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@Mark:12:1 @ And he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.

kjv@Mark:12:2 @ And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

kjv@Mark:12:3 @ And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty.

kjv@Mark:12:4 @ And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.

kjv@Mark:12:5 @ And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.

kjv@Mark:12:6 @ Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.

kjv@Mark:12:7 @ But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.

kjv@Mark:12:8 @ And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.

kjv@Mark:12:9 @ What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.

kjv@Mark:12:10 @ And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

kjv@Mark:12:11 @ This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

kjv@Mark:12:12 @ And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.

Today's notes:


Key Concepts:

What is God's righteousness observed doing?:

What does this tell us about God's righteousness?:

How is man reacting?:


Inheritance - kjv@Psalms:2:8 heathen and uttermost parts of earth, kjv@Psalms:28:9 thy people, kjv@Psalms:33:12 people chosen for, kjv@Psalms:74:2 thy congregation/redeemed, kjv@Psalms:78:62 His people, kjv@Psalms:79:1 Jerusalem/holy temple, kjv@Psalms:119:111 thy testimonies.

The suggestion is that there may be no other way to achieve this righteousness than for God to endure this process. Righteous has not nor will not happen by man's undertaking and of our effort quickly becomes a confiscation of what is rightfully HIS Son's. The issue is bringing man to that solemn conclusion.

The Son's inheritance is us who have have been made acceptable by His blood to be in His eternal congregation there in His Father's glory. Our corruption of that is us in the here and now benefiting personally from the long term process established while holding others to something much less being without Him in the Father's glory. If He is to be rejected completely so then is the righteousness of His inheritance.

If one is told of this foreseeable issue in the past and is reminded of it in the present and yet continues with exactly that in the near future and the LORD allows for it to go your way for now, it must say a whole lot about one's issue. The issue is then shown that one want's what is the Lord's without having the Lord rightfully getting it.

They took this to mean them, an attack on them. Were they ever right about any of their conclusions? Yea it was about them, but wasn't it also about every one of us who seek for the inheritance no matter what it may be on/for our own? We lay hold of Him in our own way, but with the same intent. We are bound to get just about as far with it as well.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. How secret is this knowledge? Is He addressing a few men in high places? or is He addressing all of us of all ages? Who are these husbandmen anyway? Is there anything thing else given to identify anybody else in the parable? Are they/we not themselves to be the fruit of righteousness? Is it not Christ that has become that for them/us in their/our stead? Is not their vat perpetually empty without Him (The Vine)? Is it not us that has to go through His press just as He did for His Father?

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