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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.

Do Not Worry

Luke 12:22-23

22 Then He said to His disciples, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; nor about the body, what you will put on.

23 Life is more than food, and the body is more than clothing.

The most devastating sin is worry. When Jesus said, “Do not worry” that means to worry is a sin. That which is not of faith is sin and when we worry we are not walking by faith we are walking by sight. There are three key things you can do to overcome worry. One: Get your focus on the kingdom of God and off of the world. You will find reading further in Luke 12 worry is a result of not seeking the kingdom of God, but instead seeking the things of this world. Jesus said when you become focused on God’s kingdom, all the things you have need of will be added unto you.

Two: Cast all your care upon God. We are told to cast all our cares once and for all upon God (1 Peter 5:7). God did not create us to be burdened with the cares of life and that is why He said to cast them upon Him. When you allow cares of life to rule your thoughts you become a pack mule for the devil. You can learn to release the cares of life to God. It takes practice but it can be done.

Three: Choose to meditate on God’s Word, the good report. Philippians 4:8 tells us to meditate on God’s good report found in His Word, instead of dwelling on all that is bad in life and in the world. Realize this, living a life of worry Jesus said will not add anything to your life and in fact doctors will tell you it is the most detrimental thing to your health. Every believer in Christ can live a worry free life for if it was not so Jesus would not have told us not to worry.

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Posted by on December 7, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

He Still Heals

Matthew 8:17

This fulfilled the word of the Lord through the prophet Isaiah, who said, “He took our sicknesses and removed our diseases.”

Jesus at Calvary carried away for us all sickness and disease. The prophecy of Isaiah 53:4 has been fulfilled. All we have to do is receive by faith in our hearts what He has already done for us. Healing comes from the Spirit of God and it manifests in the physical body. Healing is a part of the salvation package purchased for us, for by the stripes He bore in His body we are healed.

These truths in scripture reveal clearly that it is God’s will to heal us. Jesus Himself was anointed by God and went about doing good, and healing all who were oppressed of the devil. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Many often question if it is God’s will to heal them, but Jesus proved it is His will for us to be healed for no one who came to Jesus in faith for healing was ever turned away.

Jesus healed everyone who came to Him in faith and so it is today for those who come to Him in faith, believing they receive their healing as they pray for He has not changed. Take the scriptures that reveal healing in the Bible and meditate on them until they become real to you. When they do you can release your faith to receive what is a promise of God for you.

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Posted by on December 6, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Abide In His Love

John 15:9

I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me].

The love of God has been shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit when we got born again. To walk in His love is a choice we make. The love of God is not a feeling, but a spiritual fruit that will change one’s feelings. The God-kind of love is not interested in what I can get, but what I can give. Love is seen in what you do, not how you feel about someone. Scripture teaches us that faith works through love.

It is our faith in God and what He has said in His Word that causes His power to flow in and through our lives. In the natural you can have electricity (power) that will work for you to help you accomplish many things, but without the wire that electricity flows through you cannot harness that power and make use of it in your everyday life.

Love is like the wire that the power of God flows through. Faith releases that power but without love you cannot harness that power to see it work in your life. So if you want your faith to work for you choose to walk in love, treating others as you would have them treat you, and your faith in God’s Word will accomplish great things in your life.

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Posted by on December 5, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Be of Good Cheer – He Has Overcome

John 16:33

I’ve told you this so that my peace will be with you. In the world you’ll have trouble. But cheer up! I have overcome the world.”

Troubles or storms of life come to all. Jesus did not tell us this so that we would be troubled by them. He has already overcome the world’s troubles you will face. Jesus taught us that if you come to Him and hear what He says but do not do what He says, you will be like a man who built a house on sand. Storms would come and when they do the house would fall.

But if you come to Him and hear what He says and you do what He has said, you will be like a man who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock. When the storms come the house would not only stand, it would not be shaken. In this fallen world you will face trouble or storms of life. But the person who has come to Jesus and will listen to what He has to say, and is a doer of the Word and not just a hearer of the Word, they have built on the rock.

