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@Matthew:19:16 @ And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

kjv@Matthew:19:17 @ And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

kjv@Matthew:19:18 @ He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

kjv@Matthew:19:19 @ Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

kjv@Matthew:19:20 @ The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up : what lack I yet?

kjv@Matthew:19:21 @ Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

kjv@Matthew:19:22 @ But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

kjv@Matthew:19:23 @ Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

kjv@Matthew:19:24 @ And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

kjv@Matthew:19:25 @ When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

kjv@Matthew:19:26 @ But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

kjv@Matthew:19:27 @ Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?

kjv@Matthew:19:28 @ And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

kjv@Matthew:19:29 @ And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

kjv@Matthew:19:30 @ But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

Today's notes:Eye of the Needle


What is man believing/doing?:

What is making man to believe/do as he is doing?:


Matthew has this man a young kjv@Matthew:19:20 rich kjv@Matthew:19:23 man, kjv@Luke:18:18 as a certain ruler very rich kjv@Luke:18:23, kjv@Mark:10:22 as one having great possessions. Mark also includes Jesus compassion for him.

The regeneration is set here in the future when Christ is upon His throne and seems to depict the eternal life itself. Is this in addition to the born again/new creature/new birth we already have in Christ? or is this the climatic fulfillment of that process plus more?

Twelve thrones are either twelve specific individuals or else twelve seats of power to which many more of these individuals will serve. One has to wonder where Moses and David for instance will be in the millennial Jerusalem's structure. This is either a picture of the new testament followers with authority over the old, or each seat is significantly broader than any one man. Further, would a Gentile new testament believer be included in such seat over the twelve tribes?

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. If the law is to be kept at a level where we think it more than possible for ourselves to fulfill it, we are just as likely to keep it at a level where we believe we have already done it. What other then need be done? How easily rather is such folly discovered when shown to test perfection that one can not follow His Lord's simple command to join Him.
  2. If the law as a result is kept to be much more than any effort should wrestle, we are just as likely never to try. Such is a most woeful state if left void of Christ, the reason for once again trying. Not as for our perfection or justification, but in total and submissive respect for His.

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