they should. Yet perhaps this too teaches about God’s mercy and grace. Yet it also could be the one things that destroys another walk for a while.

When following Christ one will claim to be willing to go to the cross too until the reality is truly before them. Then the issue might be is it necessary in oour world. The truth is many of us follow not understanding the full cost of what Jesus must bear or the sacrifice one will make to follow Jesus. It is more then just saying no to sin, but saying I will follow despite what others do to me.

I had a friend many years ago after salvation she got very preachy to the point she began to be hated. I remember her coming to me and telling me she not preaching anymore because no one like her that way. She had not learn grace, or the simple sharing as God gave opportunity. The same way her faith began. No one had told her it was hard to be a Christian, preachy or impeach. No one had told her the cross of a believer when one is in a crowd of none believers or those that disrespect people of faith. I was to young to really know about explaining it to her, because simply I had not realized a difference in how I had been treated, based on how young I was upon getting saved. My rebellious years taught me something about faith and how some people treat people of faith. Though most of my friends had respect for the people of faith that was not the issue, it was more how people did not want to hear the truth of God or his mercy at certain times of their life.

The mistake is that to be a believer means not always being in the in crowd when the majority is not of faith. Yet one’s faith is a choice. Jesus going to the cross though a choice, it was also required by both Him and his Father, to teach about paying the price of others. Yet those that hear about God through you have to learn to follow Jesus, because you yourself can not save them. Jesus prayer demonstrates the prophet followers that hear and that are also God’s. Every minister has a flock of sheep, hopefully that flock follows not them, but God and His Son. His Son being not only his word in the flesh, but God himself the second part of the Trinity. Throughout the writing of the four Gospels Christ humanity is shown. The humanity is what man follows in regard to their own walk. Maybe not purposely, but because we understand God knows we are human, and that as we pray and seek him our humanity at times fails, along with our desire to follow religiously and spiritually.

In Christ humanity these people have become ours, and part of our family and friends, yet they following us is a mistake because I can not save them other then my testimony being a light to God and Christ Jesus. Christ humanity, his feelings as human needs to be examined so we know that what we feel and think is normal part of faith. Jesus is Lord, the minister is not, those things must be kept in check.

Dear Heavenly Father thank you for showing your Son’s humanity in the garden as he talked to you about the sheep being yours, and they being his also. Though he was more then just your child, but a part of you by being your Word and not just teaching your word, it helps us to know how we need to pray for your people that are dear as family and friends. I ask you to be with friends and family of faith that you will strengthen their call as believers. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study for Devotion: Ephesians 3:14-21 KJV
(14) For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
(15) Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,
(16) That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
(17) That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
(18) May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;
(19) And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
(20) Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
(21) Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

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Time of Christ: Prophesy Over Jerusalem By Christ

Daily Devotions for Saturday: by Christina Farris 3/25/2017

Luke 19:41-48 KJV
(41) And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,
(42) Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
(43) For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,
(44) And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
(45) And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;
(46) Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
(47) And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him,
(48) And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

No one can deny the historical persecution of the Jews after the time of Christ. It is the time of Christ that we must decide if what Jesus is speaking of is prophesy, past, future, current or all three. When the Jews did not believe God destruction would come. When they believed God but refused to change their ways, destruction came. The most unmovable place is scripture is when Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Weeping not for himself but for the persecution that would befall Jerusalem because of his crucifixion.

The persecution of the Jewish people is real and has been going on since the time of Christ crucifixion and must be stopped. Truth is God had blinded his people to truth because of their sin. Yet those that did believe also faced persecution for their belief. In other words God showed no perspective of person concerning the Jews as far as belief and unbelief when it came to what would occur after the crucifixion to the people of historical faith and unbelief before the Time of Christ. The exile only one example of time of unbelief in Jewish history and believers being among the unbelievers.

The time following Christ ascension into heaven, came a great persecution of the church, Yet there would be persecution of the Jews after that had never been so before. In fact the holocaust over million Jews died. Yet before that time in 90 AD the Temple was completely destroyed. Our minds can not imagine the tears of our Savior as He looked upon Jerusalem because He loved His people. If Christ loved us, why then did judgment have to come to His people.

The truth is God’s wrath is on the unbeliever, but persecution of God’s people is based on the world’s hate of God’s people. For the world understood not God’s love for them until Christ died for them. And as the world understood the Christ came because of His love for them, many would receive the Gospel that was suppose to be share by the Jews, but instead persecution of the sinful world had been.