Those who do so are those who walk by faith and not by sight. When the storms come they not only won’t go down, Jesus said they would not be shaken by the storm. It is not up to God if we overcome for He has already provided victory for us, it is up to us. Spend time with the Lord and listen to what He has said in His Word, and be a doer of the Word. If you do you will walk in perfect peace, and you will not be defeated.

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Posted by on December 4, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Become One With The Word

John 15:7

If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

This is one of the most powerful truths in the Bible. Think about what Jesus said here. To abide means to remain one with. We abide in Jesus when we become born again and follow after Him. If we do not deny Christ we remain one with Him. But His Word must also abide in us, or remain one with us. Another way to say this is the Word of Christ must prevail over us. God’s Word is a prevailing force in the earth for His Word created everything, therefore everything is subject to His Word.

When His Word prevails over us then what we speak is the Word of God, which will come to pass. For His Word to abide in us we must have our minds renewed to the Word of God. This is more than just head knowledge of the Word. It must prevail over our thought life so that we think like God’s Word, but a mind is not fully renewed until it has transformed how we live. His Word must also prevail over our actions as well.

When God’s Word is prevailing over our thoughts and we now see ourselves in Christ as a new creation, and that Word prevails over our actions as well, then His Word will prevail through us for there is nothing more powerful than the Word of God. Heaven and earth will pass away, but His Word will never pass away. Remain one with Jesus and let His Word prevail over you, becoming one with that Word and you shall ask what you desire and it shall be done through the prevailing Word of God.

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Posted by on December 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Abide In Him

John 15:4

“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.

To abide in Christ means to remain as one with Him. We are to bear the fruit of Christ, walking in the example He has given us. In Matthew 16:24 Jesus said if anyone desires to come after Him, to become a follower of Christ, which would be the same as abiding in Him; we must deny self, take up our cross and follow Him. For years I spent most of my time teaching people to deny self and take up their cross, but I missed the most important part.

Do you have a desire to follow after Jesus? Without that desire you won’t deny self nor take up your cross. The word “desire” means to be resolved or determined to fulfill a purpose, to delight in. If you want to abide in Christ you must have a determined purpose to follow Christ. It is what you take delight in, meaning you have this resolve with a “want to” attitude, not a “have to” attitude.

That desire will help you deny self, the old nature when it becomes difficult to do so. That desire will cause you to take up your cross, to fulfill God’s will for your life when the old fleshly nature wants to do something else instead. Cultivate a desire in your heart to abide in Jesus and you will bear much fruit (become Christ-like).

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Posted by on December 2, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

Discerning The Lord’s Body

John 6:56

“He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.

When we receive communion we are reminded of the Lord’s body and the blood that was given for us. Scripture teaches us that if we do not rightly discern the Lord’s body that this is the reason why many are weak, sick, and some die early. We discern the Lord’s body three ways:

1. Acknowledge the stripes of Jesus that paid for your bodily healing. With the stripes that wounded Him, we are healed and made whole.

2. Do not speak evil of other believers for they are a part of the body. If we slander and gossip about other believers, we speaking harm to ourselves. We are to walk in the love of God toward one another, therefore not speaking evil of others.

3. Recognize who you are in Christ Jesus and do not belittle yourself for you are His body whom He has purchased. When we do not recognize who we are in Christ, we will be hindered in receiving what we have in Christ. We must come to know who we are to partake of what we have been given through His blood that was shed for us.

So if we want to walk in health and healing we must learn to discern the Lord’s body. When we do we can experience the benefit of what Jesus purchased for us through the blood He shed, and through the body that He gave for us as He not only bore our sins, but He bore our sickness, disease, pain and suffering also. Receive what He has provided for you.

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Posted by on December 1, 2018 in Uncategorized