The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

( FaithOfJesus thread begun by rRandyP )

Today's Verse:


kjv@Luke:12:49 @ I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled?

kjv@Luke:12:50 @ But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

kjv@Luke:12:51 @ Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:

kjv@Luke:12:52 @ For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.

kjv@Luke:12:53 @ The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

Today's notes:


(also recorded kjv@Matthew:10:34-36)

Study Resources:

dict:tcr fire

G908 Baptism

dict:torrey peace

dict:torrey division


There is a difference between the judgment man placed upon Jesus in crucifying Him and the judgment Jesus as Christ will place upon the earth. The first is pictured as the water of baptism, Jesus volunteerly submitted Himself to both to prove Himself sent from God and to be in a position to take away the sins of man. The second is the described as the fire of purging or purification which He does in order for there to be peace. The one is hateful and self righteous on man's part directed at Christ and His followers. The other is done in great part for the unrighteous whose sin still can be taken away, those that He died for that they might receive their calling to glory and virtue. This understanding is crucial in order to understanding the next part.

It is the belief of man that they and therefore God (it's implied) simply wants peace. Peace for the sake of peace. If all was at peace, all would be right. Talk of judgment, to this way of thinking, is talk of intolerance,of putting one's religion above another's. It is contrary to their beliefs that they (the many) may not even pass the judgment unless they right now change their heart and ways. Thus we begin see two different approaches to peace, the second appearing to be nearly opposite to the intention.

The second by doctrine suggests that man will never have peace until all things are made right. Man cannot make things right until after God removes the influence of iniquity from them; there will be those in the end who will not let go of it. Peace comes after purification and purification comes in the risen Christ's anticipated return. God's righteousness makes for peace not man's godless desire and tolerance for peace.

It could be said the Christ has had two millenniums now to prove His return and thus bring His peace. It can just as well be said the man has had two millenniums to prove his peace yet has proven nothing of it. Why would Christ delay peace? To patiently make His point and because His peace comes at an irreversible cost. Why would man delay peace? He has no reason, in fact has had every reason to prove Christ wrong but has not.

Much of man's peace (what little there is) is little more than the illusion of peace; the illusion of justice, the illusion of government, the illusion of security, the illusion of wealth. What is actually there has been largely puffed up to appear more than it is, plus it is but a few days economically from collapse. There is also the matter of much of the peace that we do have we have only because of God; should He pull the table of His peace but for a moment the dishes of our vanity would quickly fall.

So the understanding of these two opposing approaches brings us to the consideration of three on two within the same family. Not only does the disciple need to be mindful of the context of covetousness/seeking the kingdom/wakened girded and engaged light bearing servants doing the Lord's work, but also the likely result of intense division among one's own family members for righteousness and eventual peace sake.

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@2Peter:3:10 @ But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

kjv@Numbers:31:23 @ Every thing that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean: nevertheless it shall be purified with the water of separation: and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make go through the water.

kjv@Colossians:2:12 @ Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

kjv@Isaiah:2:4 @ And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

kjv@Ephesians:4:3 @ Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

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