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.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Luke:12:54 @ And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.

kjv@Luke:12:55 @ And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass.

kjv@Luke:12:56 @ Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

kjv@Luke:12:57 @ Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

kjv@Luke:12:58 @ When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.

kjv@Luke:12:59 @ I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.

Today's notes:


(similar kjv@Matthew:16:2-4 kjv@Matthew:5:23-26)

Study Resources:

G1381 discern/test

G2540 proper time/set occassion

G2919 judge/distinguish

G1342 right/equitable in character/act

G476 adversary/enemy


The widely known prophecy of kjv@Daniel:9:24-26 hangs over the nation's head. If the days are calculated as years (which they likely were by those of that day), the days would be in line with this being the time dict:easton Seventy weeks of Messiah the Prince coming and then also Messiah being cut off. The prophecy also hangs over our head today if we are not to see it as having been fulfilled at the time of Jesus. How else could the prophecy be dated to fit any other time past or future?

Along with the prophecy, there is to be the observations of time. Every indication of that day said that Israel had been in a long incomparable spiritual and national drought and that a massive storm was building on the foreseeable horizon. There was nothing hidden, only that which the people of that day chose to hide from themselves; there is little way of explaining it any other way. Then when the storm did finally crossover and destroy the landscape dispersing the tribes to the four corners and vanquishing the long fading scepter from Judah, well there is very little way for us not to say that both Daniel and Jesus were absolutely right.

This only accounts however for the first climax of the seventy weeks, there is His return still to come. For the remainder, our late presence itself is proof of an apparent gap where the prophetic clock has been paused (see or similar for a discussion of dating and gaping Daniel's 70 weeks). Given the precision of what has already been fulfilled, it must be considered that the remainder will be executed with just as much precision when the clock is un-paused. While we do not have the precise date of that we do still have the observations of the times surrounding it.

All of this prophetic discernment of course would be of little consequence if it did not have the tangible effect Jesus continues with, that of delivering one's self from the adversary before hand. Remember that Jesus has turned now from the disciples and begun addressing the larger crowd. The discernment given then had little effect on the people of that day; most were oblivious to it even as it happened. The certainty then is self denial or better put mass denial. Had it never happened at all each still would have been better off having delivered themselves, but they were in denial of even that. That it did happen and that there was every evidence that it was about to happen is no less disturbing as to what we ourselves are likely to continue. His advice is simple, to test the time at hand, to distinguish the proper character and action required given that time.

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@Deuteronomy:32:29 @ O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

kjv@Psalms:90:12 @ So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.

kjv@Luke:17:20 @ And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:

kjv@1Peter:5:8 @ Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

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