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:6:1 @ And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him.

kjv@Mark:6:2 @ And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands?

kjv@Mark:6:3 @ Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

kjv@Mark:6:4 @ But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.

kjv@Mark:6:5 @ And he could there do no+ mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

kjv@Mark:6:6 @ And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching.

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?:


This type of reaction among those most acquainted is not particular to Jesus, it has been historically documented in the prophets of Israel/Judah. This may be the type of reaction that His brethren were reacting to when they went to Him wanting to have a word with Him to come back home.

We do not believe this James to the current disciple of Jesus being told that not even His own brethren at that time believed kjv@John:7:5. There is a somewhat confusing trail of several named James just as there are Simon and Marys. This may however be the James that eventually becomes a coequal to Peter within the early church of Jerusalem.

What does a Jesus do when He is not performing mighty works? He is teaching.

Jesus not only had the power given to do such mighty works, He also had the power given to allow His disciples the experience of performing such as well. Surely a pair or two of His disciples had entered into this region performing the same works in His name. They were told to kick the dust off their shoes had they encountered such inhospitable unbelief.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. Some would say that Jesus can do nothing miraculous except that person believe. There are a great many beliefs that take that to mean that Jesus need not even be in the equation as long as they believe. That would suggest then that Jesus is maliciously taking powers that are common to all of us and confiscating them to be His own. Else, Jesus is showing us of a power He has discovered that any believer in the power can use just like Him. This is never claimed by Jesus, He always claimed that He was sent of the Father to do the Father's will and in return for doing such there would be mighty and uncommon confirmations from the Father that Jesus is indeed HIS only begotten Son, the Anointed One.

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