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:3:1 @ Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,

kjv@Luke:3:2 @ Annas and Caiaphas being the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

kjv@Luke:3:3 @ And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

kjv@Luke:3:4 @ As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

kjv@Luke:3:5 @ Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

kjv@Luke:3:6 @ And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

kjv@Luke:3:7 @ Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

kjv@Luke:3:8 @ Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

kjv@Luke:3:9 @ And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

kjv@Luke:3:10 @ And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

kjv@Luke:3:11 @ He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

kjv@Luke:3:12 @ Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?

kjv@Luke:3:13 @ And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

kjv@Luke:3:14 @ And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

kjv@Luke:3:15 @ And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;

kjv@Luke:3:16 @ John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:

kjv@Luke:3:17 @ Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

kjv@Luke:3:18 @ And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.

kjv@Luke:3:19 @ But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,

kjv@Luke:3:20 @ Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.

Today's notes:


Study Resources:

G859 kjv@STRING:remission+of+sins

dict:torrey repentance

dict:tcr Exhortations


Luke uses a six fold reference to establish the time of this well known national event: dict:easton Tiberius Caesar dict:easton Pilate, Pontius dict:easton Antipas dict:easton Herod Philip II dict:easton Lysanias dict:easton Annas dict:easton Caiaphas . Annas and and Caiphas are grouped as one reference because of the historical precedence being set and the perception of the public. These references not only pinpoint the time, but also the atmosphere and are valid historical markers even today.

Notice that being bold even brash does not deter the public perception of the prophet when anointed by the Holy Ghost. People of course are uneasy, yet it adds to the contemplation of Christ like actions and expectations.

Luke has John calling all men as vipers where Matthew has it as directed to scribes and Pharisees. Both can be true. It could be that the scribes took particular offense to the label. It could be that a viper includes any that would follow the teachings of scribes which would include most all. Note again that it does not drive the majority away, it leads them at least to a symbolic baptism for some in preparation for receiving a future baptism by the Holy Ghost.

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@Isaiah:2:17 @ And the loftiness of man shall be bowed down, and the haughtiness of men shall be made low: and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

kjv@Isaiah:1:16 @ Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil;

kjv@Isaiah:1:17 @ Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

kjv@Isaiah:1:18 @ Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

kjv@Philippians:1:11 @ Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

kjv@Acts:2:40 @ And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.

Further Resources:

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