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:4:14 @ And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

kjv@Luke:4:15 @ And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

kjv@Luke:4:16 @ And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

kjv@Luke:4:17 @ And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

kjv@Luke:4:18 @ The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

kjv@Luke:4:19 @ To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

kjv@Luke:4:20 @ And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

kjv@Luke:4:21 @ And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

kjv@Luke:4:22 @ And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

kjv@Luke:4:23 @ And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.

kjv@Luke:4:24 @ And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

kjv@Luke:4:25 @ But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;

kjv@Luke:4:26 @ But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.

kjv@Luke:4:27 @ And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.

kjv@Luke:4:28 @ And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,

kjv@Luke:4:29 @ And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

kjv@Luke:4:30 @ But he passing through the midst of them went his way,

Today's notes:


Study Resources:

dict:torrey Synagogues


dict:torrey Anointing of the Holy Spirit


The year of the Lord by Isaiah is generally thought to be referring to the kjv@Leviticus:25:13 50 year jubile or kjv@Ezekiel:46:17 year of liberty. kjv@Leviticus:25:8-55 is an interesting read of the symbolism of that to e compared with an ultimate Jubile (dict:easton Jubile ) of redemption (dict:easton Redemption ) that the Messiah would bring. There also is year of the recompenses kjv@Isaiah:34:8 to the day of the Lord's vengeance.

I am drawn to the hot and then cold reaction to Jesus to the people that attended synagogue that day. He went from being glorified by all to being thrust to a cliff to be cast down. An immediate proof of His anointing is that He was delivered from their hostile intent passing through the midst of them.

The synagogue, as we understand it, frequently had laymen read a passage of scripture and render it's meaning. Meaning then became largely what the other listeners expected for layman to say, mingled with what the priest meant for it to say, laced with what the layman personally thought it to be. If that is all that meaning is to be, a composite or expectation, then it is no wonder the synagogues became vacant of God's own meaning.

The reading of kjv@Isaiah:61:1-3 by Jesus was first received as gracious until He claimed that it had been fulfilled in Him. The meaning composited and expected had far strayed from the meaning divinely intended. How is it a carpenter's son could fulfill what could only be fulfilled by the Lord? especially as we have twisted the meaning? It is not wrong of them to at once test the notion, for of all the others that might claim to be this Lord only one can actually be the one. It is wrong for them not to further investigate such a claim and outright reject it on grounds of familiarity with this man. This is especially true of the residents of Nazareth having been prophesied as bearing the Righteous One. It is right of God to substantiate the claim by miraculously delivering Him out from their collective sentence.

Jesus turns the gracious perception with the scriptural references (kjv@1Kings:17:9-24 Elijah and widow/kjv@1Kings:18:17 Elijah blamed for drought/kjv@2Kings:5:1-27 Naaman) into public wrath and outcry. So then it appears that they understood His meaning prophesying that they would behave in similar fashion to the mass rejection of other great prophets; they proved Him right in not trying to prove Him wrong.

One certainty to be considered today is the overwhelming tendency on our part to make scripture mean either what we want it to mean or what others want it to mean outside of what God means for it to mean. Indeed, fatal is the notion that God's meaning cannot be known, just as is the notion that what God has meant is already fully known by us. It is either the laziness of not having to know or the rush to offence when challenged in what we do think we know that makes us to not test all claims fairly and honestly to further substantiate or deny. Even by trying these challenges, rejection of such will likely be the outcome as should be, but once in a great while that which does come from God will be proved in the process.

Key Messages:

kjv@Psalms:20:6 @ Now know I that the LORD saveth his anointed; he will hear him from his holy heaven with the saving strength of his right hand.

kjv@John:5:39 @ Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

kjv@Isaiah:53:1 @ Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

kjv@Isaiah:53:2 @ For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

kjv@Isaiah:53:3 @ He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

kjv@Acts:3:18 @ But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

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