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About Pastor Darryl Baker

My walk with Christ began in 1985 having received Jesus into my life at a Bible Study one night. I was a professional bull rider at the time and little did I know of all God had for me. Since that time my wife and I birthed the church we now pastor, Christian Faith Fellowship in Roanoke Texas. I have a passion for helping people become all they can be in Christ, and for raising up other ministers. I also travel and speak with a gift to teach the Word of God especially in the area of discipleship. There is nothing like seeing other people set free and growing in God. I am very blessed with some great spiritual fathers. Dr. Mark T. Barclay, Dr. Hilton Sutton, and Rev. Coy Huffman.

THE LAST DAYS CHURCH – PART 17

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mhutc-e2cad9

Scripture reveals some key things of the church that would live in the last days. As a believer there are things you need to know, and things you should be doing so that you are prepared and useful for the Master in these last days. Find out more in this series on “The Last Days Church”.

 
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Posted by on July 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Wise Men Still Seek Him

Matthew 2:1-2
1 Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea when Herod was king. After Jesus’ birth wise men from the east arrived in Jerusalem.
2 They asked, “Where is the one who was born to be the king of the Jews? We saw his star rising and have come to worship him.”

The wise men who came to worship Jesus had known of the prophecy in Numbers 24:17, that a Star would appear and lead them to this King of the Jews. Upon arriving in Jerusalem, they asked where He was to be born. Herod called the chief priests and scribes together to find out, for they were experts of the Old Testament scriptures, and would therefore know where His birthplace would be. They told Herod He was to be born in Bethlehem.

You would think those priests and scribes hearing from the wise men that the King, the Messiah had been born, they would have wanted to go and see the One for whom they had waited for. But they did not go to see if this was the Messiah, and they showed little to no interest in finding out. Why? Because they were more interested in knowing about Him, rather than knowing Him. Sad to say many believers today are content with just knowing about Him and not really making the effort to know Him personally. They are to busy with other things.

Matthew 2:11 When they entered the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary. So they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
The wise men were different. When they got to Bethlehem and found the King of kings, they worshiped Him, and gave offerings unto Him. The word worship means to adore, and to bow down in reverence to one who is superior. Don’t forget why He came. It was so we could get to know Him and our Heavenly Father, not just to know about Him. Make knowing Him your priority in life. It is why He came.
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Posted by on July 10, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Faith Is Now

Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

When is faith actually faith? When you are seeing things as already done in the present tense. Faith has a time. Faith is not past tense, nor is faith future tense. Faith is now, present tense. When someone says they are believing for God “to do” something they are not actually in faith. This is where many miss it when it comes to faith. Romans 3:27 tells us that faith is a law, like the law of gravity. If you step off a building the law of gravity goes to work and you will fall. That law is there, always present tense, even though you can’t see it with your natural eyes.

Faith works in the same way. It is a spiritual law. Even though you can’t see it, when you do the things that scripture teaches to walk by faith that law goes into effect, but it was there all along. A key to activate that law is to BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART that what God has said is already true, present tense, not one day going to happen. Want further proof? When God appeared to Moses He revealed His name. What is God’s name? I AM. He is not the I was, nor the I will be God, He is the great I AM, always present tense God.

In Romans 4:17 scripture tells us that God, the great I AM, calls those things that be not as though they were, present tense. God is a God of faith. We are to imitate Him. Until you can believe in your heart what God has said is already so, present tense, and prove your faith by calling those things that be not as though they were, you are not walking by faith, and this is one of the keys that governs how the law of faith works. Faith is always present tense.
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Posted by on July 9, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Do Not

Matthew 6:25
“Therefore I say to you, do not…”

In today’s times where many churches are more interested in tickling itching ears the “do not” messages of the scriptures are not popular, but many don’t realize the power of this statement. Realize that anywhere in the Word of God where the phrase “do not” is used, that means you have a choice. You can choose not to do the things we are told “do not”. You have the power over these decisions. The great thing about this is you are the one in control of your life because you have the power to choose. Let’s look at a couple important “do not’s”.

Matthew 6:25 – Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life,… Worry is a choice not something we have to do. Many would say everyone worries. Not true. First of all realize the Lord would never tell us not to do something if we were not able to do so. Those who worry choose to focus on the wrong thing. Worry is a way of saying God lied. If you truly believe God’s Word then why would you worry.

Romans 12:2 – And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind,… No believer in Christ should look like the worldly sinner, being conformed to the worlds ways. It is a choice once you are born again. You can choose to renew your mind and live a transformed life or to live carnal, it is completely up to you.

There are many more “do not’s” in the Bible, and what is powerful about these truth’s is you really are in control over these things, because the Word of God would not say “do not” if you could not. When we make the choice to “do not”, we choose to live a much better life that every believer has the ability to live.
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Posted by on July 8, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Obedience Through Love

John 14:15
If you love me, you will obey my commandments.

Obedience clearly has benefits as revealed in many places of scripture, but if the motive for that obedience is the wrong motive, we will lose sight of the gospel and what Christ has done for us. If our motive becomes a way we try to prove “how good we are” when in fact Jesus said there is none good but One, God, we must go back to understanding the truth about the good news. When we do our motive will shift to an appreciation for what the Lord has done for us.