Persecution has no place in society but it goes on all the time. It has no place in the saved person’s life or even a sinner. The world’s desire for peace and yet there is no peace because of division, yet we all want freedom. Yet freedom can not come because of terrorist attacks in our own nation and around the world. Some attacks are caused by people that are mentally ill, or people that joined some form of hate group.

It is time the world forgives the Jews and the Jews forgive the world for the blindness of each other of who Jesus is, was and still is. Jesus cried because of what would happen because of his crucifixion and how his resurrection would change the world. We all walk in unbelief at some point in our life despite what we saw or heard was real. It is called shock and the world lives daily in shock based on images seen on Television or heard on the radio. God’s hand still on his church and He will protect the people of faith.

Dear Heavenly Father, the time of what we can not change on comes to what we really can change in our current world. May the truth of prophesy in scripture become so real to the believer that it will hold the person’s faith in check and not dry to unbelief. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study For Devotions: Jeremiah 13:15-17 KJV
(15) Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken.
(16) Give glory to the LORD your God, before he cause darkness, and before your feet stumble upon the dark mountains, and, while ye look for light, he turn it into the shadow of death, and make it gross darkness.
(17) But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the LORD’S flock is carried away captive.

Time Of Christ: When

Daily Devotions For Saturday: by Christina Farris 3/18/2017

Luke 21:5-28 KJV
(5) And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,
(6) As for these things which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.
(7) And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?
(8) And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.
(9) But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by.
(10) Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:
(11) And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
(12) But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.
(13) And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
(14) Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
(15) For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
(16) And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
(17) And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
(18) But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
(19) In your patience possess ye your souls.
(20) And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
(21) Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
(22) For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
(23) But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
(24) And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
(25) And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
(26) Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
(27) And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
(28) And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.

If one goes with the premise that Jesus is the first and the Last and part of the Triune Godhead then the attitude of all these things can change to what will be will be according to the word of God. The time of the Gentiles before Christ and the time of the Gentiles after Christ changed. A call to repentance to the Gentiles came with the coming of Christ. A call to the gentiles came before Christ but tmany did not hear. A call after Christ resurrection was sent forth across the known world of Roman Empire. The call to the gentiles came even at the last passover as Greeks came to talk to Jesus. The call to the roman soldiers that were not Jewish. The call to those not of Israel came at the time of Jesus for John Baptist preach to the gentiles and upon his death Christ spoke to the Gentiles John minister too.

If the Jewish people are going through a time of the Gentiles it is only because the Gentiles are in power. When Israel is in power or the Jewish nation then it is the time of Jews. Some people consider President Obama Islamic though he had Christian heritage and Islamic heritage. Some people failed to see him as a Bible subscriber. God’s Holy Word has been changing lives for centuries.

The Bible speaks what will be as what has not happened. Yet the most profound prophesy would be of the Messiah. Christ did not teach anything that was not taught in the Old Testament except maybe the idea of the resurrection was more pronounced in his day. Ezekiel wrote about dead bones rising and it being army of God. Ezekiel talked of destruction and wars. Jesus taught about destruction that was coming and wars. He prophesied of the destruction of Israel once more and the time of the Gentiles would be until God redeem his people once more and they would return to Israel.

At the time of Christ a major earthquake happen as Jesus hung on the cross ripping the veil of the temple. Time of Christ the prophesy of such events were probably not even fully understood, based on the idea our mind can not handle all we see in a life time. The extraordinary events around the cross to the ushering of the Holy Spirit was phenomenal. Yet Christ had prepared his disciples to believe the entire story. Through the miracles of Jesus, to the miracles of faith of impossibility being a reality came a great resurrection of the dead and of Christ. Jesus would be the first resurrected of the New Covenant but not the last. When Christ returns the events that will come and will flow will be beyond our human understanding, and yet by the Spirit of God we will be a witness of those events as they happen. Until the great day of the Lord we must realize the events of both destruction caused by storms and wars will come as well as the rebuilding. Life goes on whether in is the happy golden years or the time of poverty and destruction.

It is the duty of each generation to teach and prepare the younger generation for both good and bad years. It is a generation that refuses to prepare the next generation that some things until the time of Christ seems beyond Biblical portion. At the time of Christ with His coming his children will meet him in the air coming up from the earth surface to the clouds in the sky. The dead not risen yet to face the judgment. God’s Spirit will prepare his people for the coming event by His Spirit. God is the prepare of the heart. He prepared Ezekiel and all the prophets to speak of the truth. Jesus was the great I Am, but what He taught was already said at this time as far as what will and won’t be before His second coming. We can not ignore these facts. For without these facts scripture changes to believe a lie. For many false prophets arise and teach the same. No one realizing the truth of the matter.

