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:4:23 @ And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

kjv@Matthew:4:24 @ And his fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

kjv@Matthew:4:25 @ And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.

Today's notes: Fame


What is man believing/doing?:

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


The kingdom of heaven is never portrayed as being about the quantity of people (though there are many there eventually) it is about the quality of the king's character and rule and the obedience of His faithful. It is portrayed as coming with great price having undergone great tribulation and persecution and dependent upon the condition of the receivers heart. In every way shape and form it is vastly different from the form of kingdom we are accustom and easily accept.

Jesus does not ask for fame, in fact He frequently requires His delivered subjects to tell no man, nor does He stage events in order to generate more publicity. This fame comes about from the outside in because of the sheer astonishment and expectation sensed.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. multitudes are prone gather to what is right with the wrong expectation and unsustainable motive.
  2. the joy of the moment is easily squelched by the trouble (real and imaginary) it will soon cause, People will have to be committed to this, yet they will not because they are committed to the path of least resistance and the path of the mass instead.
  3. great signs and wonders such as these will not be associated as the Father confirming Jesus as His Son, they will be seen as the Father confirming themselves as deserving and the Father finally realizing that.

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