For example what is the real reason that anyone born again sins? They love the sin. We are tempted James said with our own desires. If there was no desire for sin, then we could not be tempted. But our old fleshly nature has within it the desire for sin. When we try to overcome sin with a focus on us being good, we will eventually fail and fall prey to sin. The way you overcome sin is by loving someone more than your flesh loves sin, and that someone is Jesus. This is where the gospel comes in.

Why should we love Him? Because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). When you truly understand the gospel, you realize Jesus exhibited His love for us by not only going through the death of the cross, but He also took the punishment that our sin deserved. When we fully understand what He went through for us, we get a true picture of the gospel, and that produces a love for Him, which leads to obedience. Our obedience is the result of loving Him more than our flesh loves sin. We are to present our bodies unto God as a holy sacrifice, and when our love for Him is the reason we do so, the focus remains where it should always be, on Him not us.
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Posted by on July 7, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Do Not Worry

Philippians 4:6
Don’t worry about anything; on the contrary, make your requests known to God by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving.

The beginning of worry is the end of faith. The beginning of faith is the end of worry. Worry is never good for your life, but a lot of believers do not realize that where worry exists in one’s life, faith does not. Worry is without a doubt one of the biggest faith robbers there is. Faith and worry are like water and oil, they do not mix. How do you get rid of worry? Walking by faith.

It is not possible to believe in what God has said or promised, and to worry at the same time. If you know what God has said is true, then why would you worry. If for example you truly believe that God will supply all your need, then why would you worry about getting your bills paid or needs met. If you believe God’s Word on healing, knowing you are already healed by the stripes of Jesus, how could you worry about sickness or disease if you truly believe He bore all your sickness and disease.

If you look at the above verse you will see this proven. As Paul states do not worry, on the contrary, make your requests known to God with thanksgiving. This is a prayer spoken in faith believing it has been received, for you don’t give thanks unless you have already received something. So if you have any worry in your life, that indicates you need to develop your faith more by feeding on what God’s Word says until it becomes a reality in your heart. The beginning of faith is the end of worry, and the end of a defeated life.
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Posted by on July 6, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

THE LAST DAYS CHURCH – PART 16

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Scripture reveals some key things of the church that would live in the last days. As a believer there are things you need to know, and things you should be doing so that you are prepared and useful for the Master in these last days. Find out more in this series on “The Last Days Church”.

 
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Posted by on July 5, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Faith Opens The Door

Revelation 3:20
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.

You often hear of this verse referring to sinners, but this statement was made to John in the letters Jesus had written to the churches, so it includes everyone. When you think of all that Jesus represents to us such as our healer, provider, victor, protector, deliverer, prince of peace, love itself, and so much more, if we want to experience all that He is we simply have to open the door. How do we open the door?

Faith is that door. You often hear people for example say that their faith healed them, but faith is not the healer, Jesus is the healer. They may say their faith is what delivered them, but faith is not the deliverer, Jesus is the deliverer. You see if we think our faith will heal us we leave out the Healer Himself and don’t realize faith is simply the door through which, when we open that door, the Healer will come in and share His healing power with us.

Smith Wiggelsworth, a man used mightily by God said, “Faith is just the open door through which the Lord comes. Do not say,
“I was healed by faith.” Faith does not save. God saves through that open door. Healing comes the same way. You believe, and the healing comes the same way. You believe, and the virtue of Christ comes. Healing is for the glory of God.” When we say our faith is the “what” of how we got healed or set free we take out the One who did the work who receives all the glory. Faith is needed for it is the door that opens the way for the Lord to come, but He is the One who does the work.
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Posted by on July 5, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

One With The Word

John 8:31-32
31 Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.
32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

A disciple of Jesus is more than just someone who is born again. Being born again is just the beginning. The word disciple means one who learns through instruction under a teacher with the purpose of adhering to their example. Many who say they are Christians seem content just to be born again, but the purpose was to become one who learns from and adheres to the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We should look and sound like Him.

Here in the above verses Jesus gives us another key nugget of what it takes to be His disciple. We must abide in His Word. What exactly does it mean to abide in His Word? The word abide means to remain and become one with. We are to become one with the Word of the Lord. You cannot do that if you do not live in His Word. Many today rarely pick up their Bibles, and modern day teaching says it’s bondage to try and live according to the Word of God, but that is not what Jesus said. He said if you become one with the Word it would bring liberty.

You see the devil doesn’t want you set free from sin and carnal fleshly ways, so he has deceived many saying that obedience to the Bible is bondage. But he is a liar. Stop listening to the voices of those who say such things. They are deceived themselves and trying to lead you away from the liberty and lifestyle of Jesus. If you renew your mind to the Word of God it will transform your life to live like Jesus (Rom. 12:2). If you want to become who Jesus made you to be, abide in His Word, become one with the Word and you can follow in His footsteps as a disciple of Christ.
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Posted by on July 4, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

THE LAST DAYS CHURCH – PART 15

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Scripture reveals some key things of the church that would live in the last days. As a believer there are things you need to know, and things you should be doing so that you are prepared and useful for the Master in these last days. Find out more in this series on “The Last Days Church”.

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2020 in Uncategorized