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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.

Strong In The Lord

Ephesians 6:10
In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides].

In the Lord is where a believer can find all the strength they need, the strength to face and overcome any challenge in life. It didn’t say be strong in yourself, but in the Lord. In Ephesians 6, it goes on to tell us to put on the whole armor of God so we can be strong and stand against our enemy. It begins with the belt of truth. Equip yourself with a clear understanding of the truth of God’s Word by living in the Bible and applying what you learn.

Next put on the breastplate of righteousness, living a life of integrity, listening to your heart and obeying your conscience (the voice of your spirit man). Walk in the gospel of peace. Wherever you go, be a bearer of good news, sharing what God’s Word says and you will walk in peace. Take up the shield of faith by continually hearing the Word preached with a reverence and a hunger for God.

Put on the helmet of the hope of your salvation, never forgetting of what is to come when Christ returns. Finally take the sword of the Spirit, which is speaking God’s Word, especially when circumstances come against you. Declare what God has said and therefore use your sword to change those circumstances. We have been given all we need to be strong in the Lord. It is up to us to live in the armor we have been given.
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Posted by on September 21, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Walk In The Light

Ephesians 5:8
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light…

As a child of God who is now light in the Lord we are to walk in the light as He is in the light. In 1 John 2:10 we are told that if we love our brother we abide in the light and there is no cause for stumbling in us. If you have ever walked into a dark room in which there were obstacles all around and you were trying to find a light switch you probably stumbled as you moved about looking for that switch. So it is for us as believers when we do not walk in love.

Before being born again we did not have the love of God within us, we were filled with darkness, but once we receive Christ, God’s love (His light) now resides in us. We have become the light of the world. The wise men were led to Jesus by a shinning star which brought them to the Savior. When we walk in the love of God, we are that shinning star leading people to Jesus.

His love is an action not a feeling. We walk in love by choosing to treat others the way we would want to be treated. When we walk in love our faith is working for us because faith works through love, and this will keeps us from stumbling. So choose to walk in the light you have been given by choosing to act upon the love of God, His light that He has placed in you, and you can lead others out of darkness to God, who is love Himself.
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Posted by on September 20, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Accepted By God

Ephesians 1:6
to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

The Father has accepted all who are in Christ Jesus because of what Jesus has done for us. Have you ever seen someone who wanted to be accepted by others so badly that they did whatever they could to gain acceptance, even leading them to act like someone they are not? People do many things in trying to feel accepted by others.

Many believers do not share their faith because they are afraid of being rejected, which is wanting acceptance. When we as believers in Christ try and find our worth in being accepted by others, it will often lead us to act like someone we are not. In doing so we then begin to drift away from God, no longer living as a Christ follower, and we therefore break our fellowship with Him. But God has already accepted us through the blood Christ shed for us.

We no longer need to try and find our value and worth in being accepted by others, for our sole worth comes from God. So as a born again child of God don’t try to be someone you are not to gain man’s acceptance, and don’t fall for the lie that God has not received you. Because of what Jesus did for you, you are already accepted by God, and therefore you are a child of God.
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Posted by on September 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

ANSWERING THE CALL – PART 4

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ebyt6-ec27e5

God has placed a calling upon every believer. That calling is the same for all, but will be fulfilled in different ways based on the gifts God gives us. Find out more and choose to “Answer The Call” God has for you.

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Get To Know Him

1 John 5:20
And we know that the Son of God has come, and He has given us understanding so that we can know the true God. And now we live in fellowship with the true God because we live in fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ. He is the only true God, and He is eternal life.

What was the primary reason Jesus came? So that we through Him being born again could be restored back into a relationship with the Father, so that we could know God. Far too many believers are satisfied with getting born again and then continuing to live life on their own instead of taking time to get to know their Heavenly Father, who desires to walk with them every day.

There is only one way you will experience true peace, joy, and contentment in life, and that is in knowing God, not just knowing about Him. As the scripture above reveals we live in fellowship with God through our fellowship with Jesus. The disciples of Jesus’ day did so spending time with Jesus every day. For us, we do so by spending time in the Word each day, for Jesus is the Word that became flesh. When we take time to fellowship with the Lord through His Word, we fellowship with our God and Father.

Smith Wigglesworth said, “I can only understand God the Father and Jesus Christ by what the Word says about them. God is everything the Word says He is. We need to get acquainted with Him through the Word.” Get to know the Word (Jesus), and you will get to know your heavenly Father who loves you and desires to love on you. There is no one nor anything that will make your life complete except knowing God. So the door of fellowship unto the Father opens to us when we choose to open our Bible, for when we do we open the door to God. Open the door, He is waiting.
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Posted by on September 18, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Seek The Kingdom

Luke 12:31
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.