Dear Heavenly Father prepare the people’s heart for not only truth but your soon return as you call to your people to arise in faith and then later to meet you in the sky. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study For Devotions: Revelation 1:17-18 KJV
(17) And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last:
(18) I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Time Of Christ: Greatest In The Kingdom

Daily Devotions For Saturday: by Christina Farris 3/11/2017

Matthew 18:1-11 KJV
(1) At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
(2) And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
(3) And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
(4) Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
(5) And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
(6) But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
(7) Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
(8) Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.
(9) And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.
(10) Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
(11) For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

The corruption of the world lies in how we treat children. Child abuse is rapid in the world and it belongs not. Yet what was in some cultures part of life, in other culture it was not consider always abuse. To understand that culture and the change world of desiring children to grow up without the pressure of sexual immorality in their life caused laws to go into place. Even to the law of cousins not being able to marry unless third cousins or something like that. In other words someone not of your household. Sexual predators of all ages begin in the heart of man, but does not end there, it is outward sin of destruction of not only the predators life but the life of a child. It will haunt a child till their dying day, despite the punishment of the offender. There is no justification for human horrors that exist in the world. Though memories can fad of bad events they resist in the recall of the mind if no where else but only to haunt when a similar event happens. The horror comes when it comes found a figure of authority in a child’s life. Yet if it is from sibling or friend, some say it only sexual curiosity.

There is a point this morning to be great in the kingdom of heaven, one can not abuse a child. One can only humble themselves and serve a child. Serve a child through using one’s authority in a child’s life to educate, care and love. Love being the most important thing to a child or even young adult. To be cradle by compassion, into adult years and protect by the horrors of the world and yet taught to know what horrors are by verbal communication of what those horrors are. To know through education horrors and not actual event. That compassion that is Servanthood. Education only helps one’s awareness of the world, so if horror was to happen they know that this is not normal.

The abuse is that person that Jesus talks about that should have a mill stone hung around his neck. Jesus speaks of the severity of a crime of hurting a child. Not only a physical child of age but the spiritual children of God that are growing in faith. Jesus loves all the children of the world. To force them to experience repeated abuse is only a sign of negligence of adults serving these children. From religious holocaust to sexual immorality. Religious holocaust is spiritual rape of mankind on the people of faith. It is the killing of the people of faith, both physically and mentally. The taking away of human rights.

God desires us to love each other and to care for each other as in the story of good Samaritan showing the love and compassion of helping the injured as well as going to the cross in the story of the crucifixion. Jesus compassion in healing of the people. To teach healing art of first forgiveness, and then healing through prayer. People opening doors for people to walk through and to enable them to achieve greatest only to help others. Donald Trump no matter his own personal agenda to become president step down from his position in his company to be a servant for four years. Is it a different world to him, I suspect in one since it is. The business world is not always fair and you have to play a hard game to get ahead sometimes. Yet to choose to serve a nation he will have to choose to help all groups of people to the best of his ability and his administration, plus what the congress will allow as will as the judicial system. His ability to serve will be based on his ability to lead a nation from economic situation he inherit to a world of what it will be in four years. Yet he only as the control the law allows and the law that allows changes. His ability to be a little god in office would be how he can keep the nation together as a whole and gain the respect an admiration of all people.

The point is we will not always gain the respect of everyone, but our ability to serve with humility and love is key to be in God’s service and to be as a little god to others because they willing serve you back. How many old people are left in nursing homes with few visitors not because family is enable to visit because the relationships are not always good with others or the generation coming up behind had no care for them. How you treat a child might depend on if they help you in old age. Then again it is that generation that has no care for their elders that loose out for they too grow old with each passing year.

Who is the greatest in the kingdom, God and His Word will always be the greatest, but who is next those that care for others learning to serve and be hand extended and not abuser. It is that person that reaches out in faith toward God and also love to others. When we believe God and receive his Son has our redeemer, then that is the beginning point of salvation, but we need to continue by loving others. We are after all joint heirs with Jesus. Our inheritance is eternity with God. Though we are not the word of God in the flesh, we are his children. Though we may pay a price for the sin of the world we live in at times, we are not the Savior. To be equal to God and His son would be as Lucifer thinking he had authority to be the greatest in God’s kingdom. Learn to serve not exalt as Lucifer did.

