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@Matthew:7:7 @ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you;

kjv@Matthew:7:8 @ For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

kjv@Matthew:7:9 @ Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

kjv@Matthew:7:10 @ Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

kjv@Matthew:7:11 @ If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

kjv@Matthew:7:12 @ Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Today's notes: How Much More


What is man believing/doing?:

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


kjv@Matthew:21:24 the chief priests and elder ask question, but Jesus makes His answer conditional on their answering Him His.

kjv@John:15:7 if ye abide in Me and my words abide in you

kjv@Luke:6:38 give and it shall be given

kjv@Matthew:12:39 adulterous generation sign sought not given

kjv@Matthew:13:11 mysteries of heaven to them not given

kjv@Matthew:13:12 from those that hath not taken away

kjv@Matthew:19:11 not all men cannot receive but to whom it is given

kjv@Matthew:21:4 kingdom of God taken from and given to those bearing fruits thereof

kjv@Mark:4:24 unto you who hear more shall be given

kjv@Matthew:10:41 receiving a prophet receives a prophets reward

kjv@Matthew:12:35 good evil things brought from treasure of heart

How did the Apostle Peter understand this in context? kjv@2Peter:1

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. Man often invents an image of God that is unsustainable and asks of it to provide for all his needs. What are the chances of him receiving any of that?
  2. Many intend to go about finding their answers by their own means regardless, all that they are really asking is for God to bless their own way.
  3. Many see God strictly as a force that can be directed wherever they themselves see fit (they are the god, he is their empowerment)
  4. "Whatsoever ye ask" if it has no base in His righteousness, if it works against His word or the establishment of His work upon us individually and as a body, if it is to prolong a situation that one should not have been in to begin with, then "whatsoever" is a serpent. What child would ask of his father a serpent knowing the danger to everyone else in the house?
  5. Christian and non-Christian alike are willing to quote this passage with the same understanding/intent; which should alert us to the possibility that they both have the meaning wrong.

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