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:7:11 @ And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.

kjv@Luke:7:12 @ Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

kjv@Luke:7:13 @ And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

kjv@Luke:7:14 @ And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

kjv@Luke:7:15 @ And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.

kjv@Luke:7:16 @ And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.

kjv@Luke:7:17 @ And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.

Today's notes:


Study Resources:

G4697 - compassion
G1453 - arise

dict:easton Death
dict:torrey Dead


Death is certainly a major issue when it comes to the consideration of belief and God. It is therefore important to versed in the conveyance of certainty in this regard:

Yes God pronounced that every man will die, but remember the death came by one man Adam and from that comes all it's various means. From a righteous standpoint it is the result of the removal of the tree of life so that man can not for always do his iniquity, but that there would be an end to it and then life everlasting could be restored. In it's merciful sense it is so that a man does not have to spend his eternity slave to another, raped and pillaged without end, the strong become stronger and the weak weaker, the righteous lied about and slandered without end, the cripple crippled unceasingly. Think of death as the great equalizer. It then follows that to restore eternal life to man is unrighteous and unmerciful without first restoring the holy order to the hearts of man prior to the release from the current and universal sentence of death.

It is written that all men have sinned, but also that not all sin is unto death. It is logically conceivable that a man could sin, but not through his lifetime sin deserving death. Yet all men have and will die. Therefore, it is reckoned that death is first and foremost the result of Adam and passed to all of his children (all men) and that all men following after do and do not sin themselves unto death but do die because of him; then as a secondary matter do more than likely themselves sin unto death on top of that.

It goes to stand then that the gut/heart rendered compassion that Jesus feels for this widow is not a sorrow that all men have to suffer mourning and death, not a sorrow for having to place the death sentence upon all man, it is not a sense of opportunity to show off His powers/make a name for himself, perhaps not even the sense that this all could have been quite different for mankind, it is an honest and focused compassion on this particular widow (the story of which we are left to guess). This we do know, that He is not doing this out of a particular respect for any one person, but for all persons of this situation so as to give them all and so also us much needed hope.

Elijah also had the power to raise the dead kjv@2Kings:4:32 as did his bones kjv@2Kings:13:21. This power like with Jesus was taken as proof that he was a man of God kjv@1Kings:17:23-24 and that the word of the Lord in his mouth was true. Jesus is known for three raisings: this widow's son kjv@Luke:7:12-15, Jairus' daughter kjv@Luke:8:49-55, Lazarus kjv@John:11:43-44. Peter kjv@Acts:9:37-40 and Paul kjv@Acts:20:9-12 following both performed raisings by the Holy Spirit. None are considered resurrections as with Jesus for these raised still had yet to die a full death. Jesus was the first actually born from the dead kjv@Colossians:1:18 being that He had overcome death and is never to die again as He promises to His believers in their deaths.

Key Messages:

Declaring Certainty

kjv@Hebrews:4:15 @ For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

kjv@Isaiah:63:9 @ In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

kjv@Hebrews:2:17 @ Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

kjv@Luke:20:38 @ For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

Further Resources:

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