Dear Heavenly Father teach us to be humble before you in faith, but also in love for others. Caring for both children and the elderly of our world. Showing compassion to our friends and neighbors of our generation so that it teaches the next generation that same compassion. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

Continual Scripture Study For Devotions: Galatians 4:1-8 KJV
(1) Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;
(2) But is under tutors and governors until the time appointed of the father.
(3) Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
(4) But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
(5) To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
(6) And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
(7) Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.
(8) Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them which by nature are no gods.

Time Of Christ: The Hour Comes

Daily Devotions For Saturday: by Christina Farris 3/4/2017

Matthew 24:38-42 KJV
(38) For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
(39) And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
(40) Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
(41) Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.
(42) Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

As women woke with a start of a chest pain the other morning, she was reminded of how quick death comes without warning. As children scream in the night because rescue squad enters there home to take a parent out, they have no understanding that it was just that person’s time to go home to God. As the newest of death sweeps across a generation that experience more life then death each death is only a reminder of how short life is. How you must make the best of the time you have on earth. Each passing day is only as long as next, but the reality is people die at work, at school, at recreation, in the night and all through the day. The hour often unknown to even the best scientist, yet those dying and know it know their time is short to put their life in order. To know the doctor can do no more for you is painful words if you feel halfway well. If in pain the words of how long do I got, and the doctor says it depends on you and not medical science then you know God going to have to do a miracle to live. Yet is all hope gone to living. For the believer death is only a portal to God and living in heaven.

As the word of God’s speaks of Noah’s Ark, eight people were saved from death. No one wants to think of the flood as judgment and that it brought death. It is easier to think of Noah and His family all saved. All protected. Those dying in the flood only to stand before God to face the hell, or to escape by just belief is only for God to tell and those if any survived to go through the pearly gates. Scripture says Noah found grace in God’s sight and that he was a righteous man, because of his faith in God. It was his faith that caused God to love Him. God loved Noah before Noah loved God. Yet not all God loves, returns his love. Yet did any find God in the storm, only God knows the answer. Death came slow to those on a hill as rain covered the earth. It covered even the highest mountain. No one could out run the storm water, but it did not mean people did not repent. People would of felt that rain beating down and watch as Noah Ark took lift off across the water. Did Noah get to preach from the one window on the ark, God’s word does not declare it. In fact God shut the door and sealed it to keep it from being open and letting those outside the ark to enter. I can only imagine the hatched and saws that hit the side of the ark, even maybe beams of wood trying to find away aboard. The pounding of fist, begging Noah to let them in, but it was not Noah’s choice. Did God close Noah hears, Did Noah go in to hibernation as the sound of horror outside the ship.

Truth is the stark images of what happened the day Noah was saved, is only a stark image of reality of life to death and then to death or life depending on if you believed in God and did His will for your life. You are accountable for the time you got not the time you do not. People waiting for death have time to repent, those only having a moment have only have a brief second to decide.

Truth is Jesus spoke of death and how when it was to late judgment was coming. How true it is. Even without Christ return judgment comes to those that did not plan enough insurance for the one passing, or savings. The judgment of bills at the time of death can be overwhelming but not impossible to pay. Yet love ones left behind have to worry about living and paying debts not occurred by them always but definitely by you. What it all means is this, time will come to everyone sooner or later. When Christ return’s, He will come like in the days of Noah. He will come swift and the horror of those that know of Christ but never received him will be as those beating on the side of the ark, and he will not let them in. There is not a get out of hell free card when God shuts the doors of heaven. When comes to take his people home, be ready for there will be no turning back your choice. Have the train ticket to heaven and not to hell. Have the ticket that soars like a plane and not one that goes underground like a subway ticket. Your choice is now, and not next week. Your choice is short, and yet you might live to be hundred. The choice you make now is for the future of thousand years. The choice you make now is for million years to come. One can spend it in a fire pit or in heaven, your choice to make. Make heaven your home by receiving Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior today. He died for you and paid the price of your sins on the cross of Calvary. He rose again in victory so all that believe could live with Him for eternity.

Pray this prayer with me if you want to be saved.

Dear Heavenly Father, I ask you to forgive me of all my sins, and I receive your Son into my heart today, knowing He paid the price of my sins, and I receive your Spirit to guide and direct through life. In Jesus precious name, Amen.

If you prayed this will all sincerity you are saved.

Continual Scripture Study For Devotions: Jude 1:13-15 KJV
(13) Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.
(14) And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,
(15) To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.