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:4:1 @ And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

kjv@Luke:4:2 @ Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

kjv@Luke:4:3 @ And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.

kjv@Luke:4:4 @ And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

kjv@Luke:4:5 @ And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

kjv@Luke:4:6 @ And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

kjv@Luke:4:7 @ If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

kjv@Luke:4:8 @ And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

kjv@Luke:4:9 @ And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:

kjv@Luke:4:10 @ For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:

kjv@Luke:4:11 @ And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

kjv@Luke:4:12 @ And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

kjv@Luke:4:13 @ And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

Today's notes:


Study Resources:

dict:tcr Temptation

dict:tcr Satan


I find it interesting that so soon after our discussion of Adam and Creation uncertainties we begin our discussion of the certainties of temptation. It can be observed that all men are tempted and that all men fall to temptation repeatedly. Even in our limited understanding we recognize that knowing what is right to do is often opposite of what we end up doing for no better reason than temptation made it so easy for us to do. At what point did the strength to rise above temptation surrender to the strength to yield and then to falsely justify it? Perhaps we never had it. Perhaps we only had it for a short time. Can we at least figuratively agree to call that point Adam?

The common view is that of evil and good side by side working eternally together; that you can't have one without the other. Call it Ying and Yang or call it God and the Devil, the notions are inseparable. The Christian view however is that Jesus came to destroy the works of Satan, to buy us back for the power of death he know holds. Eternity is the place that good will forever more prevail. Today's Earth is a quarantine. Time is a set limit to how long it will take to harvest as many un-breakable good strong sanctified souls as is possible. There is no point, perhaps no desire, to transfer an un-sanctified soul back into the everlasting good if it is going to go back to it's same vomit anyway. The two world views do as much to explain a person's personal rationale and justifications as it does anything about the physical entities of good and evil.

The point made in the observation of universal temptation is that it leads to universal sin. The point to spiritual truth is that it has been judged. The point to salvation is that it can only be provided from outside our sphere and only on righteousness's narrow terms; not by us on our own terms.

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@Hebrews:2:14 @ Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

kjv@1Corinthians:10:13 @ There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

kjv@Romans:6:13 @ Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

kjv@1John:3:8 @ He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Further Resources:

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