This is a powerful and I believe often misunderstood truth. Why do believers worry about finances, or about having what they need in this life? It is quite obvious by this verse that if this be true about our lives, then we are not biblically seeking the Kingdom of God, for in the previous verses Jesus tells us not to worry about what we need in this life. The word seek simply means to pursue or endeavor to obtain. But what exactly are we in this verse being told what to pursue and obtain? A closer look at the original definition of the word Kingdom is quite interesting, and usually taught differently then it’s actual meaning.

Vines expository dictionary defines this word Kingdom as follows: God calls upon men everywhere, without distinction of race or nationality, to submit voluntarily to His rule. Over and over again through different Greek scholars you continually see the word being defined as submitting to the dominion, authority, reign, and rule of the King over that kingdom. You see this truth in the story of a Roman Centurion who came to Jesus wanting Him to heal a servant of his who was at the point of death. He knew if Jesus just spoke the Word his servant would be healed, for he to was a man under authority.

There is a lot in this account but simply put, someone who pursues and obtains submission of their life under the King of the kingdom Jesus Christ, will not worry about anything in this life; for they know being submitted fully to Him means I now walk in what I only hear and see Him doing. As I do, I will walk in all that is in the Kings domain. Want to never worry about anything in your life again, including what others may think of you? Then pursue to become fully submitted to the King, and all that you have need of will be added to you!
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Posted by on September 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

UNBELIEF IS A THIEF

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-k5fvd-ebd3d1

Unbelief will rob you of the promises of God. In this podcast learn how to get rid of unbelief and receive what God has for you.

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2020 in Religion

 

Know God Heard You

1 John 5:14-15
14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

One of the keys to effective prayer is knowing what you have prayed for is in line with God’s will. You can’t believe you have received something from God if you don’t know it is God’s will. Therefore before we ever pray about anything we need to first make sure it is in line with the will of God for our lives. When we do so then we know God not only heard our prayer, we know we have what we have asked of Him.

Think of how much time people have spent praying not knowing if God heard them or not. The first thing you must do is go to the Word of God and find scripture that gives you the promise of what you are believing for. In doing so you have established it is His will, for God’s Word reveals what His desires are for us. Once you find scripture for God’s promise, get it settled in your heart that this is His wil for you.

Some people think God will hear them if they just pray long enough but that is not true either. God has no problem hearing any prayer that is prayed in faith according to His will. So before you petition God for anything, find out His will in His Word. Settle it in your heart that it is His will for you. Then when you pray you will know He has heard you, and you will know that you have what you asked of Him. Then just keep thanking Him for what He has said is already yours, believing you have received when you pray.
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Posted by on September 16, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

His Word Is Final Authority

Psalms 119:89
Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.

So what is your opinion about having a pastor and being a part of a local church? What about tithing, unforgiveness, speaking in tongues, sharing the gospel, etc? The truth is it doesn’t matter what our opinion may be about things that the Bible is clear about. What many believers don’t understand is that when you choose to have your own opinion about what God has said, this will hinder your ability to walk in Bible faith.

Sad to say many don’t really understand Bible faith, and yet we are told to live by faith. Many who think they are really are not. A key to Bible faith is getting it settled in your heart once and for all that whatever God said is Truth, and our opinion really doesn’t matter. For example, even though many know scripture teaches us that by the stripes of Jesus we are healed, yet they don’t act as if that is actually true. Their confession reveals that they don’t actually believe such scriptures because if they did they would agree with God’s Word and only speak in line with God’s Word.

When you choose to have your own opinion about the Word of God, choosing not to do what it says, this will hinder your ability to walk by faith in the promises of God. You are not taking His Word as final authority, but instead choosing to see things “your way”. Doing so puts you in disagreement with God. His Word is settled in heaven and for all eternity, and therefore it doesn’t matter what we think about it. If we will choose to take all of God’s Word as our final authority and therefore walk in the light of that Word, we will learn to walk by faith and not by sight.
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Posted by on September 15, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

ANSWERING THE CALL – PART 3

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-biqmb-eb94f1

God has placed a calling upon every believer. That calling is the same for all, but will be fulfilled in different ways based on the gifts God gives us. Find out more and choose to “Answer The Call” God has for you.

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2020 in Uncategorized