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:13:31 @ The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.

kjv@Luke:13:32 @ And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

kjv@Luke:13:33 @ Nevertheless I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.

kjv@Luke:13:34 @ O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!

kjv@Luke:13:35 @ Behold, your house is left unto you desolate: and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Today's notes:


Study Resources:

dict:easton Antipas

G4396 prophets/foreteller dict:torrey Prophets

G2048 desolation/waste dict:tcr Desolation

dict:torrey Jerusalem


Was it the Pharisee's kind intention to save Jesus from Herod? No rather it was his intention to scare Jesus into leaving. Where was Jesus to go outside of Herod Antipas' reach? Far distant from where Jesus would be of any concern to the Pharisees. The mention of Herod is a vehicle employed by the Pharisee to transport Jesus out of the way by intimidation. For anyone less than a prophet the ploy probably would have worked. The fact is that Antipas is haunted by Jesus thinking that He is the John the Baptist whom he had beheaded; he has already killed this prophet once. When Herod finally has the chance to kill Jesus, he does little more than mock Him and send Him back to Pilate for what ever Pilate chooses to do.

The embarrassing thing for this certain Pharisee illustrated by Jesus' response is that if he who presumes to speak for this king was to return and tell "that fox" anything, he probably wouldn't even receive audience with the king and if he did would likely endure the wrath to the potentate for making such plans known to the king's presumed enemy. How must this pawn feel then being compared to the fathers of old that persecuted and killed Israel's many divinely appointed prophets?

The amazing thing to be considered is that the establishment of our Judaic roots from the murmurings against Moses onward is not a establishment by popular consensus, it is an establishment by popular rebellion thus proving it's establishment solely by the hand of God. That is not to say that this rebellion is unanimous, it is to concede that what support the prophets and other holy men did have was inconsequential to the outcome as it did not keep these messengers from feeling one against all the rest nor kept them alive with the earthbound living. Man at large has been on a separate page (perhaps in a different book) than God and yet God has been able to establish what it is that HE has even against their will and strong often vile judgments else their rather passive unengaged infrequent support.

Much of the same can be said of us and our Christian roots as well; the focus however better placed on the obedience and faithfulness of Christ Jesus Himself!

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@Nehemiah:9:26 @ Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against thee, and cast thy law behind their backs, and slew thy prophets which testified against them to turn them to thee, and they wrought great provocations.

kjv@Nehemiah:9:30 @ Yet many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against them by thy spirit in thy prophets: yet would they not give ear: therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the lands.

kjv@Jeremiah:2:30 @ In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

kjv@Acts:7:52 @ Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:

kjv@Psalms:91:4 @ He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

kjv@Hosea:3:4 @ For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:

kjv@Hosea:3:5 @ Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD and his goodness in the latter days.

Further Resources:

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